Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A Huge Thank You... and a few photos.



Photos courtesy of: 

Tony Ballesteros and Barb Rock

Our 10 year anniversary mural by Ariel 

             Our Special Guests: The Bad Cactus Brass Band 

Pualani Dancers

Cultivarte Afrika Drummers

Always a variety of food, drinks and artisanal specialities ♡ 

Just a handful of our almost 50 vendors. 

From all of us (Pirates and Mermaids) 


Mermaid's Market! 

Hope you Have a grand summer!

And, see you in the fall! 
Join us for Season 11.
Tentative first Market Date:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 28: Pirate & Mermaid Fiesta 2022

We Welcome you! 
And, these great Sponsor Welcome you! 
And over 40 artists and craftsmen Welcome you!  
Saturday, May 28th  ~  10 to 3


Saturday, May 21, 2022

May 28th: Pirate & Mermaid Season Finale Party

The Pirate & Mermaid Fiesta is our once a year "finale Party" for the Mermaid's Market (Rocky Point's well-known Open Air Arts & Crafts Market.)

We are happy to introduce to you a fantastically fun band from Phoenix: the Bad Cactus Brass Band who will be our special guests. Performing thru-out the day, along with other entertainment scheduled from 10 to 3. 

Don't miss local young dancers scheduled to perform for us at 1 pm.

Come shop around. Then, find a seat in the shade and enjoy the day.

We encourage you to slip on your Best Pirate or Mermaid themed outfit! Stop by the bar and show us your costume (or outfit) to win great prizes!

This season finale is our New Orleans party, so the bar will feature New Orleans style Hurricanes - along with our signature Mermaid Margaritas, Bloody Maria's and your choice of beer.

As always, enjoy your favorite BBQ or tamales along with other artisanal and delicious offerings!

With 30+ arts and craft vendors joining the Mermaid's Market, you can find literally 1000's of handmade and unique treasures! Something for every Pirate, Mermaid . . . or any other earthling.

Shop Local and Support Small Business, Handmade Art, Local Artists and Rocky Point's Entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

10th Season Finale: Pirate and Mermaid Fiesta

After a brief break in April, 
there are two Mermaid's Market scheduled for the month of May. 
The first one will be on Saturday, May 7th.

We are happy to announce that the second market in May will be 
our Season Finale Party of the 10th season of the Mermaid's Market. 
The "Pirate and Mermaid Fiesta" will be on the Saturday 
of Memorial Day Weekend: May 28th, 2022.

NOTE: This is the 4th Saturday of May

As readers may remember, the first Mermaid's Market was in December of 2012. By the end of our 2nd season in April of 2014, we had introduced a New Orleans-style Pirate and Mermaid party as the last event of the season. Back in 2014, we had no restaurant vendors and no bar. So, this was the first time we requested a food and alcohol permit from the city administration. We received permission and had a fantastic first Finale Party - including food, music - and we served our first ever Mermaid Margaritas!

The following year, we decided to add live music to the Finale Party. Ever since, we have invited a variety of musicians and entertainers - always keeping with our New Orleans, Pirates and Mermaids theme.

Now, a quick diversion back to 2011 and another memory: The Jazz Festival at Penasco del Sol (was it called Plaza Las Glorias back then?)... well, the point is that in the fall of 2011, they held a Jazz Fest and we were introduced to the super cool and funky sound of the Bad Cactus Brass Band. Soon after that, in 2012 the New Times named them Phoenix’s "best traditional New Orleans brass band."

All these years later, we've caught up with them again!

Their website (www.badcactusbrass.com) concludes by asking, "Is your event unusual enough to pique our interest?"

Hmmm, of course I had to ask! 

. . . and, we are so happy to announce they will be our special guests at this year's Pirate and Mermaid Fiesta. This 8-piece band from Phoenix - the Bad Cactus Brass Band - will be entertaining us with 3 sets of music throughout the day. Their fun, upbeat sound will be sure to get you up on your feet! 

In addition, the Paulani dancers (polynesian/Hawaiian dancers) and the Cultivarte group with their African-style drums & dance will be entertaining us.

Of course, our 30+ "mermaid" arts and crafts vendors - including artists, painters, photographers, designers and artisans - will have new and unique treasures for you to discover and enjoy!

In the spirit of New Orleans fun, the "Mermaid's Lounge" bar will be serving up traditional New Orleans-style Hurricanes - in addition to our signature Mermaid Margaritas and ice cold beer. We have great lunch choices! El Menche Tamales, Rocky BBQ House with their famous ribs and pork, and other artisanal delights.

As has been true for all 10 seasons, we work with the local administration to present these events for our community. The Mermaid's Market benefits the local DIF organization, which gives assistance to local vulnerable families and children.

Add to the fun of the day and dress up as a Pirate or Mermaid!

Come by the bar, show us your costume to win great prizes!


Don't miss this Season Finale Party!

See you there.




Saturday, February 26, 2022

2022 Video:

Mermaid's Market Morning

 The Mermaids get started early...setting up the open air
Arts and Crafts Market in Rocky Point, Mexico. 

The Mermaid's Market will be completing its 10th season this spring 
with just 5 more events (as of the 1st of March)! 
Our March schedule remains as always, 
the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. 

However, as we move into April and May our schedule changes
 to reflect a break for the Semana Santa holiday 
and the extension of the market into the month of May. 

In 2021, the Mermaid's Market finale was held 
on Memorial Day weekend and it was a success 
with many vendors and visitors alike enjoying 
the slightly longer season! 

Our Pirate and Mermaid Party has been a fun 
end-of-the-season party for many years now! 
For 2022, we will break the "1st and 3rd Saturday" tradition
and hold our finale on the fourth Saturday of the month: 
Saturday, May 28th. 

Mark your calendar now and be sure to join us!