Wher’ Thar’ Be Pirates Thar’ Be a PARTY!

The Krewe of the Black Pearl is a Premier Gasparilla Parade Krewe offering Camaraderie, Community and Generosity. 

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Membership Info

The Krewe of the Black Pearl currently has a waiting list for our membership roster but do not be discouraged, we are more than happy to add your information to our waiting list. To be a member of our Krewe means ye be a pirate indeed!

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Hear Ye Hear Ye

All that enter must read hereto and abide by this Letter of Marque!  This is the charter of our fair ship and we all be bound by it’s professions and preambles…  Read and abide or taunt the consequences at ye own risk… Savvy?

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Krewe Events & Socials

Tis here that ye be findin’ the official Krewe Of the Black Pearl, Parades, Socials, Pub Crawls and Partays, throughout the Gasparilla Season and rest of the year that our members may be attending…

Who We Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

the-krewe-of-the-black-pearl-gasparilla-tampa-parade-1161-624x416Tampa’s Gasparilla Krewe of the Black Pearl is a Pirate Parade Krewe ready to invade the streets of Tampa and Ybor City every Gasparilla Parade Season. The Krewe of The Black Pearl is registered as a Florida Not For Profit 501C3 Corporation. We are a Gasparilla Parade krewe supported by membership dues and parade guest (stowaway) fees only.  We are looking forward to participating in the following parades for 2017:

  • The Gasparilla Children’s Parade
  • The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
  • The Knights of Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade
  • The Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Krewe of the Black Pearl and it’s Membership supports many worthy charitable organizations including:

  • Best Buddies International – Best Buddies of Tampa Bay Inc.
  • The Greater Tampa Showmen’s Club – Supporting a yearly Christmas celebration for Foster Children of Hillsborough County with both time and gifts.
  • Rotary’s Camp of Florida, Inc.
  • Tampa Charities
  • Numerous other worthy local organizations including the International Shriners, Toys For Tots, and Bay Area Hospice

Black Pearl on Facebook

Below are postings from our official and public krewe Facebook page, please join with us and enjoy the camaraderie!

3 days ago

John Kelso

Garb up and come party! ... See MoreSee Less

Garb up and come party!

3 days ago

Krewe of the Black Pearl Ship's Signals

APPY' Parlay Like a PIRATE DAY Mates!

Wherever you celebrate this day... Luv the one ye brung... or the one ye with...

Pirate Code! (More like guidelines than actual rules mate)......
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APPY Parlay Like a PIRATE DAY Mates! 

Wherever you celebrate this day... Luv the one ye brung... or the one ye with...

Pirate Code! (More like guidelines than actual rules mate)......

 

Comment on Facebook

So after you "oi , I be a pirate" people change your F-B setting to Pirate . You're more than welcome to contact me on how to change it back .... BWAAHAHHAAA

6 days ago

Stephanie G Jolly

Hello Krewe Mates/Mateys . I will be working at Busch gardens Howl O Scream this year during the Halloween season . Come out to HOS and have a wickedly good time, While you Last!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I am not old enough for Howl O Scream

2 weeks ago

Jolly Roger

I had to double take, thought the rum really got me going. On the other hand, a lil' more captain morgan and it might be fun to try out this new style of bounce house. All in favor say huzzah! ... See MoreSee Less

I had to double take, thought the rum really got me going. On the other hand, a lil more captain morgan and it might be fun to try out this new style of bounce house. All in favor say huzzah!

2 weeks ago

Gay Hartman

Ahoy thar' Mateys...... musings from yer Mascot here! Keep safe me darlin's. John and I are hunkered down with Terri at her Moms house. So far no loss of power and all is well. This really is "batten down Th' hatches" time. Let's keep in contact. Black Pearl is bigger than Irma and much more fun! Scott Pooler, thanks for all the updates. Thoughts and prayers for all of us "in Harms (Irmas) way. And fer all ye Pirates and Scallywags out ther" Love and Blessings G Forever Pink xoxoxoxo MWAH <3 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Brian Fischer

Good hurricane Irma eve mateys! For all who are riding the storm out, may you and your families be safe. If anyone needs a place to go, I have space in Gibsonton. Please share your status below, keep in touch and be ready for whatever comes our way. Pirates, help each other and the Tampa community. Cheers! Carry on ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

We're riding it out in Mulberry. Be safe!

Can't get there from here

Stay safe

We're riding it out in Melbourne. Stay safe mates

Hope all stay safe.

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Stay connected! This group is for sharing news, resources and updates about hurricane Irma and it's impact to the Tampa Bay Region. Stay Safe! HURRICANE TAMPA BAY ... See MoreSee Less

Dear Non-Floridians,
Guidelines when discussing the hurricane with Floridians:

1) Calling people who don't evacuate "idiots" or saying "they deserve what happens to them" is a judgement statement that without facts, you are not qualified to make.

We live in a state that is not the 'Spring Breakers' idea you have in your mind. We have more 55 plus communities than you can imagine. Elderly who can't drive because of age, or leave because of finances. A lot of our elderly, don't have "blood family" so they are relying on their "God made" family. We aren't leaving our grandmas and grandpas behind alone to face Irma. They need younger people right now to make sure they have what they need to survive this storm and the devastation. Most of them have pets that are as old as they are. Just like your kids would be your priority, their furry companions are theirs.

