Festivals can bring people together and the past to life, all without the safety hazard of conducting a séance in the history aisle of a large chain bookstore. Make the past present with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a premier fiesta commission membership to Fiesta San Antonio, with events happening all around town (a $55 value).
A direct descendant of the 1891 flower-chucking commemoration of the Battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto, Fiesta San Antonio illuminates the cultural depth and noble past of the city. Fiesta commission membership benefits include an exclusive membership pin or ladder bar for each year of membership, a copy of the Fiesta magazine, participation in the commission's annual membership meeting on May 24, a 15% discount on official merchandise at the Fiesta Store, and a limited-edition medal.
Unlike public parks and subaquatic prison yards, festival activities transform the cityscape into a raucous celebration to honor the soldiers from the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. The 11-day party runs from April 7 to 17 and features more than 100 events spanning the city including the Champagne and Diamonds Brunch, the All-Veterans Memorial Service, the Battle of Flowers Band Festival and Parade, and the Fiesta Arts Fair. The Fiesta Flambeau Parade will light up the night, snaking down a 2.6-mile parade route with musical floats, equestrian teams, talkative cacti, and the University of Texas Longhorn band.
- Well I survived Fiesta and can say that if you have never been to Fiesta San Antonio, you have to go at least once. – The Texas Travelin' Man, TourTexas.com
- There are carnivals, music shows, art and craft shows and everything in between. The span of events entertains upwards of 3 million total attendees over the 10-day period. – Eclectic Muse, Associated Content