Nearly each community in the Texas Innovation Corridor is renown for a cultural identification, many of which have received official designated by the Texas Legislature.
Buda is called the “Outdoor Capital of Texas” thanks to the 268 acres of public parks in the city, including the 54-acre Historic Stagecoach Park, many hike and bike trails, a skatepark, an amphitheater, splash pads and more.
Dripping Springs is branded as the “Wedding Capital of Texas,” featuring more than 30 wedding venues and more than 1,500 weddings annually.
Kyle is famously known as "The Pie Capital of Texas," which is celebrated annually during their Pie in the Sky hot air balloon festival.
Lockhart has garnered national and international attention for its world-famous barbecue, resulting in the region being proclaimed as the “Barbecue Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature.
Luling, home of the Watermelon Thump Festival, is home to several of Texas' most prominent watermelon crops.
San Marcos is the most recent community to be designated with an official moniker, being named as "The Mermaid Capital of Texas" by the Texas State Legislature in 2021. Mermaids have long been a symbol in San Marcos as a reminder of Central Texas’ water resources.