📸: Kaylee Greenlee Beal | @kgreenleephoto | Heron contributor
Tens of thousands of people descended on the River Walk for Fiesta’s annual Texas Cavaliers River Parade on Monday night. Though the annual festive flotilla was held last year in June, more than a year removed from the start of Covid, this one felt like it was back in full force as more than 50 parade entries made their way through the heart of downtown past such landmarks are the Arneson River Theater, where the usual throng cheered throughout the night, past the Torch of Friendship, through to the Shops at Rivercenter’s lagoon and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, back past the torch, before finishing through to the more touristy parts of the channel. The river parade is one of the largest Fiesta events held each year. Led by a new King Antonio, who presides over not just the Texas Cavaliers group, but all of Fiesta, the Cavaliers raise money each year for its Charitable Foundation, which was founded in 1989. — Heron staff
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.