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Fiesta Best Bets - Friday, April 1: Oyster Bake, Taste of New Orleans, Alamo Heights Night

It's the first big night of Fiesta events. There's something for everyone on a Fiesta Friday night!
Credit: KENS 5/Antonio Morano

Friday, April 1

Fiesta Oyster Bake

St. Mary's University

Friday 5-11 p.m.
Saturday 12-11 p.m.

For a third of San Antonio’s history, the Oyster Bake has been part of the fabric of the community. What started as a St. Mary’s University alumni gathering with a handful of people in 1916 on the banks of the San Antonio river downtown has grown to a premier Fiesta San Antonio event with over 70,000 patrons and more than 7,000 volunteers.

The Oyster Bake truly is a party with a purpose. 100% of the proceeds raised during the Oyster Bake goes directly back to the students of St. Mary’s University. 


A Taste of New Orleans: Sunken Garden Theater - Brackenridge Park 3875 N. St. Mary's St. 5-11 p.m.

Fiesta de los Reyes: Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. 10 a.m. - midnight

Alamo Heights Night: University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway. 5:30-11:30 p.m.

Crown the King! The Public Crowning of El Rey Feo: Main Plaza 115 N Main Ave. 5:30-7 p.m.

Dia En La Sombrilla: 1 UTSA Circle, UTSA main campus. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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Are you brand new to Fiesta? If you've arrived in San Antonio in the past three years, you may never have been here during a "normal" Fiesta event. The last time it was held in its traditional timeframe was April 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The KENS 5 Fiesta Guide has all the information you need to get up to speed. Check it out here >>>

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