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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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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 battle. 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.

Are you Fiesta-ready? Whether this is your first year, or you're a Fiesta San Antonio expert, we have the intel on how to Fiesta like a pro in San Antonio.

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