San Marcos Like A Local

Celebrate Juneteenth in San Marcos, Texas

There are several ways to commemorate Juneteenth here in San Marcos! Enjoy lots of delicious food at the Cook Off, visit the Calaboose African American History Museum, and celebrate with a wonderful lineup of art, education, and community at the celebration. The end of slavery in the United States…

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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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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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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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Fall Festivals In San Marcos, Texas

Fall is the perfect time to plan your next SMTXperience! The San Marcos events calendar is stacked with everything from a mermaid celebration and Powwow to a film festival and art markets. And, of course, so much more! MERMAID CAPITAL OF TX FEST September 23 Every September merfolk take over San…

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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 an interactive murder mystery or themed professional wrestling, a family-friendly fall festival or costumed live music, oh, and a visit to the Underworld, if you dare… You’re in for an…

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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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The Art of Bill Hutson in San Marcos, TX

A.J. Meek, Portrait of Bill Hutson Next to a Window, c. 1981, sepia photograph, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork courtesy of the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. All rights reserved. About Bill Hutson Bill Hutson was born in 1936 in the Dunbar neighborhood in San Marcos. His father…

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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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