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San Marcos Plaza Park

Come out to San Marcos Plaza Park for the city’s annual FREE 4th of July celebration starting at 6:00pm. The celebration will feature live music, children’s parade, a patriotic costume contest, food vendors and a grand finale fireworks display.  

Schedule of events:

6:00pm- Festival Grounds open, food & activity booths open
Adam Johnson Band kicks off the Festival

6:30pm- Children's Parade registration begins

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

7:30pm- Wyzer takes the stage

9:30pm- Fireworks display starts

10:00pm- Festival Grounds Close

*Schedule Subject to change without notice

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

Lions Club Tube Rental will be open for business all day

Paid parking for Summerfest may be available in other locations.


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

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