What: Oregon Mermaids Family Festival - Oregon Northwest Merfest 2019 Where: Director Park, 815 S.W. Park Avenue Portland Oregon 97205. When: July 20th 2019 Hours: 10am to 8pm Entrance - FREE Event Specifics- Music, Vendors, Food and Performances. Family-friendly festival that brings awareness to conservation with a fun “under the sea” theme! Oregon Mermaids will be kicking off the day’s festivities with their fun, educational “Marine Debris From Land and Sea” presentation, followed by a day of mermaids, pirates, sea-themed entertainers, puppet shows and ocean-themed yoga. Free kids’ activities including crafts presented by Home Depot’s #4001 Kids’ Workshop, Neontendo game system car and the Mario Movement, Happy Mermaid, and a character artist. Metro Recycling will be on site, and vendors will sell items made from upscaled and eco-friendly materials, glass art, mermaid tails, crowns, jewelry, painting, crafts. Gar Den Bar restaurant will offer special festival hours, and we’ll have sample and coupon giveaways from John’s Incredible Pizza, Bob’s Red Mill and Harvey’s Comedy Club! All in all, this will be a fun event for families and people interested in conservation. Music provided by Lit Production. Media sponsor: PDX Parent. “The Oregon Mermaids’ passion is teaching children and families to conserve, reduce, reuse and recycle today for a better tomorrow.” ~ Mermaid Collette~ The Oregon Mermaids impart their love of the briny deep, its wildlife, the ocean beaches and conservation information with a creative mix of ocean lore, fantasy and factual information that will spark the imagination of young and old alike.