History of Fiesta San Antonio – Why Do We Celebrate It?

History of Fiesta San Antonio

The First Battle of Flowers By 1890, San Antonio, Texas, was a thriving trade center with a population of 38,000. In 1891 a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.   The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh … Read more

Fiesta & the City of San Antonio

Fiesta and the City

Fiesta® San Antonio and the City of San Antonio are closely interlinked. Scholars have said that the history of the festival reflects the history of the city. But there’s much more. City police are involved in Fiesta in many ways, including parades. The 100 nonprofit organizations that put on Fiesta events are located throughout the … Read more

Economic Impact of Fiesta San Antonio

fiesta san Antonio economic impact

During Fiesta 2007 the Fiesta San Antonio Commission hired an outside contractor to conduct an economic impact study. Intercept interviews were done at six major Fiesta events. Surveyors asked questions about: How much people had spent at an event. How far they had come. Demographic information. The results were compiled, and the information showed that … Read more

Charitable Impact of Fiesta San Antonio

Every official Fiesta event that takes place during Fiesta each April is sponsored by a local nonprofit or military organization. Fiesta never ends because those groups are giving back to their neighbors throughout the year. Below are some of the ways Fiesta impacts San Antonio and our local non-profits. Scholarships Many of the Fiesta Commission’s … Read more

About Fiesta® San Antonio – Mission, History & Events

Fiesta SA

Mission The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer, self-supporting organization that plans, promotes, coordinates, and preserves Fiesta® San Antonio through the 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. What is Fiesta … Read more

Niosa (A Night in Old San Antonio)

Niosa in San Antonio

24APR – (Tuesday) 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm CST Niosa® (A Night in Old San Antonio®) 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm CST La Villita, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205 LOCATION La Villita 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Event Details Each year the historic downtown village of La Villita takes center stage … Read more

Taste of New Orleans at Sunken Garden Theatre

taste of new orleans

THIS IS A REPEATING EVENT 20 APR Taste of New Orleans 5:00 pm – 12:00 am ST Sunken Garden Theatre, Japanese Tea Gardens, 3875 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX  TIME (Friday) 5:00 pm – 12:00 am CST LOCATION Sunken Garden Theatre Japanese Tea Gardens, 3875 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212 EVENT DETAILS … Read more