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San Antonio Fiesta Events

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Fiesta officially begins April 19 to April 29th….but before and after can be a whirlwind of free and non-free events that are sure to make you smile.

A few of my favorites and must attend events are:

April 20-22:  Taste of New Orleans

I love Zydeco music and have been known to dance in front of the band more than once….this is a FUN event.  It have a ticket price and you can get a discount if you buy your ticket in advance:  $12 advance, $15 at the door.  Kids are FREE.  Food and drinks are extra.  It is located in the Sunken Gardens…so expect NO breeze and dress accordingly…preferably in cotton.

April 25:  5:30pm  to 10:30pm  Taste of the Northside

This is a pricey event at $85 for an advance ticket, $100 at the door….but it includes food and spirits!  We usually walk to this event from my office.  The bands are fantastic and the location is the Sonterra Country Club grounds.  The costly ticket price helps keep the crowd well behaved.

April 27:  9:30am  to 2:30pm  Battle of Flowers Parade

The oldest event and largest parade attracting sometimes over 350,000 people…..this is just an exciting event to be near!  It’s all volunteers and includes marching high school  bands and plenty of excitement and sounds.  It is a free event…but if you want a seat…you probably should buy a ticket months in advance.  I love to head downtown and find a restaurant to sip a frozen margarita (or two) and then wonder the streets to watch all the merriment!  Lots of kids, street vendors and excitement.  If you like people watching, this is your event.

April 28:  9 am to 6 pm:  King Williams Fair and Parade

The parade gets a little x-rated at times….so you might consider missing the parade if you have children with you.  Shopping is what attracts me….I love walking the closed off streets of the historic King Williams district and finding neat art work, cool clothing and jewelry.  I bought an antique restored 1950’s Arvin clock/radio over 15 years ago for $160….pretty pricey but it was restored beautifully and it still sits in my kitchen and is working perfectly so I can consider it a bargain.   We also like finding Moon Dog shirts for my hubby….”shirts with an attitude” and they are very well made.   If you are looking for the unique or just like walking beautiful streets and window shopping this is the event for you.

For a full list of Fiesta events visit http://www.Fiesta-SA.org

 

Fiesta Medals

VIVA Fiesta!  Some folks wonder WHY we collect Fiesta medals and why I love them.

My first medals were from prospective El Rey Feo…the “ugly” king….who became an official part of Fiesta in 1980.  Most of these hopeful kings were not really “ugly”….. it was a fun way to raise money.  The LULAC Rey Feo Scholarship Committee sponsors El Rey Feo and candidates for the title raise money that is  given to students for their college expenses.

The Texas Cavaliers introduced a king in 1941 (way before my time)….King Antonio…..who rides on a boat in the river parade in the first “official” event that kicks off Fiesta….the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

Anyone can have their own medals…you just have to buy or make them.  I’ve gotten medals with people’s cute dog pictures on them,  medals from companies like RE/MAX and medals from groups like the Women’s Club of San Antonio.   All are precious to me.

Over the years my Fiesta attire has included a blue jean vest with medals pinned on the front and back, Beauty Queen sash’s with medals on the front and back,  huge Sombrero’s with medals hanging off it (heavy, heavy, heavy) and t-shirts with medals draped all over.  No medal display is better than the other….they all are considered acceptable.  Some look sillier than others…..but they are all displayed for fun and help get me in the mood to enjoy our beautiful San Antonio weather and events.

When I’m not wearing my medals, I like to display them in a large bowl in my entryway.  The hardest part…..not giving them away when folks come over to visit.

How do you display your Fiesta medals?  If you have designed your own medal…post a photo!

VIVA Fiesta.  I hope Fiesta 2018 is the best yet!

 

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