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Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, April 9th @ 6:30pm
Venue: Whiskey Joes Bar & Grill, Tampa

Shriner’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19th @ 9:00am

Florida Heritage Festival Grand Parade
Party Weekend
Bradenton, Florida

April 25th-26th

Golden Age of Pirates & Gentlemen Party
Saturday, April 26th @ 6:00pm

4th of July Parade
Friday, July 4th, 10:00am
Anna Maria Island, FL

YMKSM 12th Annual Ball Weekend
September 26th-28th

YMKSM 12th Annual Krewe Ball

Saturday, September 27th - 8:00PM - Midnight

2014 Pirate Festivals

Was That FUN or What?

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The KSM Philanthropy Committee has selected the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch with locations in Dunedin and Safety Harbor, FL for children ages 3 to 12 in their care.

The FSYR’s mission statement is: Rescuing kids and providing them with direction, ability and hope.

During Parade Season the Committee has selected to hold our meetings every other month – no meeting in February and our March meeting will be at the Krewe Social the 2nd Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes.

Next Meeting

Please RSVP if you are able to join us: or
We want to have enough space and servers for our group.

Philanthropy Committee invites you to join us on Saturday, April 19th for the Shriner’s Easter Egg Hunt festivities beginning at 10:00 a.m. till 11:45 a.m.

We will be joining other krewes in the game area leading up to the egg hunt. KSM will dress in (light/shipwreck) pirate garb and have PIRATE games for the children to participate in. Committee has beads for the children but you are able to bring your own beads. This event is outside in the Hooper’s Hollow Park so dress cool and comfortable.

Please RSVP with your willingness to participate
to or 813.334.6209

Where: Shriner’s – 4050 Dana Shores, Tampa
Hooper’s Hollow Park (behind A La Cart Pavilion)

Set Up: 9:00 a.m.
Tear Down: 11:45 a.m.

Easter Bunny arrives at 11:46 a.m. – egg hunt begins for ages 1 to 8 followed with a light lunch provided by Shriner’s. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. If you have a child participating in the egg hunt please bring a basket for the collected eggs.

Thank you,

Rai Childs and Liz Fulghum
Co-Captains Philanthropy Committee

8th Parade of the Season

Hernando de Soto
Historical Society’s
Grand Parade
Bradenton, Florida

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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YMKSM will be creating its own Party Central at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 4450 47th St. West, Bradenton. 

There are about a dozen rooms left at this hotel.  They are king rooms at $199 per night.  There are also a few 2 bedroom king suites left at $229 & $239 per night.  Your Admiral has booked a king suite on the executive floor, this will become KSM's own hospitality suite. 

There are several other Krewe’s staying at this hotel.  So if you choose to stay at this hotel, a nearby hotel or just come down for the day, we have a centralized location for us to meet and play. 

This parade is an un-budgeted parade and the parade fees will be determined on the number of RSVPs but historically the fees have been $35 - $40 per person.   Please RSVP ASAP and call for your room at the Holiday Inn Express at 941-795-4633.  Ask for reservations and ask for Peggy if she's available. 

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Anna Maria Island Privateers

Thursday, July 3rd -- Saturday, July 5th

Parade Fees
$20.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Child

Parade fees must be paid at the float while in staging CASH ONLY!

Maximum of 40 participants

Reserve Your Room
at Shorewalk Vacation Villas

Shorewalk Vacation Villas

2 Bedroom/2 Bath with sleeper sofa sleeps 6
Full Kitchen
$118/night + 11.5% tax + $40 cleaning fee

Shorewalk Vacation Villas
4601 46th Street Court West, Bradenton, FL 34210
Call 800-926-9255 or 941-794-9800
Ask for the Krewe of Santa Margarita Group

NOTE: Reserve you room a Shorewalk Vacations Villas A.S.A.P because they are NOT holding rooms for us this year.

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Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island

Parade starts July 4th at 10am on the Southern tip of Anna Maria Island at Coquina Beach and ends at the Northern Tip of the Island at Bay Front Park, while passing through the towns of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. The parade theme is Patriotic, "The good old US of A" and Red, White and Blue. Beads will be tossed. Cannons will be firing and water will be squirting. NO walking is allowed during the parade. You MUST ride the float.

2014 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 21 Pirate Festivals for 2014 throughout Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. 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 below to view web page for that event. You will see that some of these web sites are not updated with 2014 information. Happy Pirating.

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
January 31 - February 2, 2014

Lake Park Pirate Fest
February 1, 2014

Matlacha Pirate Fest
February 7-9, 2014

1668 Sack of St. Augustine
March 1, 2014

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
The 13th Annual Pirates Ball

May 9, 2014

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
May 9-11, 2014

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
May 29-31, 2014

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
June 6-7, 2014

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
June 13-15, 2014

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
July 25-27, 2014

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
August 8-9, 2014

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
September 12-14, 2014

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
September ?, 2014

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
October 9-12, 2014

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
October 10-11, 2014

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
October 10-12, 2014

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Grande Pirate Masquerade Ball
Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion

October 25, 2014

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
October 25-26, 2014

Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion
November 1-2, 2014

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 6-16, 2014

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
November 7-9, 2014

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
December 5-7, 2014

10th Anniversary
Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
April 9th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Whiskey Joes Bar & Grill

7720 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607

7720 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607

Good Food and Fun - Cash Bar

Note: We will be collecting mini and full size bottles of booze for the ‘Chest of Cheer’ for our 2014 ball. Please bring a bottle or two to donate. Proceeds from sale of chest at silent auction will go towards benefiting the Krewe.

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

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