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When: 19 Jul - 20 Jul 2014
Cost: Adult Free
Opening hours: 11am-6pm
Website: Visit website
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July
Following the success of the first Mermaid festival last year, comes a fun packed 2 day event to be held on the glorious Folkestone Sea front. Celebrating all things Mythical and Magical about the Sea, including live local music, trade village, magical parade and much much more. Leading up to the event are workshops, Sea Babies, treasure hunts, costume designing and exhibitions.
Once again the Mermaid Parade will highlight the day joining Merfolk, Pirates and Sea Babies in celebration lead by the Djembe Drummers from 12 noon on the Saturday starting at The Royal George.
Local music and performances on both days at the Live Main Stage, including brand new acts, the wonderful, Dianne Dunn, Lucky Jackson and Katie Bradley Headlining on Saturday evening.
With plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy from donkey rides to Punch & Judy, sandcastle building to fair rides, the festival will also host a gathering of retail traders with perfect souvenirs and gifts.
Our very own Folkestone Mermaids will be sheltering in their grottos telling stories and singing songs for you to join and celebrate the sea with, alongside important awareness of or marine and coastal conservation.
Grottos sponsored by, The Lavender Tea House, Call Dan Removals & Gems Hair & Beauty, with decorations made by Stella Maris Primary School: Class 4, Mundella Primary School years 1,2 5 &6 & St Eanswythe Primary School Art Club.
British Mermaid - Lily Rose, will be joing the Folkestone Mermaids for the parade and in the Grottos on the 19th and performing on stage at 3pm on the 19th (www.abritishmermaid.co.uk)
Mermaid Duo – Merlesque will also join us for the parade take tot he sea and be on the shoreline for meet and greet sessions on the 19th July as well as performing at 7pm on the main stage. (www.realmermaids.co.uk)
You can join the free workshops Saturday morning to make noise makers and parade accessories, have your faces painted and join the fancy dress competition.
We have been working very hard since October to produce the Folkestone Mermaid Calendar, now complete and available to purchase via paypal on the link below.
Also available at Cauldron of Inspiration on The Old High Street, Folkestone and Folkestone Festival Events throughout the Summer.
The Stade, Folkestone
The Stade, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6BN
Event details can change.
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