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Return of the Mermaids Parade
August 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
This is a free Downtown Tucson, Annual Monsoon Celebration, and parade.
Return of the Mermaids spans 4th ave and Downtown, connected by the magical Mermaid Falls Park, next to the 4th Ave Underpass.
This is an all ages event, with the 4th Ave part of the event being for the little mermaids, 4-7pm. Then the downtown Tucson part of the event, Congress St/5th Ave, is more adult friendly, 7-10pm. Dress up! Dress out! Gather at the park next to Goodwill on 4th Ave. The sidewalk parade leaves that location at 7:30pm and heads south into the 4th Ave Underpass toward The Beach, located at 55 N. 5th Ave. Total walk length is about 8 blocks. At The Beach there will be performances, pageant, arts vendors, food trucks. Seating and tables. Every year, when the monsoon rains come, the mermaids reappear and are welcomed in the Sonoran Desert, site of an ancient sea.