Special Events

Fiesta Flambeau Parade

When: Sat., April 29, 6:30-10 p.m. 2017

While it may not boast the rich history of the Battle of Flowers Parade (highlighted in our Fiesta Primer), the Fiesta Flambeau stands out as a San Antonio original that’s billed as “America’s largest illuminated night parade.” With the official parade mascot Torchy and the University of Texas Longhorn Band lighting the way, this year’s Flambeau expects to draw 700,000 Fiesta fans into the streets of downtown (not to mention 1.5 million television viewers) for a lively procession featuring elaborately decorated floats, marching bands and equestrian units. Adopting a theme of “City Lights and Celebrations,” the 2017 edition honors grand marshals Guillermo Rodriguez (from Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and Keith Edmondson.

Price: $16.50-$30