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As a San Antonio local, I felt obligated to share a post on Fiesta for you guys! I’ve lived in San Antonio, Texas my whole life, and it’s one of my favorite events of the year. Whether you are also from San Antonio, or if you have no idea what I’m talking about– I hope this post explains and helps you appreciate the biggest celebration in my city!

What is Fiesta?

Fiesta is Spanish for party, which is exactly what Fiesta is. It’s a ten-day celebration that occurs every year in San Antonio.

It began in 1981, when The Battle of Flowers was organized by a group of women to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto. The Battle of Flowers continued throughout the years and more events were created around it. Suddenly, a tradition was born!

Today, Fiesta is the biggest celebration in the Alamo city, and it’s only getting bigger. The funds raised from this event provide services to the local citizens.

What is the celebration like?

As a kid, I remember Fiesta being a big deal in school. We learned about the history, created our own floats and paraded them in the hallways, and even got The Battle of Flowers off to attend the parade!

There is literally an event for everyone whether you want to have a night out, go out with the family, or even bring your dog!

You can expect to eat delicious Tex-Mex food. You’re definitely going to want to try Chicken on a Stick. There is all sorts of music, but my favorite is Tejano, which you’ll hear as you walk the streets of downtown. 

Lastly, you’ll be surrounded by people that know how to have a great time. San Antonio has a whole culture of its own. I’m grateful everyday that I was born in a city so diverse and rich in culture.

What to wear?

Honestly, you can wear whatever you want as long as it’s not a Lakers jersey! However, if you really want to be stylish, you can’t go wrong with something colorful or Spurs gear! I recommend wearing something comfortable and light, because San Antonio can get HOT in April… especially if you’re surrounded by a crowd of people. Here’s some choices you can’t go wrong with:

  • A flower crown (I wear this every year)
  • Fiesta medals
  • Traditional Mexican dresses
  • Anything floral
  • Comfy shoes that you can do a lot of walking in
  • Spurs gear

Is there anything else you’d like to know about Fiesta? Let me know in the comments! You can also check out the event website here!


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