Several mermaids and a pedicap at the Mermaid SPLASH Downtown Promenade

Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest

Every September merfolk take over San Marcos for the Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest. This annual event celebrates the unique San Marcos culture and features local art and heritage. The event is made up of a parade and fair. If you love the quirky and colorful, you surely won’t want to miss this!  

Party At The Downtown Promenade
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10am - 12:30pm
Start your Saturday off swimmingly with the Mermaid Capital of Texas Downtown Promenade. The parade features floats, marchers, dancers, music and more. You never know what eclectic floats and costumes will show up next! We recommend getting downtown early to pick up a coffee or breakfast and find a good spot for the festivities. 

Downtown Street Faire
Saturday, September 25, 2021
1pm-8pm
After all the excitement of the parade, keep the celebration going with the Downtown Street Faire! The Downtown Street Faire is an all-day event that includes live music, a juried art market and food trucks. And, you're going to want to stop by The Marc to watch A Texas Mermaid Movie, which was filmed right here in San Marcos. 

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