March is Mermaid Month 2019Map it!
- Date March 1 - 31
From décor to artwork, to mermaid fashions, pottery and gifts, Mermaid Month is packed with the joys of being a mermaid at heart! Visits with mermaids, mermaid crafts and a Mermaid Parade are just some of the activities planned. Monthly sales and merchandise available at Harbor Village boutiques as well as seaside themed cocktails at waterfront restaurants.
For a downloadable version of Mermaid Offers, please CLICK HERE!
Mermaid Meet & Greets
Take a free photo with a live mermaid! The Mermaid Meet & Greets will be (weather pending):
- Saturday, March 9 | 1pm to 4pm
- Saturday, March 23 | 1pm to 4pm
- Saturday, March 30 | 1pm to 4pm
Special complimentary craft stations will be available at each of the Meet & Greets (while supplies last) as well as live entertainment at Harbor Village.
You can expect face painting, selfie stations, exotic birds, scavengers hunts, giveaways & more!
On March 30th, come make a splash with paper crafting enthusiast and instructor, The Crafting Mermaid. Stop by her table and create your very own giftable mermaid themed greeting card! Be sure to grab her latest calendar of events!
Join in the fun! Mermaid attire is encouraged all month long and especially on March 23rd for the Mermaid Parade! Dress up in your sea-themed or mermaid attire and join in our participatory people’s parade. The annual Mermaid/Merman Parade around the Village on Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM. Meet at the Kelp Corridor (near Village Carousel & Arcade and Coffee Dock & Post).
Coastal Mermaid Treasure Hunting
Ventura Harbor Village’s 16 coastal boutiques all feature wonderful ocean-inspired wear, accessories, art, or décor. Channel your inner- mermaid for specials and sales during March is Mermaid Month.
Barefoot Boutique features a BOGO 50% off mermaid inspired graphic tees
Ventura Swimwear, a free mermaid gift for every purchase $50 or more (while supplies last)
Lost In Socks stocks mermaid and ocean –inspired socks 365 days year-round and in March buy two pairs of socks and customers can pull from the discount jar for an immediate savings
Ventura Dive & Sport offering under the sea dive lessons and gear to experience the ocean-underworld, will hand out free mermaid stickers, note pads, and candy (while supplies last) during the month of March – swim in for a visit
Mermaid Gallery – an homage to all things mermaid features local mermaid artwork to make any girls room fabulously mermaidy and with each purchase over $20 customers get a free starfish; Mermaid Gallery is stocking the store with new mermaid dolls and mermaid handmade blankets
Treasure Cove 10% off all merchandise featuring mermaids from brass statuettes, to jewelry to magnets and more
Casa De Regalos in the month of March is getting ready to move to their new location in the Village with special sale prices on all t-shirts and sweatshirts for all ages, as well as women’s dresses, Old Guys Rule t-shirts, and the must-have Hawaiian print classic shirts
Ventura Potter’s Guild Gallery boosts colorful pieces of handmade ceramics for any ocean, sea or mermaid lover-over 200 + wonderful original pieces!
Ventura Potters Guild Gallery, live ceramist demonstration Saturday, March 23, 12-5pm with artist Hannah Lee Fench
Artist Tina O’Brien of Mermaid Gallery free Saturday Art Demos during mermaid scheduled Meet & Greets, 1-4pm on Saturdays March 9, 23 & 30.
Mermaid Activities & Happenings
Each Wednesday in March make a mermaid inspired sea glass necklace in store at Barefoot Boutique
Mermaid Gallery Kids coloring activity table on weekends from 1-4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Dress up as a Mermaid or Merman and get 15 minutes Over Time on any rental at Ventura Boat Rentals
On March 23rd The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood will have free Belly Dancing Lessons from 1-4pm.
Take a Harbor Tour with Ventura Boat Rentals on March 23rd at 4pm! from $6 kids to $12 adults
The Ultimate Escape Rooms: Mermaids Curse Room: Book & Play to Escape Mondays-Thursdays in March for only $20/person. Use Promo Code: MERMAIDMONTH
Sweet MER-MAZING Treats
Coastal Cone features the famous Fish cones transformed into Mermaid cones (with colorful sprinkles of course) and introducing Mermaid Soft Serve ice cream infused with birthday cake topped with fairy sprinkles. For additional refreshment Coastal Cone is offering Dole Pineapple Mermaid Floats – world famous pineapple whip paired with blue raspberry juice and all month long will feature the Mermaid’s Dream Sundae – sweet potato Ube twisted with mermaid cake soft serve, pound cake bites, hot fudge, whip cream topped with fairy sprinkles
Culinary SEA-sonal Offerings
Seaside EATS are part of the mer-mazing month-long promotion with the waterfront walk-up The Parlor servin’ up Sea Dogs. The mermaid’s favorite hot dog made of gooey melted cheddar cheese with bacon bits or a Merman’s Fish Burger with mouthwatering deep fried Alaskan cod on a brioche bun with the works. Top it all off with the Sea Monster Oreo Shake: Mermaid soft serve with tons of Oreo bits.
Margarita Villa will have a limited time Mermaid Menu featuring Ariel’s Blue Hawaiian Cocktail, Triton’s Calamari Feast, and for the little ones, try Flounders Organic Prickly Pear Lemonade!
The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood will have a Fish & Chips BOGO Special – Buy one get one fish & chips, get one free from 11-4pm on March 23rd.
Drink like a mermaid at Le Petit Cafe & Bakery – Get 1 free glass of house wine with the purchase of an entree – in house only during the month of March.
Harbor Cove Café just a few minute walk from Harbor Village next to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, presents an Aquaman adult Cocktail for the March Month featuring Soju Gin, Lemon, Blue Curacao and Soda. ($8.50) Pick up a mermaid or merman special Cod Sandwich w/ fries or combine with the Aquaman Cocktail for only $20.
Dive on into 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese for Mermaid Trivia Night every Wednesday in March from, 6 – 8pm! Enjoy a Mermaid Red Licorice cocktail during the Splash-Happy Hour from 3-6pm
Ventura Harbor has over 150 Mermaid themed items found in various shops throughout Ventura Harbor Village. Click HERE to browse through a photo gallery of some our favorite Mermaid Merchandise!
Mermaid month is just getting started, so be sure to check this page regularly, as more fun is being added daily including mermaid crafts for kids and adults!
And with this, we leave you with some wise advice from a Mermaid:
~Get your tail to the beach
~Be Shore of yourself
~Catch a Sea Breeze
~Avoid Pier Pressure
~Always Sea Life’s Beauty
~Come out of your Shell
~Take Time to Coast
- Date March 1 - 31