Fiesta events for April 27: Flambeau Parade, King William Fair

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SAN ANTONIO – April 27 is the second and final Saturday of Fiesta, meaning it’s the day for the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade, King William Fair, Festival De Animals, Fiesta Pooch Parade and more.

KSAT will begin its coverage at 7 p.m. with the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade pre-party. Then, watch parade coverage from 8-11 p.m. on KSAT 12 and all digital platforms.

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Here’s a list of events for the 10th day of Fiesta 2024 on April 27:

*Names of events and some event descriptions come from the official Fiesta organization.

  • 10th Street River Festival - The event at VFW Post 76, the oldest post in Texas, is family-oriented and includes live entertainment, dancing, camaraderie, food and drinks. VFW Post 76 supports various veteran or community-wide projects and creates a safe environment for combat veterans. The free event is scheduled for noon to midnight at VFW Post 76, located at 10 Tenth St.
  • 2024 Fiesta De Los Spurs Run - Run, walk or jog along the Flambeau Parade route with this 3.1-mile fun run. There will be a post-run celebration that will include the Coyote and potential player appearances. Fans will also have opportunities to win exclusive Spurs gear. The run starts at 6:30 p.m. at the parade start line. Click here for more information.
Fiesta de los Spurs run in 2022. (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Annual Fiesta Exhibit: “Wonders of Space” - The exhibit at The Witte Museum celebrates the eclipse by showing the magic and mystery of space on Order of the Alamo coronation robes. Intricate sparkling gowns and trains across decades of Fiesta celebrations depict celestial scenes, from the 1936 Princess of the Glorious Night to the 1969 Duchess of the Lunar Landscape. Access to the Fiesta exhibit is included with standard admission. Visitors can see “Wonders of Space” from April 6-Sept. 30 at The Witte Museum, located at 3801 Broadway St.
  • Festival De Animales - Celebrate animals, conservation efforts, culture, and food native to South and Central America while sipping specialty cocktails and enjoying musical performances. This event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the zoo, located at 3903 N. St Mary’s St. Access to the festivities is included in standard zoo admission and is free for members.
Festival de Animales at the San Antonio Zoo. (San Antonio Zoo)
  • Fiesta Artisan Show - Experience the beauty of the River Walk by shopping at over 40 artisan booths, including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on the River Walk, located at 849 E. Commerce St.
  • Fiesta Carnival - Visit the carnival for exciting rides and a variety of food this Fiesta season, and perhaps hop on the Ferris wheel for a prime view of a sparkling downtown San Antonio. This event is scheduled for noon to midnight at Alamodome Parking Lot C, located at 100 Montana St. It continues daily during Fiesta.
  • Fiesta De Los Reyes - Listen to live music from two stages, try a variety of food, and look at art, merchandise and more from different vendors at Market Square. The lineup for April 27 includes Ruben Ramos and Roberto Pulido. Since 2010, the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation and the City of San Antonio have partnered to produce Fiesta de los Reyes. The event is free and opens at 10 a.m. daily through the duration of Fiesta. Market Square is located at 514 W. Commerce St.
  • Fiesta East - This free, inaugural event is community- and family-focused. It will include art, games, youth basketball, food trucks, live bands and cultural entertainment. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Dignowity Park, located at 701 Nolan St.
  • Fiesta Jazz Band Festival - This free event offers a unique educational and musical performance experience for more than 500 jazz performers in middle school, high school and college. The event is scheduled for 1-10 p.m. at the St. Mary’s University Campus, located at 1 Camino Santa Maria.
  • Fiesta Pooch Parade - Costumed pups will be wagging their tails for the friendliest fido Fiesta event — the 25th annual Fiesta Pooch Parade. The Fiesta Pooch Parade will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, located at 250 Viesca St. Tickets to Fiesta Pooch Parade start at $30. Proceeds from this event support therapy animal teams as they visit the greater San Antonio area.
Fiesta Pooch Parade (KSAT 12)
  • Fiesta San Fernando - Each year the San Fernando Cathedral hosts Fiesta San Fernando, a celebration of family, food and fun. The free event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to midnight at San Fernando Cathedral, located at 115 Main Plaza.
  • Flambeau Parade - The famous, illuminated night parade is celebrating its 76th year with the theme “Lotsa Loteria.” 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. Tickets are on sale now. The vanguard starts at 7:15 p.m. and the parade begins at 7:45 p.m. Michael Quintanilla, a former writer for the San Antonio Express-News, is the grand marshal. Angie Salinas, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, is the honorary grand marshal. The 2.6-mile route will start at North Main Street near San Antonio College and end on Santa Rosa near West Martin Street.
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  • Growing Up Female - This free event allows middle- and high-school-aged girls to be mentored by female college students. There will be multiple sessions, activities and discussions. The schedule is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place.
  • King William Fair - From Catholic school girls to drag queens to Stormtroopers to hula dancers, the King William Fair Parade has something for everyone. The fair is known as Fiesta’s largest neighborhood block party and raises money for a variety of organizations. The fair is returning to paper tickets for food, drinks and the kid’s kingdom for 2024. Admission to the fair starts at $15, and children 11 and under can get in for free. The event is planned for 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the historical district.
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  • Run to Remember with Beard vs Beans - This event from the Alzheimer’s Association of San Antonio and South Texas includes a 5K, 10K and a .5K beer run for adults and a .5K run for kids. This is the 12th annual Run to Remember with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the association. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Comanche Park, located at 2600 Rigsby Ave. Registration starts at $15.
  • San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society Show and Sale - The 46th annual event will feature a fantastic array of cacti and succulents for sale by plant vendors, a silent auction of carefully curated plants, educational displays, and children’s activities. It is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Admission is free.
  • The Starfish Dash 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair - This free event includes a 5K run/walk that supports the vital research efforts of the Chromosome18 Clinical Research Center based at UT Health San Antonio. The mission is to support special-needs chromosome 18 children in reaching their full potential. The event is scheduled from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at UT Health San Antonio, located at 7431 Merton Minter.
  • Top Teens of America Healthy Choice Conference - Teens can gather for this free, educational event. Here, they can engage in physical activities, learn how to network and enjoy a snack. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St.
  • United Way’s Kids Festival - This free event includes games for the family, access to local service providers, a hat competition and free swag. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Road.

Find more news on KSAT’s Fiesta page. You can also sign up for our free Things To Do newsletter or Fiesta newsletter.

Click here to see more events scheduled for Fiesta 2024

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Watch Fiesta coverage on KSAT

KSAT will offer live coverage for Fiesta 2024′s biggest events.

Here’s when you can watch them on KSAT 12, KSAT Plus (our free streaming app), YouTube and KSAT.com:

Get more information about how to stream KSAT 12 for free here.

This is just a partial list. As Fiesta gets closer, we will update our plans which may include covering even more events live.

Stay tuned!


About the Author

Rebecca Salinas is an award-winning digital journalist who joined KSAT in 2019. She reports on a variety of topics for KSAT 12 News.

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