To highlight the culture focused on life near the river, the City of San Marcos is once again hosting its Downtown Mermaid Parade and Mermaid Aqua Faire. The events are both a part of SPLASH week in San Marcos; SPLASH stands for Stewardship, Preservation, Local, Arts, Sustainability, and Heritage. Last year, the parade held the record turnout for any parade in San Marcos. Artists will create the parade to focus on rhythm, movement, joy, color, and dance. It will even include giant mermaid puppets, along with floats, marchers, dancers, and live music. The event celebrates the history of the Aquamaids of Aquarena Springs, where fresh water mermaids are considered guardians of the San Marcos River. The river is considered to be San Marcos’ most important resource. The Mermaid Splash Royal Court will be featured, which includes a King, Queen, and the Royal Court. The route of the parade starts at Cheatham Street on the corner of CM Allen. Parade viewers are encouraged to walk or ride a bike to the event. All members of the family are invited. Immediately following the parade, the Mermaid Aqua Faire will take place in the San Marcos Main Park Plaza until 7pm. The festival will include local art, live music, food, and plenty of games and activities.
Downtown San Marcos, TX
Saturday, September 16th at 10:00AM
FREE. Food, drink, and artisan gifts will be available for purchase
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