Fiesta San Antonio


Fiesta is right around the corner and it isn’t too late to start planning your next 11 days. We will plan your Fiesta and make sure you don’t miss another cheap fun-filled event during this Fiesta! Get involved and learn more about the events by visiting the respective websites!


Viva Fiesta, San Antonio!


Thursday, April 19


Fiesta at Hemisfair | Hemisfair Park | 4 pm – 9 pm
Join us for the official opening of Fiesta 2018! Enjoy live entertainment, greet Official Fiesta Royalty and special guests.
How much: Admission is FREE

Fiesta Carnival | Alamodome | 6 pm – 11 pm
Glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods in the heart of San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta®-goers. This is a recurring event happening throughout Fiesta!
How Much: Admission if FREE. Any revenue made at the carnival helps support the activities of Fiesta® San Antonio.


Friday, April 20


Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square | Market Square | 10 am – 12 am
This is one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations and has something in store for the entire family! Experience daily live entertainment from multiple stages featuring a variety of music, from the best in Tejano.
How Much: Admission is FREE

Crown the King! | Main Plaza | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of free Fiesta fun for the entire family with the crowning of the 69th “People’s King,” Rey Feo Fred Reyes. You will be treated to the sound of Mariachis, folklórico dancers and much excitement!
How Much: Guest can attend for FREE

Fiesta UTSA | UTSA Sombrilla Plaza | 11 am – 3 pm
The Annual Fiesta® UTSA, in its 38th year as an official Fiesta event, and sponsored by Roadrunner Productions, a student organization, helps kick off Fiesta.
How Much: Admission if FREE

Taste of New Orleans | Sunken Garden Theatre | 5 pm – 12 am
If you want to experience unique and exquisite New Orleans food in a festive atmosphere, don’t miss this three-day fest, alive and kickin’ with the tastes and sounds of ‘Nawlins.
How Much: Admission is $12 presale, and $15 at the gate


Saturday, April 21


Walk for Austism & 5K Superhero | Helotes Cornyval Grounds | 7 am – 2:30 pm
Any Baby Can’s 14th Annual Walk for Autism is a two-mile walk and Superhero 5K for the entire family. This is an opportunity for the community to raise awareness and support families with individuals of all ages diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
How Much: Registration for the Walk for Autism is $15 and kids 10 and under are free and will receive a wristband at the gate, no need to register; registration for the Superhero 5K is $25.

Fiesta de los Ninos | Port San Antonio | 10 am – 6 pm
This is a party for the “pint-sized folks!” Children can enjoy games and rides in a safe, alcohol-free environment. There is also something for all the parents.
How Much: Admission is Free

Viva Botanica | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | 10 am – 2 pm
Viva Botanica is a family Fiesta event celebrating the world of plants. See the beautiful Botanical Garden at the height of spring, with fun Fiesta-themed activities for the kids.
How Much: Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children (3-13 years of age).

INCOGNITO: Fiesta’s Masquerade Dance Dance Dance Party
This masquerade is a Fiesta opportunity for music and mystery as guests don costumes and masks. A crowning feature at every INCOGNITO is the outrageous costume contests for individuals, couples and teams.
How Much: Admission is Free


Sunday, April 22


FredStock Music Fest | San Antonio College Lot 7 | 12 pm – 8 pm
Fredstock is an annual family-friendly music festival that brings in an array of fans to hear a variety of music styles from performing artists.
How Much: Admission is Free

Fiesta de la Familia | St. Gregory Catholic Church | 11 am – 8 pm
Celebrating 25 years of Fiesta de la Familia fun on the spacious grounds of St. Gregory the Great Church and School! This is a family-oriented Fiesta with no entry fee, food, beverages, games, live/silent auction and music for your enjoyment.
How Much: Admission is Free

Fiesta Arts Fair | Southwest School of Art | 11 am – 5 pm
A cherished Fiesta tradition for more than 40 years now, Fiesta Arts Fair routinely draws crowds of 12,000-plus to the historic grounds of the Southwest School of Art. While it spotlights more than 100 artists showing and selling works in all media, the two-day event is equally known for its eclectic music lineup, which this year includes Los Djangoleros, Los Fabulocos and Grupo Folklórico de Bendiciones.
How Much: Admission is $15 adult, $5 per child 5-12, children under 5 free.


Monday, April 23


The Texas Cavaliers River Parade | Riverwalk Downtown | 7 pm – 9 pm
This year’s parade, entitled “Magnificent Missions” promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 45 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the river.
How Much: Admission is $14 – $26. Tickets Available for Purchase at The Fiesta Store® and The Texas Cavaliers Office.


Tuesday, April 24


Ford Mariachi Festival | River Walk | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This free, official Fiesta event features Mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers from Texas schools and colleges who perform from riverboats while entertaining visitors on the River Walk.
How Much: Admission is Free

Fiesta Tech Trek | San Antonio Downtown Tech District | 5 pm – 8 pm
Over the course of the evening, trekkers will visit participating tech companies, enjoy food and beverages, and get an inside look into San Antonio’s downtown Tech District and our emerging tech scene. The Tech Trek is a celebration of entrepreneurship, technology, and most of all, Fiesta!
How Much: Admission is Free


Wednesday, April 25


Fiesta Gartenfest | Beethoven Halle and Garden | 5 pm – 11:59 pm
Make plans to join the Beethoven Maennerchor and celebrate Fiesta German-style. Enjoy German food and beverages as well as entertainment provided by the 50-piece concert band and other performers.
How Much: Admission is $3 presale and $5 at the gate; children 12 and under are free.


Thursday, April 26


St. Philip’s CultureFest | St. Philip’s College | 10 am – 6 pm
The St. Philip’s Culture Fest celebrates the rich heritage of San Antonio and cultural influences of St. Philip’s College as one of San Antonio’s most historically distinguished and ethnically diverse institutions of higher learning.
How Much: Admission and Parking is Free

Family Fiesta | Colonial Hills United Methodist Church | 5 pm – 9 pm
The Colonial Hills United Methodist Church (CHUMC) Family Fiesta® provides fun for kids of all ages in an alcohol and smoke-free environment. This popular event has been providing laughter and excitement for over 27 years and features food, inflatables, train ride, petting zoo, pony ride, face painting, cascarones, and games for all ages.
How Much: Admission is free. Parking and entertainment are free. Some attractions and food cost $1-$6.


Friday, April 27


Battle of Flowers Parade | Parade Route | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
The theme of the 2018 Battle of Flowers® Parade is “300 Timeless Treasures.” The parade will bring to life fond memories, magical moments, monumental milestones, and hopeful visions – the heart and the spirit of our legendary city.
How Much: Admission is $12 – $25.   Tickets available for purchase here and at The Fiesta Store


Saturday, April 28


Starfish Dash Run/Walk
The goal of this event  is to bring together health-minded people to run, walk, and participate, virtually or in person, in our 5K event and to serve as volunteers to raise awareness and money for our obstacles they face so they may lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.
How Much: There is NO FEE to participate; however, registration is required.


Sunday, April 29


Festival de Cascarones | Texas A&M University – San Antonio | 1 pm – 8 pm
This is a free event and we invite you to visit our beautiful campus for a day of fun and excitement with live music and family-friendly activities. It will truly be a spectacle as the University aims to break a world record during the festival.
How Much: Free admission and parking