WATCH: Texas Cavaliers River Parade delights crowd in return after pandemic

Thousands line SA River Walk banks to watch colorful floats

Check out the sights and sounds from the 2021 Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

SAN ANTONIO – Some of the major parades like Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau may have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Texas Cavaliers River Parade still went on to the delight of crowds of locals and visitors.

Each year during Fiesta, hundreds of thousands of people line the banks of the San Antonio River to view one of the most unusual parades in America - the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. This year the parade took place Monday night along the San Antonio Riverwalk.

You can watch the entire celebration in the video player above. Watch highlights in the video player below.

Thousands filled the San Antonio River Walk to enjoy the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

Related: 2021 Fiesta user guide and schedule of events

Proceeds from the parade help the Cavalier Charitable Foundation which raises money for children’s charities. To date, the foundation has donated more than $10 million to charity, according to Fiesta San Antonio.

The Texas Cavaliers have also raised more than $1 million for the Will Smith Zoo School in San Antonio - the beneficiary of this year’s proceeds.

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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.