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No, I’m not making this up: There really is an event called the Promenade of Mermaids. If you don’t believe it, just shimmy down to Old Sac on Saturday, May 31 around 1 p.m., when the show is scheduled to begin on the boardwalk by the Delta King, 1000 Front St.
Mermaids, mermen, pirates and “all sea creatures”—whatever that means—are invited to partake in the event. Prizes will be awarded for best costume for both adults and children, along with other miscellaneous prizes.
The Dive Bar—famous for its fantastically oversized aquarium featuring mermaids and mermen—will host a “By Land & By Sea” fashion show on Friday, May 30 to kick things off, and will cap off the festivities with a party on Saturday evening.
For more information, visit sacramentomermaids.com. Note: Costume contest competitors are required to register, either online or in person on the day of the event.
What: 4th Annual Sacramento Promenade of Mermaids
When: Saturday, May 31, beginning at 1 p.m.
Where: The promenade will begin and end on the boardwalk by the Delta King, 1000 Front St., Old Sacramento