We Welcome You To Our Mermaid Faire, Saturday January 25th, 1pm – 6pm

Please join us in celebrating the magic and wonder of childhood as well as honoring and learning more about our precious natural habitats and sealife here in Sarasota at our annual Mermaid Faire! Enjoy an enchanting day for the whole family, with activities, give aways, and entertainment for all to enjoy!

Travel through a captivating grotto to meet a mermaid, journey to a haunted ship, craft a squishy “jellyfish”, enjoy pirate trivia with a real pirate! Many activities – provided by Mangrove School of Sarasota, as well as other non-profit organizations!

Admission is free! Many free activities, too! Something for everyone!

Delicious Faire Food, Eco-Friendly Vendors + Live music and Entertainment too!
A variety of organic selections – including gluten free and vegan options.
Now a zero waste event, partnering with Sunshine Community Compost Please bring a reusable water bottle to be filled at our filtered water station – we will not have disposable water bottles for sale.

Jellyfish “relaxation balls” – Make your own squishy to take home and enjoy – 4 tickets

Ocean Necklace – Make your own sparkling ocean necklace! – 3 tickets

Sailor’s Silk Dyeing – play silks or infinity scarves – 7- 15 tickets

Pirate Trivia – Meet a pirate and test your knowledge of swash buckling and plank walking! FREE!

Magical Puppet Story – A captivating tale enjoyable for all ages – located in our kindergarten. 5 tickets per family.

Fishing for Treasure – Fish for treasure off of the Mangrove birdge – Located near the gazebo – 1 ticket.

Ship’s Light Candle Dipping – Create a beeswax candle in our garden area. Located near the kindergarten entrance. 3 tickets.

Mermaid’s Cove – Children will travel through an entrancing cave to reach the Mermaid’s grotto, where they will receive a handmade gift. Located in the 1/2nd grade classrooms. 5 tickets.

Haunted Pirate Ship is a unique sensory delighting maze of intrigue! Younger children require a parent escort. Maximum of three in a party. 4 tickets

Painted Seahorse: Transform yourself with an artist’s touch and a bit of sparkle. Mer-scales or traditional face paint designs. 5 – 10 tickets.

Bowline Jump Rope Making – Make your own rope, jump rope or lasso! 8 tickets

Recycled Art Gallery – FREE – Come see our creations and make one of your own for a community mural

Tickets are $1 each. All proceeds are a tax deductible donation, and support Mangrove’s mission to nurture children through nature!

Additional activities provided by:
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Longboat Key Turtle Watch
@thechildrensgardensarasota
@manasotafossilclub
Transition Sarasota
Outward Spiral

Please email mangrovesarasota@gmail.com if you are interested in being a Mermaid Faire vendor or sponsor! Free non-profit booths available!

Please join us for this family event, where children and adults alike can make beautiful, meaningful memories, and handmade items to gift or enjoy themselves, in a sensory friendly environment.

We hope to see you there!

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