Special Events

Fiesta Flambeau Parade

When: Sat., April 23, 6:40 p.m. 2016

Drawing inspiration from the night parades of Mardis Gras, civil engineer and onetime city manager Reynolds Andricks devised the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in 1948 and served as its director through the 1980s. Since its early days as a fairly modest procession of torch brigades, military bands and social clubs, the Flambeau has grown into “the largest illuminated night parade in the nation,” attracting a Downtown crowd of 700,000 and reaching 1.5 million television viewers. Led by the University of Texas Longhorn Band and grand marshaled by tejano singer-songwriter Patsy Torres and honoree Ricardo Romo (photographer, art collector and president of University of Texas at San Antonio), this year’s Flambeau wraps up Fiesta’s 125th year with a resonant theme of “Long Live Texas.”

Price: $15-$30