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Fiesta San Antonio – Celebrating the City’s 300th Anniversary

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San Antonio, here in the Texas Hill Country, is famous for its amazing events, but none are quite like the upcoming Fiesta San Antonio! Now in existence for 127 years, the fiesta is held each April. During the grand proceedings, the city comes alive in a massive celebration, featuring more than 100 events and focusing on Texas history, heritage, and culture. More specifically, the memory of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto are commemorated as thousands of people gather for parades, carnivals, art fairs, street fairs, and live music. The events are designed and developed by local non-profits who use the fiesta as means of fundraising toward their community goals.

Fiesta San Antonio – Celebrating the City’s 300th Anniversary

Photo: Facebook/Fiesta San Antonio

This year the festival promises to be larger than life as San Antonio is presently celebrating its 300th anniversary. One of the more celebrated events that will be offered during this Fiesta season is the Battle of Flowers Parade, including thousands of flowers, outrageous floats, and extravagantly beaded dresses. Holding the title for the second-largest day parade in America, the Battle of Flowers Parade has occurred in the city since 1891 (with the exception of time periods during WWI and WWII.)

Fiesta San Antonio – Celebrating the City’s 300th Anniversary

Photo: Facebook/Fiesta San Antonio Via Jonathan Alonzo

Fiesta San Antonio is a wonderfully rich cultural celebration of the history and diversity of the city and this part of Texas, and it’s managed by over 75,000 volunteers! A few of the events you won’t want to miss out on include:

Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair (April 19)

Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square (April 20)

Texas Cavaliers River Parade (April 23)

Battle of Flowers® Parade (April 27)

Fiesta® Flambeau Parade (April 28)

Visit the Fiesta San Antonio website for more event scheduling details and information.