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Fiesta San Antonio

Join Us for Our Annual 11-day Citywide Celebration

In San Antonio, culture sings. We celebrate our rich heritage with vibrant parades, food-centric events, and lively local entertainment. We collect medals to show off our San Antonio pride. What started in 1891 as a way to honor the heroes from Texas Battles has transformed into a way to share in the fun of celebrating our city’s largest city-wide party with a purpose, Fiesta.

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Fiesta San Antonio Returns April 18-28, 2024

Kick off the festivities with Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair, an opening ceremony complete with locally-themed medal exchanges. Make plans to attend the one-of-a-kind Texas Cavaliers River Parade, The Battle of Flowers Parade, and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.

For fun with food and drinks, do not miss NIOSA (A Night in Old San Antonio), the Taste of the Republic, and more. Explore distinctive cultures with deep roots at events like A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada, the Ford Mariachi Festival, and more.

Fun Fact: Did you know the city is home to more than 100 Fiesta events including parades, culinary pop-ups, exhibits, observances, and more? Finding a Fiesta event in San Antonio that speaks to your taste is easy, attending them all may be hard! 

Start planning your Fiesta schedule with this year’s events, parades, and food/drink offerings by visiting the official Fiesta San Antonio website.

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A Brief History of Fiesta San Antonio

The very first Battle of Flowers parade dates back to 1891 when a group of women from San Antonio sought a way to commemorate and pay their respects to the brave individuals who fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.

This inaugural parade took place in front of the Alamo where participants threw flowers at each other to reenact each of these battles. Each year the celebration grew in duration. Today, Fiesta has grown into an 11-day event full of medals, vibrant colors, live music and entertainment, delicious food and so much more.

 

Know Before You Go

Your Quick Guide to Fiesta San Antonio from a Local

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