?: Chris Stokes | @_chrisstokes_ | Heron contributor
?: Kaylee Greenlee Beal | @kgreenleephoto | Heron contributor
Hundreds of thousands of party-goers witnessed the return of the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, one of Fiesta’s most attended events, following a two-year absence because of Covid-19. Like the day-time Battle of Flowers Parade, this year’s parade began north of downtown at North Main Avenue and East Locust Street, because of construction on Broadway, before heading south into downtown. The Fiesta Flambeau Parade is billed as “America’s largest illuminated night parade.” It dates back to 1948, and was inspired by night parades during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
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.