It is that most celebrated time of year in San Antonio!  Fiesta!  What is Fiesta?  Dating back to it’s beginning in 1891, Fiesta is a way for San Antonio to honor the heroes of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, two key historic battles in the Texas Revolutionary War.  Over the past 128 years, this celebration has evolved and grown into one of the largest festivals in the U.S, celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Texas, and raising more than $340 million per year, which helps to provide services to the citizens of San Antonio.

One of the grandest traditions of Fiesta is collecting Fiesta medals.  As you visit different shops, businesses, vendors, or events be sure to pick up their unique customized medal to either begin or add to your collection.  They are available all over the city, even at Chick-Fil-A!  You’ll note as you attend various Fiesta events folks wearing sashes with these medals adorning them.  

While Fiesta is officially from April 18-28, there are many events that begin earlier in the month, and we have provided you with a list of events designed to celebrate and commemorate this time of year!  Fiesta has everything from parades to parties and balls to music and food, and for those that love to run, there’s a few charity run/walks to sign up for.  There’s something for everyone, including the family pet!  Some events require tickets purchased in advance, so please visit https://fiestasanantonio.org/2019-parade-event-ticket-guide for more information. 
 

April 6
~Valero Texas Open’s 19 Hole, Lutheran Coronation: Coronation of the Court of Illumination

April 7
~Fit for a Princess Self-Esteem & Empowerment Program, Fiesta Teen Queen Coronation, Fiesta Mariachi Mass

April 12
~UTSA Fiesta, Taste of New Orleans, Fiesta de la Familia, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Alamo Heights Night

April 13
~5K Confetti Run & Walk, Fiesta Mission 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk, Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow

April 14
~Fiesta Ole, Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship & Amazing Teens’ Banquet, Champagne & Diamonds Brunch, Taste of New Orleans

April 18-First Official Day of Fiesta!
~Fiesta Carnival begins, Taste of the Republic, Fiesta At Hemisfair

April 19
~Senior Fiesta, JBSA-Lackland Fiesta Military Parade, Blast From Fiesta Past Exhibition at the Witte Museum begins, Fiesta Flower Show, Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square begins, Rey Feo Crown Celebration, Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo, Webb Party, Fiesta Masquerade Party

April 20
~Walk for Autism & Superhero 5K, Fiesta Especial 5K  & Parade, Zeta Fiesta Track Meet, Fiesta Castle Hills, Fiesta Lacrosse Invitational, San Jacinto Victory Celebration, Fiesta de los Ninos, El Rey Fido Coronation, Viva Botanica, Fiesta Flower Show, Fiesta’s Feathered Friends, Fiesta Festival, Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta, Fiesta Kings Cup, Pinatas in the Barrio, Deco Fiesta, UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game, This Hallowed Ground, Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Begins, Chaparral Music Festival, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony & Fireworks Display, Chanclas y Cervezas, All-American Canteen, Investiture of King Antonio, Patriotic & Historical Ball, Incognito: Fiesta’s Masquerade Dance Dance Dance Party, Midnight In the Garden of Good & Evil, Fiesta Arts Fair

April 21
 ~A Day In Old Mexico & Charreada

April 22
~Air Force at the Alamo, Pilgrimage to the Alamo, SAC 22nd Annual Multicultural Conference begins, Fiesta Carnival, Texas Cavaliers River Parade

April 23
~Children’s Texas History Forum, Army Day at the Alamo, Fiesta Especial Celebration Day, NIOSA (Night In Old San Antonio) begins, Fiesta Tech Trek, Fiesta Cornyation begins, Fiesta In Blue, Ford Mariachi Festival Begins

April 24
~Fiesta Hat Contest & Luncheon, Fiesta Gartenfest begins, Taste of the Northside, Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo

April 25
~San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Show & Sale begins, Fiesta San Fernando begins, St. Phillip’s Culturefest, 10th Street River Festival, Navy Day at the Alamo, Pacfest, Family Fiesta, Battle of Flowers Association Band Festival

April 26
~Battle of Flowers Parade, Fredstock Music Fest, SAAACAM Fiesta Family Blues Festival, Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert, Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge, Dance With the King Fiesta Square Dance, Fiesta Pops begins

April 27
~Fiesta Pooch Parade, Fiesta Jazz Band Festival, Starfish Dash Run/Walk, Fiesta Women’s & Co-Ed Soccer Tournament, Texas Corvette Association Car Show, Festival de Animales begins, King William Fair, Growing Up Female, The Circle For Life Motor Rally, Fiesta Fandango Run, 10th Street River Festival, United Way Kids Festival, Fiesta Flambeau Parade

April 28-Last Official Day of Fiesta!
~Fiesta Run to Remember, Fiesta Nueva, San Jose Missionfest, Festival de Cascarones, All Veterans Memorial Service, 11th Annual Fiesta Concert, Chili Queens Chili Cook-off, La Reina La Feria de las Flores Reception, Healthy Choices Conference, The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show, Music From St. Marks, Praise Dance Celebration

 

As you are likely to hear many times over the next month around the beautiful Alamo City…

Viva Fiesta!