Harbor salutes sirens of the sea and new signage

“Mermaid Parade” gives lovers of the sea a chance to dress up.

Channel your inner mermaid and rub fins with fellow merfolk – mermaids and mermen – as these mystical aquatic creatures take center stage at Ventura Harbor Village’s 5th Annual Mermaid Month spanning throughout the month of March with something for the entire family with themed events on March 21 from 1-4 p.m.

Capturing human imagination for ages, the word “mermaid” dates back to the 14th Century and it is goes without saying why the famous underwater sirens of the sea are celebrated worldwide.

Locals and visitors across all oceans can delve into discovery with a myriad of mermaid activities. Lovers of the sea can meet a live mermaid at the Harbor’s “Mermaid Meet & Greet” (March 21 from 1-4 p.m., take a photo with a live mermaid, listen to live entertainment, try a fun scavenger hunt, and get artistic at craft stations.

Visitors can engage in seaside selfie stations, and can catch the newest installation for a selfie inspiration with a 20-foot plus sign made of metal lettering announcing, “I (heart) the SEA” on Ventura Harbor Village’s Promenade.

Ventura Harbor Village’s annual “Mermaid Parade” on March 21 at 1 p.m. gives lovers of the sea a chance to dress up (and all month long) as their favorite sea-themed mermaid or merman and walk throughout the Village. Parade participants are requested to meet at the Kelp Corridor near the Village Arcade & Carousel for a 30-minute walking parade around Harbor Village that is complemented by oversized colorful flowers, banners, ribbons, and bubbles.

As part of the month-long festivities, visitors enjoy complimentary giveaways and special savings by select retailers and can browse the shops for coastal mermaid inspired treasures in a pedestrian-friendly coastal setting. Here shoppers can purchase a dazzling array of more than 150 mermaid-themed items that include artwork, pottery, nautical finds, coastal décor, ocean-inspired apparel and accessories. What’s more Ventura Harbor Village’s bars and restaurants are serving up culinary “sea-sonal” themed cocktails, delicious freshly caught seafood and Ventura Harbor Village welcomes locals and visitors from across all oceans!

To learn more about Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month, visit https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/march-is-mermaid-month-2020/

For visitor information, contact Ventura Harbor Village at 805-477-0470, online at www.VenturaHarborVillage.com. Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Dr. Post, share, and like #VenturaHarbor.

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