San Marcos Like A Local

A Presidential Guide to San Marcos, TX

A fun fact about San Marcos is that at one point it was home to a future US President! Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, was a student at Texas State University back when it was Southwest Texas State Teachers College and became a San Marcan. From a museum in his name to his old…

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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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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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Celebrate The New Year In San Marcos

We're ringing in 2024 San Marcos style! From live music performances and multi-course dinners to cozy firework shows – you’re sure to find a fun way to say goodbye to 2023. NYE at The Porch The Porch Party at The Porch! Ring in 2024 with musical performances by Elephant Ears and Full Tones. Doors…

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The Perfect Holiday Weekend in Downtown San Marcos

While it’s always a great time to explore all that Downtown San Marcos has to offer, there is something magical about Downtown during the holiday season. From shopping at local boutiques and art markets to a cozy cup of coffee and a stroll to see the festive décor and murals – there’s plenty of…

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Shop Small in San Marcos

You’re making your list, you’re checking it twice, you’re shopping small businesses because you’re really nice… The holidays are upon us and it’s time to limber up and hydrate because you’ll want to shop San Marcos till you drop! San Marcos is THE place to find just the right thing, but don’t take…

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Celebrate Pride in San Marcos, Texas

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride weekend in Downtown San Marcos, Texas! Start with the SMTX Pride Festival's march, music, and more on Saturday (9/9). Then, the Loud & Proud Pride Fest shines with LGBTQ+ bands, drag artists, and DJs at several venues around town. On Sunday (9/10), experience Colors Of The…

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3 Great Reasons to Visit Downtown San Marcos This Summer

Welcome to Downtown San Marcos, where every day feels like a weekend getaway! Discover the vibrant energy that fills the streets, whether you're seeking relaxed leisure or thrilling live entertainment. Prepare to be captivated by mind-blowing music performances, browse inspiring art markets, and…

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Celebrate Mother's Day in San Marcos, TX

Celebrate Mom in San Marcos, TX with, well, whatever you think she'd like to do! Maybe she wants to spend some time in the great outdoors with her family. Or maybe she'd prefer a quiet afternoon of pampering and spa treatments... Perhaps she'd like to end her day at a local nightlife hot spot or…

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