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San Maximum: Picnicking on the Fourth of July

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By Austin Cowan
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The Fourth of July is one of the few days of the year when us Americans put aside our differences and enjoy just being Americans. BBQ, fireworks and American flags are some of the ways we Americans celebrate our countries independence on the Fourth of July. But the Fourth of July is not just a celebration of independence; it is a day of unity among family, friends and communities, usually displayed by having a picnic or cook out.

Fourth of July Celebration 

Picnicking in San Marcos is great all year round because of the overall setting the town displays. However, it is especially fun to go picnicking during SummerFest, which runs San Marcos’s annual Fourth of July celebration. This celebration takes place at San Marcos Plaza Park. Located at 206 North CM Allen Parkway. This celebration has live music, venders, contests and FIREWORKS! The Fourth of July Celebration is how the people in San Marcos show their love for our county within the city.  

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Photo by Austin Cowan

The Picnicking Experience

San Marcos on The Fourth of July smells like the scent of BBQ, looks like a huge American flag and sounds like the crack of fireworks. But picnicking in San Marcos is not a rare activity, of course. This is a river town, so families are constantly taking trips to the rivers dragging coolers behind them containing zip-locked sandwiches and half melted ice.

Here is a helpful tip for picnicking in San Marcos if you plan on going on the Fourth of July this year: Arrive early. In order to get the best location, tardiness is not acceptable. There is a multitude of picnic tables alongside the river, however, they’re always filled up on The Fourth of July because of all the people that come to celebrate and picnic. Waking up early a little early for a picnic is such a small sacrifice to make in order to get the maximum San Marcos experience.

So, if you desire to have a patriotic Fourth of July, come to San Marcos this year to celebrate alongside your fellow Americans!


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