Fiesta Flambeau announces actor, Tejano singer as grand and honorary grand marshal for 2023

Fiesta Flambeau is celebrating its 75th diamond jubilee

SAN ANTONIO – The Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association announced actor Danilo Carrera as grand marshal and Shelly Lares as the honorary grand marshal for the 2023 illuminated night parade.

Danilo is from Ecuador and has been in multiple TV shows and films.

Lares, also known as “Little Miss Dynamite,” was born in San Antonio and has been part of the Tejano music scene for nearly 40 years. She has been nominated for and won several categories for the Tejano Music Awards, Pura Vida Awards, Cyber Awards, My Tejano Awards and many others.

“Thank you so much for this honor and viva Fiesta,” Lares said during Wednesday’s announcement.

The famous, illuminated night parade is celebrating its 75th diamond jubilee this year and more than 750,000 spectators are expected to line the city streets to see the action. Another 1.5 million viewers are also expected to watch the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on TV.

Fiesta organizers announced that this year they are Indigenous People’s Blessing Ceremony honoring the earliest inhabitants of San Antonio.

”The ceremony will take place Saturday, April 29 in front of the Alamo before the Spurs Run, which precedes Fiesta Flambeau,” Fiesta organizers said.

There will also be a flyover from the Air Force before the start of the parade.

You can also buy tickets for the Fiesta Flambeau nighttime party, which gives you access to an exclusive KSAT party, assigned grandstand seating to view the parade, tacos, access to on-site restrooms and a cash bar. Plus, your favorite KSAT weather and news friends will be on-site to mingle! Members of KSAT Insider got first dibs on tickets. If you want to have the first pick for seats next year, become an Insider today for free.

The Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade pre-party will take place from 7-8 p.m. on April 29 and will be available to watch or stream on KSAT 12 and all of our digital platforms.

Coverage of the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade will officially take place from 8-11 p.m. on April 29 on KSAT 12 and on all KSAT digital platforms.

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