Return of the Mermaids is a Monsoon Celebration and Mermaid Festival in Downtown Tucson and Historic 4th Avenue in the heart of Tucson, AZ- August 11th-Save the date!
Dress up as though you live under the sea- Tucson is the sea STAR of the show!
Kid Friendly- kids are around! Keep it family friendly merfolks 🙂 After the parade things get racier- after 9pm things get more grown up, so keep that in mind when deciding when to take the kiddos home 🙂

There is a TON of stuff to choose from- the short version is 3-10pm the beach downtown is open (all the costume contests are at the Pirate Ship on the stage this year)
4th Avenue has a ton going on from performances and mermaids to afterparties after the beach closes.


The Pirate Ship [email protected] Beach Downtown Tucson
Site is open from 3pm-10pm

3pm-10pm Vendors and Makers Market opens with facepainting, costumes,local artists, and mermaid goods.
4pm Food Trucks!
5pm-10pm • Dj Clint and performances by
Soluna Belly Dance
PoiZen Fire Spinning
Brenna Bean
Kids Dance on stage
Lauren Malanga’s Mermaid Sirens
7pm Meet Tucson Mermaid Royalty Katy Gierlach and Kitty Katt McKinley
7:30pm Costume Contests for all ages with your host Frank! Powers as Captain Oblivious! Prizes from Fourth Avenue Merchants and every child participant gets a kids cone from Dairy Queen- Thanks Dairy Queen!!!
8:30pm- Merchildrens sidewalk Parade on Congress
Amazing Choreography inspired by afro-Brazilian Dance
Parade Spectacle by:
Tucson Circus Arts
9:30pm Mermaid Pageant (all sealife welcome!)
Hosted by Captain Oblivious and Mermaid Melodee
Judging by Tucson Royalty Queen Katy and King Kitty Katt

Sponsored by Fourth Avenue Merchants Association and our wonderful shops and restaurants on Historic 4th Avenue
2pm Tucson Improv Movement “Friends of Make Pretends”
Mermaid Show . Pregame the event with this fun interactive kids show!
$5 Admission 
3pm-2am • Bison Witches Luau on the back Patio!
3pm-till the glitter is gone… • Public Brewhouse Sparkle Special We will be rimming glasses with edible glitter for gorgeous glitter mer-inspired beers, and also offering discounts to people in mer-garb!
3-5pm-Magpies Pizza 3 to 5 one free kids meal for every $25 spent, plus a coloring party. Get your Official #thisistucson colorsheets with Mermaids schedule
3pm-7pm-Silver Sea Jewelry Mermaids ROCK! Mermaid/ocean inspired handpainted rocks are hidden on 4th Avenue-Show us you found one at Silver Sea and get a mermaid gift! Coloring Sheets and schedules here as well!
Glitter Tattoos with Lily Gabriel
3pm Rustic Candle Mermaid Art Installation
Handcrafted Shell candles, themed items
All day Raffles at Antigone Books
4pm-7pm- Haggerty Plaza with Mermaid Odette
Under the Sea Adventure!
316 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA)
Meet real Mermaid Odette in her beautiful grotto, mermaid Performance with Pirates 
Mermaid Kailee (brought to you by Silver Sea Jewelry)

5pm- Taco Sauce (garage Surf)

6pm- Lykiska Dance (tribal fusion dancing Mermaids)
5pm-9pm • Tucson Thrift LIVE AQUARIUM
Explore the live aquarium with Mermaid Michelina, and have your face painted by artists Serenity and Raven Stardust!
5pm • Boca Tacos Surf Party with Live Music by The Surf Broads
6pm- Pop Cycle Art Show- Mermaids
9pm-2am- Surly Wench Fineline Revisited Dark Sirens Dance Party with DJ Stubbie. Alternative Dark Wave, retro 80’s,90’s. Mermaid Themed drink menu 21+
10pm-2am • Cans Deli presents the Floor Polish Mermaid Dance Party 21+ Shake your tailfins (or learn to!)