Fiesta is a special time for us in San Antonio. Put on by the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, our local-yet-world-famous festival honors the memory of our fallen heroes at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto with a multitude of music, arts, dances, parades, and almost anything else you can think of!
Fiesta is one of the events in our city that truly helps define it, so we at Cavender Cadillac wanted to share our favorite events that take place during this 10-day celebration.
1. Fiesta Oyster Bake
A great music event with rockin’ music, an endless supply of oysters, and a great cause! What’s not to love? Headliners this year include Loverboy, Sevendust, P.O.D., Michael Salgado, and Naughty by Nature.
2. Fiesta Arts Fair
One of the highlights of the entire festival, we love perusing through the contemporary art from 120 different artists throughout the nation. It’s a great place to shop for hand-crafted paintings, jewelry, photographs, and ceramics for yourself or loved one!
3. Battle of Flowers Parade
It says something when you’re the oldest parade at Fiesta San Antonio. The Battle of Flowers parade is also the only parade in the US that is put on entirely by women! The R.O.T.C. unit drills, the military and university marching bands, and the spectacular floats are just a few reasons why we love to set up shop for this parade.
4. Fiesta Flambeau Parade
How could we leave off the epic Night Parade? This parade is as big as many other national parades throughout the world.
Totaling a whopping 150 parade entries, you can always count on a wide spectrum of performers whether they look like this:
Or like this: