When Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid, we were all a little jealous. It's everyone's dream to channel their inner mermaid (or merman) and this mermaid festival near North Carolina lets you do just that. For three days, people from all over the country flock to Virginia for a celebration of everything aquatic.
Pack your bags and plan to hit the road for a couple of hours to Manassas, Virginia. That's where MerMagic is being hosted, and you'll be rubbing shoulders (or better year, touching fins) with ladies and gents who definitely lived underwater in another life.
Whether you want to dress to the nines during a fantasy shoot with a professional photographer, dive with a pod of fellow merfolk, or even design your perfect tail, you can have a jam-packed day of activities.
On top of all the workshops and programming, you'll have the opportunity to stock up on goodies from vendors that'll make sure you have all your mer-accessories.
The highlight of the three-day celebration might be the Mermaid Gala on Saturday night. It's a 21 and up party with an open bar where you'll be dressed in your under-the-seas best.
This celebration is being described as the largest mermaid convention in the country, so you know tickets are going fast. Apparently, there are only 140 tickets left, so it's crucial that you get yours today.
"We have committed to donating excess doses," Anand responded, before adding that Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Patty Hajdu had spoken on the issue previously.
She said Canada's leading officials are "on the same page in terms of the need to donate excess doses that Canadians aren't using," adding that the feds are "thinking of all of the options relating to any excess doses."