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Upcoming Mermaid Conventions Around the USA


It’s nice to know you are not alone as a mermaid. People all over the country are buying tails and getting together for a fun swim. If you are looking to meet some new “mers” you might consider going to a mermaid convention close by!

Below is a list of mermaid conventions and events happening around the country this summer that you can sign up for!

Mermaid Megafest

South Haven, Michigan – June 15th -16th

Credit: Shannon Subers

For those northern mermaids, it’s been a long winter. Michigan is gorgeous in the summertime and has fresh water lakes to swim in. This works great for those mermaids who don’t like getting salt water in their eyes. Megafest’s focus is on preserving the aquatic ecosystem, and raising awareness for our underwater friends. This 3-day festival is also full of carnivals, vendors, night life parties (more for adults) and workshops. No matter your age, come to this family friendly event and meet some new mers in your area!

Check out more information here!

California Mermaid Convention

Sacramento, California – July 12th -14th

Credit: Shannon Subers

How about our West coast mermaids? This convention has been around for 5 years now and they know how to run a mermaid party! There is a cost for the main entrance, but several events are free to the public! Have you ever seen an underwater performance? Head to the Dive Bar and watch professional mermaids perform. Want to participate in some eco conservation efforts? Head out to the river clean up and spend some time cleaning up the beautiful rivers of California.

Check out more information here!

The Mermaid Convention

Ellicott City, Maryland on August 9th -11th

Our Northeastern mermaids are represented by the Mermaid Convention in the beautiful state of Maryland. This event focuses on ocean education and ocean preservation, as well as art. Immerse yourself in the arts, or watch your favorite mermaid movie and make some new friends in the area!

Check out more information here!


Greensboro, North Carolina – Aug 16th -18th

Credit: NC Mer-Mania

Need something a little further south, East Coasters? Check out North Carolina’s Mer-mania, a one-day indoor mermaid convention where dozens of mermaids come to meet and swim. It’s like living in a fantasy movie, where you can create your favorite character!

Check out more information here!

Mermaid FinFest

Fort Worth, Texas – August 29th -31st

Credit: Mermaid FinFest

How about a location right in the middle of the USA? The Texas mermaid scene is really growing and this is FinFest’s first year. This eco-friendly mermaid conference focuses on building yourself up as a mermaid, as well as building your business. No sequins or glitter allowed! These guys are all about saving the environment and want to start a wave in helping our oceans. This event is all outdoors, so bring your camping gear!

Check out more information here!

MerMagic Con

Manassas, VA – February 21st-23rd, 2020

Credit: Mike Wysocki

This newly organized event presented by Metro Merfolk, Circus Siren Pod, and Freedom Aquatic Center boasts a MEGA lineup of mermaid-themed excitement. Designed for all levels of mermaids and mermen, this 3-day event features enthralling classes and workshops, a spirited Mermaid Gala, and vendor hall full of mermaid wares “shore” to snag your attention.

Get more information here!

Find Your Pod with Mermaid Conventions

No matter where you live, it’s nice to know there are like-minded mers near you. If you need a fancy tail to go to mermaid conventions, check out Fin Fun’s new Atlantis line of tails with hip, back and ankle flukes to give you a more realistic fish look as you swim.

Author Bio

Molly is the owner of the blog Everything Mermaid and enjoys writing articles not only for her blog, but other mermaid and travel sites. She specializes in mermaid product reviews and discount codes and loves to interview professional mermaids around the world!

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  • Posted by Eden Appleby on May 27, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I wish there could be a MerMania in Chisago, Minnesota. Thats where I live.

  • Posted by Jenna Quick on May 29, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Is there a convention coming to Tulsa Oklahoma?

    • Posted by Brittany Muir on July 15, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Not that we know of!

  • Posted by Penny Barnes on May 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Active Mermaid in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

    • Posted by Amanda Moore on August 15, 2019 at 10:38 am

      Any upcoming conventions near Arkansas? Active mermaid there

  • Posted by Deana Godsey on May 15, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Hello I am mermaid Deana and new to Texas! I swam all the way here from California! Are there any fun mermaid things or coventions here in Texas?????

    • Posted by Fin Fun on May 15, 2020 at 8:06 am

      It looks like there are different mermaid festivals and fairs across the state. But no matter where you are, you can always find your local pod on social media and arrange meetups (when circumstances allow, of course)!

  • Posted by Lily on May 23, 2020 at 7:52 am

    how do I know when you are having a mer met up would love to go to one

    • Posted by Fin Fun on May 23, 2020 at 11:10 am

      If Fin Fun organizes any meetups, we’ll post it on our social media! You can also join your community’s pod on social media to meet mers that live in the same area as you!