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Seventh Annual Mermaid Month

Published March 11, 2022




Mermaid with bright orange tail sitting on a dock in Ventura Harbor Village

Ventura Harbor Village – one of Ventura’s favorite seaside attractions – salutes sirens of the sea with mer-mazing celebrations this March!

It’s the perfect time to plan your trip seaside, as these mystical aquatic creatures take center stage all month long. Special themed events and live mermaid sightings are scheduled for select Sundays, March 13th and March 20th from 1-4 PM. Visitors across all oceans are encouraged to make a splash and dive into a myriad of mermaid activities.

On Saturdays, guests can bask in the sunshine with the sounds of the steel drum from 1-4 PM along the Village’s Seaside Promenade, as you enjoy a mermaid’s favorite meal (fresh seafood!) and drink refreshing cocktails while overlooking the boats in the scenic harbor.

photo of cupcake with blue frosting and a fondant mermaid tail in front of two specialty drinks, one blue and one purple, with "I heart the Sea" sign in background

For the month of March, visitors will find a number of photo ops, including large mermaid shells and a 20-foot plus sign feature that reads “I Love the SEA” on Ventura Harbor Village’s Promenade. Or head down to Ventura Harbor’s Harbor Cove Beach to walk along the beach and snap of a picture of the large mermaid statue that welcomes guests into the Harbor water entrance (see a second mermaid statue across the way at Marina Park too).

Don’t forget to stop in for a visit at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center to get a look at some of the fish under the sea in their aquatic exhibit (open daily with free entry).

Mermaid and two young merfolk sitting at the Ventura Harbor for a photo op

Join in the mermaid fun with two Mermaid Month events on Sunday, March 13th and Sunday, March 20th from 1- 4 PM at Ventura Harbor Village for mermaid meet & greets, mermaid dance party, entertainment, colorful face paintings, spectacular exotic birds, scavenger hunts, and more!

Pop in for a new Pop-Up Mermaid Market from 12 – 4 PM on Sunday, March 20th in the Channel Islands Courtyard in the Ventura Harbor Village. The small, seaside, outdoor market will feature the works of the Harbor’s talented artisans, makers, and creators, as they display their handmade nautical treasures and sweet treat creations!

Enjoy complimentary giveaways and month-long special savings by select Ventura Harbor Village retailers this March! Visitors can find a dazzling array of more than 100 mermaid-themed items that include artwork, soaps, jewelry, pottery, nautical finds, coastal décor, ocean-inspired apparel, and mermaid-themed accessories.

Photo of pruplr dragon pedal boat in the Ventura Harbor

Ventura Harbor Village’s bars and restaurants are serving up “sea-sonal” themed cocktails, sweet mermaid treats, and delicious seafood freshly caught right off of the coast.

Those seeking to get on the water with ease can rent a kayak, stand up paddle board, electric boats or popular swan, duck or dragon pedal boats daily with Ventura Boat Rentals.

To catch a real live mermaid or just a large fish (bragging rights included), board a Ventura Sportfishing vessel or get a possible glimpse of the illusive mermaid swimming with the whales on an Island Packers Winter Whale Watch excursion.

Photo of chair and table with a bottle of wine and empty wine glass on a hotel balcony overlooking the Ventura Harbor

Plan your family overnight trip seaside with convenient stays at Ventura Harbor hotels: Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort and Hoilday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, both just a short walking distance from over 30+ shops, restaurants and entertainment venues at Ventura Harbor Village.

SEA you seaside in Ventura!

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