Posted on April 13, 2017
San Antonio is a city defined by a diverse cultural heritage. Annual celebrations are held each year to celebrate the Alamo City’s history, but few compare to Fiesta San Antonio held each April. The 10-day event is filled with an explosion of festivities, colorful decorations and collectible medals. You can’t miss these 7 events happening at the 126th annual Fiesta San Antonio.
Battle of the Flowers® Parade
April 28, 2017
Considered the founding event of Fiesta®, the Battle of the Flowers® parade honors the heroes of the Alamo, the victory of San Jacinto and the heritage of Texas. This one-of-a-kind event features beautiful flower-covered floats, colorfully dressed entertainers, antique cars and more that travel through the streets of downtown. This year’s theme is “Blazing Trails” and if the previous years are any indication, it will be a must-see.
Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair
April 20, 2017
Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair Park kicks off the 10-day celebration in the heart of San Antonio. Here, enjoy buying, selling or trading prized Fiesta medals, breaking cascarones, sampling local beer and wine and watching artists in action. This free event is bursting with high-energy entertainment, including a dazzling firework show and live music, and for the first time there will be a “Taste of Texas” event and children’s area.
Alamo Heights Night®
April 21, 2017
For 31 years, Alamo Heights Night has combined family friendly fun with outstanding fellowship opportunities and charity events. The events tagline, “It’s party time in ’09,” perfectly represents the evening with more than 10,000 residents coming together to celebrate. Mariachi bands, a carnival and exciting activities are few of the offerings highlighted by the night.
Fiesta Oyster Bake®
April 21-22, 2017
Fiesta Oyster Bake, held at St. Mary’s University, is one of the largest crowd-drawing events held during the fiesta celebration. Five stages blaring 80s Rock, Country, Tejano, Hip Hop and R&B and Family Variety, more than 100,000 oyster prepared fried, baked or raw and countless beverage booths keep the celebration going all night. Headliners this year include Casey Donahew, Aaron Carter, David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales and Eddie Money.
Taste of New Orleans
April 21-23, 2017
Indulge in mouthwatering Cajun cuisine at Taste of New Orleans, a three-day festival filled with the flavors and sounds known to Louisiana. Dishes served include creole classics like etoufee, gumbo, alligator, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Follow these savory delights with a sugar-coated beignet for the ultimate experience. Dance along to tunes by Bayou City Brass Band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers and 3AM.
April 25-28, 2017
NIOSA®, also known as A Night in Old San Antonio, is a four day event held in the downtown historic arts village of La Villita that celebrates the Alamo City’s cultural diversity. More than 240 food and drink booths, live music acts, games and flamboyant displays make for an unforgettable experience. Funds raised at NIOSA® go to historic preservation of places, properties and parks throughout the city and the neighboring communities.
King William Fair Parade
April 29, 2017
Relax among the beautiful historic setting crowned by Colonial-style homes known as King William while watching a funky parade at this day-long event. Arts, crafts and food vendors found along the tree-lined streets show off their artistry and culinary talents. Held the second Saturday of each Fiesta celebration, the King William Fair Parade is the perfect way to wrap-up your can’t-miss Fiesta event list.