Oct 03, 2023

Slideshow: Mermaids Float Through Downtown San Marcos

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Mermaids and other seafaring people and creatures descended upon San Marcos to celebrate the annual Mermaid Capital of Texas Festival on Sept. 23.

The festival celebrates the history of the Aquarena Springs Aquamaids, women who dressed as mermaids and performed underwater acts when the Aquarena Springs amusement park operated in San Marcos more than two decades ago.

The festival also celebrates the San Marcos River, which runs through the city, and promotes the conservation of the river.