The annual Fiesta San Antonio is held to honor the heros of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, as well as the many cultures making their home in San Antonio. It lasts for 10 days and is a city wide, fun filled, multi-cultural, family oriented celebration. With over 150 different events, even a parade on the river, it’s the biggest party in Texas.
The Michelob ULTRA Riverwalk Mud Festival is held every January to celebrate the draining of the San Antonio River for maintenance. Events include the Mud Pie Ball, Pub Crawl, Mud Coronation, Mud Parade, and an Arts & Crafts Show. Sound dirty? Maybe so, but apparently the 15,000 people that attend every year enjoy it.
The FORD Mariachi Festival is part of Fiesta San Antonio and features local middle and high school Mariachi bands performing along the Riverwalk.
The HARCOURT Children’s Festival is also held during Fiesta San Antonio and specialized in events for children such as face painting, live entertainment mascots, games, pińatas, and much more.
People from miles around come to the Tejano-Conjunto Music Festival to eat gorditas, listen to the conjunto music of the Tejano bands, and dance the cancion ranchera.
The Texas Folklife Festival is yet another celebration of Texas’ cultures. It lasts four days and showcases over 150 authentic foods created by over 40 different ethnic groups. It has ten outdoor stages featuring some of Texas’ biggest stars, over 50 arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, and competitions.