Fiesta 2021 event schedule released

City, Metro Health confident that “Fiesta 2021 can occur safely”

Fiesta Fiesta in 2019
Fiesta Fiesta in 2019

SAN ANTONIO – After multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiesta will finally move ahead as scheduled in June.

The citywide “party with a purpose” will be taking place in just over a month, from June 17-27. Though the party is forging forward, this year’s Fiesta will be considerably smaller with only about 50 events out of more than 115 that go on during a typical year.

Each Fiesta event will have COVID-19 protocols in place, and many events will require face masks and social distancing.

“We are so excited to have Fiesta 2021. The Fiesta Commission’s priority has always been the health and safety of all Fiesta guests. Working with health expert, Dr. Marty Makary, and based on the current and projected scientific data, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, the City of San Antonio and Metro Health have determined that Fiesta 2021 can occur safely,” said President of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, Baltazar Serna.

The full schedule can be found here, but here are some of the highlights:

DateEventTimeLocation
June 17Fiesta Fiesta4-10 p.m.Hemisfair Park
June 17Taste of the Republic5-9 p.m.Marriott Plaza San Antonio
June 18Rey Feo Crown Celebration7-11:59 p.m.Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
June 18Show me your mask5-7 p.m.Palo Alto College
June 19Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta10 a.m.-2 p.m.Mission County Park Trailhead
June 20, June 27A Day in Old Mexico3-5:30 p.m.Rancho del Charro
June 21Texas Cavaliers River Parade7-9 p.m.San Antonio River Walk
June 22-24Ford Mariachi Festival7:30-9:30 p.m.San Antonio River Walk
June 22-25NIOSA5:30-10:30 p.m.La Villita

After Fiesta was canceled in 2020, officials confirmed earlier this year that the party would be delayed until June.

“Delaying Fiesta 2021 until June puts safety first, and it is the right move for our community,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg previously said. “Through the ongoing vaccination program and our continuing efforts to suppress COVID-19, we are working to be in a better position by June.”

The Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau parades, however, are canceled this year. In place of those parades, KSAT has partnered with both organizations for a Porch Parade and contest. Find more details on how you can enter, win and watch here.

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About the Author:

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.