Rough Riders' St Patrick's Day Parade


·         TSL is Unit 56 and 57approximately Nuccio Pkwy and Nebraska Ave Section 2. Look for unit numbers, or ask a Parade Marshal where units 56 and 57 are located

·         4:00 PM – Staging opens

·         4:00 PM-6:00 PM - Floats expected in staging

·         6:00 PM – Thieves and Security arrive no later than 6:00 PM

·         7:30 PM – Krewe picture by float in staging

·         8:00 PM Parade beginsParade route 7th Ave to 19th St

·         Light sandwiches and chips will be set up by float

DisbandingParade end is 7th Ave and 19th St. Floats will turn left on 19th St and left on Palm Ave. Once on Palm Ave Tampa Police and Stepp’s will instruct the floats to stop in the vicinity of 16th St and 19th St. AFTER we have come to a complete stop, TSL Team Security will assist you off the float. We do not have a lot of time, be prepared to disband quickly and safely.

Thieves Bead Certification and Hold Harmless WaiverALL Thieves are required to have a signed waiver - waivers are available to download from the TSL’s website, or will be available in staging, see Claudia.


Thieves MUST be in full TSL costume

1.)    White dress and peplum, tanned-colored pantyhose, black “boy-shorts” over panty hose, TSL garter (on right leg), black knee-high boots

2.)    Tunic, peplum, black leggings, TSL garter (on right leg), black knee-high boots

3.)    Black skirt, vest, top/sleeves, tanned-colored pantyhose, black “boy-shorts” over panty hose, TSL garter (on right leg), black knee-high boots

4.)    Optional TSL hat, TSL headband

5.)    TSL cape can be worn during the parade. Outer wear (other than TSL cape) can be worn in staging and MUST be removed once the parade starts. TSL cape is the only outer wear during the parade

6.)    Encouraged to wear St Patrick’s themed light-up bling, head wear, accessories - We want to illuminate GREEN at this parade!

Beads: TSL bead colors – red, gold, white, and black, in addition, green St Patrick’s themed for this parade

Stepp’s float yard gate will be open for a bead drop Thur, Mar 14 2:00PM-9:00PM and Fri, Mar 15 2:00PM-9:00PM

Parking Options:

·         Centro Ybor Garage – 1500 E 5th Ave

·         Fenando Noriega Jr Garage – 2010 N 13th St

·         Ybor Lot 3 – 1701 N 19th St

St Patrick Parade Committee requests that ALL Krewe members have been made aware that this parade has ALWAYS been a “non-alcohol” parade. With that said:

·         Discreetly display any alcohol

·         No one comes aboard the floats that are NOT in Krewe attire (no person in street clothes can be on float)

·         Only Krewe members in costume can be served from the bar

What to do prior to parade? If you arrive early, take a wander down 7th Ave and you will find many TSL sisters and other Krewes enjoying some of Ybor’s finest, (like Elmer’s, Bernini’s, Gaspar’s Grotto, and so many more). Nothing officially planned, however, find a Sister and have some pre-St Patrick’s Parade fun.

General Rules of Participation:

·         TSL parade rules are ALWAYS in effect. A copy is on our website

·         No throwing beads in the staging area. Parade begins on 7th Ave

·         Refrain from throwing beads at the end of the parade AS SOON AS we get to 19th St

·         No loud music in staging area

·         Music OFF AS SOON AS we get to 19th St

Safety Comes First PLEASE:

·         Do not run up to back of the float and jump on for any reason. Wait until the float slows or is completely stopped, and TSL Team security will assist you

·         Do not sit on any of the floats shelfs or railings while in staging or during the parade

·         Watch where you are stepping/walking – for beads, debris, and potholes. Security has been informed to be aware to assist with this

·         If riding Volcano, be aware of the stairs, throw the beads from behind the railings


·         If you are riding either float on the upper deck be aware of Street lights/traffic signals, the high voltage street car line at 7th Ave & 13th St. Listen to TSL Team security