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Clearwater's Official Krewe


Admiral, Don Marco the Grey a.k.a. Mark Dauck

February 28 th marks the founding anniversary of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita.  On this day we celebrate 16 years of fine sailing and comradery in the Tampa Bay area.

Thus far, we have had a good steady sailing Krewe and ever increasing membership.  Our standard length of tenure is well over the 4 year mark which says a lot for our Krewe in that we seem to want to stay and celebrate together while bringing on the new.   Well done.

We have honored 6 Admirals thus far, a good host of commodores, numerous parade captains, ambassadors, pursers, musicians, a couple of ship’s captains, security teams and others.  We have also lost a few close Krewe mates as well and they should be remembered too for they too helped in all ways to bring us to this day. 

So, I again say, well done Krewe!  And to that….

Hazza to our Founders for you are what made it come about, Hazza to all Krewe and to all that are Krewe, you are what makes this all work and Hazza to the real Krewe of the Santa Margarita, the Rosario and all others that lost their lives so many years ago but gave us the foundation to remember and honor them and this we say true, so say we all.

Sincerely,
Your Admiral,
Mark S. Dauck

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Happenings of Special Interest
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YMKSM Monthly Social
& Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 18th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Hamburger Mary's, Clearwater

Fun evening at Hamburger Mary's playing Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds going to the YMKSM Foundation.

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, April 3rd @ 6:30PM
Venue: Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Countryside

YMKSM Board Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 7th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Adam Levine’s Home

KSM Philanthropy Fund Raiser
Hamburger Mary's Drag Queen Bingo
April 18, 2018
Save the Date

De Soto Grand Parade


Bradenton, Florida

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Due to lack of member participation the YMKSM Float
will NOT be going to the DeSoto Grand Parade

KSM Philanthropy Event
Pirate Olympics at Florida Sherriff's Youth Ranch
April 29, 2018
Save the Date

Kings Bay Pirate Fest
May 19, 2018
Crystal River, Florida
Save the Date
Details TBA

2018 Pirate Festivals

2018 Renaissance Festivals

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Meeting

Currently Seeking New Members!

The Philanthropy Committee works directly with the KSM Foundation and meets each month to discuss and plan charitable events and fund raisers for KSM.

Currently, the organizations we support or are involved in are the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch group homes in Safety Harbor, Relay for Life in Clearwater, All Children’s Hospital, and Fostering Hope.

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month

Next Meeting
Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:30PM

Venue: Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Westfield Countryside, 27001 US Hwy 19 N, Suite #1140, Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 725-1200

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Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Philanthropy@YMKSM.com
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

Next Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 7th @ ?:??PM
Venue: Adam Levine’s Home
The Grande on Sand Key
1180 Gulf Blvd., Unit 303
Clearwater, FL 33767
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Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Scribe@YMKSM.com
Kim Doehleman - YMKSM Scribe

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser
and
YMKSM April Social

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bingo starts at 7:30PM
$10 for 10 Bingo Games
(3 Cards per Game)

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser

28910 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 400-6996

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Fun evening at Hamburger Mary's playing Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds going to the YMKSM Foundation.

You MUST call to reserve your table: 727-400-6996!

We need gift basket donations
($25 min value) as bingo prizes.

Wear your finest KSM garb.
Let’s show them how much fun we are!
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

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8th Parade of the Season

Hernando De Soto
Historical Society’s
Heritage Festival
Grand Parade
Bradenton, Florida

Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:30PM

Due to lack of member participation the YMKSM Float will NOT be going to the DeSoto Grand Parade



Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
Pirate Olympics
Safety Harbor

Sunday, April 29th, 2018
Time TBA

Please Join us for an afternoon of fun at the FSYR on Sunday, April 29th to kick off summer!

Dress Pirate Lite

Details TBA

WHERE: Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch
3180 Enterprise Road E.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Get Directions

Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Philanthropy@YMKSM.com
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain


Saturday
May 19, 2018
10AM-10PM
Crystal River, Florida
Save the Date
Details TBA

Kings Bay Pirate Fest Website
Note: Website does not have 2018 information


2018 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 36 Pirate Festivals for 2018 throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Antigua Island and Caymen Islands. They are all listed on the "Parades and Events" page by date. If anyone has another event that they want listed, contact the Webmaster on the "Contact" page.

Click on the events (Red Text) below to view web page for that event. You will see that some of these web sites are not updated with 2018 information. Happy Pirating.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2018 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 3/2/2018

2018

Pirates at the Port - Pirate Costume Bash
Fishlips, Cape Canaveral, Florida
January 20, 2018

Old City Pirate Fest
St. Augustine, Florida
January 26-28, 2018

Lake Park Pirate Fest
Kelsey Park, Lake Park, Florida
January 31, 2015
No date for 2016, 2017 or 2018

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
Fort Pierce, Florida
February 2-4, 2018

Matlacha Pirate Fest
Matlacha & Pine Island, Florida
February 12-13, 2016
No date for 2017 or 2018

Searle's 1668 Sack of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
March 2-3, 2018

NOLA Pyrate Week
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 30 - April 8, 2018 (10 days)

Pirates & Paradise
"St. Lucia Adventure"
All Inclusive
Coconut Bay Resort, St. Lucia
April 14 - April 21, 2018

Shore Leave and Pirate Gathering
Krewe of Thee Leviathan, Local 504
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 19-22, 2018

Louisiana Pirate Festival
Contraband Days
Lake Charles, Louisiana
May 3-13, 2018

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Pirate Parade - Pirate Invasions

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Pirate Parade - May 3, 2018
Festival - May 4-6, 2018

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
John's Pass, Medeira Beach, Florida
May 8-10, 2015
No date for 2016, 2017 or 2018

