Upcoming events

    • 06/04/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lowry Park Boat Ramp, 1204 W Flora St, Tampa

    Sponsored by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful - Volunteers are needed to protect Tampa Bay! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddle-board, or motorboat to help remove litter and debris from the Hillsborough River.

    This event is open to volunteers with access to their own water vessel, but we will also have volunteers on land to clean up litter and debris along the shoreline, and throughout Lowry Park and the surrounding neighborhood before it ends up in the Hillsborough River.  All water-based volunteers will launch from the Lowry Park Boat Ramp. 

    YMKN members who volunteer the full time will receive three (3) volunteer hour credits.  To participate, please RSVP to this event (so we know you're going) and also on EventBrite (so KTBB knows you're going).

    This is a public event with a limit on the number of volunteers, so register today if you want to go.

    Register on EventBrite (Note: KTBB's EventBrite link isn't active yet).

    What To Bring
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat/Sunglasses
    • Protective footwear (close-toed, no sandals or flip flops)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Trash bags, water and soft gloves are provided. Promotional giveaways available while supplies last.

    • 06/18/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 3607 N Armenia Ave, Tampa
    • 1


    Join us at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on Armenia Avenue for a volunteer event. We'll mostly be providing some love and attention to the animals.  There might be some cleanup type tasks, but nothing too messy.

    Volunteer Hours:  The Humane Society requires all volunteers to be there at 8:30 so they can provide instructions to us as a group.  Members who arrive on time at 8:30 am and stay until 11 will receive 4 hours of volunteer time (that's 1 1/2 hours extra!).

    Donations Needed: The Humane Society is in dire need of old blankets and towels to use as bedding now that we're getting into cooler weather, so please donate if you can.

    Additional Information Provided by the Humane Society:

    • Parking - You can park in any of our street parking or in the overflow lot located at Gulf Fabrics (this is the warehouse business next door to us, and you will see the HSTB signs for additional parking).
    • Where to Meet - you will head towards the left side of our building – you will see a gazebo and seating area. Wait in that area, and a staff member will come out around the start time for that shift and show you where to go!
    • Attire – please be sure all groups members are wearing a mask in they are not fully vaccinated (Masks are currently required for all unvaccinated volunteers while inside the shelter), close-toed shoes, and comfy clothes that will be fine indoors or outdoors.
    • Dog Walking Protocols – Please make sure that everyone knows that they should always keep an eye on the dog, pick up the poop, and enjoy the wonderful outside area.  Please watch this video before you come: https://youtu.be/QHY974SodNc.
    • Allergies – Please be aware that you may come into contact with various animals and we cannot guarantee that you will only work with one animal as the needs for the day you are there might include helping in the areas for the dogs, cats, rabbits, or other small animals.
    • Tasks – It is not possible to request specific tasks or animals when you arrive, so please make sure that all members of your group are comfortable with walking medium to large dogs as getting the dogs out for walks in the morning is one of the primary tasks for groups.  We do not always have a lot of small dogs and puppies available, so you may be asked to take larger dogs out for walks while their kennels get cleaned. 
    • Medical Isolation Areas - Please do not enter any kennel areas with signs stating “Staff Only” or “Do Not Enter” for the health and safety of our animals.
    • Pictures – Please do not take any photos of animals in the Lower Level (Cats or dogs in Kennels 1-6) of the shelter as none of those animals are ready for adoption yet and posting pictures of those animals causes confusion for the public and more work for our Adoption staff.  However, If you see any adoptable animals on the main Adoption Floor, you can feel free to take and post pictures of those animals. :-)
    • Questions?  Contact Lisa at volunteer@humanesocietytampa.org

    • 07/15/2022
    • TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N. 50th Street, Tampa

    Tropical Nights is Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful's premier fundraising event, providing critical funding needed to continue their programs. Join us for this fun, tropical-themed annual gala featuring an incredible silent auction, great food from local Tampa Bay restaurants and premium open bars. All proceeds from this tropical-themed cocktail party benefit Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.

    • Immerse yourself in a tropical luau atmosphere
    • Sample foods from various Tampa Bay Area restaurants
    • Enjoy a premium open bar
    • Live music
    • Bid at the “You Must See It to Believe It” silent auction
    • Have your picture drawn by caricature artists
    • Participate in our special drawing

    YMKN members can earn volunteer credits by either purchasing a ticket to the event ($150 per person) or by volunteering to work the event. 

    • Volunteer shifts are available all day for setup, as well as during the event. You will receive 1 hour of volunteer credit for every hour worked.
    • You will receive four (4) hours of volunteer credit for purchasing a ticket to attend the gala.  To get credit, please submit your ticket invoice to Karine.

    To participate, you should RSVP to this invitation (so YMKN knows who is going) but you'll also need to register on the KTBB website.

    Please note that the link for volunteers will not open until a few weeks closer to the event date.

    • 07/16/2022
    • 07/17/2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall (Air Conditioned!!!)

    About SharkCon

    SharkCon is an event hosted by YMKN's very own Sara and Spencer Steward!  This fun event is dedicated to increasing awareness about shark and ocean conservation, and to raise money for ocean and shark conservation efforts. 

    Volunteers are needed on both Saturday and Sunday (7/16 & 7/17).  Volunteer activities may include manning a ticket or information booth, working security, etc....nothing strenuous or where you'll get dirty AND IT'S AIR CONDITIONED!!!!!.  

