Have you ever wanted to know what life is like under the sea? Grab your mermaid tail and get ready to be a part of that world, because some major Ariel vibes are about to make a splash here in the Sunshine State. Key West's mermaid festival is this summer and the wildest part of it all is that you can actually be one of the many mermaids at the fest.\nThrow on some glittery fins and dive right in. The second-ever* Key West Mermaid Fest is hoping to take you back in time to a magical world full of shipwrecks, old-time sailors and sparkly tails.\nFrom Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5 you can shimmer and shine in the brightest mermaid gear you can get your hands on. If you already have some, that's even better!\nThis year’s event line-up hasn’t been posted yet, but if the schedule from 2019 is anything to go by, there could be a mermaid parade, pool party, and a beach day with plenty of beer and booze available for purchase.*\nGrab your bae, your bestie or your whole crew, and get ready to turn up your tails to a fun week of live music, funky vibes and rolling waves.\nView this post on Instagram #throwbackthursday We are excitedly making plans to return to South Haven, MI again this year for Merfest International (formerly Mermaid Megafest). Follow @aquaperformancegroup for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone and making magic for the public! * * * * 🧜♀️ @whimzsea @hannahmermaid @treasurecavemermaid @mermaid.sarina @aquamermaidschool * * * #mermaid #mermaids #realmermaid #mermaidtail #mermaidpod #mermaidlifestyle #magicalmermaid #mermaidsarereal #fantasycosplay #professionalmermaid #mermaidconvention #mermaidfestival #illinoismerpod #midwestmermaid #illinoismermaid #chicagomermaid #mermaidmeetup #seasters #finfriends A post shared by @ theillinoismerpod on Feb 20, 2020 at 12:58pm PST\nThe best part about this event is that almost all of the activities are completely free, open to the public, and family-friendly.* Activities that require tickets are mainly night-time parties.\nBut don’t worry about letting your money trickle away. The festival proceeds will be used to raise awareness about protecting our oceans.\nYou’ll basically be partying for a cause!\nView this post on Instagram Great night tonight at the @kwfoodwinefest - Thanks to Mark and the team for putting together such a great event 🐬🐟🦐🍷 @keywestaquarium - - #keywest #wineandfood #wineandfoodpairing #wineandfoodfestival #keywestwineandfoodfestival #keywestaquarium #keywestevent #keywestflorida #keywestevents #wineandfood #wineandfoodpairings #wineevent #keywestlife #mermaid #keywestmermaid #mermaidfestival #mermaids #mermaidparty #mermaidstyle #mermaidcostume A post shared by Mark Baratto (@markbaratto) on Jan 31, 2020 at 5:30pm PST\nTo participate in the festival as an official volunteer mermaid, you’ll have to fill out this form.\nThe good news is that you won’t have to be a professional in order to attend the fest as a mermaid. Everyday peeps are encouraged to apply, too.\nWhether you're looking for a whole week of mermaid fun or just want to see what this event's all about, you should definitely pop by the festival for a totally unique experience.\nView this post on Instagram What festivals would you like to see our mermaids pop up at in 2020? Stay tuned for more! #mermaidparty #mermaidfestival #undertheseaparty #mtafmakewaves #undertheseatheme #mermaidtheme #mermaidforhire A post shared by Mermaid Tempest & Friends (@mermaidandfriends) on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:38am PST\nKey West Mermaid Fest\nPrice: Free - 💸\nWhen: Wednesday, July 1 - Sunday, July 5\nAddress: 608 Front St., Key West, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: You can grab a mermaid tail and a drink, then soak up the sun at one of the most unique festivals happening in the Sunshine State this July.\nWebsite*This story has been updated for corrections.