Fiesta may have started last week, but on Monday, thousands of San Antonians flocked to the River Walk for the Texas Cavaliers River Parade—the first major public gathering since the Covid-19 pandemic canceled the annual event last year.
Fiesta, the 10-day citywide festival, scheduled to kick off April 16, is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to more than 100 events.
In what is the largest gathering of San Antonians every year, hundreds of thousands of people lined downtown streets for the 71st Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
The weather could not have been better for the 128th annual Battle of Flowers Parade, which began next to the Pearl and before making its way down Broadway, in front of the Alamo, and down Commerce Street. The parade, Fiesta’s signature event, typically draws upwards of 300,000 people to downtown.
The $12 million plan to revamp La Villita’s Maverick Plaza, one of downtown’s most popular event spaces, drew a mixed reaction from Fiesta regulars who attended Night in Old San Antonio on Wednesday night.
It was 45 minutes until showtime at Cornyation and performers were getting ready, walking in and out of dressing rooms in full costume, full makeup, or no costumes, no clothing, no makeup, and so on.
Weeks after a Night in Old San Antonio concludes this year, La Villita’s Maverick Plaza will shut down so preliminary work can begin on its $12 million makeover.
At one point, two Chick-fil-A cows danced defiantly while wearing sandwich board signs that read “Koma Más Poyo.”
Updated 6:30 a.m. After vocal protests at public meetings over the summer, the Battle of Flowers Association has agreed to change its historic route to accommodate the Alamo interpretive plan, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño said Wednesday night via text. [ View updates to the plan. ] The Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association and the Texas […]