Summer Events

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Movies in Your Park

Every Tuesday in June and July, beginning on June 9, the Parks and Recreation Department hosts FREE Movies in Your Park at Plaza Park. Free family-friendly activities are hosted at 7:30 PM followed by the movie at 8:45. Concessions are also available for purchase. For more information, please visit our calendar. 

Miss Beautiful SMTX Pageant

​The Miss Beautiful Pageant is for women with disabilities, eighteen years of age and older. The pageant will take place on June 7, 2019 at 7pm at the San Marcos Activity Center in conjunction with the You(th) Can Do It! Pageant

​Entry forms may be picked up at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, and the Parks and Recreation Office, 401 E. Hopkins or can be downloaded here (PDF). Entry forms and the $25 entry fee are due to the Parks and Recreation Office by May 24, 2019. The public is welcome to come join the fun and support the contestants in their journey on becoming Miss Beautiful SMTX. We will be crowning the Pageant Queen, First, Second, and Third Runner Up, Best Smile, Most Expressive, and Most Inspirational. For more information email the event organizers. If you are interested in volunteering sign up click here.  

Daddy Daughter Dance

Our annual Daddy Daughter Dance is held the Friday before Father's Day. This event is for fathers/father figures and daughters and features dancing, crafts and snacks. There is a cost associated with this event. Visit our calendar for more information!


​SummerFest is our annual Fourth of July Celebration Plaza Park. Join us for an evening of live music, food, and fireworks! We also have a Children's Costume Contest and Parade. For more information visit the event website. If you are interested in volunteering sign up here.

Party in Your Park

This event takes place four times each year and travels to various neighborhood parks each time. Party in Your Park features free family-friendly fun: yard games, music, refreshments and much more! Our summer Party in Your Park takes place in August. Check our calendar for more information.