The 2020 Knight Parade begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 as illuminated floats roll down Seventh Avenue in historic Ybor City. The floats are accompanied by dozens of marching bands, local dignitaries and thousands of participants as they throw scores of beads to an expected 100,000 spectators.
Proceeds from the Knight Parade benefit the Krewe’s Education Foundation, which has provided nearly $3 million in higher education scholarships since it was established in 1994. Each year, the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students at local colleges and universities, including USF.
To promote and develop Ybor City by providing business resources, governmental and visitor information through a shared community vision while preserving our community's culture and historic landmarks by sponsoring projects and activities, which stimulate economic development. The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is focused both on preserving and developing the historic district.