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June 14 - June 15
South Haven, Michigan is well-loved for its watery location on the shores of Lake Michigan. A prime destination for those with a passion for water sports, beach-hopping or simply soaking up the scenic views the preservation of all that’s most adored about South Haven stays top of mind when June rolls around. The Mermaid Megafest is a three-day city-wide event that celebrates what’s wonderful about South Haven’s shoreline location while simultaneously raising money to protect these all-important waterways from future damage.
About Mermaid Megafest
Mermaid Megafest is held June 14th through the 16th and requires nothing more of guests than to come in their best mermaid-themed costume and have an amazing time raising money for a worthy and watery cause. Open to adults and kids alike, Mermaid Megafest may be themed around sirens of the seas, but it’s not uncommon to witness many participants dressed like pirates and sailors too! The overall goal of the festival is to bring waterfront awareness into the spotlight. Lake Michigan and surrounding similar bodies of water face their own set of ecological challenges that must be met head-on if locals and visitors are to enjoy these precious natural features for years to come. The event encourages guests to donate to this worthy cause over the course of the 3-day festival.
What to Expect
While many participants will be dressed in their mermaid best, don’t be surprised to run into throngs of professional mermaids at this event as well! Career mermaids that make a living performing across the globe alongside dolphins, whales and even sharks head towards South Haven to perform a variety of shows during Mermaid Megafest. These underwater wonders make for a delightful performance and are willing to answer the questions of any aspiring future mermaids as well. Beyond the magical mermaid performances, guests will enjoy a variety of vendors offering up delicious bites for sit-down or take away enjoyment. Additionally, the festival is packed with a live-music lineup that’s made to impress. Kids activities, arts, crafts and exhibits make this one of the most informative, imaginative and fun festivals that South Haven hosts annually. From flotillas to conference-style gatherings, Mermaid Megafest truly has something for everyone. In 2018, Mermaid Megafest participants extraordinarily broke the Guinness World Record for most mermaids on the beach at one time. There’s no limit to the record-breaking possibilities 2019 could hold for mermaid hopefuls. Make sure to carve out time in the calendar for a June trip to South Haven when Mermaid Megafest takes over the entirety of Casco township.
A Magical Getaway to South Haven
When Mermaid Megafest is in town, make sure you’re booked into a beautiful beachfront vacation rental with Beachwalk Properties. Our team of professionals will make sure you’re in a charming home that fits all your vacation expectations. Contact us today to start planning your magical getaway to South Haven.