Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates
MILTON MARDI GRAS PARADE
Mardi Gras Parade Disclaimer:
Attendees acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Milton Mardi Gras Parade and/or Afterparty, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Krewe of Airship Pirates or any of their members, parade participants, sponsors, vendors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
STEPS TAKEN TO ENSURE A SAFE/HEALTHY Mardi Gras PARADE AND AFTERPARTY:
The Krewe of Airship Pirates are taking many steps to provide the Public, City Employees, Law Enforcement, and Volunteers with a safe environment during/after the Milton Mardi Gras Parade. The safety and well-being of everyone is our number one concern. Safety guidelines from both the CDC and WHO are in place. We ask that you do your part. Social distancing along the parade route and the afterparty is highly encouraged. The parade route has been extended to allow you to distance yourselves from each other. Face masks are strongly encouraged when social distancing is not possible or as an added level of protection. Masks will be available at four locations along the parade route provided by the City of Milton. (Locations to be determined). Also, masks will be available at all the vendor and food truck locations as well as the Kid's Zone at the afterparty. If you are sick or live with anyone with a compromised immune system, please do not attend.
Hand sanitation stations will be placed throughout the afterparty area/vendor/food truck areas and near the hand washing station at the porta-potties. Signage to remind everyone how they can do their part to keep each other safe (social distancing, masks, and sanitizing hands) will also be posted. Please support our local businesses along the parade route, the downtown area, and the rest of the city of Milton. Together, we can have an enjoyable and safe event-- Laissez les bon temps rouler!!
At A Glance
We are the first & only Steampunk Pirate Krewe on the Emerald Coast!
Fun-loving, civic minded, and co-ed, we are comprised of Floridians who enjoy "Krewe Life!"
We will change your mind about the way Parade/Krewes operate. We offer a fun, exciting, and drama-free environment with upbeat, enjoyable meetings and a relaxed atmosphere that is easy to understand and strives to make you feel like you are part of the big picture.
Founded in 2017, we are a non-profit organization and hope to become 501c in the near future. We recognize and appreciate all charities, but we specialize in working closely with the Northwest Florida Ronald McDonald House.
Krewe of Airship Pirates was born out of the desire for a less rigid and dramatic parade and krewe society that we had grown accustomed to. The idea that we could keep the fun of being pirates with the unique element of steampunk couture in a relative fun relationship with our charitable causes led us to seek a better way of "Krewe Life."
Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates originated with 18 members, has grown to over 45 members in less than 2 years and boasts the honor of hosting and bringing back the Milton Mardi Gras Parade for the first time in 3 years. We host monthly socials and get-togethers for Krewe members to mingle with the public. Happily, we were able to debut the Maiden Voyage of our "Air Kraken" during the 2018 Billy Bowleg's Torchlight Parade and proudly took home the honor of "First Place Float!" In 2019, we proudly took home the highest honor of "First Place Krewe" in the Bowleg's Parade! First time in over 20 years that any Krewe has taken that honor from the Krewe of Bowlegs!!!! We look forward to continuing participation in the majority of Mardi Gras Parades along the Emerald Coast stretching from Panama City Beach to Pensacola as well as area Christmas Parades when we invite the children to embrace the unique experience of "parading!"
PULL FOR THE HOUSE
With our Krewe’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for making a difference in the lives of others. It only takes a second to "pop that tab" on a can and toss it into a bucket! Ronald McDonald House uses these tabs to keep the power on for up to a month! Community Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about how you can donate the "tabs" you collect to the Ronald McDonald House!
"Steampunk is an eclectic world of cogs and rivets. It is airships, goggles, and steam. It is romance. It is traveling on clouds and diving beneath rugged waves. It is adventure."
Do you constantly feel like you were born in the wrong century? Have a frequently unhealthy urge for fun balanced with working for a good cause? Do you enjoy “Dress Like a Pirate Day” at work at little TOO much? If you do, sounds like you are well on your way to becoming an Airship Pirate!!!!
If you are interested in joining our krewe, we recommend that you join us at our many open socials and events that we have throughout the year. This allows you to determine if we are a fit for you and if you are a good fit for us. Find us on Facebook and keep an eye out for our events– we look forward to having you join us!
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and that is also true with our krewe. That being said, the first part is critically important to the success of our mission and why we are here. This is important to understand before opting to join with us. We love to play, but we are also here to do very important work as well. Service gives true support to our community while also being fun and gratifying.
Want to know more? Use the link below to let us know that you are interested!! We will have out Membership Officer get in contact with you! Thank you for your interest in the Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates!
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**Members only: you may also use the link above to pay for hotel reservations, tickets, merchandise, etc. Be sure to enter the correct amount and include a brief note to advise what you are paying for. Thank you!!!
Interested in donating to a good cause?
All donations will benefit Krewe of Airship Pirates and Northwest Florida Ronald McDonald House!
Contact Emerald Coast
Krewe of Airship Pirates
7783 Highway 90, Milton FL 32583