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The party of the year is HERE
SATXtoday: San Antonians at Fiesta
Fiesta is almost here, so pull out the colorful clothes and portable fans. | Photo via @siempre_sanantonio
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.

🎊 Puro San Antonio

Ready to show off your River City pride? Brush up on what makes our city unique + special.
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Check out all of the Fiesta royalty during the Battle of Flowers parade.

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Photo courtesy of Battle of Flowers® Association, Javier Fernandez, and Jon Alonzo.

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

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Photo courtesy of Hemisfair

📚 History

We can’t party without knowing its origins first.
Long time readers — help us welcome the fresh Fiesta faces by sharing this article with a friend. 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.
 
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Events
 
Monday, April 1
  • Eclipse Mimosa and Viewing Glasses Special | Monday, April 1-Monday, April 8 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio | Cost of purchase | Sip on a mimosa + eat a crepe to receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses.
  • Between the Buried and Me | Monday, April 1 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Vibes Event Center, 1211 E. Houston St., San Antonio | $38-$40 | Thrash with this metalcore band from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tuesday, April 2
  • San Antonio’s Global Role Harnessing the Promise of Space | Tuesday, April 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Dicke Hall at Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio | Free | Enjoy a panel discussion with CEO’s as they discuss the role the Alamo City will play in space exploration.
  • Disney Princess - The Concert | Tuesday, April 2 | 7-9 p.m. | H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio | $40-$205 | See Broadway stars bring Disney princess songs to life with this musical event.
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News Notes
 
Closed
  • Vice Versa Coffee & Music closed its doors yesterday just shy of its two year anniversary. In an Instagram post, shop owner Vinny explains that the AC problems experienced last summer is what caused a hole in its finances, and thanked the community for their support.
Opening
  • A new watering hole and music venue is coming to the River North district. The aptly-named River North Icehouse will offer indoor + outdoor seating options, games, and large TV screens. It’s set to open later this season, stay tuned for a grand opening date.
San Antonian
  • Local photographer Nancy Beale Canseco is opening a photography exhibition titled “The People of Beacon Hill” at Bright Coffee. The project highlights one the first “modern” mapped subdivisions developed in San Antonio. Come by for the opening reception on Friday April 12, 6-8 p.m.
Sports
  • San Antonio FC player Mohammed Abu has retired after his 14-year soccer career. Abu joined the team in 2021 and made 78 appearances with the club. Catch the next home game on Saturday, April 13 at Toyota Field. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Announced
  • A reader favorite in our coffee shop bracket, Early Bird Coffee, announced new weekday operating hours. Swing by Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pro tip: Order the shop’s famous Horchata Latte.
Listen
  • Can Quinn Ewers be the best college football quarterback in the 2024 season? Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Texas Longhorns with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
Wellness
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Correction
  • We reported the wrong date in regards to the ABBA Under the Stars event. The correct date for this event is Saturday, May 11. Thank you to reader Elena R. for reaching out about the error.
 
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The hidden gems of the season
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We look good from above. | Photo by Skyline Drone @skylinedronetx
Want to get away from the crowds of the Alamo City? Some calm + tranquility is always helpful — especially for a Monday.

That’s why today we’re rounding up 15 San Antonio hidden gems — most of which you may not have known about.

The Alamo

Address: 300 Alamo Plaza
Nearby: The Menger Hotel

Known for its battle against Mexico in 1836, this historic site offers tours and events for its visitors. It is also one of the missions that are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tower of the Americas

Address: 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Nearby: Just keep going until you reach the big tower in the sky.

To commemorate the 250 year anniversary of the city and the 1968 World’s Fair, this tower is the staple of the San Antonio skyline.

April fools. These are absolutely the loudest and most iconic spaces in the Alamo City. But only a true local has seen them all.
 
The Buy
 
The Song of Everything Book to celebrate National Poetry Month. This poetic journey takes an adventure through South Carolina’s State Parks.
 
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Today kicks off SATXtoday’s Fiesta coverage. Check out the newsletter every morning this week for a featured Fiesta story, tip, or fun fact. We can’t wait to party with you.
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