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Mermaid Aqua Faire

San Marcos Plaza Park

10:00am-7:00pm, FREE and fund for the whole family, Click HERE for more information or call (512) 825-2819

The fun kicks into full gear following the
 Downtown Mermaid Promenade! The San Marcos River serves as the beautiful backdrop to this fun filled FREE festival that has something for Mer-folk of all ages.  

The 
Mermaid Aqua Faire kicks off right after the parade and continues the celebration at San Marcos Plaza Park!  An all-day event to include live music performed by Bidi Bidi Banda, Rochelle and the Sidewinders and The Deer, a juried art market, food booths and the KIDzone. Festival-goers will learn about environmental stewardship at the Eco Village, and take part in the variety of interactive activities planned for the whole family; to include hands-on workshops, scheduled presentations by environmental experts and art inspired learning projects for everyone. Sightings of mermaids in our river is a guarantee! Presentation of the Mermaid SPLASH Royal Court to include the King of SPLASH, Mermaid Queen and Mer-folk Court, Parade Grand Marshal and Honorees.   




What's Near Here?

San Marcos Plaza Park

Located on the banks of the San Marcos river. The park is 5.1 acres and the amenities include Hike/Bike Trails, Benches, Wooden Deck, Large Stage (available for special events), Trash Cans and The Fish Hatchery Building (available for rental), for information on fees and availability contact 512-393-8400.

Veramendi Plaza

One of the most scenic, historic and popular parks in San Marcos, Juan Veramendi Plaza is known for its iconic gazebo, the Charles S. Cock House Museum, the Merriman Cabin, the Dr. Gwen K. Smith Fountain, and the tree-lined pathway to the Riverwalk.

Merriman Cabin

The historic Merriman Cabin was built in 1846 by Dr. Eli T. Merriman (1815-1867), a Yale graduate and 1838 Texas settler.