800 dogs strut their stuff during Fiesta Pooch Parade

Watch the parade on KSAT.com on April 29

SAN ANTONIO – Costumed pups wagged their tails for the friendliest fido Fiesta event — the 24th annual Fiesta Pooch Parade.

The Fiesta Pooch Parade took place from 7:30 a.m. to noon on April 29 at the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, located at 250 Viesca Street. Tickets to Fiesta Pooch Parade were $30.

Nearly 800 dogs paraded around Alamo Heights as they were cheered on by onlookers, according to the event website.

It was a family-friendly affair but if you couldn’t make it in person, KSAT streamed the event. It can be found above.

The 4k Fiesta Pooch Parade raises money for Therapy Animals of San Antonio, which supports therapy animal teams that provide services to many vulnerable populations in the San Antonio community.

Fiesta Pooch Parade (KSAT 12)

There will be demonstrations of various dog-related activities, rescue groups with adoptable dogs on-site, costume contests, photo opportunities with King Anbarkio and King in Waiting and treats for all the dogs.

Costume contest categories include:

  • Best in Show
  • Top Dog
  • Most Creative
  • Most Patriotic
  • Best Fiesta Flair
  • Best Matched Human and Animal

The costume contest happened prior to the parade it can be seen here:

Check out the forecast from KSAT’s meteorologists.


Watch Fiesta coverage on KSAT

KSAT will offer live coverage of a number of the 2023 Fiesta events including all of the major parades. Here’s when you can watch them on KSAT 12, KSAT Plus (our free streaming app), YouTube and on KSAT.com:

  • Thursday, April 20: Fiesta Fiesta from Travis Park 8-10 p.m. — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
  • Monday, April 24: Texas Cavaliers River Parade, 7-10 p.m. — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Watch parade coverage from 7-9 p.m., followed by the “SA Live” River Parade Afterparty from 9-10 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 27: Battle of Flowers Band Festival at Alamo Stadium, starting at 6:30 p.m. — Livestream event on KSAT.com and KSAT Plus
  • Friday, April 28: Battle of Flowers Parade, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Parade coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. The parade broadcast begins at 10 a.m. followed by the “SA Live” Battle of Flowers Afterparty from 1-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29: King William Fair Parade, Starting at 9 a.m. — Livestream event on KSAT.com and KSAT Plus
  • Saturday, April 29: Fiesta Pooch Parade, Starting at 9:15 a.m. — Livestream event on KSAT.com and KSAT Plus
  • Saturday, April 29: Battle of Flowers Band Festival (rebroadcast), 2-5 p.m. — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
  • Saturday, April 29: Texas Eats Fiesta Edition, 6-7 p.m. — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
  • Saturday, April 29: Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade, 7-11 p.m. — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Watch the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade pre-party from 7-8 p.m. with live parade coverage from 8-11 p.m.

About the Authors:

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.

Leigh Waldman is a news reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in 2021. Leigh comes to San Antonio from the Midwest after spending time at a station in Omaha, NE. After two winters there, she knew it was time to come home to Texas. When Leigh is not at work, she enjoys eating, playing with her dogs and spending time with family.