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San Marcos Plaza Park

SummerFest is the annual Independence Day Celebration on the banks of the San Marcos River in Plaza Park featuring live music, food and activity booths. Fun for the whole family. The celebration starts at 6:00pm.


Schedule of Events:


6:00pm Festival grounds, food and activity booths open. The opening band will be kicking off the festival


6:30pm- Children's Parade registration begins


7:00pm- Children's Patriotic Parade and Costume Contest


7:30pm- David Ybarra and Friends Band


9:30pm- Fireworks Display begins


10:00pm- Festival grounds close


**Schedule is subject to change without notice


Free parking for Summerfest will be available at the Public Library and Activity Center parking lots, City Park and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot.

Lions Club Tubes Rental at City Park will be open for business all day.

Paid parking for Summerfest may be available in other locations.

No alcohol, glass containers, or Styrofoam containers, please! For list of city park rules visit

Smoking of any kind and vapor/e-cigarettes are not allowed in parks.

For information, please contact the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation (512) 393-8400 or San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau (512) 393-5930.

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.