Welcome to Fiesta: How to survive the 11-day celebration

Consider this your crash course + guide for all things Fiesta.

Battle of Flowers parade

Get ready to party for 11-days as parades, concerts, and other events take over the city.

Photo by the City of San Antonio

Viva Fiesta, San Antonio. It’s April which means Fiesta is right around the corner. City Editors Adriana and Nicholas can’t wait to party, eat, and celebrate all things San Antonio with y’all. Is this your first time going? Not to worry, we’re here with everything you need to survive and enjoy the best that Fiesta has to offer.

If you know someone who just moved to the Alamo City, make sure they’re subscribed to our daily newsletter — you’ll be getting daily Fiesta coverage straight to your inbox for the next seven days.

Keep your eyes peeled, there may or may not be a Fiesta medal up for grabs in the near future. Stay tuned.

Puro San Antonio

Ready to show off your River City pride? Brush up on what makes our city unique + special.

Battle of Flowers Parade princess

Pro tip: Yell at the people on the floats to “show me your shoes” — it’s tradition.

Photo by the City of San Antonio


From free events and survival tips, to beating traffic and eating chicken on a stick, these are the must-reads before heading out to any Fiesta celebration.


Get ready to party at La Semana Alegre at Hemisfair this year.

Photo courtesy of Hemisfair


We can’t party without knowing its origins first.

San Antonio transplants — we hope you have an amazing time at Fiesta and make it a tradition to go each year. Long time readers — help us welcome the fresh Fiesta faces by sharing this article with a friend.

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