Join us for the official opening of Fiesta 2017. Enjoy live entertainment, greet Official Fiesta Royalty and special guests. Buy, sell or trade Fiesta pins and medals at Pin Pandemonium.
Join us for the official opening of Fiesta 2017. Enjoy live entertainment, greet Official Fiesta Royalty and special guests. Buy, sell or trade Fiesta pins and medals at Pin Pandemonium. Join the fun as cascarónes are broken and the crowd proclaims “Viva Fiesta!” to kick off the Alamo City’s biggest, best festival.
New in 2017!
Location! Location! Location!
In 2017, Fiesta® Fiesta moves to Hemisfair. In the heart of San Antonio, Hemisfair is more than a park. This urban oasis is the perfect setting as Fiesta Fiesta grows in popularity and offerings. Favorite traditions like the people’s parade, cutting of the ugly tie, and breaking of the cascarón will transpire in the shade of The Tower of the Americas. As the event unfolds, high-energy sounds of the mainstage music will culminate in a fireworks show presented by Macy’s from The Tower. As always, Fiesta Fiesta is FREE and the only ways to jump start your Fiesta experience.
Taste of Texas produced by Chef Brian West
This year, join us for Tastes of Texas, first-time, exclusive culinary event with a view to all of Fiesta Fiesta! Taste the six regions of Texas as executed by 12 Texas chefs for a unique trip across Texas without leaving the Fiesta Fiesta party! , Tastes of Texas is a Texas Cuisine Manifesto. In a private courtyard accompanied by local wine and craft beers, prominent local chefs will serve the unique flavors of “The Piney Curtain” of East Texas, “The Acadian Coast” along the Gulf, “Hill Country” of Central Texas, “Tex-Mex” of South Texas, “Cattle Country” of the North and Northwest, and “The Green Chile Line” west of The Pecos.
Advance tickets are $75. Get your tickets TODAY! Quantities are limited.
Fiesta is for the young and young-at-heart! For the first time ever, Fiesta Fiesta will play host to a unique children’s Fiesta experience in Yanaguana Garden. Meet the cast of Magik Theatre’s as they bring classic children’s storybook characters to life, take photos with Official Fiesta Royalty with your favorites, and more!
Fiesta® Fiesta HeART in the Park <3
Celebrate the heart and soul of Fiesta with HeART in the Park! Along East Nueva Street, view the live creative work of local artists al fresco! Artists will create unique and festive art pieces as admirers stroll among them enjoying the sights and sounds of Fiesta. Completed artwork will be available for purchase at the end of the night, so don’t miss the opportunity to add an exclusive piece of Fiesta to your personal collection. Poets will perform throughout the evening, including:
In order of performance:
- Nicole Moore 4:00- 4:30 pm
- Don Mathis 4:00 – 4:30 pm
- Eddie Vega 5:00- 5:30 pm
- Jamaal Haffner 6:30 -7:00 pm
- Ariella Cottingham 6:30 -7:00 pm
- DaRell Pittman 7:00 – 7:30 pm
- Anthony the Poet 7:00 – 7:30 pm
- Vincent Cooper 7:30 – 8 pm
HeART in the Park Participants include:
- Artful Discoveries – Deborah Murphy
- Artpace – Lauren Martinez & Zaneta Taylor
- Choice Goods & Showdown Gallery – Robert Tatum
- Freddy Lopez Art – Freddy Lopez
- Goos Goos Face Painting – Diane Uribe
- Jeff Pecina Art – Jef Pecina
- Revinylized Record Art – Juan Herrera
- Spare Parts – Mary Elizabeth Cantu
- Sparrow Face Painting – Lily Santoya
- Taf Art – Tracey Ashenfelter
- Unique Curves – Mona Rosales
- Yanta Art – Rodrigos
Pin Pandemonium presented by FiestaMedals.com
Join more than 100 vendors and the most serious medal hoarders to buy, trade, and give away medals at PinPandemonium, presented by FiestaMedals.com. All proceeds directly benefit local non-profits and other members of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission – all committed to preserving the traditions of Fiesta and supporting efforts to preserve and evolve Fiesta for future generations. Pin Pandemonium is in fact, mayhem! But, a must-do for any well-rounded Fiesta experience!
Food Trucks & Beer and Court
Most understand that a true Fiesta experience is centered on good food and refreshing drinks. A newly designed food truck park with beer and wine will be serving up quick and refreshing Fiesta flavors. Experience all Fiesta has to offer in one, centralized location. Besides, can one ever have too many gorditas or agua frescas?
The Fiesta Store
Round out your Fiesta Fiesta experience with a stop at The Fiesta Store pop-up shop! Unique and authentic-Fiesta-wear, and souvenirs are available for purchase, and do not miss your opportunity to snag a brand-new Fiesta Fiesta poster (pictured right). Its modern and youthful design is a perfect addition to any bookshelf or gallery wall, and the Fiesta Fiesta T-shirt and medal are must-wears for all serious Fiesta-goers.
It might be exhausting to fully experience all Fiesta has to offer in a single week. But, a trip to Fiesta Fiesta gives you the perfect taste of some of the best traditions of Fiesta in a single evening!
The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer, self-supporting organization that plans, promotes, coordinates, and preserves Fiesta® San Antonio through support of its Participating Member Organizations in presenting a safe, educational, annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio for its residents and visitors.
Fiesta® San Antonio is a fusion of arts, heritage and culture and culminates every year in April— to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Taking place over 11 days each April, Fiesta literally has something for everyone with more than 110 events ranging in highlights from music, food, sports and pageantry to military and patriotic observances, exhibits, parades, Fiesta® Royalty and more.
Fiesta is also the “Party with a Purpose” because more than 100 local nonprofit organizations and military units create the more than 100 terrific events that take place over 11 days. Those nonprofit organizations spend the rest of the year giving back to the community of San Antonio.
Admission is free.
(Thrusday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Fiesta® San Antonio Commissioninfo@fiesta-sa.org