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October 16th, 2014
City to celebrate LBJ Drive re-opening with block party

COVER: ILLUSTRATION VIA CITY OF SAN MARCOS

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS

The city of San Marcos is throwing a downtown block party to celebrate the re-opening of North LBJ Drive, epicenter of a major capital improvement program that has frustrated traffic — and business owners — for the better part of two years.

Hosted by the city’s Main Street program and downtown business owners, the “Dia de Tejas” event will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 on North LBJ Drive between Hopkins Street and University Drive.

At 6:30 p.m., community members are invited to join in a panoramic photo of partygoers on their newly completed streetscape. Street art, street music, live performances and other festivities will follow the group photo. Some merchants are extending their business owners and holding sales for the celebration.

Describing the event as “Dia de los Muertos meets Texas Pride,” organizers invite residents to dress up in colorful Day of the Dead costumes and/or bring a decorated pickup truck on which to tailgate. New back-in parking replaces traditional, front-in parking. Te best-decorated tailgate setup will win an award.

Go There

Dia de Tejas block party
North LBJ Drive in downtown San Marcos | Map
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
For information, call 512-393-8430

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2 thoughts on “City to celebrate LBJ Drive re-opening with block party

  1. So to celebrate the roads being reopened after two years, they’re going to close the roads for a party?

    Makes sense, in a “local government” kind of way…..

  2. Yeah, right…I’ll attend the party along with every student living in the area. I’m so very proud of our Main Street program and the downtown bar…er, I mean business owners.

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