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Posted on: August 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Entries Invited for San Marcos Veterans Day Parade

The City of San Marcos is calling for parade entries and nominations for Grand Marshal for the 2018 Veterans Day Parade.


Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2018 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10, sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations.

Veterans groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams, classic vehicles and others are invited to join the Veterans Day Parade. There is no fee to participate. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through downtown San Marcos. A popular free biscuit and gravy breakfast will again be served on the County Courthouse lawn beginning at 8:30 a.m. along with entertainment leading up to the parade.

Grand Marshal Nominations

Nomination forms for grand marshal should be submitted to Lisa Morris at; mailed to the Parks and Recreation office at the Grant Harris Building, located at 401 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos, 78666; or dropped off in person by Oct. 8.

Nominations must include the full name and relevant details of the individual’s military service, along with detailed contact information, including a telephone number. The nomination form is posted on the city website

Criteria for nomination include:

  • Must be a San Marcos area resident
  • Must have served in the U.S. military during a time of military conflict
  • Must have been honorably discharged from the service
  • Must be willing to share his or her military service memories

Kiwanis Club Kids Bicycle Brigade

Kids ages 5 and older are invited to show their support for veterans by decorating and riding their bikes in the parade from 9-10 a.m., escorted by Kiwanis club members. Kids are invited to decorate their bikes and helmets at the Courthouse lawn before the parade with free flags, streamers, and sign materials. Bicycles, training wheels, and scooters are welcome.

The deadline for entering the parade is Oct. 26. Veterans Day Parade applications are posted on the city website For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 512.393.8400.

About The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Dept.: The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike, but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.

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