2) Just go get a plane ticket! (You can't just fly out.) Don't make statements or give advice on how we should evacuate. You don't have the slightest knowledge of what we are up against. There are challenges to leaving. Flights out are being changed, cancelled, delayed. Tickets are $2-3,000 higher than they normally are. To fly out of Florida today, if you got a flight, one-way, could cost about 3,000.00

3) Don't say "Get in your car and drive fast out"
A) Gas stations are getting fuel still, but that fuel is gone before the lines are empty.
B. ) There is no driving fast. Cars are moving 5-7 mph on highways trying to get to safety. The lines are long and imagine, with a gas shortage, being stuck on highways in jams for 12-15 hours.

4) Florida has one way out, and that is through the top (Northern) part of the state. There are basically 2 major roads out. Those roads are jammed, backed up, and not expected to change. That main road is also through Georgia which is also being evacuated.

5) To post "Florida is about to be wiped off the map" because you are watching the news reports and panicking from 3,000 miles away- is not the most uplifting thing for us to see. Plus, don't speak your devastation to us. Be positive!

6) "If I lived in Florida, I would have evacuated a week ago." Well I'm not so sure that you would have. It's not that simple if you have a heart...not only that, you don't know until the final days which path the storm is going to take. Homes have to be boarded up. Things have to be done to ensure that if you do leave, you have somewhere to return. Then after our homes are secured, we again...have elderly who need their homes secured. So I'd say if you were here, you wouldn't leave so fast. Not to mention, you will still need your job. Life doesn't stop just because you leave.

7.) "Go to a safer part of the state." Yes, we thought of that. No one knows exactly what part that is. If Irma takes a turn it could hit the west coast- if we are all fleeing to the west coast because it says the east coast is the most dangerous, then that could be costly. We know what we need to do and we are monitoring the situation.

Most of us are not allowed to leave work and have been threatened if we don't show up for work, we lose our job. It's not that easy in an at will work state where you can be fired for any reason.

Feel Free to check on us, text us, call us. But, don't text your fears of our demise. Don't call us crying because you are scared for us.

We have a storm to conquer. As warriors we need to be healthy, mentally and physically.
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Dear Non-Floridians,
Guidelines when discussing the hurricane with Floridians:

1) Calling people who dont evacuate idiots or saying they deserve what happens to them is a judgement statement that without facts, you are not qualified to make.

We live in a state that is not the Spring Breakers idea you have in your mind. We have more 55 plus communities than you can imagine. Elderly who cant drive because of age, or leave because of finances. A lot of our elderly, dont have blood family so they are relying on their God made family. We arent leaving our grandmas and grandpas behind alone to face Irma. They need younger people right now to make sure they have what they need to survive this storm and the devastation. Most of them have pets that are as old as they are. Just like your kids would be your priority, their furry companions are theirs.

2) Just go get a plane ticket! (You cant just fly out.) Dont make statements or give advice on how we should evacuate. You dont have the slightest knowledge of what we are up against. There are challenges to leaving. Flights out are being changed, cancelled, delayed. Tickets are $2-3,000 higher than they normally are. To fly out of Florida today, if you got a flight, one-way, could cost about 3,000.00

3) Dont say Get in your car and drive fast out
A) Gas stations are getting fuel still, but that fuel is gone before the lines are empty.
B. ) There is no driving fast. Cars are moving 5-7 mph on highways trying to get to safety. The lines are long and imagine, with a gas shortage, being stuck on highways in jams for 12-15 hours.

4) Florida has one way out, and that is through the top (Northern) part of the state. There are basically 2 major roads out. Those roads are jammed, backed up, and not expected to change. That main road is also through Georgia which is also being evacuated.

5) To post Florida is about to be wiped off the map because you are watching the news reports and panicking from 3,000 miles away- is not the most uplifting thing for us to see. Plus, dont speak your devastation to us. Be positive!

6) If I lived in Florida, I would have evacuated a week ago. Well Im not so sure that you would have. Its not that simple if you have a heart...not only that, you dont know until the final days which path the storm is going to take. Homes have to be boarded up. Things have to be done to ensure that if you do leave, you have somewhere to return. Then after our homes are secured, we again...have elderly who need their homes secured. So Id say if you were here, you wouldnt leave so fast. Not to mention, you will still need your job. Life doesnt stop just because you leave.

7.) Go to a safer part of the state. Yes, we thought of that. No one knows exactly what part that is. If Irma takes a turn it could hit the west coast- if we are all fleeing to the west coast because it says the east coast is the most dangerous, then that could be costly. We know what we need to do and we are monitoring the situation.

Most of us are not allowed to leave work and have been threatened if we dont show up for work, we lose our job. Its not that easy in an at will work state where you can be fired for any reason.

Feel Free to check on us, text us, call us. But, dont text your fears of our demise. Dont call us crying because you are scared for us.

We have a storm to conquer. As warriors we need to be healthy, mentally and physically.

 

Comment on Facebook

Good comments. I am praying for all of you. You will get through this.

You said it. No one knows. Be safe and good luck

Didn't think of it this way. Thanks for informing us. Be safe.

Prayer's

Keep safe!!xx

❤️

Awesome. Wendy Zettles. Laura Miller Collins

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