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Home Things to Do Festivals Fiesta San Antonio Marks City’s Western History with 11 Days of Fun

Fiesta San Antonio Marks City’s Western History with 11 Days of Fun

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Begun more than 120 years ago as a parade to honor the heroes from the battle of the Alamo and San Jacinto, the City of San Antonio, Texas will be celebrating Fiesta San Antonio from April 18 to 28, 2013.

The annual 11-day celebration of San Antonio's rich Western history, culture and heritage has grown into a citywide celebration with more than 100 official events.

sanantonioFiesta provides visitors a colorful, confetti-filled experience with 11 different parades, multi-cultural food, music and dancing, arts and crafts, lavishly dressed Fiesta royalty, military observances, athletic events and more. Honoring San Antonio's Old West history, each event is sponsored by a local nonprofit organization with all proceeds from the completely volunteer-run events benefiting these organizations.

This year, Fiesta-goers are encouraged to think "green" by continuing the recent traditions of recycling, making healthier food choices and enjoying the parades that have been designated as smoke-free areas.

Fiesta San Antonio is also an opportunity to positively impact the health of residents and visitors through a citywide initiative to encourage participants to remain physically active while enjoying the festivities.

Fiesta attendees are encouraged to utilize the city's bike share program, San Antonio B-Cycle, to travel to and from downtown Fiesta events, and participate in various events that promote physical fitness.

This also marks the second year that smoking will be prohibited in the areas that are in the public right of way along streets, sidewalks and the San Antonio River during three Fiesta parades - Texas Cavaliers' River Parade, Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade and Fiesta Flambeau Parade. The smoking ban along Fiesta routes was initiated as a means to create a healthier Fiesta experience.

In addition to enjoying a healthier Fiesta atmosphere, Fiesta-revelers are also encouraged to think "green" by placing plastic, aluminum and paper items in recycling bins stationed at most street intersections along parade routes.

For more information about Fiesta San Antonio, visit
www.sanantonio.gov .

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