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Trips, Treks & Adventures San Marcos Itineraries

Downtown Mermaid Promenade

San Marcos Downtown Square

10:00am-12:00pm, FREE
The Downtown Mermaid Promenade is a quirky and colorful parade celebrating the history of the Aquarena Springs Aquamaids, as well as highlighting local art, history, businesses and the city’s most precious resource, the San Marcos River.

The parade line-up starts at the corner of CM Allen and Cheatham Street and goes straight through Downtown San Marcos before ending at San Marcos Plaza Park, where the fun continues at the Mermaid Aqua Faire from 10:00am – 7:00pm.


What's Near Here?

San Marcos Downtown Square

Downtown | Among our treasures, locally-owned shops and restaurants, bistros and nightspots adorn every corner of historic downtown San Marcos, fueling American’s favorite vacation pastimes – shopping and eating!

Mermaid March

Mermaid March is a self guided tour that consists of ten seven-foot mermaid statues painted by regional artists installed around the city. This public art project by the San Marcos Arts Commission celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of the city. 


San Marcos Brew Pub Tours

Downtown | The Brewpub Tour is a guided walking tour through historic downtown. If you are interested in learning more about the history of beer, how it is made, the difference in beers and seeing the passion of some of the best brew-masters in Texas! **Click HERE to schedule your tour** (Tours available Friday-Sunday)