WATCH: NIOSA, A Night in Old San Antonio, celebrates 75 years

Paper tickets are back for 2023! Bye-bye wristbands.

SAN ANTONIO – One of Fiesta’s most beloved events is back! “A Night in Old San Antonio” or NIOSA.

KSAT reporter Leigh Waldman had some fun playing Fiesta trivia with NIOSA revelers, who were rewarded with a free Fiesta medal if they got at least two out of three answers right. You can watch the Q&A in the video player above.

This year NIOSA will celebrate its 75th anniversary.

NIOSA is the top fundraiser for historic preservation in the U.S., living up to its motto as a “Celebration for Preservation.” From 2010 to 2020, NIOSA raised more than $12 million for the Conservation Society, whose mission is to preserve historic buildings, objects, places and customs in the San Antonio area.

The party will take place from 5:30-10:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday night across four acres of historic buildings, cobblestoned streets, walls and fountains in San Antonio’s La Villita, located at 418 La Villita Street.

There will be more than 165 food, drink and vendor booths with multiple entertainment stages playing continuous live music across 14 different cultural areas.

Tickets for NIOSA are $20 per person. They will be $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.

VIA Metropolitan Transit will offer Park and Ride services to NIOSA.

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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.