Fiesta is San Antonio's biggest party, but if you're new to the scene, you shouldn't let that make you feel overwhelmed.

Check out some of these Fiesta "best bets" to keep yourself ahead of the pack and make you feel like a Fiesta pro!

Thursday, April 20

Fiesta Fiesta

HemisFair, 434 S. Alamo St.

5 - 9 p.m.

This is when we get this party started. There will be a pretty big crowd at HemisFair as the mayor, Fiesta royalty and entertainers officially kick off this year's Fiesta! But trust us, there's still plenty of room for you to soak in the first moments of the party, find some medals and enjoy some great food and music!

If you really want to feel Fiesta fever, you should go. It's one of the best Fiesta events of the year, so let's get this party started!

Other Events:

Fiesta Carnival: Alamodome Parking Lot C, 6 - 11 p.m.


Best Bets - Friday, April 21: Get a 'Taste of New Orleans'

Best Bets - Saturday, April 22: Great food and music at Oyster Bake

Best Bets - Sunday, April 23: Check out charreada tradition, carnival fun