2016 Fiesta Events You Don’t Want To Miss
Time to get cracking cascarones! Fiesta season is here, which means eating some delicious oysters, drinking plentiful beverages and witnessing some of the best parades in America.
April 14 through 24 marks the 125th year of Fiesta in San Antonio, and the city is preparing to celebrate the special occasion with big bashes and plentiful parties.
Fiesta originated in 1891 as a salute to the heroes of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. The Battle of Flowers Association was formed, and participants in the first Battle of Flowers event pelted one another with flowers as they rounded Alamo Plaza. By 1895 an elaborate weeklong celebration surrounded the Battle of Flowers Parade, and the first queen was chosen.
If you aren’t a San Antonio native and are simply looking for a condensed to-do list of the best Fiesta events this year, you’ve come to the right place. CKC’s handy must-attend list outlines the festivities you will want to check out. Click on each title for more about the event.
April 14 from 5-9 p.m. at the Alamo Plaza
Admission is free.
April 15 and 16 from 5-11 p.m. at St. Mary’s University
Admission is $25 at the door; children under 12 are free.
April 19-22 from 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 at the door; children under 12 are free.
April 19-21 at the Charline MCombs Empire Theatre
Admission is $15-$35.
April 22 from 12:20-4 p.m. in Downtown San Antonio
Admission is $12-$25.
April 23 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at King William Historical District
Admission is $10; children under 12 are free.
April 23 from 6:30-10 p.m. in Downtown San Antonio
Admission is $15-$25.
You will find that the week and a half of Fiesta is one of the liveliest in San Antonio – aside from Spurs playoff season, of course. San Antonians decorate their houses with flower wreaths and bright colors and collect special medals from local businesses. Plan out which events you will be attending, and remember, if you drink, don’t drive.
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