The Mermaid Art Market

Come shop from over 60 handmade, juried artists and artisans

and enjoy the Mermaid Promenade and Aqua Faire on

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10am - 6pm

San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666


Now in its fourth year, the annual Mermaid Art Market will take place on Saturday, September 21st. With over 60 high-quality, juried artists, live music, and more, this premier arts event is brought to you annually by the San Marcos Art League.


The fun kicks into full gear following the Downtown Mermaid Promenade! The San Marcos River serves as the beautiful backdrop to this fun filled FREE festival that has something for Mer-folk of all ages.  The Mermaid Aqua Faire kicks off right after the parade and continues the celebration at San Marcos Plaza Park!  

An all-day event to include live music performed by Time of Night Brass Band, The Roy Brothers, The Pat Thomas Collective and The Revs! Let the shopping begin at the juried art market coordinated by the San Marcos Art League, over 60 artists featuring a wide range of artisan wares, food trucks and food booths providing a good selection of eats, and the KIDzone coordinated by ArtSpace - Centro Cultural de Hispano. 

Festival-goers will learn about environmental stewardship at the Eco Village, and take part in the variety of interactive activities planned for the whole family; to include hands-on workshops, scheduled presentations by environmental experts and art inspired learning projects for everyone.

Sightings of mermaids in our river is a guarantee!  Presentation of the Mermaid SPLASH Royal Court to include the King of SPLASH, Mermaid Queen and Mer-folk Court, Parade Grand Marshal and Honorees.  

The Mermaid Art Market is an integral part of the SMTX Mermaid SPLASH, an annual city-wide, multi-event festival, celebrating our city’s arts, culture, heritage and our most precious resource, the San Marcos River. SPLASH is designed to be an all-inclusive community platform to inspire connection in celebration of our creative community and river culture. 

The Art League invites you to visit San Marcos for a day or a weekend, and be sure to enjoy all that the arts has to offer in our beautiful town. Every second Saturday, March-December, we host the Art Squared Arts Market, and in September we go mer-crazy with the 15 day SPLASH festival!