Mardi Gras in Downtown San Marcos!

Join all of the Mardi Gras festivities in Downtown with events like:

  • Mardi Gras Parade
    • The parade will begin at 12 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 and roll through the historic districts of San Marcos.
  • Window Decorating Contest
    • Various Downtown Association members of San Marcos (DASM) will participate in a storefront decorating contest, dressing up their facades into energized, fun, artistic displays that extend a warm welcome.
  • Commemorative Doubloon Collection (use map below to collect Doubloons, turn them in to receive a special Mardi Gras Tote Bag)
    • Participating businesses will offer doubloons at checkout to be gifted to patrons. Once you have collected 3, redeem them at one of the DASM tables, stationed on the Historic Downtown Courthouse corners from 1 - 5 PM. **Please note that only 50 totes will be available, and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.**

View the map below to find events and participating Doubloon locations.