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Mariachi Festival

Date: Apr 22 - Apr 25, 2014
Location: River Walk
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The traditional trumpeting of mariachis resounds along the River Walk during the 44th annual Fiesta® Mariachi Festival, presented by the Paseo del Rio Association. Each night the best emerging talent from area high schools and colleges join professional groups in the spotlight aboard colorful floats cruising along the Paseo del Rio. The festival provides student musicians an opportunity to gain experience entertaining before large crowds and provides a festive atmosphere for Fiesta® revelers. Professional groups also perform their high energy, crowd-pleasing songs for Fiesta®-goers. The mariachi groups of today usually consist of musicians who play trumpets, violins, requintos (six-string guitars) and guitarrones (bass guitars with four and five gut strings).

Produced by the Paseo del Rio Association, it is one of the oldest Mariachi festivals in the country.
The Paseo del Rio Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk. The Association produces over two dozen events on the River Walk each year, and publishes Rio magazine each month, which is the official Magazine of the River Walk.

Admission is free.

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