SAN ANTONIO – Show me your shoes!
The Fiesta Flambeau Parade returned to the streets of downtown San Antonio on Saturday April 9, 2002, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
According to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, the famous night parade over 750,000 street spectators and a TV audience of 1.5 million.
The parade’s theme this year was “Celebrating Literary Classics.”
The premiere entry to the 74th annual parade was The University of Texas Longhorn Band, followed by spectacular themed floats, marching units, local, out of town and out-of-state bands, dance groups, equestrian units and many other attractions that create a memorable night of illuminated entertainment.
One change to the parade this year was the route. Due to construction on Broadway, the 2.5-mile parade started on Main Street near San Antonio College, and traveled south on Main to Lexington, then to St. Mary’s Street, Brooklyn Avenue, Avenue E, Houston Street, Alamo Plaza and finally ending on Commerce Street.
- Fiesta Fiesta from Hemisfair - 8-10 p.m. on March 31 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
- Texas Cavaliers River Parade - 7-9 p.m. on April 4 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
- “SA Live” River Parade Afterparty - 9-10 p.m. on April 4 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
- Battle of Flowers Parade - 9 a.m.-noon on April 8 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
- Battle of Flowers Band Festival - 2 p.m. on April 9 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
- Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade pre-party - 6 p.m. on April 9 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
- Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade - 7-10 p.m. on April 9 — KSAT 12 and all digital platforms