San Marcos Mermaid Parade and Downtown Street Faire on Saturday, Sept. 25

Sierra Martin | Managing Editor

SAN MARCOS – On Saturday, September 25, the 5th Annual Mermaid Promenade & Downtown Street Faire will take place in San Marcos to celebrate the Mermaid Capital of Texas.

The Mermaid Promenade begins at 10 a.m. at CM Allen Parkway and concludes at noon. After the parade, the Street Fair will take place from noon to 8 p.m. and include live music, dance performances, artisan vendors and food trucks.

“I think the emergence of the Mermaid Society is truly one of the most exciting things that has happened in our city,” Andrew Sansom, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment said. “It’s not only dedicated to the arts, but to the preservation of our river. And so its made a wonderful difference in a short time and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”

The resolution to make San Marcos the Mermaid Capitol of Texas celebrates the cultural significance of the mermaid in the community and our dedication to protecting and cherishing the San Marcos river: “By adopting the mermaid as a symbol of the city, the people of San Marcos are encouraging public interest in the natural environment and highlighting the central role their community is playing in preserving the water resources of the Lone Star State.”

The Hays County Health Department and Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with MD Diagnostics will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines and educational materials from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Hays County Courthouse.

More information on the Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Fair can be found on the Mermaid Society’s website. 

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