About the InterKrewe Council(IKC)

Bringing the Krewes of Tampa Bay together...

In the summer of 1992, Carl Hall – a member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune – brought together Tampa Bay's six major krewes for a planning luncheon, and the Inter-Krewe Council was created.

Those founding members were:

From the beginning, the Council’s purpose has been to foster a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie among the member krewes and to provide a forum for information about the parades and other krewe-related activities.

Today, there are 58 members of the Inter-Krewe Council, and their representatives meet at least once a quarter for luncheon meetings or evening socials, hosted by various member krewes. Carnivàle, the annual IKC social event held each August, brings together all the krewes for a great night of food and fun, music and dancing, gambling, games and great contests.

The IKC maintains an updated membership roster and an annual events calendar of major krewe events and send weekly updates of krewe functions to the IKC Member krewes.


Krewe Sponsored Parades

SantaFest Parade

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Gasparilla Children's Parade

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Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of Pirates

Founded in 1904, the Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of Pirates is recognized as Tampa Florida's signature annual event. This internationally recognized celebration has grown to become the third largest parade in the United States, the largest being Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, followed by the Rose Bowl Parade. For 114 years, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla has brought to bear a massive engagement of artillery (pistols and cannons), sailing and power vessels, floats, beads, people and pirates. The annual Parade of Pirates boasts over 10,000 parade participants from over 60 participating Krewes and organizations. Annual attendance averages 500,000 spectators and in some years has attracted over 1 million viewers from around the world.

Illuminated Knight Parade

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Chasco Fiesta

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Springtime Tallahassee

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Hernando De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade

The Hernando De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade ranks among the most impressive and exciting event parades in the State of Florida. With over 150 entries, the De Soto Grand Parade in Bradenton is the largest parade in Southwest Florida. This is an illuminated night parade with over 200,000 people lining the streets of Manatee Avenue in Bradenton to view the unique parade entries and catch a glimpse of our newly crowned Queen and Princess. Beads, coins and other fun items are tossed to the crowd throughout the night. An unforgettable night for the whole family.