Ford Mariachi Festival Kick-off & River Walk Coronation

Ford Mariachi Festival Kick-off & River Walk Coronation

April 24, 2018 | 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Location: Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

$50.00 - Coronation - Pinata Piñata ticket purchase includes reserved indoor table seating at the event, a buffet meal, and two drink tickets.

$30.00 - Coronation - Cascarones Cascarones ticket purchase includes non-reserved general admission outdoor seating at the event and a buffet meal.


Experience the pageantry (and fun) of the River Walk Royal Court Coronation! Enjoy live music by top dance band Nerdy by Nature and two live mariachi bands, Mariachi las Altenas, and Mariachi Nuevo Estilo , and the vinyl stylings of DJ Men-Yo to round out the musical entertainment. Have fun dancing, dining & drinking. Other activities include Fiesta medal buying and a free photo booth with props for the ultimate souvenir of the evening. Enjoy photo ops with River Walk Royalty. Fiesta attire is encouraged.  Event Video


Cascarones Tickets - $30 in advance for non-reserved OUTDOOR seating or $40 at the door. This level of tickets includes admission, dancing, entertainment, and dinner.

Piñata Tickets- $50 in advance. This level of tickets includes all of the Cascarones benefits plus reserved indoor seating and 2 drink tickets.

Crown Tickets - $75 in advance. This level of tickets includes all of the Piñata benefits plus a boat ride around the River Walk. 

Table Sales - email Loren Reyes (details in photo gallery)

No refunds at any ticket level.

The River Walk encourages you to party responsibly during Fiesta. Enter BudLightDD18 into the promo section of your Lyft app or use this link to receive a discount. Please drink responsibly by planning your ride home from this event in advance.

King Candidates:  

Andrew Lopez 

Dominic Mendiola 

Ernie Zuniga 

Queen Candidates:  

Breanna Barrs

Christina Coker 

Ally Hunter 

Funds raised by royalty campaigns benefit the San Antonio River Walk Association who uses the funds to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the #1 tourist attraction in the state. To donate to their campaigns visit :

Ford Mariachi Festival Kick-off & River Walk Coronation