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Ah 2024, we are excited to see you! A new year always brings goals, hopes, and endless possibilities for the year ahead. We all find ourselves caught up in the tradition of making resolutions – promises to embrace change, pursue dreams, and create a better version of ourselves. But this time, why not turn those resolutions into an adventure? San Marcos, Texas is just the place to check off those goals and make this year the best one ever! From putting yourself out there at open mic nights to daring feats like skydiving, moving your body more on outdoor adventures to discovering new hobbies, San Marcos is the ultimate canvas for your New Year resolutions. 

Woman sings at Martian Arts Fest in San Marcos, Texas

Put Yourself Out There At Open Mics

You've got talent and this year is the year to be brave and show off your skills! Be it poetry, comedy, songwriting, or singing, there is an open mic night for you to show what you've got. 

Modern Mic Feb 28
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Experience the thrill of live comedy at Modern Mic - Comedy Open Mic! Hosted at the Modern Day Hemp Co, this event is all about sharing laughs, showcasing talent, and creating unforgettable moments. Break away from the monotony of daily life and immerse yourself in an evening…

Get Outside More

Explore the beauty of San Marcos' natural areas, go against the current in the San Marcos River via paddling or swimming, try your hand at disc golf at Flying Armadillo, and more - immersing yourself in nature is a great way to move your body and feel more present. 

Check Off A Bucket List Thrill

Maybe 2024 is the year to go outside your comfort zone and go on a thrilling adventure! Take to the skies in military warbirds from World War II at the Commemorative Air Force Exhibit. Get behind the wheel of one of Longhorn Racing Academy’s supercars, pick your track and away you go! Skydive 13,000 feet above San Marcos with Skydive Spaceland San Marcos.

Commemorative Air Force Exhibit

  • 1841 Airport Drive
  • (512) 396-1943

Housed in a 1943 vintage wooden hangar, the Central Texas Wing is home to airworthy historic military warbirds…

Longhorn Racing Academy

  • 2840 Harris Hill Rd
  • (512) 983-4976

Get behind the wheel of the latest exotic supercars - on a real racetrack! No pace car. No speed limits. No…

Skydive Spaceland San Marcos

  • 517 Airfield Rd.
  • (512) 488-2214

Experience San Marcos from 14,000 feet above! The number one skydiving center in Central Texas, the closest drop…

A woman creates a stained glass piece at River City Glassworks

Pick Up A New Hobby

In 2024 we are spending less time mindlessly scrolling and more time creating, and there's no better way to pick up a hobby than by learning from some of San Marcos' artists! Learn how work with glass via fusing at Silo Glass, hand blowing at Wimberley Glassworks, or working with stained glass at River City Glassworks. Keep an eye out (sorry, we had to) for Eye of the Dog Art Center's class offerings. You'll find classes in various mediums like collage and ceramics, perfect for the budding or experienced artist. The Price Center is a regular meeting place for quilters and painters. The open studio painting class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30am and has a suggested $5 donation. Bee Friends Quilting meets on every 2nd and 4th Thursday for quilting practice, workshops, and contests. And, of course, the San Marcos Public Library always has some kind of crafting workshop or craft group meeting going on. 

Looking for a hobby that takes place in the great outdoors? You'll love going on a Birding Hike! This guided tour takes place in different natural areas around San Marcos on the first Saturday of every month. You never know what cool birds you'll find! 

San Marcos is known as a great place for people to visit, live and explore, but did you know it’s a hot spot for birds too? Located on the Central Flyway, San Marcos is home to plenty of natural green spaces, riverside parks and nature preserves for your birding adventure. From the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler (found only in the Texas Hill Country) to majestic…

San Marcos is known as a great place for people to visit, live and explore, but did you know it’s a hot spot for birds too? Located on the Central Flyway, San Marcos is…