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Downtown Mermaid Promenade 2018

  • San Marcos, TX, 78666 United States (map)

Saturday, September 21st 2019  10:00 - noon

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Highlighting our unique river and artistic culture, the Downtown Mermaid Promenade is created to be a celebration of San Marcos’ vibrant artistic and river community.

With more to celebrate as we get closer to being named the “official” ‘Mermaid Capital of Texas!!’ Over 100 entries and 5,000 + parade-goers in recent years, the Downtown Mermaid Parade is back by popular demand!   �

Austin Samba lead the parade bringing their brand of “radical creativity, fantasy, and imagination” to the streets with a sizzling combination of rhythm, dance, movement, color, and joy! The parade will feature floats, marchers, dancers, and music!  This 4th annual ‘Texas original’ will highlight selected honorees representing the arts, river guardianship, and heritage of San Marcos. Fresh water mermaids are the primary theme for this family fun event. 

This all-inclusive city parade celebrates our history of the Aquamaids of Aquarena Springs and immortalizes the mermaid as guardians of the San Marcos River.  The parade line-up starts at the corner of CM Allen and Cheatham Street and offers plenty of viewing options along the route.  The fun continues at the Mermaid Aqua Faire immediately following the parade at the San Marcos Main Park Plaza from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. All within walking distance from downtown, the family can enjoy this FREE community festival of art, live music, food, and fun!

Earlier Event: September 21
Mermaid Parade Spectator Party & MER-mosa's
Later Event: September 21
Mermaid Aqua Faire 2019