MMXX A Krewe unlike any other
MMXX A Krewe unlike any other
Our 2023 membership opens up May 1st, 2022! Your 2023 membership will include any late 2022 events including our participation in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade and the Gatlinburg Fantsay of Lights Parade with no guest fee.
The Krewe of Europa has different levels of membership available. As our name states, we are a krewe that celebrates ancestry from the 44 Western and Eastern European Countries. Our open membership recruitment starts May 1st and closes Sept 30th. If selected, the new membership starts the following Jan 1st for 12 calendar months. Those submitting applications in May through early July will be allowed to attend events in November and December of that year, thus adding two additional months to your membership. All members must be 21 years old or older. Any parades deemed a childrens parade, member is allowed two under 18 guest.
Our Full Global Membership:
Our Full Membership is available to everyone that meets our conditions for acceptance in the krewe vetting process. Generally these memberships are for those living local to Florida, however not a requirement. This is a full access membership allowing access to all krewe events.
Limited Global Membership:
The Krewe of Europa offers Global Membership for those not living in Tampa, or local to Tampa that wants to join us on our traveling parades and events in Florida at a reduced dues rate and reduced application fee. This membership is only available to those that are not part time or year round residents of Florida.
Our Honorary Membership:
The Board of Directors, with permission from the voting membership will present an honorary membership for the event the krewe is participating in. These Honoree positions are usually reserved for dignitaries such as the local Mayor or other highly recognized official.
Corporate Sponsor Memberships:
This unique way to get your company involved without individual memberships. The organization purchase one of several different membership levels. This membership has no voting privileges and cannot run for open elected positions. Each level offers various levels of participation from one to six. Additional information can be found on the corporate sponsor page.
If my criminal background comes back with incorrect or negative information, am I disqualified to join?
Whereas the Krewe of Europa works with many different organizations including many children's charities, our background check is focused on any threat to the charities we help. If the derogatory information is not seen as a threat to the safety and well being of the krewe, or our partners, then this will be considered in the process. If incorrect information is returned from the background check, the application is put on hold for up to 120 days so that it can be corrected.
How long does the process take?
Our membership process is detailed to ensure both you and the krewe are a good fit. Generally it can take up to six months to become a probationary member.
How much does it cost to join the krewe?
Where we are a traveling krewe, expenses can be large. Additionally, we have an authorized costume seamstress and our attire can be costly. Your sponsor can provide this information on the initial meeting.
How many parades does the krewe do a year?
Our 2021 parade schedule is being planned now. Every year, our Board presents parades to membership for a vote on participation. Our parade numbers vary year to year. One thing to remember, we are based in Tampa, but are not a local krewe, but a traveling krewe. Our members are in many states and also in several countries.
How do I sign up?
Submit a request on our contact us page and a membership committee representative will reach out to you.
Who do I contact to get the Krewe of Europa to participate in our parade or event?
Reach out to us on the contact us page and our activities committee will return your request.