Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza
Mudbugs, shrimp, crawfish, jambalaya, etouffee,
andouille and gumbo, cajun, creole and zydeco, French Quarter, Big Easy,
pralines and beignets. . .
Words that evoke a sense of New Orleans. A city that entices many a
traveler, yet sits over 1600 miles away from here!
On April 2nd, the Pirate and Mermaid
Extravaganza bring the tastes of a New Orleans Cajun party to Peñasco with
pirates and mermaids galore.
The Mermaid’s Market is in its 4th year and has
become known as a local marketplace to find unique and eclectic ‘mermaid
treasures’. . . gifts, clothing, candy, home decor, paintings, photographs and
more. Each 1st and 3rd Saturday (during the months of October through
April) you can find ‘mermaids’ selling their wares at the Shrimp Park
in the center of Rocky Point.
As part of its spring events, the Mermaid’s
Market will present the 3rd Annual Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza with
fantastic food and drink, arts and crafts along with great music. This has
become a popular event! This year, it is scheduled early in April with the hope
that even more of our winter visitor friends will still be in town to enjoy the
Back by popular demand is the phenomenal music
of San Diego’s
favorite zydeco band, Bayou Brothers. Playing both Cajun and Zydeco, the Bayou
Brothers’ sound is straight out of Louisiana's
bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils! Their endless enthusiasm always
promises to deliver a rousing, rollicking, foot stompin' musical gumbo you will
not soon forget! Their performances will be a highlight of the Pirate and
Mermaid Extravaganza (presented by Penasco Recreation).
Get your first taste early in the day as the band plays a set at the park. Then
join us for a fantastic evening presentation at Banditos! The evening show will
begin early at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at both Mermaid’s
Markets in March. Winners of the San Diego Blues Festival, you will not want to
miss the Bayou Brothers. You just cannot keep your feet still when you hear
highlight will be the delicious Tastes of Louisiana from the Satisfied Frog
Restaurant served up all day at the park! These Pirate and Mermaid cooks will
be dishing up seafood and chicken and sausage gumbo, featuring their own hand-crafted
Cajun andouille sausage served in a bowl with rice and garnished with chopped
Always a huge draw, they will also have a Rocky
Point Shrimp Boil with corn, new potatoes and whole heads of shrimp, boiled
with garlic. With Crazy Ed's Original Chili Beer Hot sauce and Louisiana Hot
Sauce on hand to kick things up a few notches for those who like it hot.
So . . . The Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza – A New Orleans Cajun Party. Now, doesn’t it just
sound like fun? Besides the Mermaid's "treasures" that you normally
find at the Mermaid's Market, we will have additional vendors on-site along
with a Beer Garden
for Fun drinks (Blue Mermaid Margaritas or New Orleans style Hurricanes).
We will have our returning Mermaid, Michelina on
site selling mermaid tails in case you need to get in the mood! The Costume contests for adults and children
returns. This year, the winners will win CASH and Prizes. “Whoo-hoo!” So, dress
as a Pirate or a Mermaid.
Academy has promised us a
pirate dance presentation. All in all, it will be a great day to eat, drink,
shop, dance, dress-up, and pretend. . .to just be a kid at heart. The date is
April, 2nd - Mark your calendar!
Vendor spaces available.
we have 5 "Friends of the Mermaids" available.
This is an All-Day package for 2 people. ($150 US)
- 2 VIP tickets for
- Friday Night Meet the Band
- 1 Spot as a Judge for the
Costume contest at the park
- VIP Seating at the Park all day
- 6 Drink tickets for at the park
- 2 Cajun lunch tickets at the
"Balcony" seating at Banditos $30 US each
Tickets for Banditos will be $10 US each
Contact Russ or Naomi at 638-388-5004 or