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Mermaid Treasure – Sea Glass

July 25-26, 2015, 10am-4pm daily – Come celebrate Nova Scotia’s Sea to Shore Sea Glass Festival.  With appearances by the Halifax Mermaids, Mutiny and Nessie. “This 2 day event, taking place in Kentville Center Square, will feature sea glass creations, ocean inspired artisans, musicians, coastal artists, driftwood furniture, seafood tastings, guest speakers, sea glass shard contests […]

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Mermaid Pool Party

Ann Arbor, Michigan World of Swimming brought us Mermaids in New York and now they introduce a fin-tastic opportunity for your mer-kiddo’s next birthday party!  Introducing the Mermaid Pool Party, available in your backyard pool or rented swimming pool.  According to their website… “Hire package starts from $400 for up to 10 kids and includes: […]


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The Sirens of Serpentine will be hosting the first annual West Seattle Mermaid Parade! “Calling all mermaids for the first West Seattle Mermaid Parade! Come join us (in costumes!) on Sat May 30, 2015. Meet at the Alki Bathhouse at 11 am for a water-themed veil dance by the Sirens of Serpentine to live harp music by […]

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Rosendale Mermaid Parade

Another fintabulous Mermaid gathering! Rosendale New York – come out and celebrate the first annual Mermaid Parade! June 28th, 2015 from 11a-2p, from the Farmer’s Market to Main Street, a fantastic, fantasy gathering of Mermaids of all ages will gather together to celebrate and raise funds for the Rosendale Town Pool.  On Sunday, June 28th in the parking lot […]


Merfaire

Alabama Mer-friends!  Head over to the University of South Alabama today and meet a mermaid! MerFaire is an immersive celebration of the written word, hosted by Poetic Presence. In an interview with Lindsay Mott from AL.com, their founder Jessica Jones says,  “The mermaid and sea theme stems from the rich history of literature that is inspiration from water. Bodies of […]

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Zeemeerminnenparade : the Mermaid Parade 1

Every year since 2010, in the Dutch Scheveningen, a seaside town, a fishing village in the Hague district, inspired by the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, they celebrate the Zeemeerminnenparade, the Mermaid Parade.   Celebrated by environmental groups , political parties and schools from primary to college the parade takes place on June 21 (Midsummer festival) and draws attention to clean seawater. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the […]


The Meaning of Mermaids | Theatre reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk

For my Mer-friends across the pond, Writer/Director Polly Teale explores a deeper and very personal meaning to the Hans Christian Andersen classic story with “Mermaid,” a touring production for the Shared Experience Theater Company. From the “Shared Experience” website “Shared Experience is renowned for its thrilling adaptions of literary classics.   Using a choir of local young […]

'The mermaids live beneath the ocean in a state of unselfconscious freedom until they come of age and swim up to the surface

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Inspired by turn of the century Mardi Gras Parades, every year the people of New York turn out in grand mermaid style to celebrate the Summer Soltice at the “Coney Island Mermaid Parade”! An art parade, it brings hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.  Founded by Dick Zigun, the […]


Mermaid Portfolio Workshops

Merfriends! I cannot tell you how excited I am to stumble across this little treasure.  For all you lovelies who dream of flipping your fins for the cameras, check out the Mermaid Portfolio Workshops coming up Summer of 2015! From their Facebook page: “An amazing trip for Mermaids Building their Portfolios. Our Workshop will provide […]

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Merfest

For my fellow mermaids… written by David Graver “Among the many wondrous gatherings we’ve explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest. This costumed celebration of the mythological mermaid is run by […]