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2018 Sacramento Promenade of Mermaids

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Please join us for the 8th Annual Promenade of Mermaids!


The Promenade will begin and end in Riverfront Park at 1000 Front Street in Old Town Sacramento (just north of the Old School House) on SATURDAY, May 19th, 2017. We begin assembling by 11:30am and commence the Promenade at 1pm.

You are not required to register to promenade with us. Those that wish to be considered for costume prizes need only show up by noon to get an entrant number. All child & Adult entrants are free. Look for our donation chest on the registration table which allows for better prizes and helps to pay for all the fantastic freebies we are adding for the children this year. Our organization is all volunteer and all proceeds over expenses go to our chosen charity.

 Pre-Promenade activities in the park begin at 11:30am and culminate at 3pm. Attractions include: The Dive Bar Mermaids & Mermen photo booth, Pixie Tribe face painting & GIANT bubbles, various vendors including Merman Alfonso’s handmade mermaid treasures in his Merman’s Grotto, Pirates of Sacramento’s monkey cannon arcade. There will be Mermaids, Mermen & Pirates aplenty as well as sea creatures of every persuasion.

Prizes will be awarded for BEST COSTUME for both adult and child entrants as well as some miscellaneous categories, to be announced. Judging will be administered by this years King and Queen, who will be chosen at random before the march begins.

The Grand Marshal for 2018 will be chosen soon and posted here.        

Our charity this year will also be determined in short order and posted here.

Come one, come all! Mermaids, mermen, pirates and all sea creatures. All are welcome to Promenade with us along the charming boardwalks of Old Town Sacramento! (We are steampunk friendly and encourage all things nautical or whimsical.)

We are making this a Sacramento Mermaid Weekend again this year by linking fun nautical adventures with our Mermaid friends. We start on Thursday May 17th with photo sessions at the Dive Bar. Friday at the Hyatt on L street Children’s Mermaid swims starting at 11am and Adult swim & Cocktail Party at 7pm. Saturday  is the Sacramento Promenade of Mermaids in Old Town at 11:30am and an after party at Dive Bar & Pizza Rock on the k street mall. and Sunday a River Cleanup along the American River in the am and a Mermaids the Doc screening at the Crest followed by q&a at the Dive Bar in the afternoon. All these activities will be updated on the Mermaid Weekend in Sacramento facebook page;

There are only 25 spots available for the children’s swim on Friday 5/18 in 3 sessions. Signups have not yet begun. View details and updates at the above Mermaid Weekend page.

There are only 8 vendor spots for a 10’x10′ popup available. No food or drink vending is allowed on our permit and we are looking for nautical themed merchandise. Please apply via the pdf under the PRESS tab at the top of this page. Vendor Application 2018.

The 2018 Promenade Route  should remain the same, starting and ending our stroll at the south end of Waterfront Park just north of the schoolhouse at 1000 Front Street. We may be detoured but not deterred and we are on rain, sleet or the heat of Hades.

(Please note that all participants in this event must assume responsibility for their own well being and that of their charges and thereby concur with the “release of liability” a copy of which is available via the press tab at the top of this page.)

We’re in fer a lotta FIN!!!

Links to photo’s from last years Promenade:


Some photo’s from the 2016 Promenade: (check the bottom of the page for photo links)

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Photos from 2014


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Some of the Winners for 2014


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Our Host, Alfonso Sanchez and 2014 Grand Marshal, Vira Burgerman


…. and the Lovely “Dive Bar Mermaids”


Some of the winners from the 2013 Promenade:

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If you take photos or videos of the 2017 Promenade that you’d like to share here, please include links in the comments section below!

T-SHIRTS Still Available!!!
We still have 2011 and 2012 Promenade T-shirts available,  2013 – 2015 commemorative patches and 2016 badges.— please message us to support the Promenade by purchasing items or donating via our “Donation Chest” on the day of the event at the registration table!