Your Fiesta San Antonio Guide
Fiesta San Antonio is an excellent way to have fun during your next visit. The event includes exciting parades, delicious food and the chance to experience the city's culture and history. If you are considering visiting during this April event, here is an overview of what to expect.
What Is Fiesta San Antonio?
Fiesta San Antonio is the city's biggest party. It is a 10-day event that includes many chances to experience fun in the city streets and immerse yourself in the city's culture. The event started in 1891 with the first Battle of Flowers Parade, which honored those who fought for Texas in the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Since its origins, the event has grown to include several days of events, while the parade remains the most significant celebration.
When Is Fiesta San Antonio?
The event occurs near the end of April, which marks the period following the Battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. In 2024, the event will take place between April 18 and 28.
What to Do During Fiesta San Antonio
The biggest event during Fiesta San Antonio is the Battle of Flowers parade. This ceremony is the second-largest parade in the country and the largest event of Fiesta San Antonio. It also has the longest history of all Fiesta San Antonio's events, dating back to 1861, with only a few missed years. Here are a few other examples of what occurs during Fiesta San Antonio:
- Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA): This four-day festival takes place in downtown's historic La Villita. It includes hundreds of booths with food, drinks, decorations and souvenirs. There are also entertainment stages.
- King William Fair: If you plan to bring your family, this parade offers an excellent entertainment source. You will see colorful floats, costumed dancers, fun vehicles and music from marching bands during the 90-minute event.
- Fiesta Oyster Bake: Come to St. Mary's University for 100,000 oysters and live entertainment from over 35 bands. This event has a long history of over 100 years in operation, and it is attended by over 70,000 patrons each year.
- Ford Mariachi Festival: Visit the San Antonio River Walk for a three-day event featuring Mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers from local schools. The performers drift by on boats and occasionally stop for performances along the shore.
Where to Stay During Fiesta San Antonio
San Antonio / Alamo KOA Holiday offers an excellent place to stay for those looking to celebrate Fiesta San Antonio. It even provides public transportation access to move around the city. Reserve a site for the upcoming fiesta today.