The city of San Antonio and all who live here or love to visit start getting excited at this time of year because San Antonio Fiesta starts this week. But there’s even more to be excited about this year, with Fiesta celebrating its 125th birthday.
Want to make sure you see the best activities at Fiesta 2016? The San Antonio Express-News listed the 10-can’t miss events.Fiesta Fiesta at The Alamo
Thursday, April 14, 5pm to 9pm
Fiesta Fiesta is the official Opening Ceremonies, and includes live entertainment, Fiesta Royalty, breaking cascarones, and the first opportunity to buy, sell and trade Fiesta pins at Pin Pandemonium.Fiesta Oyster Bake
April 15, 5pm to 11pm and April 16, 11am to 11pm
St. Mary’s University
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fiesta Oyster Bake with tasty food, live music, a carnival, and fireworks that light up the sky.Taste of New Orleans
April 15, 5pm to 11pm, April 16, 11am to 11pm and April 17, 11am to 10pm
Sunken Garden Theater
Bring your dancing feet and your appetite for three days of jazz and Creole and Cajun dishes like gumbo, crawfish, shrimp etouffee, and red beans & rice.Alamo Heights Night
April 15, 5:30pm to 11:30pm
University of the Incarnate Word Campus
The 30th Annual Alamo Heights Night is a family-friendly event featuring food from favorite San Antonio restaurants, live entertainment on multiple stages, and a carnival midway with laser tag, rock climbing, hamster balls, slides, rides, and face painting.The Texas Cavaliers River Parade
April 18, 7pm to 10pm
San Antonio River Walk
You’ll want to be here to see the vibrant barges from local schools and businesses float down the San Antonio River.NIOSA
April 19–22, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Be one of the 85,000+ people who visit La Villita for A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), a four-night festival that includes entertainment including live music, family fun at Clown Alley, and food representing an array of different cultures and geographical areas, from Mexico to New Orleans to the International Walkway.Fiesta Cornyation
April 19-20, 7:30pm and 10pm
Charline McCombs Empire Theater
One of the most popular events of Fiesta week, Cornyation offers a few laughs with sketches that poke fun at pokes at politicians, all for charity.Battle of Flowers Parade
April 22, 12:20pm to 4pm
Downtown San Antonio
This celebration focuses on "TEXAS TRADITIONS…125 YEARS,” with a look at the “culture, pastimes and humor that have been characteristic of Texans from one generation to the next.” This year’s parade is being broadcast live from Alamo Plaza.King William Fair
April 23, 9am to 6pm
King William Historic District
The King William Fair has been called the “Best Family-Friendly Fiesta Event” by the San Antonio Current. The 49th annual fair will feature a parade, arts and crafts, live music, dancing, food, and the Kids Kingdom play area.Fiesta Flambeau Parade
April 23, 6:30pm to 10pm
Downtown San Antonio
Known as “America’s largest illuminated parade,” the Fiesta Flambeau Parade brings together approximately 750,000 viewers as floats, decorations, music, marching and dancing move through the streets of downtown San Antonio. This year’s theme is, "Long Live Texas."
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