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Best Bets - Friday, April 19: Crowning El Rey Feo, Lackland Parade, WEBB Party

It's time to crown the 'ugly king' as Fiesta starts to rev up for the weekend!
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Darren Casey crowned Rey Feo LXVIII (68) in front of San Antonio's San Fernando Cathedral on April 15, 2016

Friday, April 19

Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo

La Villita

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

It's one of the signature moments of Fiesta: El Rey Feo (literally "the ugly king") is crowned in front of hundreds of supporters and begins his reign.


JBSA-Lackland Fiesta Military Parade: JBSA-Lackland Parade Grounds, 4783 Andrews Ave., 9 - 10 a.m.

WEBB Party: The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary's St., 7:30 p.m. - midnight

Fiesta Masquerade Party: Hilton Garden Inn Live Oak, 8101 Pat Booker Road, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Coming Up

BEST BETS for Saturday, April 20: El Rey Fido, UTSA football, Chanclas y Cervezas

BEST BETS for Sunday, April 21: Celebrate the Charreada tradition

BEST BETS for Monday, April 22: Texas Cavaliers River Parade lights up downtown

BEST BETS for Tuesday, April 23: First of four nights of NIOSA; Cornyation laughs it up

BEST BETS for Wednesday, April 24: Fiesta royalty at Coronation; big laughs at Cornyation

BEST BETS for Thursday, April 25: Top bands show Fiesta flourish

BEST BETS for Friday, April 26: Enjoying the Battle of Flowers Parade... and beyond!

BEST BETS for Saturday, April 27: Check out King William Fair and Fiesta Flambeau Parade!

BEST BETS for Sunday, April 28: One last day of Fiesta at the Festival de CascarĂ³nes