A Black History Month celebration, a Crawfish Festival and more events throughout February in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle

The city of San Marcos will host a free movie night at the Hays Historic Courthouse Feb. 14. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of San Marcos will host a free movie night at the Hays Historic Courthouse Feb. 14. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of San Marcos will host a free movie night at the Hays Historic Courthouse Feb. 14. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

Check out this noncomprehensive list of events for February throughout San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.


11: A night for all

Radical Church will host a prom night event for children age 14 and older with special needs called Night to Shine. There will also be a drive-thru adaptation of the event called the Shine-Thru Parade as a COVID-19 precaution. The event will feature photos opportunities, music, dancing and more. Registration is required. 7 p.m. Free. Negley Elementary School, 5940 McNaughton, Kyle. 512-256-4691. radicalchurch.life

14: Watch a movie

Grab a picnic blanket and head to the Hays Historic Courthouse lawn in downtown San Marcos for a free Valentine’s Day movie date. Free popcorn and jumbo-sized lawn games will be available during the feature film “La La Land.” 6:30 p.m. Free. 111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos. 512-393-8430. www.visitsanmarcos.com

16: Witness a spectacle

The Harlem Wizards will be in Buda to put their spin and tricks on a traditional basketball game. The Harlem Wizards were established in 1962 and fundraise for schools and nonprofits through leaping tricks and comedic basketball games. 7 p.m. $12 (students), $15 (general admission), $25 (reserved seating), $35 (courtside seating). Johnson High School, 4120 RR 967, Buda. www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets

18-21: Shop a sale

Shops at the Tanger Outlets will have sales in honor of President’s Day. The shopping center is home to shops for clothing, shoes, home decor, food and more. 10 a.m. Free (admission). 4015 S. I-35, San Marcos. 512-396-7446. www.tangeroutlets.com

19: Celebrate Black History Month

The city of Buda will host its annual Black History Month celebration with the theme of “Black Health and Wellness.” The celebration will feature public speakers, music, poetry, food trucks and more. 10 a.m. Free (admission). Buda Amphitheater & City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda. www.visitbudatx.com/96/events-festivals

22: Explore the effects of climate change

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment will host a fully guided tour through hands-on activities for students at its Spring Lake Outdoor Academy: Climate Explorers. Children will learn about the effects of climate change on the environment, water movement around the world, solution-based thinking about the environment and more. The group will also take a ride on the glass-bottom boat to learn about endangered species. 10 a.m. Free (children under age 2), $8 (per person age 2 and up). 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-9200. www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu

26: Eat some crawfish

The Buda Amphitheater & City Park will be transformed for the Buda Crawfest, chock full of crawfish, food vendors, kids games and more. The festival will also feature live music followed by Hair Metal Giants, an 80s tribute rock band, at Willie’s Joint. 1 p.m. Free (kids age 12 and under), $20 (age 13 and up until Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.), $25 (age 13 and up after 10 a.m. Feb. 26). 204 San Antonio St., Buda. www.budacrawfest.com

28-April 27: Kick start a career

Community Action Inc. will provide free Certified Nurse Assistant courses in San Marcos. The course will take six to seven weeks to complete, and classes will be offered Monday through Friday. Classes include Adult Basic Education, lectures and work in an externship at a nursing facility. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. 215 S. Reimer Ave., Ste. 130, San Marcos. 512-392-1161. www.communityaction.com

Have an event we should include in an upcoming calendar list of events? Email us at [email protected].
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.