From Our Editors
Every summer, the sprawling fields and winding horse trails of the peaceful Walnut Grove Park undergo a transformation. The clinks and clanks of a towering stage being built permeate the soundscape, taking prominence over the usual noises of birds chirping and rustling leaves. The aromas of tender barbecue meats fill the air, and droves of music-lovers and families flock to the park with their lawn chairs and beach blankets in tow.
Once the crowd has arrived, top local musicians take to the stage to perform a variety of genres as servers top off plastic cups with ice-cold brews. The normally serene park is now the bustling scene of the San Marcos Summer Music Fest, which only happens once a year, much like the Lincoln statue’s brief sentience and subsequent leg stretch.