It’s the best time of the year! Fiesta San Antonio season is upon us and we are ready to party! Woo!
With over a century’s worth of traditions and celebrations, Fiesta San Antonio is booming and bigger than ever! But, no worries, our city still maintains our culture and traditions with influence and fiesta celebrations like the Battle of the Flowers Parade dating back to 1891. Catch your annual favorites like the Crowning of the King, Fiesta Festival, Fiesta Carnival, 10th Street River Festival, and more this year! There’s plenty of fun to be had at Fiesta!
If you’re looking for even more to do, read on! UNATION San Antonio has you covered with some of the best Fiesta events to attend in 2023. With free and paid options, you will have a great time this season with live music, arts, parades, and more!
Without further ado, here is UNATION’s guide to Fiesta at these 10+ Events in San Antonio!
📸: King William Fair
Want to explore the largest neighborhood Fiesta block party in our city? This family-friendly fiesta has been a must in San Antonio since 1968! Attend this fiesta destination for the kick-off parade, 65+ food and beverage vendors, the kid’s kingdom, and 5 stages of amazing local entertainment.
Enjoy yourself while also benefitting the non-profit organization, King William Association, which preserves and protects the King William district and its cultural heritage.
🗓️ April 29 | 8AM –
📸: San Antonio Zoo
Party like an animal this year with this kid-friendly and fun fiesta celebration! Join San Antonio Zoo in celebration of wildlife, conservation, culture, and foods with South and Central American influence. Get wild at the zoo for the weekend and make sure to cheer to Fiesta with specialty cocktails and live music. Enjoy yourself, you party animal!
🗓️ April 29,30 | 9AM – 7PM
📸: A Night in Old San Antonio
A night to remember in San Antonio! Join the Conservation Society of San Antonio in the 75th presentation of NIOSA! NIOSA is the top fundraiser for historic preservation in the nation and you can enjoy this “Celebration of Preservation” for a few nights this year with over 150 booths of different foods, drinks, and more as well as live entertainment by locals.
🗓️ April 25-28 | 5:30PM – 10:30PM
📸:Fiesta De Los Reyes
Party hard at one of the largest events of fiesta! Fiesta De Los Reyes has been a part of our city since 2010 and offers a culturally-rich experience with daily and nightly activities to enjoy your fiesta season.
Dance around the Market Square at multiple stages performing music like Tejano and Conjunto, Latin jazz, Country Western, oldies, and more. Don’t forget to stop at as many food booths as you can though for a fiesta in your mouth with seasonal favorites like chicken on a stick, funnel cakes, and other tasty treats! This is an event you don’t want to miss!
🗓️ April 21-30 | Times Vary
📸: Brighton Center
Fiesta for the future! Taste of Northside is full of great activities with unlimited food from 25+ local premier restaurants and food trucks, incredible sips with curated wines and top-shelf items, and music to dance the night away to! Attend this one night of fun in support of the Brighton Center which sets a foundation for children with disabilities and delays to live without limits.
🗓️ April 25 | 6:30PM – 11:30PM
📸: The Woman’s Club of San Antonio
Let’s see your party hat! Join the Woman’s Club of San Antonio at the annual Fiesta Hat Contest and Luncheon where participants bring their craziest and most fun fiesta hats for a chance at winning among different categories like the glitz&glam, most beautiful, and more. There are both individual and group competitions so pair up with friends this fiesta season for a fun time!
🗓️ April 26 | 10:30AM – 3PM
📸: Daughters of The Republic of Texas
Celebrate the State of Texas at the San Jacinto Victory Celebration! This battle marked the end of the Texas Revolution in 1836, making Texas independent from Mexico. On April 21st we celebrate 187 years of Texan independence during Fiesta! Come together to see awards given out, and hear from a military guest speaker and others outside of the Alamo.
🗓️ April 22 | 10AM – 12PM
Are you ready to fiesta, German style? Head to Beethoven Männerchor, a beer garden and club for a Fiesta celebration like nein other! Enjoy entertainment from a 50-piece Beethoven concert band and others, taste delicious German specialty foods like potato pancakes and Bavarian pretzels, and clink your beers with 15 different German brews on tap!
The proceeds of this event benefit the Beethoven preserve German culture in San Antonio so make sure to add this spot to the list!
🗓️ April 26-29 | 5PM – 11:55PM
📸: San Antonio Botanical Garden
Celebrate this year with friends and family at Viva Botanica! This event is hosted at the San Antonio Botanical Garden where you can be surrounded by the 38 acres of gorgeous plantlife and enjoy activities! This family-friendly event includes hands-on activities like making wooden nature medals and tissue flower crowns, as well culinary tastings, music, and theatre/dance performances. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this fiesta.
🗓️ April 22 | 10AM – 2PM
📸: Texas A&M San Antonio
Get your eggs in a row, or get egged at this kid and pet-friendly event! The Texas A&M University at San Antonio is offering this fun fiesta with live music with a special performance from Cassadee Pope, food, games, and fun for everyone! (even your furry friends!) Get ready for confetti because cascarones are getting cracked this Fiesta season!
🗓️ April 30 | 1PM – 8PM
📸: Fiesta Flambeau
Are you ready for America’s largest illuminated parade to pass you this Fiesta season? This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Fiesta Flambeau and it’s going to be better than ever with many beautiful and exciting floats surrounded by bands, dancers, and entertainers! This parade is one you MUST catch this year! VIVA FLAMBEAU!
🗓️ April 29 | 7:15PM – 11:30PM
📸: Fiesta San Antonio
This is your kickoff spot! Enjoy the beginning of Fiesta with fun and excitement. From musical performances that will make you dance to booths with shopping and food of San Antonio locals, this is a great event to celebrate the beginning of Fiesta! Begin the most fun time in the city with a free event full of fun for the entire family!
🗓️ April 20 | 4PM – 10PM
We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide and are excited to check out some Fiesta events! Remember to save or bookmark this guide to plan your fun this Fiesta season!
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