Highlighting our unique river and artistic culture, the Downtown Mermaid Parade is created to be a celebration San Marcos’ vibrant community. Back by popular demand, Austin Samba and Las Monas de San Antonio 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 ‘Texas original’ will highlight selected honorees representing the arts, river guardianship, local business and heritage of San Marcos. Fresh water mermaids is the primary theme for this unique event.