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Fiesta is again! View the Fiesta 2022 event schedule, day-by-day

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Can’t battle that Fiesta feeling — it’s time to get together, San Antonio!

Fiesta 2022 is making a comeback this year and getting again to its roots with a full lineup of occasions and a return to springtime dates, which implies higher climate for a few of your favourite occasions.

This year Fiesta will happen from March 31 to April 10.

KSAT already has an inventory of the main Fiesta parades and when they are going to happen, together with the occasions that will probably be televised on KSAT 12 and livestreamed on-line and on the KSAT app.

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Last year, many occasions have been canceled outright and others have been postponed till June, in swelteringly sizzling underneath a Texas summer season solar.

This year, be sure to examine the climate forecast from the KSAT meteorologists earlier than you head out and dress accordingly. (Say hello in case you see one among them out at Fiesta too!)

KSAT Meteorologist Sarah Spivey with a Fiesta tot in 2019. (KSAT 12)

This year may even mark the return of Fiesta favorites like the Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau parades, which haven’t been seen on the streets of San Antonio since 2019.

Want to see the parades in individual? KSAT is providing unique Fiesta tickets for Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau parades.

There will probably be roughly 100 Fiesta occasions this year based mostly on the official Fiesta calendar — double the variety of occasions that came about in 2021.

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That’s nice information for Fiesta followers and in addition for the metropolis, since Fiesta is the largest annual event in San Antonio and generates greater than $340 million in financial impression for the group.

An economic impact study from the University of Texas at San Antonio discovered that roughly 2.5 million folks attend Fiesta and 1000’s of jobs are created yearly for the event.

Here are hyperlinks to the full listing of day-of occasions for San Antonio’s party-with-a-purpose:

Watch Fiesta protection on KSAT

Here’s when all the main Fiesta parades will happen in 2022 and when you may watch them on KSAT 12, KSAT Plus (our free streaming app) and on KSAT.com:

  • Fiesta Fiesta from Hemisfair – 8-10 p.m. on March 31 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Texas Cavaliers River Parade – 7-9 p.m. on April 4 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • “SA Live” River Parade Afterparty – 9-10 p.m. — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Battle of Flowers Band Festival at Alamo Stadium — livestreamed on KSAT.com and KSAT Plus at 7 p.m. on April 7
  • Battle of Flowers Parade – 9 a.m.-noon on April 8 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • King William Fair Parade – 9 a.m. on April 9 — livestreamed on KSAT.com and KSAT Plus
  • Battle of Flowers Band Festival – 2 p.m. on April 9 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade pre-party – 6 p.m. on April 9 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade – 7-10 p.m. on April 9 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

The first Battle of Flowers Parade came about in 1891 by a bunch of San Antonio residents who have been seeking to honor the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Fiesta has been celebrated each year since, besides 1918 throughout World War I, 1942-1945 throughout World War II and 2020 and 2021 on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Olive Ayres, former president of the Battle of Flowers Association, poses in her entry for the Parade. Her automobile is adorned with pond lilies and clusters of balloons. Photo taken April 20, 1917. (UTSA Libraries Special Collections)

Parking

VIA Park & Ride gives hassle-free transit to main Fiesta occasions at a price of $2.50 for a one-way ticket. Discounts can be found for youngsters, seniors and college students. Via will listing the service times and locations on the web site as quickly as they’re out there.

Here is a map to a few of the major parking garages downtown in case you’d favor to drive.

Porch Parade

Families round San Antonio are already stepping into the Fiesta spirit for the 2022 Fiesta Porch Parade.

The Battle of Flowers Association and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association, Inc, are as soon as once more collaborating on a protected, digital event designed to encourage and help the spirit of celebration by holding a city-wide adorning competitors for residences, colleges, and companies.

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Is your porch decked out in Fiesta enjoyable? Take an image of your porch and submit it to KSAT.com. The contest kicked off on Feb. 28 and judging begins March 18.

Need some inspiration? Click Here for some images of final year’s entries.

2021 Fiesta Porch Parade entries (KSAT)

Full particulars on the porch parade may be discovered right here — together with an inventory of fairly superior prizes.

Fiesta Foodies

Want to know the way a lot Fiesta-goers are chowing down throughout the 11-day competition? Here’s the breakdown of meals consumed, based on the Fiesta Commission:

  • 32,000 Chicken-on-a-Sticks

  • 25,000 Tortillas

  • 15,000 Oysters at Oyster Bake

  • 5,000 Tamales

  • 3,000 Turkey Legs

Chicken on a stick. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Here’s what the Conservation Society says the “Night in Old San Antonio” crowd consumes throughout a mean year:

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  • 17,000 kilos of beef

  • 11,000 kilos of rooster

  • 3,000 turkey legs

  • 1,000 kilos of guacamole


Pro Tip: Cash is king at Fiesta occasions and plenty of occasions are cash-only. ATMs are generally out there however strains get lengthy and consuming chicken-on-a-stick is extra enjoyable than standing in line to get money.

Copyright 2022 by KSAT – All rights reserved.

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