First Coast Pirate Parlay
Guy Harvey Outpost Resort
860 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
May 18-20, 2018
Preliminary Event Information

Kings Bay Pirate Fest
Invasion of Citrus Avenue
Crystal River, Florida
May 19, 2018

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
and Parade

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
June 1-2 & 4, 2018

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
11 Magnolia Avenue
St. Augustine, FL, 32084
June 2, 2018

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
International Palms Resort
Cocoa Beach, Florida
June 16-18, 2017
No date for 2018

Florida Pirate Con
International Palms Resort
Cocoa Beach, Florida
June 16-18, 2017
No date for 2018

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
Punta Gorda, Florida
September 23-25, 2016
On Hiatus for 2017
No date for 2018

Vero Beach Pirate Fest
Vero Beach, Florida
July 28-30, 2017
No date for 2018

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
On the water in Beaufort, North Carolina
August 10-11, 2018

Flagler Beach Pirate Invasion
Flagler Beach, Florida
September 14-16, 2018

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
Pensacola, Florida
September 19, 2015
No date for 2016, 2017 or 2018

Port Salerno Pirate Festival
Port Salerno, Florida
September 23, 2017
No date for 2018

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
Sanford, Florida
September 22-23, 2017
No date for 2018

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Savannah Beach
Tybee Island, Georgia
October 4-7, 2018

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Panama City Beach, Florida
October 6-8, 2017
No date for 2018

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
October 6-8, 2017
No date for 2018

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
and Mermaid Splash

Boynton Beach, Florida
October 21-22, 2017
No date for 2018

Southwest Florida Pirate Festival
Website not active
Punta Gorda, Florida
October 21-23, 2016
No date for 2017 0r 2018

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
Saint Augustine, Florida
November 4-6, 2016
No date for 2017 or 2018

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 2-4, 2018 - Cayman Brac
November 8-12, 2018 - Grand Cayman
November 16-18, 2018 - Little Cayman

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend
Cedar Key, Florida
Black Powder & Encampment Event
November 30 - December 2, 2018

Pirates in Paradise
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
On hiatus until further notice
No date for 2018

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
No date for 2018


2018
Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 12 Renaissance Festivals for 2018 throughout Florida. They are all listed on the "Parades and Events" page by date. If anyone has another event that they want listed, contact the Webmaster on the "Contact" page.

Click on the events (Red Text) below to view web page for that event.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2018 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 3/2/2018

2018

Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Cancelled for January 2018

The Dragon Festival
Wickham Park Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
January 13-14, 2018

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Weekends of January 27-28 & February 2-4, 2018

Brevard Renaissance Fair
Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Weekends from January 20-21, 27-28
& February 2-4, 2018

Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Weekends from February 10 to March 25, 2018

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
and Pirate Festival
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds
6655 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, FL 32526
March 3-4, 2018

Renaissance Festival of Central Florida
31600 Camp Challenge Rd, Sorrento, FL
April 7-8 and April 13-15, 2018

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends from February 10 to March 25, 2018

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
12835 County Landfill Rd., Tavares, FL 32778
November 2-4 and 9-10, 2018

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 3 to November 17, 2018

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 10 to November 17, 2018

Orlando Renaissance Festival
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
December 1-3, 2017
No date for 2018

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YMKSM's
10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion


YMKSM Monthly Social
and
Foundation Fundraiser

Second Wednesday of the Month
(For April it's the 3rd Wednesday)

April 18th, 2018
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Hamburger Mary's, Clearwater

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser
Bingo starts at 7:30PM
$10 for 10 Bingo Games
(3 Cards per Game)

28910 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 400-6996

Click here for map...

Fun evening at Hamburger Mary's playing Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds going to the YMKSM Foundation.

You MUST call to reserve your table: 727-400-6996!

Good Food and Fun - Cash Bar

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Clearwater's Official Krewe

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita was founded in February, 2002, and in May, 2003, it became Clearwater 's official Krewe for representing the City in local parades. The Krewe has The four Founders of the Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita over 250 members and unlike many other Tampa Bay area krewe's, membership in YMKSM is also open to women and children.

Membership costs are $375 for a single, $600 for a family and $1300 for a corporate. Membership is open to everyone, but you must be sponsored by an active member. Krewe members must also purchase costumes which are required to be worn for all festivities. The Krewe takes its name from La Santa Margarita, a SpaniThe Spanish Galleon, La Santa Margaritash galleon that sank off the coast of Florida in the 17th century. Krewe members dress as Spanish royalty and mariners, just as the original crew and passengers did on September 4th, 1622 , when they set off from Havana , Cuba , on their ill-fated voyage to Spain . Two days later the fleet was ravaged by a hurricane and 8 ships were lost off the Florida Keys .

At parades, the Krewe rides in a 45-foot-long, 10 ton, Spanish galleon on wheels. Painted blue waves lap alongClearwater's Official Parade Krewe Float the bottom of the three-masted galleon as she slowly makes her way down the parade route. Many Krewe members prefer to walk the parade route so that they can interact with the parade viewers as they pass out the Krewe’s signature gold medallion beads.

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita is a civic minded organization that is committed to the entertainment of the citizens of Clearwater and Tampa Bay through parades, festivals and charitable works. Through Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Foundation, Inc. our goal is to ultimately fund as many as three local charities and to establish an endowment fund that will allow our giving to continue well into the future.

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an organization that will represent the City of Clearwater through friendship, respect for each other, charitable sponsorship and community service. We will do this by ensuring that our membership entertains the citizens of Clearwater by emulating 17th century Spanish Galleon crews and the pirates that roamed the seas during that period of time during parades and other social events.

Official Proclamation declaring YMKSM as Clearwater's Official Krewe
May 3, 2003, the Official Proclamation declaring
YMKSM as Clearwater's official Krewe


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