Key West Mermaid Festival 


Schedule of Events

*Due to certain restrictions within the City, there will not be a parade during this year's Festival. 

Thursday July 1st

Meet The Mermaids

At Havana Cabana

Free Event

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Meet us under the tiki hut for our island kick-off event, Meet The Mermaids! Make some mermaid memories with the 2021 Key West Mermaid Festival Pod. Be "shore" to grab a shell-fie with your favorite mermaids! 

Swim with The Mermaids

At Havana Cabana

Free Event

Purchase tickets to Swim*

12:30 am - 2:30 pm

You'll get to share a magical mermaid encounter with a professional mermaid! Learn mermaid sea-crets and swim with your favorite mermaids in the island's very own mermaid lagoon, Havana Cabana. 

MerMingle Open Swim

At Havana Cabana

Free Event

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Dive in for an Open Swim pool party! Tails will be available to purchase under the tiki, or bring your own!


Cake Decorating Contest

At The Key West Aquarium

Ticketed Event*

6 pm-8 pm

Enter the realm of the deep as you are greeted by King Neptune himself. Meet the mermaids, and let's all eat cake by the ocean!  To highlight the men who support the mermaids, we created an event just for our MerAnglers; a cake decorating contest judged by the MerAnglers themselves! Come meet King Neptune in his   This two hour evening event includes after-hours access to the famous Key West Aquarium in the Historic Seaport District of Key West. 

Friday July 2nd

Breakfast with The Mermaids

At Southernmost Beach Resort

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ticketed Event*

Join us seaside for a mer-velous breakfast, including drink specials, face painting by Reef Relief, a Mini Photo shoot opportunity with Brandee Anthony of Vero Beach Mermaid (see Workshops), mermaid entertainment, face painting, and so much more.  There will be two different seating times (waves) see below:

First wave: 8:00-9:30 AM

Second wave: 9:30-11:00 AM

Swim With Mermaids

At Barbary Beach House

Free Event!

Purchase ticket to Swim!*

12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm

Following breakfast, our 'Swim with Mermaids' event is free, at the Barbary Beach House from the hours of 11am-1pm. Bring your tails, pfd's, and mermaid spirits! Enjoy swimming, and sunbathing with mer-folk at one of the island's most luxurious pools.


Fin-tastic food and drinks available on the veranda.

'Blue Party' Pool Party

At Barbary Beach House 

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Benefit for Reef Relief

Ticketed Event*

Come in your favorite hue of ocean blue, and dance to the tunes of the best DJ in all of the seven seas. Enjoy food and drink specials, mermaids dressed up in their land legs while others lounge in tails by the pool. Enjoying the July sky light up with a fin-tastic electric blue light show. This event is shore to be a splashing evening! 

A $10.00 ticket purchase online - a portion of your ticket will be donated to Reef Relief. Please see "Tickets" Page to purchase.

Saturday July 3rd

'Salty Saturday'

At the Barbary Beach House

11am - 5pm

Free Event

Cool down in the lobby for an ocean of mermaid vendors selling their hand-made Who-zits and Whats-its Galore! There will be educational info on mermaid and swim safety, ocean conservation, authentic Shipwreck Treasures and coin jewelry, plenty of shell-fies with Mermaids and King Neptune, fin-tastic food, and drink specials on the veranda. Fun for all ages!  

"Mermaid Cock-Tail Party"

At Shots and Giggles

7pm - 9pm  (adults only)

Free event 

Some of the drink proceeds will go to Reef Relief as you buy one, and get one free. This is a free event and we will be offering a special "Mermaid Water" drink to all those who are wearing or show up showing their mermaid spirit! 


*This a one time buy one get one free on the first round*. Please drink responsibly. 

Sunday July 4th

Sunday Funday with The Mermaids

Lagerheads Beach Bar

with live music from: 

B-man & mi Shell

Free Event

Must purchase ticket to swim with mermaids*


Join us on the 4th of July for a Splish Splashing great time! Join us for an afternoon at Lagerheads Beach Bar, the cutest little beach bar at the end of Duval Street! Sunday Funday is your chance to swim in the open ocean with your favorite mermaids. This shallow beach is perfect for sandcastle building, or relaxing in the Key West sunshine. Be sure to visit this pocket beach for a famous Key West sunset!

Check out the band here:



No evening events scheduled,

Happy Fourth of July!

Monday July 5

Swim with The Mermaids

At Havana Cabana Resort Pool

Free event

Must purchase ticket to swim with mermaids*


'Swim with Mermaids' once again at Havana Cabana from 10am-6pm. Have a fun-filled Mermaid Monday with us as we swim and lounge around the largest pool on the island!