    Important Information:

    • DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST!!!  This is so the volunteer t-shirts can be ordered.
    • All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and two free passes that can be used either day of the event.
    • All volunteers will get a 1 hour break for lunch and other breaks as needed. 
    • There are two shifts available each day:
      • Full day (8:00am - 5pm) - Earns 9 volunteer hours towards the 2022-2023 season requirement.
      • Partial day (8:00am-3pm) - Earns 7 volunteer hours towards the 2022-2023 season requirement..
    • 07/21/2022
    • 07/24/2022
    • Key West

    Ahoy Nauti Mates!

    It's time once again for the annual YMKN trip to Key West for Hemingway Days. 

    To keep things simple and allow for maximum flexibility, the Krewe does not manage this event, i.e., you need to make your own travel arrangements and lodging reservations. 

    Where to Stay (or try to get close by):

    Rose Lane Villas and Old Towne Manor

    Options for travel to Key West:

    This part is up to you depending on your preference and budget.  You can drive, fly or take the ferry from Fort Myers.

    Flights: From TPA, United, Silver and American have flights on the 21st and 24th.  From PIE, Allegiant offers flights, but their schedule is limited so as of now, you'd have to fly on the 22nd and 25th.

    Ferry:  There is a ferry from Fort Myers to Key West almost every day.  

    • 09/17/2022
    • Carmine's (Upstairs)

    Save the Date - The 14th Annual Quest for Hope is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th!!!!

    More details will be provided as the date approaches.  If you'd like to be part of the planning committee, please reach out to Tricia Long.

    • 10/08/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    For prospective members - come see Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus at the annual Krewe Rush event.

    More information will be provided as the event details are finalized.

    Note: This event does not count towards the two events required prior to membership application.

Past events

05/14/2022 Volunteer Opportunity - KTBB Florida Learning Garden
05/04/2022 May Board Meeting
04/30/2022 Ybor Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl - make up
04/23/2022 Earth Day Volunteer Event - Riverwalk Cleanup
04/06/2022 April Board Meeting
04/01/2022 Humane Society Volunteer Event - Island Paws Setup
03/27/2022 Volunteer Opportunity - Jazz on the Lawn
03/15/2022 Test
03/13/2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade Float Cleanup (Earns Volunteer Hours)
03/12/2022 St. Patrick's Day After Party (Must buy tickets on EventBrite)
03/12/2022 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/11/2022 St. Patrick's Parade Bead Drop-Off
03/03/2022 March Board Meeting
02/26/2022 Tampa Bay Coastal Cleanup Day
02/19/2022 1Voice Academy Volunteer Event
02/13/2022 Knight Parade Float Cleanup (Earns Volunteer Hours)
02/12/2022 2022 Knights of Sant' Yago Knight Parade
02/11/2022 Knight Parade Bead Drop-Off
02/02/2022 February Board Meeting
01/30/2022 Gasparilla Day Parade Float Cleanup (Earns Volunteer Hours)
01/29/2022 Gasparilla After party @ Maloney's
01/29/2022 Day Parade Bus Pass (After Parade Only)
01/29/2022 2022 Gasparilla Day Parade
01/28/2022 Day Parade Bead Drop-Off & Bracelet Pick-Up
01/25/2022 1 Voice Academy Gasparilla Night (3 Volunteer Hours)
01/23/2022 Children's Parade Float Cleanup (Earns Volunteer Hours)
01/22/2022 Gasparilla Children's Parade after Party
01/22/2022 2022 Gasparilla Children's Parade
01/21/2022 Children's Parade Bead Drop-Off & Bracelet Pick-Up
01/15/2022 New Member Parade & Float Safety Meeting (Returning Members Welcome as well)
01/15/2022 Children's Parade Float Prep (Earns Volunteer Hours)
01/08/2022 Bling It On!
01/08/2022 Jan 8th Humane Society Volunteer Event (Need 6-12 people)
01/05/2022 January Board Meeting
12/18/2021 Humane Society Volunteer Event (Need 6-12 people)
12/01/2021 December Board Meeting
11/13/2021 1Voice Academy Volunteer Event
11/06/2021 Float Prep Day (Earns Volunteer Hours)
11/05/2021 Ybor Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl
11/02/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
10/28/2021 All Krewe Meeting
10/09/2021 October Social
10/06/2021 October Board Meeting
09/18/2021 Krewe Luncheon
09/18/2021 Tampa Bay Coastal Cleanup Day
09/12/2021 1 Voice SAILute Floatilla
09/01/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
08/14/2021 August Social - Ducky's
08/11/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
08/07/2021 YMKN Volunteers at SharkCon
07/16/2021 Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Tropical Nights Gala
07/14/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
07/11/2021 July Social @ Shuffle
06/19/2021 June Social - Dinner Cruise Aboard the Starlite Calypso Queen
06/02/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
05/15/2021 1 Voice Campus Cleanup Day
05/05/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
04/24/2021 Earth Day Volunteer Event
04/07/2021 Monthly Board Meeting & OnSite Visit to 1Voice School
03/27/2021 YMKN Pub Crawl
03/03/2021 Monthly Board Meeting
02/13/2021 1 Voice Car Parade
01/30/2021 Krewe Bike Ride & Social
11/04/2020 Monthly Board Meeting
10/07/2020 Monthly Board Meeting
09/19/2020 1 Voice Sailute Floatilla
09/12/2020 All Krewe Meeting
07/08/2020 Board Meeting

Events Calendar

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.

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