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 deep sea abyss, make seaweed slime, enjoy pirate trivia with a real pirate! Many activities – provided by Mangrove School of Sarasota, Mote Marine Aquarium, Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Lemur Conservation Foundation, Rethinking Plastic Sarasota, The Players Centre for Performing Arts, The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company.
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.
Journey through the Deep Sea Abyss is a unique sensory delighting maze of intrigue! Younger children require a parent escort. Maximum of three in a party. In our 1st grade 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. Located near our garden. FREE!
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 just beyond the courtyard near the gazebo. 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 2/3rd 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. 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!
Other giveaways and free activities provided by:
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Longboat Key Turtle Watch
Lemur Conservation Foundation
The Players Centre for Performing Arts
The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
The Child Protection Center
Sarasota Contemporary Dance
Rethinking Plastic Sarasota
Vendors welcome, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Compatible 501 c 3 organizations are free, email to register
Please email email@example.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.
We hope to see you there!