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A celebration bursting with color

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...

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...

Paisano Podcast: Miss Fiesta interview

James Ayala November 8, 2017

    James sits down with the newly crowned Miss Fiesta, Carla Juarez. Visit to see more photos from Fiesta    

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Fiesta: It’s more than flower crowns and margaritas

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...

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...


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

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...

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, some 3.5 million party-goers enjoy Fiesta. More than...

‘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....

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...

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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...

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