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

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