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2016 Sacramento Promenade of Mermaids

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Please join us for the 6th Annual Promenade of Mermaids!

 

The Promenade will begin and end in the little park at 1188 Front Street in Old Town Sacramento (just north of the Old School House) on SUNDAY, June  5th, 2016. We begin assembling by noon and commence the Promenade at 1pm.

You are not required to register to promenade with us. In fact we have done away with pre-registration altogether. Those that wish to be considered for costume prizes need only show up early to get an entrant number. This year all child entrants are free. We are considering charging adult entrants for the costume contest, just to allow for better prizes and help pay for all the fantastic freebies we are adding for the children this year.

This year we are hoping to entice a pirate ship into our little park to enhance the pre and post walk activities along with Pirates of Sacramento’s Pyrate Skool and monkey cannons, face painters, balloon contortionists, helium balloons, perhaps enormous bubble creators and what not. To be announced.

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 this year will be announced at a later date:

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.)

We hope to make this a Sacramento Mermaid Weekend again this year by linking fun nautical adventures with our Mermaid friends. Dive Bar Mermaids provided a Mermaid Swim at Hyatt on L street the preceding Friday for a number of lucky Mer-tadpoles as well as an after party for all ages at Dive Bar and Pizza Rock on K street in 2015. We will keep you informed as event information becomes available.

The 2015 Promenade Route  should remain the same, starting and ending our stroll at the south end of the little park just north of the schoolhouse on 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 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!


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