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Parade of Mermaids

4:00pm - 6:00pm - Registration on front porch at Bert's Gallery. Refreshments will be available in the yard, for a small donation to "Florida CommercialWatermen's Conservation." Music by Strange Arrangement will be presented in the side yard.

6:00PM - The sounding of the Conch Horn will announce the Costume Judging. Mermaids will gather on the back porch of Pine Bay and proceed through to the front porch, where each will be presented to the audience. Last year's Mermaid Queens, will crown the 2019 Mermaid Queen. Other prizes will also be awarded before... & Raffles!

7 PM - The commencement of the Parade of Mermaids. The Parade will walk to the top of Matlacha Bridge. After Mermaid Devotional and Mermaid Offering of rosemary and a pair of slippers, the Mermaids will travel west back across the bridge to end up at Bert's Bar, where they may pose for photos (for a donation) with patrons.

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Bert's Pine bay Gallery & Gifts is a charming historic cottage, perched at the northwest foot of the Matlacha Bridge, overlooking Matlacha Pass. Visitors and locals alike enjoy returning often to peruse our unique home decor, gifts, and clothing, pick up a pair of Crocs footwear, browse through the shelves of local and best-seller books, or stock up on fabulous Bert's shirts, hats and coozies. Our favorite local artists are proudly represented at Pine Bay. We think you will Love what they do!