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Sarah Smith

Sarah is the Social Media Specialist at Visit San Marcos. When she’s not staring at her phone and reading social media captions for the thousandth time, you can find her: reading a book in a shallow section of the river (slathered in sunscreen, of course), enjoying a craft beer at a local brewery, baking decadent cupcakes in her kitchen, or knitting in a cozy pile of blankets.

Spring Events In San Marcos, TX

It’s Spring in San Marcos and that means our calendar begins filling up with all sorts of fun events! A behind-the-scenes look at art studios, a look at some of San Marcos' historic homes, a quirky parade, and a whole lot of markets – you’re going to want to plan your spring SMTXperience now. Spring…

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Spring In San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos really comes alive in the spring. Carpets of wildflowers dot the landscape, and the trees return their lush green color. The sun is high and, most importantly, the temperature is not, making it the perfect time of year for outdoor adventures. Take To The Trails One of the best ways to…

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Celebrate Mardi Gras in San Marcos, Texas

Laissez les bon temps rouler - It's Mardi Gras time, y'all! From special drinks and dishes full of flavor, live jazz serenades, Downtown goodies, themed parties, and, of course, a good ol' fashioned parade - you're in for a fun Mardi Gras in San Marcos. Mardi Gras Martinis Kick off your Mardi Gras…

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Music, Murals, & More: Experience the Soul of San Marcos

It's undeniable, San Marcos has a cool vibe about it. From the vibrant art scene and thriving music community to the alfresco dining and crazy awesome outdoor adventures, you're in for a great weekend in San Marcos, Texas. Grab a craft beverage of your choice and kick back for an acoustic set…

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Valentine's Day in San Marcos, TX

It’s February, the month of love! Whether you’re looking to celebrate with a traditional date night or a local adventure, we have some great ideas for your perfect Valentine's Day. The Traditional Date Night Ah, the classic date night dinner and drinks. You really can’t go wrong with treating…

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Black History in San Marcos, TX

Black History Month is a great time to honor, learn about and celebrate our San Marcos Black community. From a larger-than-life jazz icon to The Calaboose African American History Museum, gorgeous pieces of art and rich history – San Marcos wouldn’t be the place we all know and love without our…

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Pet Friendly San Marcos

Of course, San Marcos is an excellent place for people, but did you know it’s also a great place for pets, too! From a hike through the Hill Country to a dip in the San Marcos River, and of course, lots of delicious food and craft beer in between, San Marcos is a must-visit for anyone wanting to…

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History Lovers Guide To San Marcos

San Marcos has a rich and unique history. Well, what would you expect from an area considered the longest continuously inhabited site in North America? San Marcos has been a popular spot for visitors and locals since roughly 13,000 years ago! Check out our guide to learn more about some of the…

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MLK Day in San Marcos, Texas

Whether you observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on your own or via a community-wide celebration, with art or time of reflection, we have some ideas for how you can honor and recognize the holiday. MLK Day Celebrations Trailblazers: Honoring the Road to Civil Rights Exhibit January 6 - February 22…

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