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by Dana Lee
San Antonio, Texas
April 8, 2006
From journal Viva Fiesta San Antonio - Tips From a Local
March 19, 2006
May 3, 2004
In 1891, there was a group of ladies, paraded in front of the Alamo, pelted each other with flower blossoms, to honor the heroes of Alamo battle.
This "Battle of flowers" became a tradition and is now annual event. Year by year, this parade grown and nowadays there is multi-cultural community celebration every year, which takes entire San Antonio to big party for 10 days.
What is there?
Well, Fiesta celebration includes more than 150 events! Some are free, some require admission. If you are looking for free entertainment, go to Market Square, where are bands playing live music every day, or just stroll the city (if there is enough space for you) and watch!
I would recommend 5 day long event: Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA), located in historical La Vilita. 15 locations, international food, country and folk bands, beer, and many, many people.
Admission: $10. Make sure you take enough money. There are some mobile ATMs around, but they charge you crazy amount of money!
For those who want to get some adrenalin, visit carnival at Dolorosa street (connected to Market Square) with roller coasters.
Earlier mentioned Battle of Flowers with Fiesta Flambeau Parade are the final Parades.
It is impossible to mention all the events… but here is a official website of Fiesta:
If you happen to plan your trip to San Antonio in Fiesta time, make sure you make a hotel reservation in advance, because… even though there is a big chance you’ll stay up all night, you might need to get some sleep - to get ready for next day party. And hotels are really, really expensive in Fiesta time!
Bring your friends, families, camera, big appetite, open mind, good mood... and… enjoy!
From journal How to Enjoy San Antonio
September 22, 2001
From journal San Antonio