Krewe of the Conch Republic, Inc.
The Conch Republic is the tongue in cheek commonwealth otherwise known as The Florida Keys. Aptly named as a thumb to the nose to the United States Government who insisted on treating The Keys like a foreign country. The people of The Keys readily embraced their gov’t mocking Foreign Policy, “The Mitigation of World Tension through the Exercise of Humor” by reveling in a 10-day “public and notorious manner”, to celebrate with unabashed exuberance their wild and unyielding “Independence” as ‘The Conch Republic’.
The Krewe of The Conch Republic is a Tampa Based Gasparilla Krewe dedicated to preserving the zealous spirit, ecological environment and the all encompassing bad ass vibe of The Florida Keys. Formed in 2017 fulfilling a dream of Charles "Chuck" & Karen O'Neill, The Krewe of the Conch Republic plants its roots firmly in the motto
“No shoes, No shirt, Apologize Later!”