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Eyes of the San Marcos is making some ripples!

The Eyes of the San Marcos River is a volunteer organization started in March 2014 by Zach Halfin and Derrick Lee designed to help clean up the river and raise awareness. In April they received a $500 grant from the Texas Wild Rice Festival which helped them get started.

With their ingenuity, determination and the help of their volunteers and many other sponsors such as The River Foundation, The City of San Marcos, Green Guy Recycling, Los Gatos Bakery, Papa Johns Pizza, The San Marcos River Retreat and Redbud Roasters; they have made a HUGE impact this summer on the cleanliness of the river and the awareness of the citizens.

Film Shot by Ashley Wright of Aqua Vitae Productions and the Texas Wild Rice Festival.
Editing by Thomas Waymouth

Vendors and Non-profits

Vendors and Non-profit Booths!

We are only having booths on Saturday. That is tomorrow. =)

Here is a reminder: You can unload either at Jowers Parking Lot or at the small parking lot at Sewell Park. Make sure you check in at one of the info booths before setting up.  We will have volunteers ready to help you.

Set up is between 8 AM and 11AM.

Thank You!

~ Festival Information ~

Designed By: Topher Sipes
Designed By:  Topher Sipes
Designed By:
Topher Sipes

Venue:   Sewell Park

Address: 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

No Dogs Allowed

Parking: Free parking at Strahan Colliseum
(Please Walk, Bike, or Car Pool)

700 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666

There will be recycling and compost at the event as well as water coolers so bring your water bottles and help reduce waste!

Dates: April 11th and 12th

April 11th

Community Bike Ride Art Crawls – All ages welcome.


Ride One: Meet at 10:30 AM – Ride starts at 11:00 AM at Sewell Park

Ride Two:  Meet at 4:30 PM  – Ride Starts at 5:00 PM at Sewell Park

Venues:  Bower Bird Gallery, Zosima Gallery, Tantra Coffee House, Jo on the Go,  Alchemy Yoga.

More Information

Sewell Park Stage:

Music: 5pm – 9pm

Movie Screening:  “River of Innocence”   By: Ron Coley  9:00 – 10:00PM

April 12th   

Kids Play Area,  Guided Hikes, Workshops,  – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Educational Booths, Local Food and Drinks, Communi TEA House, & Community Vendors – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
( Some Booths may choose to stay open longer)

Sewell Park Stage

Music, Dance, Poetry and Speakers:  11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Community Premiere of Yakona:  9:00 PM – 10:00 PM   Compliments of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

We Made Our Fundraising Goal !


So much gratitude to all of our supporters and contributors!  With your help we made our financial goal for Texas Wild Rice Festival and beyond. We would like to recognize the significant support of all of our sponsors without whom this venture would be impossible: 

H.E.A.T. of Texas State University, The San Marcos River Foundation, The San Marcos Area Arts Council, The Edwards Aquifer Authority, Upcycle Organics, Eco-Pioneers, Tantra Coffee House, The Root Cellar, Swimming Pig Productions, Yakona, The San Marcos Voice, Hochheim Prarie Insurance,  The Scuba Club of TX State University, Wake The Dead CoffeeShop, Creation Flame, Jane Hughson, Classic Tattoo, Bright Sky, 04 Arts Foundation, and Brian D. F. Archer.

tour san marcos artOnline we reached the $12,000 we were aiming for and due to sponsorships from the Environmental Service Committee of Texas State University as well as Texas Parks and Wildlife coming through in March, we even reached beyond our stretch goal of $15,000!!

This means we will be able to invest in next year’s event, as well as other smaller events throughout this year such as free classes at the nature center, tree plantings and other community restoration projects!

Thank you for taking these steps with us to highlight and celebrate the unique environmental resources and beauty of San Marcos, and more importantly, to begin to fully step into our roles as stewards for our community, the river, the land, and all it’s creatures.

There will be lots of exciting new developments coming soon such as an event schedule, a media collection and a sponsors page – so stay tuned.

April 11th and 12th is going to be a weekend to remember!

Fundraiser Show this Saturday!


This Saturday is our fundraiser! We hope to see you there! Details below.

ARTheism :: Michael Garfield :: Hair Farmers :: Grace Park :: Violinda – Fundraiser for Texas Wild Rice Festival 2014
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Tantra Coffeehouse
San Marcos, TX
Free for all ages / donations appreciated
S’mores by the fire
Special edition t shirts and bumper stickers available

We are launching our community based online campaign with on February 1st. This free live event will coincide with our fundraiser and will contribute to the creation of the upcoming TWRF! Truly, this is for the community, by the community.

This fundraiser will serve to help raise funds for the Texas Wild Rice Festival 2014, to be held April 11th & 12th at Sewell Park in San Marcos, TX. The festival will feature live music, performances, local vendors, guided walks, interactive arts & crafts, wellness workshops, sustainability training and science experiments all celebrating the life giving waters, inhabitants and cultural history of the San Marcos River.
Watch our video and donate to the campaign at:


Live music by:

:::Michael Garfield:::

:::Hair Farmers:::

:::Grace Park:::

:::Violinda Lola:::

Featuring visual, dance-imation performances by:


With some guest visuals accompanying each band by:

:::Topher Sipes:::

MC by:
:::Thom Thumb:::


Live painting by:

:::Kelsey Huckabee:::

:::Courtney Cranberry:::


Special announcement from the Yakona film team


List of GORGEOUS art & items donated for the art raffle this Saturday:

Prints by:
Bluue Gary
Michael Garfield Visionary Art
Grace Park
Rene Perez
Topher Sipes

Pottery by:
Cecy Holcomb

Jewelry Pieces from:
Katinka Pinka
Nikkye Re’Anne
Samantha Beasley

Special Tie Dye San Martian T-Shirt by Lisa Marie Coppoletta

Suzi’s Naturals Goody Basket

Coming Together Over Water

We encourage the entire community of San Marcos to come learn about, fall in love with, and celebrate our beautiful River. The artesian spring fed water of the San Marcos stays a constant 72 degrees, is home to eight endangered species and, flows crystal clear all year long- allowing us to remain the longest continually inhabited place in North America.

Photo by Yakona

This is a festival for the community, by the community. We hope to see everyone, from all demographics come out to share in this event of gratitude and inspiration.

Texas Wild Rice Festival will highlight community vendors, local food, free educational workshops, storytelling, guided nature walks, river inspired arts and crafts, hands on aquatic science RAD Hands-On Scienceexperiments, permaculture activities, performances from musicians, poets, and more! With a festival that all San Martians can participate in, we hope to help invigorate the love and pride the citizens of this city feel in themselves, their river, and their community.

Texas Wild Rice Festival will be a free space for all the micro-communities of San Marcos to gather and cross-pollinate their knowledge, arts, and visions for how we can grow holistically with this magnificent river as our center.  We can all use it as a platform for launching consistent year round educational and artistic community gatherings focused on the river.

San Martians enjoying themselves during Kabomba's music set.
San Martians dancing with a parachute during Kabomba’s set at River Awareness Day, (The Pilot Event for TWRF).