On Saturday, September 25th, San Marcos celebrated its 5th annual Mermaid Capital of Texas Festival downtown, including the Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire. The event was hosted by The Mermaid Society of San Marcos, whose goal is to use the symbol of the mermaid and San Marcos’s rich history to raise environmental awareness and support for San Marcos’ beautiful river and natural resources.
The Mermaid Promenade and Faire is just one of several events The Mermaid Society organizes throughout September, which was properly deemed Mermaid Month after the city was recently named The Mermaid Capital of Texas.
After taking a break last year due to Covid-19, the citizens of San Marcos and the surrounding area were more than excited to resume the festivities this year.
The promenade started around 10:30 a.m., and parade-goers lined the streets dressed in colorful costumes as they watched the beautiful parade floats and performers cartwheel, dance, and blow bubbles at them from the parade route. Among some of those participating in the parade were motorcyclists, roller derbyers, and two-person butterfly bikes.
The excitement was high, and the weather was sunny and beautiful, making the morning nothing short of a grand celebration.
After the parade, music echoed through the speakers. Food trucks lined the roads as the street fair kicked off on the courtyard grounds with tons of local small businesses and artists selling everything from decorative mermaid plates to handmade clothing. The fair took place from noon to 8 p.m. and provided an amazing opportunity to shop from local vendors.
The 5th Annual Mermaid Capitol of Texas Fest was a huge success, and this first year San Martian was in awe of all the beautiful colors, creative costumes, and the feeling of togetherness that filled the air. Seeing the people of San Marcos come together to celebrate the city’s history and dance together in the streets was an amazing experience.
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