The 40th Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2022 and street fair is in Coney Island, Brooklyn on Sat, June 18, 2022 at 1pm. The Mermaid Parade Ball follows at 5pm. coneyisland.com
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Founded in 1983, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is America’s biggest “art” parade. It’s actually a summer solstice celebration with over 3,000 mermaids and mermen from the all of the seven seas.
The parade is a unique expression of the artistic character of Coney Island. The start of the parade is family friendly. The end of the parade is shall we say, “artistic.” If you are offended by almost bare breasts, then this isn’t the parade for you. But it is just spirited fun.
- Queen Mermaid is Mx Justin Vivian Bond.
- King Neptune is Dr. Dave A. Chokshi.
Watch the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2022
If you’re not marching in the Mermaid Parade, the next best thing is watching it.
Getting to Coney Island
Take the (D)(F) or (N)(Q) to Stillwell Ave.
If you drive, go early in the morning because the entire area becomes one big traffic jam parking lot several hours before the parade.
Marching in the Parade
Register in-person to march in the parade in the parking lot on Surf Avenue between West 21st & West 22nd St between 10am – 1pm. Register online at coneyisland.com
Mermaid Parade Route
- Surf Ave at West 20th St
- West 10th St
- To Coney Island Pier
Be a Judge
Judges get a seat in the viewing stand, a t-shirt, lapel pin and a few other goodies from $200. coneyisland.com
You can find everything a mermaid needs at the Mermaid vendors on Stillwell Avenue.
Opening of the Beach
There is an opening of the beach ceremony after the parade around 5pm.
Mermaid Parade Ball
The Mermaid Parade Ball is the official afterparty at Coney Island Brewery on Sat, June 18, 2022 from 5-10pm. From $25. coneyisland.com