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A celebration bursting with color

A colorful vendor selling drinks with a smile. Jack Myer/The Paisano

Breahna Luera

April 16, 2019

On April 12, Roadrunner Productions hosted UTSA’s annual Fiesta event at the Sombrilla. Students got rowdy while celebrating one of San Antonio’s oldest traditions with food, music and more. Fiesta originated in San Antonio to honor those who fought for Texas’ independence at the battles of...

Viva Fiesta!

Viva Fiesta!

Andy Borunda

April 24, 2018

A guide to one of SA's oldest traditions   San Antonio’s annual spring festival has had an incredible transformation throughout its 127-year history. The city-wide celebration now known as Fiesta had its humble origins as a single day event called the Battle of Flowers Parade, held on April ...

Paisano Podcast: Miss Fiesta interview

James Ayala

November 8, 2017

    James sits down with the newly crowned Miss Fiesta, Carla Juarez. Visit https://www.fiesta-sa.org/ to see more photos from Fiesta     ...

Fiesta: It’s more than flower crowns and margaritas

Graphic by Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Raquel Zuniga

April 26, 2017

Fiesta is a week-long event that engulfs San Antonio and its citizens, but what exactly are we celebrating? The timeline begins with the Texas Revolution, which includes the Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto; then, the Republic of Texas; then, the Mexican-American War; and ending with the Treaty...

Campus street style

Campus street style

Ryan Thompson

April 20, 2017

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FREE Fiesta events

FREE Fiesta events

Samantha Ceballos

April 20, 2017

From then to 40 years later

From then to 40 years later

Ethan Pham

April 20, 2017

A look at the annual Sombrilla Fiesta bash Cascarones, bright colors, food, live music, San Antonio culture and, of course, one big fiesta; these are just some of the things visitors can expect to find at UTSA fiesta. April 21, 2017 marks the 40th annual Fiesta UTSA event. UTSA Fiesta — a ...

We “Remember the Alamo…” but do we remember correctly? (Commentary)

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Raquel Zuniga

April 20, 2017

Since I was born and raised in San Antonio, you would think that I have some basic knowledge of the weeklong event in April that takes place in the heart of my hometown, right? Wrong. Growing up, I would sit around the T.V. with my family to watch the decorated floats pass through downtown for the B...

What the Fiesta

What the Fiesta

Jessica Salinas

April 20, 2017

What exactly is Fiesta? This year, San Antonio celebrates 126 years of tradition from April 20 to April 30: Fiesta. According to fiesta-sa.org, some 3.5 million party-goers enjoy Fiesta. More than 20 percent of Fiesta-goers travel from across the state, the nation and the world. Fiesta is one of the nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of...

‘Puppers’ and ‘doggos’ march in Fiesta parade

‘Puppers’ and ‘doggos’ march in Fiesta parade

Raquel E. Alonzo

April 5, 2017

Most people in San Antonio love celebrating Fiesta, but what about the dogs of SA town? Pet Wants North San Antonio held a Fiesta parade and costume contest on April 1 to support animal rescue efforts. The SA Urban Pets: Fiesta Pin PAWty proved to be the cutest and furriest Fiesta yet. Organizations se...

Fiesta still highlights Alamo City after 125 years

Fiesta still highlights Alamo City after 125 years

Elizabeth Davis

May 18, 2016

Aside from NBA playoffs and Maverick Music Festival, April in San Antonio is distinguished by a single, historically impressive and wildly colorful event: Fiesta. Fiesta originated in 1891 as a commemoratory event to the lives lost in the Battle of the Alamo and San Jacinto. The very first Fiesta ...

CORNYATION 2016 POKES FUN AT CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICIANS OF SA FOR CHARITY

Photo Courtesy of Cornyation Facebook

Robert Avila

April 20, 2016

If you’re not in the mood this week for a spectacularly set stage, live symphony or orchestra, elaborate dresses celebrating Texas’ heroic struggle for independence from Mexico in San Antonio’s beautiful Majestic Theatre involved in fiesta’s traditional Coronation of the Queen of the Order of A...