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On Thursday nights, June 1 – August 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Summer in the Park returns to San Marcos, TX. View the 2017 schedule.

The San Marcos Performing Arts Association (SMPAA) sprang from an idea Marie Jager had in the spring of 1986 to start a free summer concert series and a festival at Christmas.  This year (2014) marks 29 years of “Summer in the Park.” Different bands of various genres come to San Marcos, Texas during the hot summer Thursday nights to perform for the community, family, and friends of the San Marcos community. The concerts begin on the first Thursday of June, every Thursday night until the second Thursday of August. In 2016, 11 concerts total.

At the San Marcos Plaza Park and our rain site at the San Marcos Activity Center, the following is and is not allowed:

  • Smoking is not allowed on any public facility of San Marcos, Texas. (More information)
  • Alcohol beverages are NOT allowed in any San Marcos parks; except Summer in the Park events within the concert venue area only. We paid for the privileged of our guest to drink alcoholic beverages during these events. It can be revoked at any time, so please don’t be that ‘one’ who ruins it for everyone.
  • Ban the use of Styrofoam and glass type products. Paper and plastic type products are allowed.
  • Trash and recycling bins are located throughout the Summer in the Park concert area. Please use them.
  • View the other park rules as shown on the City of San Marcos web site.

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Presented by the San Marcos Performing Arts Association and San Marcos Parks and Recreation with generous support from the San Marcos Arts Commission.

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Location for 2017:

Every Thursday night
June 1 – August 10, 2016
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Concert site:
San Marcos Plaza Park
202 N C M Allen Pkwy
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Rain site:
San Marcos Activity Center
501 E Hopkins St,
San Marcos, TX 78666
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