Viva! Fiesta

Every year San Antonio proves time after time that they are indeed the best city in Texas; and this time we’re not bragging about the Spurs playoff record, we’re talking about Fiesta. Each April the wonderful Alamo City hosts a 10 day party where the streets are flooded with flamboyant blues, yellows, reds, and pinks, the air has the crisp sound mariachi bands, and everyone’s tastes buds are tingling with tamales and margaritas for those who are of age, of course. There’s endless parades, floats taking over the river, and events, plus the kids who attend public school get days off.

San Antonio celebrates Fiesta to commemorate the states independence over the Mexican Army, and to remember the fallen heroes from the Alamo and San Jacinto. The celebration was originally called, Fiesta San Jacinto, but has over time been changed to, Fiesta San Antonio, or what its most popularly known as, Fiesta. It started as a single day event that has evolved into almost two weeks long with countless events and is the city’s signature event. This year is extremely special because it’s the city’s tricentennial year. With it being the city’s 300th anniversary you can almost bet it is going to be a Fiesta for the books.

 

Fiesta is just around the corner, so grab your flower halos, and your party shoes, because it’s time to Fiesta San Antonio!