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2024 Gasparilla Children's Parade (Parade kicks off at 4pm)


  • Use this registration type if you are attending the parade and not bringing any children.
  • Use this registration type if you are a YMKN member (family membership) and bringing your own child or children.
  • Use this registration type if you are a YMKN member bringing a child or children not your own.
    Please indicate the number of children you are bringing.

    Note: Will need the child's parent to complete and sign a liability waiver.
  • Please use this ticket type if you will not be attending

Registration is closed


Ahoy Nauti-Mates & Mini Nauti-Mates!

The Children's Parade is coming up and we need to know who is coming aboard for our voyage!

  • If you are attending - Please RSVP; there are multiple options available based on whether you are bringing kids.  
    • Click here if you want to be a 1Voice Buddy (6 hours of volunteer time)
  • If you are NOT attending - Please still RSVP using Option 4 - that way we don't order more box lunches than necessary (1Voice is paying for lunch and we don't want to waste their money)!

Big Change For This Year & Other Important Stuff -

  • Children aged 13 and over are permitted to walk behind the float, provided their member sponsor walks with them and they are able to keep up with the float.  You want to make sure to stay behind the float to avoid getting hit with beads (the kids usually don't throw them hard enough and they land in the street).  This change was implemented to relieve some of the float over-crowding we had last year.  
  • Members bringing children under 5 years old are encouraged to use the first floor during the parade.  We'll have stools/benches for them at the port holes.  It's a lot less overwhelming for the little ones downstairs where it's not as crowded.  We'll also have ear plugs available for anyone who needs them.
  • Click here to submit the online child guest waivers.  Waivers can also be accessed through the website under the Events menu.  Waivers must be e-signed by the parent and  submitted at least one week prior to the parade.
  • As a reminder, no alcohol is permitted at the Children's Parade!  For those of you who are new - this is a big deal!  If anyone on our krewe is spotted with alcohol (or appears to be inebriated), we automatically get kicked out of the Day Parade.

Planning for Parade Day:

  • Wristbands - Wristbands will be distributed at the bead drop off event.  If you can't make it to the event, please submit our e-signature wristband pickup form to have someone else pick up your wristband or to request it be mailed to you.
  • Time: The parade starts at 4pm, so everyone should be in staging by 3pm at the latest.  1Voice Buddies should arrive by 2pm (or better yet, come on the bus).
  • Parade Position: 117.  The float should be parked on Bayshore between W. Lawn Ave & W. Harbor View Ave.
  • Disbanding: Bayshore & Edison, about 1/2 mile from the Davis Island Bridge.
  • Bus: A roundtrip bus to/from the Aquarium is available (leaves the Aquarium at 1pm). 
    • The bus and parking are free to YMKN members (and their children) who are volunteering as a 1Voice Buddy (but you still need to register for a seat!).  
    • A limited number of seats are available for purchase ($20 per person).  To secure a seat, click here.  Everyone must register for a seat, even those getting to ride for free.
  • Lunch: 1Voice will provide a box lunch for everyone (chicken fingers for the kids and a chicken caesar wrap for adults).  Please include the number of lunches needed when you RSVP.

Child Guest Fees:

  • Children of members are free. 
  • Members bringing a child that is not their own must pay $25 per child + $1 processing fee.   Fee includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Children must be chaperoned by the sponsoring member at all times, regardless of the child's age. 
  • No adult guests permitted.

The child's registration is not confirmed until the registration fee is paid and all necessary forms are submitted by the child's parent.  A link to the waiver is above.

Request a Song

Add a song to the parade playlist by clicking here .  Note: You do not have to re-submit a request for each parade.  If you request a song, it stays on the playlist for the whole parade season (obvious children's songs will be removed for the adult parades).

About us

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus is a 501c3 organization dedicated to having fun while promoting philanthropy, environmental awareness and conservation of our beautiful Tampa Bay Area.  We do this through participation in the Gasparilla parades and related events, as well as a variety of hands-on activities with our charitable partners. 

Our mission is to promote Florida environmental awareness and conservation through friendly partnerships, education, charity sponsorship and community service. We volunteer and participate in various clean-up and conservation projects in the Tampa Bay area.  We also raise funds for the 1 Voice Foundation in order to enhance current programs for children & families fighting pediatric cancer.

Become a member

Ready to join?  Have more questions?  

Fill out the information request form on our Become A Member page and someone from the Krewe will get back to you quickly.


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