VIDEO: Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive in downtown San Antonio

Longhorn cattle will fill the streets of San Antonio Saturday morning; join KSAT 12 as we kick off the rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of longhorn cattle filled the streets of downtown San Antonio once again for the annual Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive Saturday morning. The free parade kicks off the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

Parade participants and cattle traveled down Houston street to the Alamo. The parade can be viewed in the media plaer at the top of this article.

Your favorite SA Live hosts Fiona Gorostiza and Mike Osterhage reported live from the cattle drive along with Jennifer Struski.

Texas Eats host David Elder run/walked/danced his way down Houston Street as he reported live in front of the cattle.


The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive started in 2008 with 35 head of cattle, 60 participants and a crowd of approximately 5,000 spectators.

That number has since ballooned to more than 40,000 spectators in recent years. There’s not an exact number of cattle that will be parading down the street in 2023 but previous years have seen as many as 100 head of longhorn cattle participate.


About the Authors

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

David Elder is the host and executive producer of the food and travel show Texas Eats on ABC KSAT 12

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