San Marcos Like a Local

San Marcos Art Markets

June 27, 2018

One of the coolest cultural aspects of San Marcos, in our opinion, is the thriving and diverse art scene. Visiting one of the many art markets in San Marcos is a great way to experience the colors, textures and faces of the unique community. From coffee shops to galleries, fire spinners to glassblowing, you never know what you’ll stumble upon in San Marcos.


Buzz Mill

6-10PM • Usually 3rd Sunday

Featuring everything from glassblowing, music and witches to henna, animals and more, this free and family friendly event takes place once a month, usually on the third Sunday, at Buzz Mill.


Martian Culture


5PM–1AM • Usually 2nd Sunday

A celebration of local artists and creators, this art market is more of a party. Martian Culture usually features a live DJ and music, original work and prints, hand-crafted goods and live painting and fire spinners, yes, you read that right, FIRE SPINNERS.


San Market

Pita Shop (Parking Lot)

10AM–3PM • 1st Sunday

Browse prints, jewelry and art and craft vendors all while simultaneously picking up groceries. Sounds like our kind of productive Sunday afternoon event!


Art Squared Art Market

Downtown Square  

10AM-4PM • 2nd Saturday

The Art Squared Arts Market is a juried fine arts and fine crafts event that happens every second Saturday from March through December. This open-air art market is a great place to pick up unique gifts for loved ones, or for yourself…


3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabout

Downtown Square

6-9PM • 3rd Thursday

Make your way to downtown San Marcos for an evening of food, drinks, art, shopping and music. Local artists set up booths to show off their wares in front of local boutiques, restaurants and galleries. It’s the perfect evening to see what all San Marcos has to offer.