Skip to content

2018 Sacramento Promenade of Mermaids

bw promenade logo

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

The Promenade will begin and end in front of the Delta King on the wharf at 1000 Front Street in Old Town Sacramento  on SATURDAY, May 19th, 2018. Vendors and activities will be engaged by 11:30am. The King & Queen will be selected and the Promenade will commence 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 on the wharf/embarcadero 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 is Raina the Halifax Mermaid who will be dropping down from Canada to get a taste of the Cal mer-community. Get to know her here:

Our charity this year is the Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento, which rescues and rehabilitates over 6,000 wild animals every year.

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 Dive Bar 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 at 4pm. 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;

The children’s swim on Friday 5/18 all 3 sessions are fully booked. View the flier for the swim via the “Images” tab at the top. (email: per the flier’s instructions.. soon..) The adult cocktail party at the Hyatt on Friday is also fully booked.

Our 14 vendor spots have been filled with nautical themed merchandise that we feel that you will enjoy. They will be available for browsing from 11:30 to 2:30pm.

The 2018 Promenade Route  will start and end our stroll on the Waterfront embarcadero in front of the Delta King, 1000 front Street. We will go north to J street, J to 2nd, 2nd to K, K back to the wharf/embarcadero and back to the Delta King wharf. We may be detoured but not deterred and we are on rain, sleet, construction or the heat of Hades. The forecast is sunny & warm, so bring parasols or hats if you have them.

(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)

cassie5 Cate5 Larry9 Larry27 Skyler3

Photos from 2015






Photos from 2014


Mermaid Parade 019


Some of the Winners for 2014


Skyler40 Skyler38

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


…. and the Lovely “Dive Bar Mermaids”


Some of the winners from the 2013 Promenade:

Lety13Lety17 crop


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!