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 through a sunken ship, make sea inspired crafts, enjoy pirate trivia with a real pirate! Many activities – provided by Mangrove School of Sarasota as well as many other local non-profits!

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

Delicious Faire Food + Live music and Entertainment too!

A variety of organic selections – including gluten free and vegan options.

Sunken Ship is a unique sensory delight of intrigue! Younger children require a parent escort. Maximum of three in a party. In our Nursery classroom. 4 tickets

Jellyfish Relaxation Squishies – Make your own squishy to take home and enjoy – 4 tickets

Ocean in a bottle – Make your own sparkling ocean in a bottle! – 3 tickets

Neptune’s Challenge – Are you up to the task? Various creative tests encourage curiousity about our underwater world.  FREE!

Sailor’s Silk Dyeing – Dye an infinity scarf or play silk (Ticket prices varies with size chosen)

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 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 across from our bathrooms. 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. 4 tickets.

Painted Sea Horse: Transform yourself with an artist’s touch and a bit of sparkle. Henna or traditional face paint designs. 2 – 5 tickets.

Jump Rope Making – Make your own rope! 8 tickets

Tickets are $1 each at the admissions booth day of, or less if a VIP card is purchased in advance of the Faire. All proceeds are a tax deductible donation, and support Mangrove’s mission to nurture children through nature!

Gift cards avaiable for purchase here paypal.me/mangroveschool!

This festival is also a zero waste event, and highlights the many conservation organizations in our area, each providing more information on how you can help protect this gorgeous area, in a fun, hands-on way

Vendors welcome, please email mangrovesarasota@gmail.com for details. Compatible 501 c 3 organizations are free, email to register

Please email mangrovesarasota@gmail.com if you are interested in being a Mermaid Faire sponsor!

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.

Artwork by S. Benoit

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