Parade season continues, as the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago prepares to take over Ybor City this Saturday, February 8th, for the annual Illuminated Knight Parade.
Kings and queens will take the streets of Ybor from 7-8:30 pm with illuminated floats, costumed knights, music, dancing, and—of course—beads! The parade begins at Nuccio Parkway in Ybor City and will run about ten blocks.
Mayor Jane Castor will be joining the parade, on the lookout for Castor’s Krewe. The public is invited to decorate their parade signs with “Castor’s Krewe” for a chance to catch the Mayor’s eye and some special pirate booty too.
Don’t forget to share your posts on social media using #CastorsKrewe.
Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this Saturday due to the Knight Parade. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to plan ahead to avoid road closures.
Those voyaging to the parade are also encouraged to enjoy FREE passage aboard the TECO Line Streetcar. The streetcar runs every 15 minutes between downtown Tampa and Ybor City.
Have Fun and Drink Responsibly!
The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all parade-goers to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. TPD would also like to remind attendees to drink responsibly and have a plan to get home safe.
For more information about the 2020 Knight Parade, visit krewesantyago.org/knight-parade-information/