The Mermaid Aqua Faire is made possible in part by City of San Marcos Arts Commission and Chuck Nash Auto Group and Tanger Outlets, San Marcos. Saturday, September 16th 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The fun kicks into full gear following the Mermaid Down Parade from 10:00 — noon! The San Marcos River serves as the beautiful backdrop to this fun filled FREE festival that has something for Merfolk of all ages. The Mermaid Aqua Faire starts right after the downtown parade and continues the celebration at San Marcos Plaza Park! Get ready for a great line up of live music at the OYOU Stage at San Marcos Plaza Park Performances include Cosa Nostra La Banda, The Railhouse Band and The Revs. Take a seat at the festival’s Community Table and meet neighbors and new friends while you enjoy culinary foods from a variety of food trucks at The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery and on-site food booths. Shop at the Artisan Alley hosted by the San Marcos Art League, a juried art market representing area artisans and a wide selection of artwork in different mediums, including ceramics, glasswork, metalwork, photography, wood, jewelry, sculpture, painting upscale/recycle, and mixed media. A variety of art activities can be found in the KidZone. Fun for all ages! Festival goers will learn about conservation stewardship at the Eco Village hosted by the The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and take part in the variety of interactive activities planned for the whole family; to include hands-on workshops, scheduled presentations by environmental experts and art inspired learning projects for everyone. Be sure to visit the Mermaid Marketplace for a unique retail shopping experience. Some of the added highlights include the Presentation of the Mermaid SPLASH Royal Court to include the 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 Animal Shelter. Stay tuned for more information!
Participants of the parade and festival are encouraged to walk or bike when traveling to the park in support of our bike friendly community!
Please join us for a day of fun for the entire family. The festival takes place rain or shine. Free to the public. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs.
To participate as an artist, food vendor, mermaid market or help sponsor, please visit our website at mermaidsocietysmtx.com or email questions to [email protected]