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Thousands flock to the kickoff event Fiesta Fiesta

The event includes a full lineup of popular musical acts and ends with a fireworks show at 9:50 p.m

SAN ANTONIO — After three years Fiesta has returned in its full glory with thousands at Thursday's official kickoff event at Hemisfair.

The Fiesta Fiesta event ran until 10 p.m. at Hemisfair Park downtown. The event included a full lineup of popular musical acts and a fireworks show at 9:50 p.m.

Fiesta Fiesta also provided a variety of food and beverage vendors, a people's parade and military salute.

The event was free and open to the public.

Credit: KENS
Credit: KENS

Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta, a San Antonio non-profit organization, has grown into an annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio for its residents and visitors.

Today, Fiesta San Antonio is one of the nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $340 million, and Fiesta San Antonio supports its 100 plus official non-profit, participating member organization events as they raise funds to provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year.

Click here for a full Fiesta 2022 guide including information on parades, popular events and the history of Fiesta.  


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