This Saturday from 2-6 pm on Coney Island is the Mermaid Parade! You know what that means? Hand made costumes and scantily clad parade marchers! The Mermaid Parade, now in it's 21st year was started as a tribute to Mardi Gras in Coney Island, a celebration that lasted from 1903-1954. Gothamist asks you, where else can you see people celebrate "the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summers, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression."

King Neptune and Queen Mermaid, who rule over the parade, will be played by Moby and Theo from the Lunachicks. Last year's parade was led by Bill Evans of ABC-7 and Kate Duyn who was Miss Rheingold at the time.

If the parade isn't enough Coney Island action for you, you can check out the Cyclone, eat at Nathan's Hot Dogs or go to Totonno's Pizza, which Slice visited in April. After the parade, you can even check out a Brooklyn Cyclones game.

Forgotten NY has some nice pictures of last year's rain soaked parade, but from what we see on Gothamist Weather, it looks like this year's parade will be rain free.

Related: Check out the Gothamist Interview with Julie Atlas Muz, who is a burlesque star and a mermaid.