City to host SummerFest July 4th Fireworks and Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest

Staff Reports

SAN MARCOS — The 42nd annual SummerFest firework show will be held on Monday, July 4, beginning at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the Bobcat Stadium west parking lot, located behind H-E-B, with patriotic music simulcast on 89.9 KSTW radio station.

Parking locations for the best view of the show include the San Marcos Activity Center, San Marcos Public Library, San Marcos City Hall, and Bobcat Stadium. Spectators shall follow all park rules and city ordinances while watching the show and leave all pets at home. Guidelines for the SummerFest Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest can be found below.

How to enter the SummerFest Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest:

Send your photo submissions to by June 27 at 8 a.m. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by the rules and guidelines.


Photo submissions will be posted in the SummerFest Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest album on the SMTX Community Services Facebook page for voting on June 30 at noon. Voting will end July 5 at 11:59 p.m.

Winner selection:

The contest winner will be announced on July 6 based on which photo in the Facebook album has the most likes.

Winner notification:

The winner will be notified by email on July 6. The City of San Marcos is not responsible for any failed message attempts. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture.


One winner will be selected. The winner will receive a prize pack provided by the Parks and Recreation department. Prizes can’t be transferred or redeemed for cash.

The City of San Marcos is responsible for the collection, submission, and processing of entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

SummerFest is sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the San Marcos Noon Lions Club and KTSW Radio Station 89.9.

For general information on SummerFest, visit For additional contest information, contact Parks and Recreation Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Christie Murillo at 512-393-8404 or

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