Beautiful Mermaids and Real Pirates will be seen along the scenic waterfront of Port Salerno’s Manatee Pocket. The Port Salerno Mermaid and Pirate Festival will feature nautical themed vendors in addition to arts & crafts and visiting merchandise vendors. There will also be family friendly and interactive children’s activities, live music & entertainment featuring tribute bands and local talent, Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship, great food, tropical drinks, and other fun and exciting events will be intertwined throughout the festival. Patrons are encouraged join in the fun and attend dressed as a mermaid, pirate, fishermen, or crusty sea creature. This festival happens every September.