Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio is an annual event that celebrates the heroes of the Texas Revolution and San Antonio's local culture. Fiesta began as a one parade event with the first Battle of Flowers Parade in 1891. The Battle of Flowers parade includes elaborate floats and an actual battle of flowers, where blossoms are thrown in lieu of ammunition, in front of the Alamo. The parade is held in honor of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, held on or during the week of April 21, the day Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. Fiesta San Antonio grew to include balls, parties, a carnival, and a coronation - crowning a queen, a princess, 24 duchesses, and King Antonio. It eventually evolved into its present day, 10-day celebration that features over 100 events, including three major parades, one of which takes place on the San Antonio River Walk where the floats actually "float." Fiesta San Antonio's festivities have come to celebrate not only the Texas Revolution, but also San Antonio's rich, diverse culture and heritage.

Shot by the Raymond Winter family in 1948, this home m...
Home movie scenes of the 1974 Battle of Flowers parade...
Home movie scenes of the Battle of Flowers Parade in d...
Promotional film for the City of San Antonio highlight...
Educational film examining the Texas Hill Country
Travel film highlighting the variety of recreational a...
1970s home movie of parades and dance performances at...
Lady Bird Johnson at San Antonio "Light Fiesta"