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A rundown of entertainment in and around San Marcos this weekend:


MR Fest

Music and arts festival featuring more than 100 acts and performances at venues throughout San Marcos. Website here.

Location: Downtown San Marcos

Time: Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28


Just for Fun Parade

The funky, durable San Marcos tradition will wend through town.

Location: Begins at playscape in Childrens’ Park

Time: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28


Butterfly House Season Opener

Guided tours, butterfly crafts and information on native Texas butterflies.

Location: San Marcos Nature Center


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Admission: 12 years old and younger -free; 13 years old and older, $1.


Third Annual Night of Hope

Benefits the Greater San Marcos Youth Council. Entertainment by Terri Hendrix. Website here.


Location: Three Dudes Winery

Time: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 28


Dirt Dauber Festival

Demonstrations on two stages plus food, music, contests, prizes and kids play area. For information, email billyray@zzzdog.com or call 512-754-8171. Website here.

Location: Eye of the Dog Art Center, 405 Valley View West

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29


Wounded Warriors Visit Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum

Wounded soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio will travel by classic car motorcade to a reception at the museum.

Location: Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum, 120 Stagecoach Trail

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Admission: Free


Biplane Fly-In

Pilots will fly in Stearman formations in honor of World War II airmen. Website here.

Location: San Marcos Municipal Airport

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28


Admission: $5 or free with purchase of lunch


COVER PHOTO: MR Fest will perform at Texas Music Theater on Saturday as part of KTSW 89.9 FM’s MR Fest.

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