About San Marcos Texas
San Marcos is the hub for everything because it is in the prime location between Austin and San Antonio. San Marcos was given the name San Marvelous because of the natural beauty. Both Texas State University and Meadows Center Glass- bottom boat tours (also known as the Aquarena Center) are located within the city of San Marcos.
San Marcos, Texas was labeled as one of the best places to raise your kids. It is also the fastest-growing city in the United States. Several sources has listed San Marcos as one of the most exciting places to live. It is an extremely popular area for recreation, especially tubing, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.
- Population: 50,001
- Elevation: 617 ft
- Sources have listed this city as one of the best places to raise your kids and one of the most exciting places to live.
- The annual Texas Water Safari starts on the first Saturday in June.
- The Summer in the Park concert series is every Thursday night (June-August) at a live outdoor venue.
- San Marcos Outlets holds over 140 luxury and brand name outlet stores.
San Marcos Attractions
Each year on the first Saturday in June, the Texas Water Safari starts. The Texas Water Safari is a Canoe Race that does not offer a prize to the winner. People flock to this race to win for pure bragging rights. A Walk in the Park is a 1200+ acre park with hiking and biking trails, children’s park, skate park, dog park, and public riverfront access.
The downtown area, surrounding the courthouse, is home to many bars, restaurants, boutiques, and music venues. The attractions make San Marcos a leading entertainment destination. The legendary Texas Music Theater hosted the Lone Star Music awards in the years 2011- 2013.
The Summer in the Park concert series has been hosted by the San Marcos Performing Arts Commission and the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department for more than 20 years. This event is put on at a live outdoor venue every Thursday night (June-August), where live music is hosted. Contributing to the music scene in San Marcos, Texas State University hosts the Hill Country Jazz Festival and Eddie Durham Celebration annually. KTSW, the university’s radio station, also holds an annual festival called MR Fest. “MR” is an acronym “My Radio” but is pronounced “mister.” In 2012, local entrepreneurs began hosting an ongoing outdoor concert series called Foodstock (a play on Woodstock) to benefit the Hays County Food Bank.
There were several movies and television shows that were filmed in this area, one of which was Pirhana. In June 2006, The View named the San Marcos Outlets as the third-best place to shop in the world. The outlet includes over 140 luxury and brand name outlet stores; some of which included Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th, Vera Bradley outlet, Victoria’s Secret outlet, and many more. Another outlet mall is the Tanger Outlets, which includes over 100 stores with popular brands. Some of these brands include American Eagle Outfitters, LOFT outlet, Crocs, and other great stores.
Two great singer, songwriters, storey teller,s and bangos. You won’t be disappointed. Follow the links, listen to the music, then reserve your table. You know the food will be good.
December 10, 2013 – Dan finished his latest tour and makes plans for recording his seventh major album in San Francisco with Scott Mickelson, and finishing his memoir for release in 2014, with author J. Alex Greenwood.
July 10, 2014 – Dan finishes Perfect Word. Perfect Beat. and ushers in the era of The Wonder Thrills.
September 6, 2014 Dan joins Mickelson on The Turtle Restaurant Patio
In 2013, San Francisco artist/producer Scott Mickelson celebrated the release of more than five full-length records with his band FAT OPIE. He continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. Known for eclectic arrangements and far-reaching production, he produces music with a finger on the pulse of the fragmented culture here in the U.S. This is most evident on the latest release Victoryville hailed as his most important work. “Scott Mickelson will shatter your idea of what an ‘American banjo guy” is supposed to sound like. His voice draws comparisons to Eddie Vedder, his banjo work to Keith Richards, and his songs tell deep, timeless stories.”
The Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
“Prolific songwriters Scott Mickelson and Dan Coyle left listeners laughing, crying and all around elated here at the center of the universe. Wow. Thank you!”
Free with purchase of drink and food. Please make reservations 325-646-8200