It's that time again!! The 12th Annual Mermaid Parade and Festival takes place all over Downtown Marshall & the Island ,on June 8th!
Splash Island for the kids and kids at heart with an 18' water slide, bounce house, inflated slip and slide and Toddler zone all on Blannahassett Island, a.k.a. "The Island" 11 am to 4 pm, Don't forget your swim suit! Free for kids of all ages.
Arts and Crafts Vendors will be located across the street from Mad Co Brew House and at the Story building on South Main Street, 1:30 pm - 7pm.
Treasure Hunt - 11am - 4 pm Downtown/Courthouse steps
Collect Doubloons from downtown shops and enter a raffle ticket at the Downtown Marshall Association booth on the courthouse steps.
2nd Annual Seafood Competition Cook Off with Local Professionals and Amateur! This is the only ticketed event and we partnered with Beacon of Hope Food Pantry for a canned food drive, so for every can you donate you get $1 off your ticket!! Your ticket is your vote! The public judges this one and that means you! We will have live music, beer and wine for purchase. The Cook off is 1:30 pm- 4pm on back street across from Sweet Monkey.
We have a shuttle this year running from the designated area at Ingles on 25/70 down to Main Street in Marshall. and get a ride into town! The shuttle will run from 11 am to 8 pm. Please use the shuttle as parking will be very limited downtown.
The Jewel of The French Broad!! The PARADE!!
6pm Parade Launch!! Anyone can be in the Parade!! If you want to have a float in the parade please let us know by messaging the event! It is an interactive parade and it's all about water guns this year!! We have um and you have um! There are 3 designated "war zones" which will be marked and prepare to get soaked!!
Live music on Main Street from 12 - 7 pm. Shiver your timbers with great sounds from local artists.
Stick around after the parade for some After Parties!! Some of the business in town will be hosting bands and performances so check the Downtown Marshall FB page for specific business details!
Don't forget to Dress Up now AARRRRRRRRR!!!!
Sponsored by The Downtown Marshall Association, The Town of Marshall and The Madison County Tourism Development Authority.
Here's a video with highlights from the 2017 Mermaid Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxp3ckUfaBw&feature=youtu.be