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Seward Mermaid Festival

May 18, 19, 20, 2018 - 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 18th, 2018

Mermaid and Pirate Pub Crawl

2:00 p. m. - 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 19th, 2018 - Mermaid Festival in South Harbor Parking Lot

10 a.m. - Mermaid Festival vendors open

10 a.m. - Sailor’s Swap Meet at Sailing Inc.

11:00 a.m. Randy Altermatt at Main Stage

Noon - Rogues and Wenches at Main Stage
             Military Appreciation BBQ at Harbor Plaza

1:30 p.m. - Kaleido Dancers and Luna Dance Circle Belly Dancers

2:00 p.m. - Black Water Railroad Company at Main Stage

3:30 p.m. Costume Contest at Main Stage
                  Kaleido Dancers and Luna Dance Circle Belly Dancers

4:00 p.m. - Blessing of the Fleet at Seward Mariner’s Memorial
                      Boat Parade from Harbor entrance to Alaska Sea Life Center

4:15 p.m. - Hearts Gone South at Main Stage


12:30  - 1:00 - Just Add Vodka
1:15 - 1:45 - Rion Schmidt & Jim Ostrander
2:00 - 2:30 - David Schafer
2:45 - 3:15 - Chris Crain
3:30 - 4:00 - Gravel Bar House Band
4:15 - 4:45 - Beaumont Sugar
5:00 - 5:30 - Ponny November
5:45 - 6:00 - Asian-Victor Napoleon

Seward Flotilla Life Jacket Giveaway & Ready, Set Wear - Harbormaster Building

9:00 P.M. Official after party at The Pit Bar
10:00 P.M. Black Water Railroad Company at The Pit Bar

May 18th -  20th, 2018

City Wide Merchant Crawl - See website page next week for participating locations.


May 19th 10 a.m. - Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race
May 20th 1:00 p.m.  - Major Marine Mermaid Cruise


Seward Mermaid Festival

Pirate & Mermaid Pub Crawl

Seward Business & Merchant Crawl