Come enjoy the best view of the start of the Mermaid Parade. Enjoy $3 Mer-Mosa & Kolaches on our Two-Level Garden Patio as the Parade passes by! The Parade is scheduled to start at 10am and will pass by shortly thereafter. We also have several real Fruit Martini's as well as Chocolate Martini and Coffee!
*See Pic in the discussion tab for Parade Route and which streets will be closed just before the parade starts at 10am. We are opening early at 9am so you can get parked and a drink before the roads close for the parade. If you're late, come up through the neighborhood behind us and park in our additional parking lot at the corner of Cheatham St. and CM Allen...there is a side entrance to the parking lot on McGehee St.
*The Parade takes place light rain or shine.
**Unfortunately due to Insurance, we cannot have dogs or minors under 21 on property.
The Mermaid Aqua Faire Mermaid Promenade is created to be a celebration of San Marcos’ vibrant artistic and river community. With nearly 100 entries last year and on record for the largest turnout for a parade in San Marcos, the downtown parade is back by popular demand! Austin Samba School and Las Monas Performance Group lead the parade bringing their brand of “radical creativity, fantasy, and imagination” to the streets with a sizzling combination of rhythm, dance, movement, color, joy and …giant mermaid puppets! The parade will feature floats, marchers, dancers, and music! This second annual ‘Texas original’ will highlight selected honorees representing the arts, river guardianship, local entrepreneurship 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.
Some of the Parade highlights include the Mermaid SPLASH Royal Court to include our King of SPLASH, Mermaid Queen and Royal Court, Parade Grand Marshal and Honorees.
Parade spectators are encouraged to share a ride, walk or ride a bike when traveling to the parade site in support of our bike friendly community! Please join us for a day of fun for the entire family.