Occurs annually in September. Learn about and interact with the snakes that call our area home, participate in hourly herp walks to see snakes in their natural habitat, and attend lectures to learn about snakes, snake safety and more. There will be snake-themed music, art installations, photo ops, activities and crafts for all ages. Local organizations will have educational booths and displays. Check our calendar below for more information.
Monarch Fest & Fall Native Plant Sale
Occurs annually in October. Choose from a wide variety of native and adapted plants, including: perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, and organic vegetables and herbs. Learn about migrating species of birds and insects, including the Monarch butterfly and what San Marcos is doing to help pollinators. Knowledgeable staff will be available at the San Marcos Discovery Center to assist with plant and pollinator questions. Local organizations will have booths where you can learn more about environmental efforts and how you can get involved. Check our calendar below for more information.
Farmer Fred's Harvest Fall Carnival
Occurs annually the Friday before Halloween. Farmer Fred invites all of his friends out to City Park for this community Carnival. The event features free games, a haunted hayride, concessions, a costume contest, and more! Check our calendar below for more information.
Veterans Day Parade
Occurs annually the Saturday before Veterans Day. The City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, hosts a month of service opportunities as well as the traditional Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Marcos for the community to honor all who have served. Check our calendar below for more information.