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Trips, Treks & Adventures San Marcos Itineraries

Mermaid Aqua Faire

San Marcos Plaza Park

10:00am-7:00pm, FREE

The Mermaid Aqua Faire kicks off right after the parade and continues the celebration at San Marcos Plaza Park! The Aqua Faire is an all-day event that includes live music, a juried art market, food booths and a 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; including hands-on workshops, scheduled presentations by environmental experts and art inspired learning projects for everyone. Sightings of mermaids in the San Marcos River is a guarantee!

 


What's Near Here?

San Marcos Plaza Park

Located on the banks of the San Marcos River, the park is 5.1 acres with hike/bike trails, wooden deck, large permanent stage (available for special events), and the Fish Hatchery Building (available for rental). 

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.