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Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Coney Island Mermaid
Parade Fast Facts

When : Saturday, June 17, 2017 1PM - 5PM, rain or shine

Parade Route: West 21st St. and Surf Ave., to West 10th St. to the Boardwalk. Parade ends at Steeplechase Plaza.

Directions : D, F, N or Q subway to Stillwell Ave.

Come join the fun at the Mermaid Parade of Coney Island -- an annual, ocean-themed parade that takes place each June "down by the beautiful sea" -- at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

The event is meant, in part, to celebrate the beginning of summer so the Mermaid Parade typically takes place on a weekend closest to the beginning of summer solstice on the third Saturday in June.

This year, the landmark 35th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Later that evening, also watch for the traditional Mermaid Parade Ball -- "the official after-party" of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade -- held at nearby MCU Park on Surf Avenue from 6PM onwards!


All about the Coney Island Mermaid Parade


The Mermaid Parade was first held in 1983, and has been an integral part of Coney Island life ever since.

There are often thousands of parade participants, and thousands more spectators who come to snap pictures and take in the parade.

Along with kicking off the summer, the Mermaid Parade also continues the tradition of Mardi Gras-like events that were often held on Coney Island in the first half of the 20th century.

Like the most raucous Fat Tuesday events found in New Orleans, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade features racy costumes, silly antics, and one of the most festive party atmospheres East of the Mississippi!


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Artistic self expression is also a highly encouraged part of the parade, and Mermaid Parade observers are likely to see pirates, wenches, mermaids, mermen, and a wide variety of other mythical sea creatures. The Mermaid Parade also features local celebrities who take on the coveted roles of King Neptune and a Queen Mermaid each year.

Although the organizers say otherwise, it might be best to leave the younger kids home - your call -- but definitely bring the camera!

Have fun!

also see in New York Travel -> Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

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More about the Coney Island Mermaid Parade around the Web:


Coney Island Mermaid Parade - The official site, with complete information on this year's festivities including FAQ, directions, photo gallery.

Coney Island Mermaid Parade - Wikipedia - Complete overview including a detailed history and background information, photos, related references and resources.

 

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