Trinity Universitys float at the Battle of Flowers Parade in 1946

The History of Fiesta in San Antonio

As the Fiesta season comes around, the town lights up with vibrant events, but where do these traditions come from?
Niki Heller, Intern April 18, 2024

Today, Fiesta San Antonio spans 17 days and is a testament to our city’s prosperity. It’s not just a festival but a true community effort. Over 100 local nonprofit groups and 75,000 volunteers come...

The Trinity student’s ultimate guide to Fiesta 2024

The Trinity student’s ultimate guide to Fiesta 2024

Join in on San Antonio’s 100th annual Fiesta celebrations!
Hazel Mitchel-Gevirtz, Visual Editor/Special Sections Editor April 18, 2024

Whether Trinity University brought you to San Antonio for the very first time or you’re a San Antonio native, we can all agree that San Antonio during Fiesta is like nowhere else. The lively mix of parades,...

Trinity Diversity Connection discusses San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration

Trinity Diversity Connection discusses San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration

Scholars examine Fiesta’s history and cultural appropriation vs. appreciation
Ivanna Bass Caldera, News Reporter March 31, 2022

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the famous Fiesta celebration will return with all of its events in the spring (March 30 – April 10). According to the Fiesta San Antonio...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

How not to appropriate culture this Fiesta

Noelle Barrera April 11, 2019
San Antonio's biggest party is harming diversity
Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Trinity will participate in two parades this Fiesta

Kaylie King April 11, 2019
Trinity's floats will tie in with 150th anniversary
Trinity Latinx community members talk Fiesta

Trinity Latinx community members talk Fiesta

Gabriella Garriga April 11, 2019
Latinx individuals from Trinity's community discuss how they view Fiesta
Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Fiesta Medals: crazy collections and more

Maria Zaharatos April 11, 2019
Explore the diversity, history and tradition behind Fiesta's infamous medals
Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut


Georgie Riggs April 11, 2019
What Fiesta event should you attend based on your sign?
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Fiesta for Dummies

Kathleen Creedon April 11, 2019

As a San Antonio native, I'm appalled every year when I hear Trinity students say they don't know what Fiesta is. I get first-years, though — when I was a first-year, I didn't even fully register...

Welcome to Fiesta, folks!

Welcome to Fiesta, folks!

Kathleen Creedon April 10, 2019
'Tis the season of San Antonio pride
The evolving history of Trinity and Fiesta

The evolving history of Trinity and Fiesta

Noelle Barrera April 8, 2018

Trinity University was founded in 1869, and Fiesta began in San Antonio not long after in 1891. Fiesta originated as Fiesta San Jacinto, a salute to the heroes of the Alamo and San Jacinto battles. Since...

Illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

Sidewalk Symposium: What do you recommend doing to celebrate Fiesta?

Gabriella Garriga April 8, 2018

Taylor Moser, senior business and communication major: “Last year I went to NIOSA, and it was really fun and was really expressive of the San Antonio culture. I got to eat traditional food. That...

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