The Mermaid Aqua Faire is made possible in part by Tanger Outlets, San Marcos, Chuck Nash Auto Group and the City of San Marcos.Highlighting our unique river and artistic culture, the Downtown Mermaid Promenade is created to be a celebration of San Marcos’ vibrant artistic and river community. With nearly 100 entries last year and on record for the largest turnout for a parade in San Marcos, the downtown parade is back by popular demand! Austin Samba School and Las Monas Performance Group lead the parade bringing their brand of “radical creativity, fantasy, and imagination” to the streets with a sizzling combination of rhythm, dance, movement, color, joy and …giant mermaid puppets! The parade will feature floats, marchers, dancers, and music! This second annual ‘Texas original’ will highlight selected honorees representing the arts, river guardianship, local entrepreneurship and heritage of San Marcos. Fresh water mermaids are the primary theme for this family fun event. This all-inclusive city parade celebrates our history of the Aquamaids of Aquarena Springs and immortalizes the mermaid as guardians of the San Marcos River. The parade line-up starts at the corner of CM Allen and Cheatham Street and offers plenty of viewing options along the route. The fun continues at the Mermaid Aqua Faire immediately following the parade at the San Marcos Main Park Plaza from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. All within walking distance from downtown, the family can enjoy this FREE community festival of art, live music, food, and fun!
Some of the Parade highlights include the Mermaid SPLASH Royal Court to include our King of SPLASH, Mermaid Queen and Royal Court, Parade Grand Marshal and Honorees.
Don't miss the chance to register your pet for the Mer-Pet Fashion Show. Dogs and cats — as well as their human friends — are encouraged to get their Mermaid ON! All proceeds from the entries will benefit the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Stay tuned for more information!
Mermaid Society SMTX and Parent & Family Relations — Texas State University have teamed up for Family Weekend starting on Friday, September 15th — 17th to create a fun packed weekend for all!
Parade spectators are encouraged to share a ride, walk or ride a bike when traveling to the parade site in support of our bike friendly community! Please join us for a day of fun for the entire family. The Parade takes place light rain or shine.
For parade registration visit our website at mermaidsocietysmtx.com. Questions email to [email protected]