Bright and colorful floats, marching bands and entertainers fill the streets of downtown. The crowd asks Fiesta royalty to “show us your shoes,” an unusual, yet beloved tradition that has spurred an unofficial competition for the best footwear among parade participants. You’ll experience all of this and more when you attend the Battle of the Flowers Parade as part of Fiesta San Antonio on Friday, April 26th!
The Battle of Flowers Parade honors the heroic spirit of the patriots of the Alamo, commemorates the victory of San Jacinto and celebrates the diversity and heritage of Texas and our nation. As the second largest day parade in the U.S., the Battle of Flowers Parade supports the educational, artistic, social and philanthropic achievements of our community’s youth.
The parade has entertained the city every year since 1891, except during World Wars I and II. This parade is the only parade in the nation produced entirely by volunteer women and affords non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds with over 45,000 parade seats sold by charities along the parade route each year. The 2019 Battle of Flowers Parade will travel through Texas to discover what lies at the core of the State boasting the biggest heart with the theme, “For the Love of Texas!”
The Battle of Flowers Parade holds the distinction of being the first celebration to be held in Alamo Plaza and is considered the founding event of Fiesta San Antonio. This historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. Fiesta has evolved into one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $340 million for the Alamo City. Funds raised by official Fiesta events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year.
Don’t miss your chance to take part in an annual tradition at the Battle of the Flowers Parade! Admission ranges from $12 to $25. For tickets and more information about the festival, visit www.fiestasanantonio.org.
At Oxford at Sonterra Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Friday, April 26, 2019—9:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
East Grayson & Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78205