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Virginia is for Lovers
Ocean View is for Mermaids!

Join us for Ocean View's 2nd Annual Mermaid Festival on June 22nd from 12pm to 5pm!

Featuring 1 & 2 mile open water swims, 1 mile 4-person relay swim, a 5K beach run, 1 mile family fun run followed by the Mermaid Festival - filled with local artisans, live entertainment with DJ KO and Benjamin Bower as well as a craft brew festival featuring local Virginia's best breweries.  Whether you want to run, swim or enjoy a brew down the coastline, the annual Ocean View Mermaid Festival is the place to be!





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Get ready for a day filled with aquatic adventures and seaside delights at OV's 2nd Annual Mermaid Festival!

Swim & run your way to Ocean View! With competitions and awards celebrating the youngest, oldest, & fastest swimmers! 

Starting at 1:00 PM, tantalize your taste buds with Coastal Virginia's finest brews! The Coastal Virginia Brew Alliance (CVBA) presents 25-30 local breweries, featuring up to 60 locally brewed beers on tap.

But that's not all! The OV Mermaid fest will be lined with food trucks and vendors of all kinds. Discover a treasure trove of mermaid-themed delights with mermaid tailfins, coconuts, jewelry, art, and more!

Join in the fun with our mer-tastic contests:

  • Cutest MerKids, Mermaids, & MerBabes! 

  • Best Dressed & Best Tails

  • Biggest Group of Mermaids

  • Best Dressed Mermaid Family


Pirates, Aquamen, Neptune, and all sea lovers are welcomed to join the festivities and strike a pose at our photo ops!

Don't miss out on this immersive celebration of oceanic wonders and mermaid magic! Save the date and make a splash at OV's Mermaid Fest 2024! 


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Register Today through June 22nd 

Racer's Award Ceremony!

1:30 PM

June 21st 

June 22nd 

All Race Start Time! 

Swimmers in Water

5K Runners at Start 

12:00 PM

5:00 PM

Race Package Pick-Up

Mudita Cafe & Bar
9647 1st View Street 

11:00 AM

Race Check-In 

Ocean View Pavilion

11:00am - 11:45am

1:00 PM 

4:00 PM

Mermaid Contest 

4:00pm - 4:30pm 

Start Time!

1-mile Family Fun Run
Register for Free! 

Beer Tasting All Afternoon

1pm - 5pm 

Mermaid Award Ceremony!

4:30 PM




Can't attend the Ocean View Annual Mermaid Festival but still want to support our community event? Click the button below to donate and help us bring more fun events to the Ocean View area.

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