The Tonkawa Legend of Sirena is a story that is near and dear to the residents of Salado. According to the legend, Sirena was tricked into becoming a mermaid by a magical catfish in return for helping her win the heart of a warrior.
Local artisit, Troy Kelley designed the bronze sculpture of the Tonkawa mermaid that currently resides at Sirena Park.
October 2, 2021 Salado, Texas
Sirena Festival & Parade honors the beloved tale of Indian maiden, Sirena, by bringing together the community for a day of fun with the purpose of investing back into the community and providing a space that children of all abilities can enjoy. Proceeds from the event go toward building an all abilities playground in Salado!