Stepped into the 36th year’s celebration, the vibrant as well as ravishing carnival known as mermaid parade 2018 was successfully held in the mind week of June 2018 at the Coney Island. This typical celebration at the beach area of Coney Island features nearly 3000 half naked people who have been dressed up like mermen, mermaid and various sea creatures.
Tourist Attraction Of Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Undoubtedly, Coney Island mermaid parade makes the place an attractive tourist destination during the time of the carnival. To experience this vibrant festival where several men and women participate in parade, tourists from many places arrive at this place. Coney Island happens to be a tourist place throughout the year, but number of tourists escalates during this carnival on every year.
History Of Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Traditionally, Coney Island mermaid parade has been led by King Neptune and Noble Queen Mermaid. In the year of 2018, Amanda Palmer, famous singer and song writer, had been nominated as queen to lead the parade. On the other hand, her husband was nominated as the king of the procession. Both of them were looking absolutely stunning during this festival.
Traditionally, the parade has been held in the midweek of June of every year and in the year of 2018 it was scheduled on 16th of June. The parade started from 1 PM afternoon and it continued for 3 – 4 hours with cacophony of the attendees who wanted to be part of the Coney Island mermaid parade 2018 or observe this beautiful carnival.
About Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2018
This year, the procession begun from the Surf Avenue and from there it gradually moved towards the Boardwalk to the Steeplechase Plaza. Since heavy crowd has been reported every year to observe this unique and vibrant parade, people started gathering on the streets to observe Coney Island mermaid parade 2018 from 11 AM.
People can also book places for having good view of the procession and for that visitors may even have to make expense of $200. Not just observing Coney Island mermaid parade, one can also participate into it by following simple online registration process. If online registration is closed, one can simply approach to Surf Avenue where registration has been accepted from 10 AM to 1 PM. Different fee structures are also there for the participants.
Since the festival has been held in the month of June, chance of rain is there. However, the parade goes on – no matter it is raining or shining. During mermaid parade 2018, it did not rain and people had enjoyed the carnival with full enthusiasm and happiness. Under the shiny blue sky, the beautiful parade was held with gleeful as well as cheerful men and women surrounding the participants.
Such a vibrant carnival does with end with the parade. Celebration just begins with the procession and there are arrangements for after parties. Kitchen 21’s rooftop has been used as Coney Island Mermaid Parade Ball. Here, people enjoy singing, dancing, having foods, enjoying wines or other drinks and many more.
Live music and barbeque are the most highlighted attractions. Last time entry ticket price was available at $25, though limited number of tickets is only available.