The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Bambi The Mermaid, Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Photo by Dan Howell

Learn the secrets of The Mermaid Parade from The Queen of Coney Island, Bambi The Mermaid.


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Learn all the secrets of The Coney Island Mermaid Parade! Each summer, The Coney Island Mermaid Parade attracts thousands of onlookers, and hundreds of participants who compete to have the wildest and most creative mermaid-inspired costumes. Bambi The Mermaid is the Queen of Coney Island. She’s also led the world-famous Coney Island Mermaid Parade for over 27 years. Host Laura von Holt caught up with Bambi The Mermaid to learn about the history of The Mermaid Parade, and get some tips for watching and participating in the world’s largest art parade. The 37th Annual Coney Island USA Mermaid Parade is on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

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Laura von Holt, Fairy Boss Mother

Laura von Holt is the Fairy Boss Mother of Cinderly. Her goal in life is to lead the first fairy godmother empire, be the Lisa Frank of the Digital World, and make magic real for sparkle unicorns and boss ladies everywhere. A triple threat, Laura is a Pulitzer Prize contender, a Certified Fairyologist and a graduate of Weeki Wachee Sirens of the Deep mermaid camp. She writes romance novels under the pen name of Laura Lovely.


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