WATCH: Opening night of Fiesta Oyster Bake 2024

Watch on KSAT Plus or in this article on Friday, April 19

SAN ANTONIO – Fiesta Oyster Bake, “the heartbeat of Fiesta,” will return for the 108th time for Fiesta 2024.

The Oyster Bake will take place from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at St. Mary’s University, located at One Camino Santa Maria.

On opening night, KSAT livestreamed coverage from Oyster Bake. You can watch KSAT’s live coverage in the video player at the top of this article.

WATCH: Sights and sounds from opening night of Oyster Bake 2024

The music and food festival is a family-friendly event that attracts more than 70,000 patrons to raise money for St. Mary’s University student scholarships and university and alumni programs. Click here for the music lineup.

Also, the stars of the show — oysters — are sold baked, fried or raw. Over the two days of Oyster Bake, vendors sell about 100,000 oysters and 32,000 orders of chicken on a stick.

General admission starts at $25, and children 12 and younger can get in for free. Click here for more information on tickets.

>> Tickets for the 2024 KSAT Fiesta parties are on sale now 🌺

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 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.

Party with KSAT 🎉

We want our KSAT Insiders to join us for all the fun!

KSAT will have Fiesta parties at the Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau parades. Tickets are on sale now!

Here’s what’s included with your purchase:

  • Admission to the exclusive KSAT party.
  • Access to on-site portable restrooms.
  • Assigned grandstand seating to view the parade.
  • 2 tacos and 1 non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Access to the cash bar.
  • A chance to mingle with neighbors and your favorite KSAT weather and news peeps.

You could also have the chance to be on TV during our live broadcast of the parades.

Click here to read more about buying a ticket, and watch the video below to see 2023′s big KSAT Insiders parties.

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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