Channel your inner mermaid and take in all things Mermaid during Ventura Harbor Village’s 6th Annual March Mermaid Month, a mer-mazing salute that honors the mystical aquatic creatures of the sea.
With Spring right around the corner, now is the ideal time to visit, as the Ventura Harbor Village kicks off this annual promotion with a month-long myriad of re-imagined activities. These activities include a Wave to Mermaid Christen from 11am-2pm, Mermaid Scavenger Hunt, and a Mermaid Selfie Station. Mermaids and merman of all ages can enjoy special seaside offerings including themed mermaid/man merchandise, original artwork, eats and treats, fresh seafood and savory fish offerings from Ventura Harbor Villages top seafood restaurants, and a host of month-long specials from locally owned retailers and attractions.
From dawn to dusk, visitors can dive in and experience a special art installed mermaid photo booth, a MUST SEA mermaid moment that comes to life with a seashell art with colorful seashells on Ventura Harbor Village’s Promenade where visitors can take sparkly photos and also chalk artists, a mermaid wave, bubbles, and more!
Outdoors at scenic Ventura Harbor Village, shoppers can purchase a dazzling array of more than 150 mermaid-themed items that include artwork, pottery, nautical finds, coastal décor, ocean-inspired apparel and accessories. What’s more Ventura Harbor Village’s bars and restaurants are serving up culinary “sea-sonal” cocktails, delicious freshly caught seafood, sweet treats of ice cream, chocolates and cupcakes, and tons of waterfront patio dining options!
Here’s a glistening lineup of what’s on tap: Mermaid merchandise and original artwork can be found at Barefoot Boutique, Ventura Pottery Gallery, Lemon & Lei, Treasure Cove, Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts, Casa de Regalos, Hats Unlimited, Hair Extensions by Shirley, and Anja’s Boutique and more! Plus, mermaid month specials, sales, and gifts with purchases at Lost in Socks, Ventura Swimwear, Top This Chocolate, Sugar Lab Bake Shop, The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood, and Frenchies Modern Nail Salon. Ventura Harbor Village’s own Mermaid Gallery, will personalize artist Tina O’ Brien’s sea-themed artwork for the month of March, and Ventura Pottery Gallery is featuring a special month-long exhibit entitled Treasures from the Sea, with ceramic items for purchase. Sustainable seafood market Wild Local Seafood Co, invites customers to shown in the conversation and share their favorite homemade seafood recipe for a chance win a $50 gift card for sustainable fresh catch.
If getting time on the water is what you crave for Mermaid Month to perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive mermaid/merman tail, then plan a Whale Watching excursion with Islands Packers or rent one of the new Swan Peddle Boats for a magical glide in the Ventura Harbor with Ventura Boat Rentals. Sign up for a dive class with Ventura Dive & Sport or stop in to view their fun mermaid décor and dive merchandise. March is the start of sportfishing season at Ventura Harbor, book a memorable experience for all ages with Ventura Sportfishing.