Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $284 million for the Alamo City.
Fiesta is the “Party With a Purpose” and the funds raised by official Fiesta events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year. That commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. 2016 marks Fiesta’s 125th anniversary!
The San Antonio River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Right now it’s the place to be, as the Fiesta is celebrated in the city – America’s 7th largest city!
See my post on The Omni Resort’s “La Mansion Del Rio Hotel” -which lies on the River Walk – here. There are some great photos that show you the Spanish architectural influence that surrounds visitors!
See the official website here, to see events part of the festival + learn more about it.
Parties happen every night along the River Walk + various places downtown!
The official 2017 Poster design contest is now open to the public!