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Fiesta® San Antonio Events: Hill Country History, Culture, & True Texas State Pride

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On Friday, April 28, San Antonio will hold its annual Battle of Flowers Parade. The second largest day-parade in America, this event has been held annually since 1891 (with the exception of the years that World Wars I and II took place) with thousands of people lining the city’s streets to catch glimpses of the marching bands, drill teams, giant helium balloons, and of course, the beautifully decorated floats. This year’s theme will be “Blazing Trails”, honoring the “trailblazing people, events and ideas that have made our city, state and nation great.” This event will commence at 12:20 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at the link provided here. The Battle of Flowers Association is the organization that started the events in San Antonio which are now recognized as Fiesta® San Antonio. They staged the very first Battle of Flowers Parade in patriotic celebration, honoring fallen heroes of the battles for Texas independence. Today they’re an organization of women volunteers, which visitors can recognize on parade day by their yellow dresses and hats, and their mission is to teach Texas state history and keep the patriotic traditions of both the city and the state alive.

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