SAN ANTONIO — The Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association on Wednesday announced its 2023 grand marshal and honorary grand marshal, as San Antonio's biggest annual party approaches.
The event is one of the world's biggest illuminated night parades, and is scheduled for April 29 this year. Actor Danilo Carrera – an Ecuadorian native famous for a variety of TV roles – will serve as the grand marshal, while Tejano star Shelly Lares – a San Antonian who has won several Tejano Music Awards – will serve as the honorary grand marshal.
The Fiesta Flambeau Parade began in 1948, according to the festival's website. The parade's name comes from the French word for a candlestick or torch. In the event's early years, four-man brigades marched between the other units, carrying torches on five-foot poles. Today Boy Scouts carry safety flares. All the floats in the Flambeau Parade are lighted.
Wednesday's announcement was made at historic Market Square, in front of La Margarita restaurant. Fiesta 2023 runs from April 20-30. Click here for the full schedule of events.
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