WATCH: 2024 Fiesta Flambeau Parade in downtown San Antonio

Watch the full parade in the video player below

SAN ANTONIO – The crown jewel of Fiesta, the Flambeau Parade, thrilled fans in downtown San Antonio on Saturday, April 27.

Despite a delay due to a stalled fire truck, Fiesta fans still partied hard, jammed out to bands and danced throughout the night.

The Fiesta Flambeau Parade is known as America’s largest illuminated night parade with more than 200 parade entries and a typical attendance of about 750,000 spectators. It’s also broadcasted and livestreamed (on KSAT!) to about 1.5 million more people.

KSAT broadcasted the full parade and a live feed from a float on Saturday night. Watch the full parade in the video player above, or the float cam below.

This year’s 2.6-mile route followed the same path as last year. The parade stepped off on North Main Street near San Antonio College. It traveled on Lexington Avenue, North St. Mary’s Street, Brooklyn Avenue, Avenue E, Houston Street, Alamo Plaza, Commerce Street and Santa Rosa, and then ended near West Martin Street.

The theme for 2024 was “Lotsa Loteria.” Michael Quintanilla, a former writer for the San Antonio Express-News, was the grand marshal. Angie Salinas, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, was the honorary grand marshal.

The University of Texas Longhorn Band was the parade’s premier band and was joined by floats, marching units, local bands, bands from other cities and states, dance groups, equestrian units and others. For more information on the parade, click here.

Of course, there are plenty of festivities to choose from. KSAT already has a list of the major Fiesta parades and when they will take place, including the events that will be televised on KSAT 12 and livestreamed online and on the free KSAT app.

Also, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about Fiesta, including parade routes, day-of events and food by the numbers.

Check out the weather forecast from the KSAT meteorologists before you head out to Fiesta events so you can dress accordingly. Make sure to post your images and videos on KSAT Connect!

Watch Fiesta coverage live 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

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!

Here are links to the complete list of day-of events for Fiesta 2024:

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

More Fiesta coverage on KSAT:

About the Authors

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

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

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