Did you know that more than 3.5 million people attend Fiesta each year with 20 percent of attendees visiting from out-of-state? Let’s just say, it’s one big…well… fiesta! This year, Fiesta happens to fall during Easter weekend. So you know what the Fiesta Commission did? Made it even bigger and better! Continue reading →
Sometimes it’s just good to get away… as in, back in time.
From Tuesday through Friday of this week, travel back to the time when San Antonio was merely a collection of homes rather than a sprawling metroplex. Travel back to a time when women sat around and made pottery on hand-woven blankets while little children laughed and giggled around them as they played. Continue reading →
Battle of Flowers parade. Photo courtesy of mysanantonio.com
Four days down, six to go! Don’t wear out on us just yet, folks.
Like all great things, Fiesta must come to an end soon. Luckily, the best events fall at the end of the week, which means you better get your rest now because come Wednesday, it’ll be non-stop Fiesta-ing.
In the line up: Battle of Flowers Parade, NIOSA, and the King William Fair. Continue reading →
Fiesta Queen crown. Photo courtesy of mysanantonio.com
England has Queen Elizabeth, Spain has King Juan Carlos I , and San Antonio has the Queen of Fiesta and King Antonio. That’s right, Fiesta is so big we need a royal court to reign over the fun!
In 1909 The Order of the Alamo was founded. Every year since, members of the Order meet to select the Queen of Fiesta and her court. The court consists of a Princess, 12 Duchesses from San Antonio, and 12 Duchesses from outside of San Antonio. The mate to this royal pyramid is King Antonio, who is chosen by the Texas Cavaliers, an organization founded in 1926. Continue reading →
Fiesta medals. Photo courtesy of edwebproject.com.
Who doesn’t love fun facts? They are interesting and make great party topics when conversations tend to turn dull. Since Fiesta lies just around the corner, why not share some interesting tidbits of information about this colorful event? Continue reading →
You know what they say, “Everything is bigger in Texas”! From the tortillas to vast plains to the events, Texas knows how to go big, and Fiesta is no exception. April 18 marks the beginning of Fiesta, a 10-day festival held every spring in the city of San Antonio. It’s hard to miss the bright colors, confetti, and flowers adorning every street corner and front door. It’s not just an event that gives San Antonians an excuse to party, but there’s history that lies beneath the fun and fanfare. Continue reading →