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

The mermaid theme was chosen to represent our community's 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 & 18th

Seward Alaska - 2024

Friday May 17th

The Seward Mermaid Festival begins Friday with vendors and the Mermaid and Pirate Pub Crawl. This year's theme is Mermaid Luau. There will be a decorated booth contest. For $20 dollars you can enter the contest. Decorate your booth Hawaiian style. The winning booth will win a prize! All proceeds will be donated to: 

Saturday May 18th

Spend Saturday listening to live music, enjoying great food and shopping at our vendor booths. Don't forget to wear your best mermaid and pirate swag to participate in the costume contest!


The 2024 Band Line Up

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Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles

Loaded Karma
Wasabi Black
Gold Peak
Spit Shake
Randy Altermat

Hawaiian Theme

In Support of Lahaina's Recovery

The 2024 Seward Mermaid Festival theme is Hawaiian in support of Lahaina's recovery from the devastating fires. There will be costume and booth decoration contest. 


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What you need to know.

The Seward Mermaid Festival is a fun, festive, family event that brings people together on the shoreside of Seward Alaska. Use the links below to learn more about the scheduled events, what vendors need to do to participate, and where to stay. 

 Vendor Information

Complete the vendor application to be a part of the 2024 Seward Mermaid Festival.


Find places to stay or camp so you can stay for the entire weekend. 

Gallery & Swag

See pictures from previous years to get inspired to plan your 2024 costume. 


Seaside community members with a passion for the ocean, engagement, music, fun and creativity. These are the merfolk that bring you the Seward Mermaid Festival. The idea started with a ripple and now it comes in wonderful waves every spring. Click on their photos to learn more. 

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