📸: Chris Stokes | @_chrisstokes_ | Heron contributor
📸: Kaylee Greenlee Beal | @kgreenleephoto | Heron contributor
The Battle of Flowers Parade returned to the streets of downtown San Antonio after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Breaking from tradition, the parade kicked off north of downtown at North Main Avenue and East Locust Street, rather than the usual Broadway and East Grayson Street, due to construction on Broadway. Dozens of floats and marching bands made their way down North Main past bleachers on both sides of Crockett Park before ducking under Interstate 35 and entering downtown. The parade eventually made its way past the Alamo where flowers from each parade entry were brought to the greensward in front of the shrine. Each year, crowd estimates are in the hundreds of thousands.— Heron staff
Chris Stokes is a freelance journalist based in San Antonio. Follow him on Instagram at @_chrisstokes_.
Kaylee Greenlee Beal is a freelance photojournalist based in San Antonio. She graduated from Baylor University in May 2020 with a major in journalism and minor in political science. Follow her on Twitter at @kayleegreenlee or on Instagram at @kgreenleephoto.