|It's been compared to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnival in Rio, but with an extreme Texas twist! Fiesta San Antonio is the premiere event in Texas each year where all the stops are pulled for the single largest celebration of it's kind in the known world. It's about honoring Texas independence, about saluting the state's diverse history, and about celebrating the multicultures that were paramount in the development of the Texas Republic.
While hotel rooms tend to be booked a year in advance, particularly in the downtown area of the Fiesta celebrations, there are many great RV resorts in San Antonio and the surrounding hill country area. A short drive into town, from your home away from home, and you'll find yourself in the midst of one of the finest festivals in the nation.
The 2007 Fiesta, the 116th celebration in its history, will be staged April 20-29, when more than three and half million revelers will gather on the streets of San Antonio in celebration of Texas earliest heroes. The ten day celebration includes events sponsored by more than 95 non-profit organizations and encompasses everything from art shows, to music festivals and parades for visitors to attend. Fiesta's economic impact on San Antonio's booming tourist industry is huge with proceeds exceeding $220 million annually for the festival.
Parades, grand balls and street dances, art and food festivals, and river festivals are just some of the highlights of this community-wide, 10-day event. From oyster bakes to soccer tournements, track meets to historic home tours, there's a little of something for everyone, and there's never a dull moment. From the 13 events of opening day, the 36 events of Day #2, and the hundreds of events that follow over the course of the remaining eight days, there are enough activities to keep the most ambitious party-goer busy.
One of America's truly great festivals, Fiesta® San Antonio is a held every April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, and to celebrate San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Often confused with the Mexican celebration of "Cinco de Mayo," Fiesta San Antonio is full of colorful Hispanic tradition and costuming. But the celebration also celebrates early pioneering life in Texas and the contributions of the many cultures that contributed to her origin.
Early German settlers, pioneers from Ireland and Poland, Native Americans like the Apache and Commanche, citizens of Mexico, Spain and France and elsewhere - all contributed to the rich culture of Texas, and just about every one of these cultures are honored and remembered during this major festival.
In the late 19th century a group of ladies decorated horse-drawn carriages, paraded in front of the Alamo, and pelted each other with flower blossoms. The Parade was organized to honor the heroes from the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. That original "Battle of Flowers" parade became an annual event and has grown into a multi-cultural community celebration unlike any other in our country.
While every Fiesta event is a significant event, visitors - especially first-timers, won't want to miss the three major parades, The Texas Cavalier River Parade (Mon- April 23), The Battle of Flowers Parade (Fri-April 27), and the Famous Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade (Sat-April 28).
For official schedules and ticket information for Fiesta San Antonio 2007, connect here. Viva Fiesta!
Area RV Campgrounds
Admiralty RV Resort
1485 N Ellison Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251
Toll Free: (800)999-7872
Manager: Mary & Rick Pearce
Travelers World RV Resort
2617 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78214
Toll Free: 800-755-8310
San Antonio KOA
602 Gembler Road
San Antonio, TX 78219-1013
Information: (210) 224-9296
Fax: (210) 224-8104
Alamo Fiesta RV Resort
33000 Interstate 10 West (exit #543)
Boerne, Tx. 78006
Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort
1120 West Loop 1604 North
San Antonio, Tx. 78251