Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates
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 60 members in less than 4 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!