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2015 Sacramento Promenade of Mermaids

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Please join us for the 5th Annual Promenade!

 

The Promenade will begin and end on the boardwalk by the Delta King at 1000 Front Street in Old Town Sacramento on Saturday, May  30th, 2015. We begin assembling by noon and commence the Promenade at 1pm.

You are not required to register to promenade with us.

Register and obtain your entrant number only if you wish to be considered for prizes. Pre-registration is FREE & available via the “registration” link through May 28th. On the day of the event, registration is $5 and will be available starting at noon. (Get there early to register, as all entrants for judging, preregistered or not, will need to be assigned a number at the registration table before the 1pm march begins.)

Prizes will be awarded for BEST COSTUME for both adults and children 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 this year is Daniel Senderquist of: stanfordyouthsolutions

http://www.youthsolutions.org

(Stanford Youth Solutions is a leader in providing services to young people and their families who struggle with abuse. neglect, mental or behavioral health challenges, or other difficult circumstances. Through intensive community based mental health services, wraparound, therapeutic behavioral services,intensive treatment, foster care, standard treatment foster care, and juvenile justice crime prevention they empower children/youth and their families to solve serious challenges that threaten their ability to stay together. More than two thirds of youth in their care reconnect to a safe permanent family.)

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

Head over to the registration page to sign up only if you wish to be considered for prizes, which are awarded at the grandstand (start/finish point) immediately following the Promenade! The wearing of nautical attire is strongly encouraged.

Bring a new pair of kids shoes, any size, to donate to Foster Kids and receive a free raffle ticket for lovely prizes. Mermaids have no need for shoes so why not donate a pair of shoes to our foster kids? sleeptrainshoes

 

 

 

On the preceding Friday, don’t miss the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L street, Sacramento, Ca, Mermaid Swim as part of Sacramento Mermaid Weekend. Your child can actually swim with a professional mermaid in the pool at the Hyatt. For times, details and to register your child for a swim go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418272118466952/

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We will be capping off Sacramento Mermaid Weekend Saturday with an After Party from 4 to 7pm hosted by Dive Bar and Pizza Rock on the K street mall so as to accommodate ALL AGES. The Dive Bar mermaids will be available for photo ops. There will be food and drink specials for those in costume, face painting and a splashy tank show.

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Check out the 2015 Promenade Route! We will be starting and ending our stroll at the south end of the little park just north of the schoolhouse on Front street. (very close by). We may be detoured but not deterred and we are on rain or shine.

(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 link to which is available at the bottom of the registration page.)

We’re in fer a lotta FIN!!!

Photos from 2015

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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

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…. and the Lovely “Dive Bar Mermaids”

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Some of the winners from the 2013 Promenade:

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If you take photos or videos of the 2015 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 for $12 and expect to have  2013 & 2014 commemorative patches.— please message us to support the Promenade by purchasing one or on the day of the event at the registration table!

This year, Dive Bar is hosting an After Party for All ages in front of their establishment on the K street mall. There will be drink specials and food specials, provided by Pizza Rock. There will be raffle prizes, photo ops with the Dive Bar Mermaids, games and face painting for the kids. Lots of fun with more details to come. Stay tuned.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2015 1:40 pm

    Hi!!

    Next year if you are interested I can arrange for some local photographers to volunteer their time to take photos of your event that can be used for your publicity purposes. I’ve done this with the American Lung Association. Participants may look at our photograph websites and find their photos after the event is over.

    Mark Winter
    http://www.markwinter.photography

  2. May 29, 2015 9:29 pm

    Are there any specific rules about swords. I would love to wear my pirate atire but it does include a sword I have problems with securing it its scabard so it can not be drawn.

    • May 30, 2015 3:03 am

      Twill be swords apleanty at this here event, Mate. Tying her in so as she does no harm is the way of these here public events. You shall be in good company.

  3. June 2, 2015 4:21 pm

    A link to Karen Armstrong’s 2015 Photos of the event : https://www.flickr.com/photos/popcorncrow/sets/72157653405636548

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