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Seward Mermaid Festival

May 17, 18, 19, 2019 - Seward, Alaska

The Seward Mermaid Festival was created by local business persons and citizens and in partnership with the Seward Harbor Opening Weekend, to celebrate rejuvenation, to develop a creative community impact and encourage local entrepreneurship.

The mermaid theme was chosen to represent our communities symbiotic relationship with the seas, oceans and waterways that we hold so close to our hearts. Additionally, her attributes and qualities are ones that we feel everyone in Seward strives toward: Strength, Ingenuity & Expression Of Self. 

We invite you to join us for three days of city-wide activities for the whole family! 

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May 17th, 2019

Mermaid and Pirate Pub Crawl

Early Vendor & Food Truck Openings

If you would like to list host bars and their entertainment it can be found on our Pub Crawl Page of the Mer Fest website.

May 18th, 2019 - Mermaid Festival in South Harbor Parking Lot

Mermaid Festival Vendors 10 am - 6 pm

Sailor’s Swap Meet at Sailing Inc.

-Musical Performances-

Mermaid Stage: 12-12:30 Randy Altermatt 12:45-1:30 Highway 9

1:45-3:15 Blackwater Railroad Co. 3:45-5:15 Queen Solomon

Anderson Windows Stage: 1-1:30 Fiona Rose 1:45-2:15 Just Add Vodka

2:30-3 Alexander Martinez 3:15-3:45 Fiona Rose

4-5 SAKtown Monks

May 17th -  19th, 2019 - City Wide Merchant Crawl


Major Marine Mermaid Cruise


Seward Mermaid Festival

Pirate & Mermaid Pub Crawl

Seward Business & Merchant Crawl




Major Marine tours

Join Major Marine Tours in celebrating the Seward Mermaid Festival on our Mermaid Festival Cruise on Sunday, May 19th! Explore the world of Alaska’s marine wildlife on this exclusive mermaid-themed Orca Quest Cruise. Embark from the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel on a 4 hour cruise in search of orca whales, and be on the lookout for a sighting of the rare Alaskan mermaid. You are encouraged to wear your favorite mermaid costume and partake in our mermaid-themed specialty cocktails.