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San Marcos Mermaid Festival Sure to be a ‘SPLASH’

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It’s rare to find a community that celebrates sea-faring creatures such as mermaids but San Marcos, Texas is a city that’s proud of its passion for these marine maidens, and in September, they’ll once again be rejoicing in their modern-day resurgence in popularity. On Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 2017, expect to see a lot of “mermazing” things taking place here in the Texas Hill Country.

San Marcos Mermaid Festival Sure to be a SPLASH!

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Both their fairy tale past and their contemporary renaissance as symbols of this city will be hailed at the SMTX Mermaid SPLASH 2017, featuring family fun, social events, and even educational opportunities regarding many city topics will take place at this second annual event. As much a soiree to celebrate the beautiful San Marcos River as it is an opportunity to recognize the local community organizations and members that work to protect it, July Moreno of the Mermaid Society SMTX (founded with a mission of river guardianship as well as arts and entrepreneurial support) explained that “Mermaids are river guardians, concerned about conservation. The mermaid is meant to inspire. She’s the mascot of all things San Marcos.” SPLASH stands for Stewardship, Preservation, Local, Arts, Sustainability, Heritage, all of which will be at the core of festival events.

San Marcos Mermaid Festival Sure to be a SPLASH!

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The San Marcos Mermaid Society is hosting the festival in partnership with Adventure Mermaids, featuring a Mermaid Society Art Ball (for which tickets can be purchased at the link provided here), the Mer-tini Shakedown Competition, a Downtown Mermaid Parade, and the Mermaid Aqua Faire with free fun to be had for Merfolk of all ages! The lovely San Marcos River is, of course, the backdrop for these wonderful festivities, and if you would like more information in order to plan on attending, you can visit the event website or follow their event updates on Facebook for current announcements and news!

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