Wednesday, April 15, 2015

¡Bienvenidos a la Fiesta!

San Antonio's biggest party of the year begins tomorrow! Fiesta San Antonio is also known as the "party with a purpose," as it has evolved from a small parade into a large-scale fundraising event. Fiesta starts tomorrow, April 16 and runs through April 26.

Fiesta can be a huge event to tackle, so make a plan of what your must-see events are! Event types range from parades to music, royalty to cultural, and of course, don't forget about the food! To help construct your Fiesta agenda, check out a rundown of all the festival's events on the official Fiesta website.

Here is just a tiny sample of the types of events that will take place throughout the 11-day festival:
  • Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo - the 67th crowning of the "People's King" takes place Friday, April 17 at 5:30 PM in the Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral. Free.
  • Texas Cavaliers River Parade - View the lights, floats and live music acts as they travel down the river. Monday, April 20 from 7-10 PM along the River Walk. Admission is $12-$24.
  • Fiesta Cornyation  - This satirical live theater show is one of Fiesta's most popular events! Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday, April 23 at Empire Theater. $15-$35.
San Antonio Magazine recommends using VIA Park & Ride to get to most Fiesta events, or it's about a 20-minute drive from The Residences at La Cantera apartment homes. Make sure you keep cash on you too, as many vendors only accept cash as payment! For more Fiesta tips from San Antonio Magazine (especially helpful if this if your first Fiesta) click here.

How many years have you been attending Fiesta events? What are your annual favorites? Share your pictures with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages!


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