Monday, April 8, 2019

2019 Pirate & Mermaid Extravaganza Photo Album

April 6, 2019 ~ What a Fun Day! 
Here are a Few Highlights from the Day.

Find the entire Photo Album from InFocus Photo Studio at:  
(Thank you Manny & Grethel!)

*A few pictures are courtesy of Russ Black, 
Tony Ballesteros, Linda Plante and Barb Rock.

The City Marching Band

Los Ponchos . . . Always Great & Always a Crowd Pleaser

The Crowd enjoying the Music

The park has great trees and shade on this side!

Then, just for fun we sorta 
"kidnapped" Melissa (from the SOB Festival) 

. . . and we held her for ransom in Mermaid Jail until her "knight in shining armor" 
came to her rescue and played us a song to gain her release. 
Good sports, these guys!  

We didn't keep her jailed up for tooo long...
Paulani Dancers . . .  The Pirates!
Paulani Dancers . . . The Mermaids

Relaxing in a shaded and grassy park.... kinda cool!
Judges for our Costume Contest
The "Kids" Pirate Contest
That littlest one always captures our hearts.

"Kid's" Mermaid Contest. Such creative hand made outfits!

 The attentive Audience. (Anticipation)

Here come the Pirates....

A few more....
And, a few more.
The Adult Mermaid Costume Contest 

First time we had a Merman in attendance. 

Our artist's and craft vendors are what the 
Mermaid's Market is all about! 
 Thank You to all of the local and visiting artist's who 
are willing to set up at the Mermaid's Markets month after month.
It is a lot of work and we truly appreciate it! 
For this season's April "finale" market, we had about 34 artists joining us. 
We don't have photos of everyone...
But, here are a just a few. 



Amazing Food vendors bringing us 
Cajun & New Orleans Specialties
Most of the Satisfied Frog Crew
The BBQ House Crew
To the Pirate Crew behind the BAR!  

Linda, Shayna and their Crew


Thank you again to all of the 
Sponsors and Supporters of this event!

"That's a Wrap!"
We are so pleased that the Mermaid's Market 
completed a successful 7th season. 
Stayed tuned for any special summer events!
And, we will see you in October! 

Here is the Photo Album from InFocus Photo Studio at:  
(Thank you Manny & Grethel!)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 6th A few Final Details.

Schedule of Events for this Saturday's 
Pirate & Mermaid Extravaganza 
APRIL 6th, 2019   10 to 3.

This Year we have Great Support 
from the Local Community!
Here is our banner showing Sponsors.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Pirates and Mermaids 2019


Wow! Time flies. 
The Mermaid’s Market is in its 7th season! 
It seems like just a few days ago it was October and we were anxiously waiting for the construction workers to be finished working in the main section of the Shrimp Park! 
And, now we have been enjoying the remodeled park for several months!

The market has become known as a great spot to find unique & eclectic ‘mermaid treasures’ (including gifts, clothing, candy, home decor, paintings, photographs and more.) Thus, making the 1st and 3rd Saturdays a fun, one-of-kind shopping day! 

Each year, we welcome a few new vendors. The BBQ House Restaurant has become a regular landmark at the park this season! It is fantastic to have delicious barbecue lunches available right next to the Mermaid’s Lounge – where you can also grab a beer, Mermaid Margarita or Bloody Maria. We also have other new regular vendors (who we call “mermaids”) offering artisan coffee, candy, baked items, jewelry and more.   

On the first Saturday of February we joined efforts with the Local Rotary Club and co-hosted the 2nd Annual Fishbowl Seafood Fest. This Rotary fund-raiser brought almost 20 restaurants plus over 25 arts & crafts vendors to the park! After an early morning rain “drizzle” we ended up having a fantastic sun-filled day of food, music, art and fun.

As spring is arriving, we are looking towards April and making plans for our season finale! Last year with an unusually early Semana Santa week and an equally early visit from the Oaxaca Arts & Crafts merchants, our annual Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza was forced to take a hiatus.  

However, 2019 will see the return of the Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza, bringing the musicand tastes of a New Orleans Cajun party to Peñasco - with pirates and mermaids galore! We will have live music & entertainment throughout the day along with food & drinks specials!

The Mermaids invite everyone to join the fun by dressing up as a Pirate or a Mermaid.  
 Once again, the costume contest will present Cash (whoo-hoo!) and Prizes 
for the best costumes in 4 categories: Adult and Child Pirate & Adult and Child Mermaid.

We have a few more surprises planned! 
Enjoy the day with a whole crew of Pirates and Mermaids! 
So…April 6, 2019 - it’s a date, right?

A Few More Details

Food & Drinks
Satisfied Frog serving Delicious Cajun Specialties
BBQ House serving up their tasty BBQ 
Ricardo's Cafe (artisan coffee) 
Mermaid's Lounge... with Mermaid's Margarita 
plus straight outta New Orleans Hurricanes  

The City of Penasco Marching Band
Los Poncho
Paulani Dance group

Penasco Recreation 
Rocky Point 360
Satisfied Frog 

Get involved: be a Vendor or Sponsor

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Spring 2019

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We have a few more Mermaid's Markets coming up 
before our grand finale of the 2018/2019 Season. 
Mark your calendar for all of these dates! 

February 16th, 2019 
March 2nd, 2019 
March 16th, 2019 

and... April 6th, 2019 
We will be adding more details soon! 
For now.... start working on your costume! 

Cash Prizes for 1st Place in 4 categories:
Adult PIRATE Costume 
 Child PIRATE Costume 
Adult MERMAID Costume
Child MERMAID Costume

* also, prizes for 2nd place in each category.