October Fun & Festivals
October weekends are jam packed with festivals and fun from Native dancers to furry friends to storytelling at the cemetery.
10AM-6PM • SPRING LAKE AT THE MEADOWS CENTER
Come celebrate Native American culture with phenomenal Native dancers, drum groups, traditional singers, arts, crafts and indigenous food. Native dancers from across Texas and other Southwest states gather at the Sacred Springs in San Marcos. Dressed in beautiful, hand-crafted regalia, dancers compete all day to the beat and songs of traditional drums, to see who can win the best dancer award. The public is invited to watch, participate in the intertribal dances, and enjoy booths that offer authentic Native American arts and food.
10AM-5PM • SAN MARCOS PLAZA PARK
Petfest is a celebration of all pets, large and small, and restrained animals with nice manners are invited. Costumes are encouraged! Enjoy the parade, kids’ games, art and crafts, jumpy castles, pet products and demonstrations, silent auction, pet and owner look-a-like contest, pet costumes, exhibits, concert, vendors, food and more! Admission is free, but donations of dry pet food or cash contributions are tax-deductible.
9AM-4PM • SAN MARCOS DOWNTOWN SQUARE
Enjoy an outdoor market featuring art of all types including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and carvings. More than 40 artist showcase and sell their works on the shaded courthouse lawn. Come browse, shop and listen to the live music played at the market all afternoon. The art market is held the second Saturday of every month.
3PM-5PM • SAN MARCOS CITY CEMETERY
Tour dozens of historical grave sites and listen to captivating tales about noteworthy figures from the City of San Marcos. Family and friends of the deceased individuals will be sharing biographical information and captivating tales about their loved ones during the tour. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 5 are free.
1PM-6PM • SAN MARCOS DOWNTOWN SQUARE
Enjoy music, art, food, and coming together as a community to help our neighbors in need. Join the fun on the Hays County Courthouse lawn for the 8th FoodstockSMTX! Live music all afternoon with “Del Castillo” as the headliner. All of this and a Can-Do food drive, artist village, local shop vendors and free concert, too. Bring your friends and family to the downtown square for this fun event benefiting Hays County Food Bank.
6PM • SAN MARCOS DOWNTOWN SQUARE
LBJ Drive is open, and Downtown San Marcos is welcoming visitors with a Texas-sized community celebration after Foodstock. Businesses will stay open late for downtown shoppers. Take a stroll on the newly-constructed sidewalks, check out sidewalk sales and admire the decorations on some of the Texas or Dia de los Muertos themed storefronts. Attendees can take part in a historic panoramic photo of the LBJ corridor at 6:30. Enjoy snacks, live music, and freebies.
5PM-8PM • DICK’S CLASSIC GARAGE CAR MUSEUM
On the third Saturday of every month, bring your classic, antique, muscle or unique car or bike to Dick’s Classic Garage from 5:00-8:00pm for a fun evening of live music and grilled hamburgers from Henry’s Restaurant. Free museum admission after 5:00pm.