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Posted on: June 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Offices Closed July 4; Enjoy City-Sponsored Fireworks

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City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day Holiday.

The free SummerFest celebration will run from 6-10 p.m. at San Marcos Plaza Park Thursday, July 4 in partnership with Summer in the Park.

Live music begins at 6 p.m. Registration for the children’s costume contest begins at 6 p.m. and the contest will be at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

For information about SummerFest, visit or contact San Marcos Parks and Recreation at 512.393.8400 or the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau at 512.393.5930.

Admission to the event is free and there will be free parking available at the Public Library, San Marcos Activity Center, and City Park parking lot.

Private Fireworks Banned

The City Fire Code prohibits “the sale, possession, storage, discharge or offer for sale of fireworks” in the city limits. The penalty for violating the ordinance, part of the fire safety code, includes fines of up to $2,000.

The San Marcos Police Department will be on the lookout for violations over the holiday and will enforce the code. To report illegal fireworks in San Marcos, call the police non-emergency number at 512.753.2108.

Park Rules

Big crowds are expected to enjoy the San Marcos River and parks during the day. For information on park rules, visit

Regular Trash Collection Routes

Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual trash collection and recycling routes. Customers planning to go out of town are asked to put their carts on the curb no earlier than 7 p.m. the night before scheduled pick up and return it to the house as soon as they return.

Residents who will be gone all week are encouraged to ask a neighbor to take their trash cart to the curb on their trash day and return to their home after pickup. As a reminder, with the daytime temperatures over 90 degrees, please don’t miss your scheduled trash pick-up day. The contents can heat up and cause a terrible odor. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Kirwin, Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager, at 512.393.8407.

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