Fiesta San Antonio is right around the corner, and it's time to make your Fiesta plans! This year, it will be held April 18-28, 2024. If you are not familiar with Fiesta, it is a time when San Antonio comes alive with vibrant colors, festive music, and delicious flavors and events!

And Fiesta events can be found throughout the city, you don't have to venture far from the River Walk to find incredible events to take part in. With events and attractions for all ages, there's no better place to soak up the excitement of this beloved annual celebration. So plan your trip now and join us for a Fiesta San Antonio to remember!

Texas Cavaliers River Parade
April 22, 2024

Back to Top of List

Get ready to shout "¡Viva America!" at the 2024 Texas Cavaliers River Parade! This year's theme celebrates the heart and soul of the USA with a tribute to Great American Landmarks. From coast to coast, these iconic landmarks embody the spirit of unity, diversity, and pride that defines our nation.

Join us as we honor these monumental treasures that have shaped America's story and inspired generations. It's more than just a parade – it's a joyful celebration of the land of the free and the home of the brave! While select areas of the parade may have free seating, these are on a first-come, first-served basis. For the best seats, be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time!

Ford Mariachi Festival
April 23-25, 2024

Back to Top of List

Group of Mariachi performers on a River Barge

The Ford Mariachi Festival, an official event of Fiesta San Antonio, is free to attend and can be experienced along the Downtown portion of the San Antonio River Walk.

Festive, decorated river barges with local mariachi and Folklorico dancers drift along the River Walk, serenading and performing for you while you enjoy the views and sounds from the river banks - or even from the patio of your favorite river-facing restaurants!

A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA)
April 23-26, 2024

Back to Top of List


No Fiesta experience is complete without attending A Night in Old San Antonio or NIOSA. Held at the nearby La Villita Historic Arts District, these four unforgettable nights of food, fun, and festivities are held from April 23 to 26, 2024. You're invited to dance, dine, and celebrate at one of the top events of Fiesta San Antonio®.

Sponsored by The Conservation Society of San Antonio, NIOSA is not just a party – it's a fundraiser for historic preservation! Feast on mouthwatering treats from over 155 booths, savoring everything from traditional tamales to savory sausages. Plus, enjoy live entertainment, colorful decorations, and unique souvenirs that capture the essence of San Antonio's rich heritage.

Fiesta Artisan Show
April 26-28, 2024

Back to Top of List


At the River Walk extension near the Shops at Rivercenter, you'll find the River Walk Fiesta Artisan Show. Stroll through booths of over 40 local artisan vendors as they display their talented works—from paintings to textiles, jewelry, pottery, and so much more! Support local artists at the River Walk Fiesta Artisan Show!

Battle of Flowers® Parade
April 26, 2024

Back to Top of List


"The parade that started it all," the Battle of Flowers® Parade is the city's annual parade held in downtown San Antonio. Fun Fact, the Battle of Flowers® Association is the only all-women, all-volunteer organization generating an event on this scale. Grab your vibrant, colorful - and cool, fiesta gear and head over to this iconic parade. 

You may hear a few "Show me your shoes!" shouts at Fiesta Royalty. It's become a tradition for Fiesta Royalty to go big with their comfy shoe choices and now their elaborate and oftentimes customized footwear has become part of the grand spectacle! 

And So Much More

Person holding pastries in powdered sugar wearing Fiesta medals

There is no shortage of Fiesta events to attend - both on and off the River Walk. Check out the Official Fiesta San Antonio Event Calendar and make plans to join us for the festivities this April!