Nearly 350,000 people braved the heat on Friday just to get front and center at one of the biggest day parades in the country. The 126th Annual Battle of Flowers Parade brought out bands, dancers, and performers from both in and outside of San Antonio.

"Even though it's close to 100-degree weather, we still get that energy from them," said Jimmy Campozano, a performer in the parade.

The parade dates back to 1891 in honor of the fallen heroes at the Alamo to remember the victory at San Jacinto.

About 200 floats rode down Broadway with some parade participants walking more than 2.5 miles along the parade route. With ladies leading the way, the parade is the largest one in the country put on solely by women.

Parade festivities will continue into Saturday with Fiesta Flambeau at the same location.