Trying to figure out just what to do on Valentine’s day in the Tampa Bay area? If romantic dinners aren’t your thing then head to historic Ybor City in Tampa, Florida to The Krewe of Sant’Yago Knight Parade (presented by MOR). Get there early afternoon have a nice dinner at Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., and even renew your wedding with who else than, Jerry Springer! Parade that starts at 7:00pm there is plenty of room to stand but they do sell bleacher tickets if you wanna spring special seats for your loved one.
The Knights of Sant’Yago are well known for their annual Knight Parade and since 1972 it has been one of the series of events held durning Tampa Bay’s yearly Gasparilla Festival events that over 100,000 come out every year to. Not to be confused with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla’s Tampa Bay Invasion and Parade of Pirates that happens the last weekend of January each year durning the afternoon along Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Sometimes referred to as the Gasparilla Night Parade, this parade fills historic Ybor City with thousands of beautiful illuminated floats, music, dancing, and plenty of pirates… and BEADS! Mardi Gras? The Knight Parade gives Mardi Gras a run for its money when it comes to beads!
Below is the Parade Route map, if you click on it, it will take you directly to the Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Larger Map.
If you want to start your Valentine’s Day early or get your weekend off right with the 2015 Shriners Knight Parade Eve Block Party. Join the Egypt Shriners and The Krewe of the Knights of Sant Yago to support the Egypt Shriners fundraiser at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. VIP Ticket – $50.00 General Admission Ticket – $25.00
Catch a glimpse of last years Knight Parade –
Jerry Spring has served as Grand Marshal in the past, this year will be Springer’s third Knight Parade and is the special guest of network sponsor WMOR TV. Glee star Curt Mega will also be along side Spring at Centro Ybor from 4pm until the parade start time.
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