For more than a century, San Antonio has honored the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with an annual parade and celebration. Now, one of the largest festivals in the US, Fiesta San Antonio welcomes almost 3.5 million people each year.
A fun, family-friendly event for all ages, this year’s Texas-sized Fiesta will take place April 10-27, and will offer 110 events such as concerts, parades, cook-offs and more.
The Battle of Flowers, a Fiesta tradition that dates back to 1891, is the second-largest parade of its kind in the US behind the Tournament of Roses. Other Fiesta favorites include the King William Fair, NIOSA (A Night in Old San Antonio) and the Fiesta Masquerade Party.
Beyond the Fiesta, festival-goers can immerse themselves in San Antonio’s rich history and culture by exploring some of the city’s most popular attractions. Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is undoubtedly the city’s most recognized landmark as it attracts more than 2.5 million visitors each year. Originally a mission, the more than 300-year-old historic site houses exhibits about the Texas Revolution and state history, which are open and free to the public.
The River Walk, just a short distance from the Alamo, is the city’s No. 1 tourist attraction. Lined with restaurants, shops and hotels, it is a lively place to go for a leisurely walk or boat ride along the river, and to take in all that San Antonio has to offer.
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