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Holiday Season in San Marcos

Once the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed and the cranberry sauce nobody ate has been disposed of properly (it’s tradition) it’s officially time to look towards all the festivities that December brings. Whether you’re hoping to check off some names on your to-gift list, take the perfect holiday…

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Spooky Season In San Marcos, Texas

Photo By: Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park Enjoy Halloween fun all month long in San Marcos, Texas! Enjoy a picnic in a cemetery or themed professional wrestling, a family-friendly fall festive or costumed live music, oh, and a visit to the Underworld, if you dare… You’re in for an exciting spooky…

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Mermaids, Murals & Art Markets

While there’s never a bad time to visit SMTX, September is one of the best months for an art-filled and off-the-wall SMTXperience. Travelers searching for a quirky and colorful weekend adventure will love San Marcos’ local art scene, markets, and even a festival dedicated to mermaids! We are the…

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5 Ways San Marcos is Perfect for Meetings & Events

Placed on the banks of the beautiful San Marcos River and saturated with all the charm of the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is one of the top getaways in the Lone Star State. Where better to host your next meeting, incentive trip, conference or event than one of the most picturesque and creative…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in San Marcos, Texas

There are several ways to commemorate Juneteenth here in San Marcos! Take part in a virtual 5k in the morning, visit the Calaboose African American History Museum, chow down on some excellent food at the Cook-Off and celebrate with a wonderful lineup of art, education and community at the…

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ImMERse Yourself In San Marcos

You might think it’s odd to see mermaids in San Marcos, but the mermaid/aquamaid has quite the history around these parts. From being incorporated into local artworks to being celebrated in parades and fairs, San Marcos is a must-visit for anyone who loves the quirky and colorful. So mark your…

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How to Experience SMTX's Thriving Art Scene

San Marcos has a growing art community and an emphasis on public art. This mural by local artist Morgan Haberle Egan is on the back of the Root Cellar Bakery and Catering Center. San Marcos is famous for many reasons. It is notorious as a hotspot for all river-related activities. It is known as a…

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10 Unique Events in San Marcos, Texas, That You Should Experience

Add unicycles to football and you get the Stupor Bowl in San Marcos, Texas San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau San Marcos, located halfway between San Antonio and Austin, is known for its lush landscape, friendly people, delicious cuisine, winding rivers and Honky Tonk bars. And though it’s a…

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