San Marcos Like a Local

February Events

January 27, 2016

Don’t let the wintertime blues get you down. You will find lots to do in San Marcos whether you want to spend time outdoors, learn something new or sit back and soak in some good tunes. For the full, ever changing list, visit our event page. Interested in what live music is coming up this week? This list is updated each Tuesday.

 

JANUARY 31

San Marcos Celtic Fest

12PM-6PM  • SAN MARCOS ACTIVITY CENTER

O'Malarkey and the Walkers' Gallery present San Marcos Celtic Festival, in celebration of St. Brigid's Day, the Return of the Light in Spring. No charge for admission! Featuring a full afternoon of Celtic bands, Irish dancers, pipers, art gallery exhibits, artists and craftspeople, children's activities, merlin the wise, poets and films.

 

FEBRUARY 5-6

Eddie Durham Celebration and Hill Country Jazz Festival

TEXAS STATE CAMPUS

Eddie Durham Celebration will be held Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. This year's celebration will feature a lecture by NEA Jazz Master Doug Morgenstern on Durham's pioneering contributions to jazz and a performance with an all-star big band featuring tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence of the Count Basie Orchestra.

The twenty-sixth annual Hill Country Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, February 6, on the Texas State University campus. Outstanding adjudicators, clinicians, and performers promise to make this a memorable experience. A non-competitive event, The Hill Country Jazz Festival does not select winners but does recognize exemplary big bands, combos, and individual instrumentalists with “Outstanding Performance Awards.” Note: All school performances are only on Saturday, February 6.

 

FEBRUARY 6

First Saturday Birding Hike

SUNRISE  •  LOCATION VARIES

Interested in birding hikes? From waterfowl to woodpeckers to hawks to songbirds - you never know which feathered friends will be spotted. Hikes are guided by Stephen Ramirez, a local photographer and unicycle enthusiast. Location varies each month and cycles through greenspaces, preserves and riverside parks. For more information and to receive location notifications contact Stephen@birdsiview.org.

 

FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 28

Unicycle Football

1PM • GOLD CROWN BILLIARDS PARKING LOT

Unicycle Football is full-on American football played entirely on unicycles. The Unicycle Football League currently has eight teams that play every Sunday during the 56-game season. The game has a lot of quirks and peculiarities that can’t be appropriately described in words and must be experienced first hand.

 

FEBRUARY 8

GRA Trail Riders

11:30AM-2PM • SAN MARCOS DOWNTOWN SQUARE

Come welcome the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders (GRA-Trails) when they arrive in downtown San Marcos for their annual stop as they travel to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The Main Street Program will host the riders for lunch at restaurants around the square and serve free Dutch oven peach cobbler for all attendees to enjoy. Dutch ovens and tables will be set up on the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square for the riders. The riders’ horses and wagons will be on the closed streets adjacent to the Square.

 

FEBRUARY 13

Homebrew Supply Beer Camp

1PM • HOMEBREW SUPPLY

Learn how to craft you own beer! Learn all the brewing basics so you can brew your own at home. We'll be doing a live step-by-step brewing demonstration, introducing you to the basics of brewing. Topics that to be discussed are equipment needs, recipes and styles, extract vs. all grain, fermentation, yeast, hops, bottling, cleaning and sanitizing. This event is BYOB and all ages are welcome.

 

FEBRUARY 20

Cruise-In Night

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 for a fun evening of live music and grilled hamburgers from Henry’s Restaurant. Free museum admission after 5pm.

 
FEBRUARY 21

Cowboy Gospel Brunch

10:00AM-12:00PM • KENT BLACK’S BARBECUE

Come spend some time at Kent Black's BBQ for their Monthly Cowboy Gospel Brunch featuring Al Dressen from 10am-12:00pm (Noon) $20 per person.

 

MARCH 6

Moe’s Better Half Marathon

7AM START • TANGER OUTLETS

Over the last 31 years, Moe’s Better Half Marathon has evolved into one of the more popular road races in central Texas. Named after San Marcos running guru and race director Dr. Moe Johnson, MBHM is known for its challenging and scenic course and often colorful race management.