Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio is an annual event that celebrates the heroes of the Texas Revolution and San Antonio's local culture. Fiesta began as a one parade event with the first Battle of Flowers Parade in 1891. The Battle of Flowers parade includes elaborate floats and an actual battle of flowers, where blossoms are thrown in lieu of ammunition, in front of the Alamo. The parade is held in honor of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, held on or during the week of April 21, the day Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. Fiesta San Antonio grew to include balls, parties, a carnival, and a coronation - crowning a queen, a princess, 24 duchesses, and King Antonio. It eventually evolved into its present day, 10-day celebration that features over 100 events, including three major parades, one of which takes place on the San Antonio River Walk where the floats actually "float." Fiesta San Antonio's festivities have come to celebrate not only the Texas Revolution, but also San Antonio's rich, diverse culture and heritage.

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Trails Through Texas
Film of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson traveling across the state of Texas to underscore her commitment to ...
The Porter Click Family, no. 1 - Battle of Flowers Parade (1941)
Home movie scenes of the Battle of Flowers Parade in downtown San Antonio in 1941
The Leyva Collection - Fiesta San Antonio
1970s home movie of parades and dance performances at Fiesta San Antonio
The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 18 - Battle of Flowers Parade
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures scenes from a Battle of Flowers Parade, on...
The David Ayala Collection, no. 5 - Battle of Flowers Parade 1974
Home movie scenes of the 1974 Battle of Flowers parade in San Antonio
Texas: Land of Contrast (1966)
Travel film highlighting the variety of recreational activities found in Texas, especially at its many st...
San Antonio: The Heart of Texas (c. 1975)
Promotional film for the City of San Antonio highlighting the sights and sounds of the city
Raymond Winter: Home Movies
Shot by the Raymond Winter family in 1948, this home movie showcases the value of amateur motion picture ...
Mrs. LBJ at Fiesta, Starts Texas Tour at San Antonio Fete
Lady Bird Johnson at San Antonio "Light Fiesta"