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MAYOR’S GREETING

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THE FIESTA SAN ANTONIO COMMISSION’S SECRET OF SUCCESS FOR 60 YEARS: “UNITED WE PLAN!”

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FIESTA’S PARTY ANIMALS: WHERE DOES THE GOOD GO?

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MILITARY CELEBRATES 128 YEARS OF FIESTA TRADITION AND CELEBRATIONS

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HAVE FUN. GIVE BACK. FIESTA!

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GETTING IN ON THE FIESTA FUN – IN STYLE!

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BRINGING ENERGY, SASS AND STREET SMARTS TO FIESTA

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BACK FOR THE THIRD YEAR AND MORE “SPIRITED” THAN EVER

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OFFICIAL FIESTA® SAN ANTONIO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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REY FEO LXXI, DR. SALVATORE BARBARO III

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La Reina Linda, 2019 Denise Smith-Schlaudt

The vision of the La Reina Linda program is to promote and showcase a successful Business Woman in San Antonio who can inspire and influence young men and women. The Reina Linda will serve as a role model and mentor for future generations.

Today, the La Reina Linda program funds support the Rey Feo Educational Foundation. Denise Smith-Schlaudt, has exceeded all criteria and will proudly represent the organization’s augural year as La Reina Linda, 2019.

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enise Smith-Schlaudt, is an Owner of Providence Title Company; a Texas owned

and operated independent Title agency that specializes is residential and commercial real estate transactions. Providence Title Company insures and conducts all closing transactions throughout the entire State of Texas and employs around 200 people throughout the thirty branches located in Texas. She has been in the title industry for 19yrs when she moved to San Antonio from Cincinnati, Ohio. Born and raised in Cincinnati, she relocated across the country in 2000 and considers San Antonio her home. Denise has supported Fiesta for many years by serving on (2) Rey Feo Courts, the first for Richard Ojeda, as the Historian and the second for Jimmy Green as his Administrative Minister.

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Fiesta Parking Tips

Did you know there are 13 City Parking locations throughout town? This includes Parking Garages, Surface Lots and Pay Stations (street meters). Take the hassle out of parking with these helpful tips: •

Visit www.sanantonio.gov/CCDO/parking for Event Parking Rates during Fiesta.

• Before you go, plan ahead. For a list of downtown Fiesta events, visit www.fiestasanantonio.org. • Find parking locations and arrive early. • Pay simple. Use your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover). • Carpool when possible.

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Look for the City of San Antonio Parking Logo when parking.

• Downtown Tuesday takes a Siesta during Fiesta. So remember, Downtown Tuesday parking is unavailable. • For questions, call 311. You can also download the 311SA Mobile App.

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At the Alamo, where Fiesta began in 1891, Byron LeFlore, Jr., 2019 Fiesta Commission President


President’s Welcome Some traditions are so worth keeping that they not only endure generation after generation, they keep getting better!

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hether you are just starting your first Fiesta tradition this year, or maybe you and your family have been at it for generations, the great thing about Fiesta San Antonio is there is always something constant and always something new. If you love our nation’s military (and who in Military City, USA, doesn’t?), you’ll continue to see fireworks from Ft. Sam Houston and rub elbows with our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guard at every parade, viewing area and Fiesta event. What’s new is the Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge and watching our active duty servicemembers coach teams of local high school students over an almostninja-style obstacle course where the only way to win is to help each other. Live-music lovers can always count on a stellar line-up at venues like St. Mary’s Fiesta Oyster Bake, Taste of New Orleans, Fiesta de los Reyes, and our own San Antonio Symphony’s Fiesta Pops. For something new, Country music fans can get comfortable in their lawn chairs or on a blanket at the Chaparral Music Festival, and for fans of authentic Blues, new this year is the Fiesta Family Blues Festival benefiting the San Antonio African American Cultural Archive and Museum. For some Foodies, Fiesta just isn’t Fiesta without their favorite anticuchos, bratwurst, gorditas, oysters, corn-onthe-cob or paletas – and only at specific events. This year, in keeping with San Antonio’s new status as only the second U.S. city to earn UNESCO’s Creative City of Gastronomy designation, Fiesta Fiesta’s Taste of the Republic culinary event features a guest chef from our sister city, Darmstadt, Germany.

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Fitness buffs can run, walk and cycle to benefit education, medical research, and children’s services – and now you can also kayak down the restored San Antonio River in the Mission Reach area to experience and raise funds for this South Texas treasure. And there’s so much more for pet lovers, history buffs, and anyone with a penchant for just plain fun – all brought to you by tens of thousands of volunteers who like to have fun while giving back.

Byron and Kathleen LeFlore – both continuing a long family tradition of community service through Fiesta San Antonio.

With Fiesta celebrating 128 years in 2019, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission may seem like a relative new tradition with just 60 years since its founding. Our purpose then and our purpose today is to protect the treasured traditions while working to ensure Fiesta remains strong and relevant to you for many years to come. Thank you for being part of Fiesta 2019!

VIVA FIESTA!

Byron LeFlore, Jr. | President Fiesta San Antonio Commission

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Mayor’s Greeting

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenburg riding in the Battle of Flowers Parade.

As Mayor of the City of San Antonio, I would like to welcome everyone to Fiesta 2019!

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iesta is San Antonio’s Party with a Purpose. Fiesta events raise funds for educational scholarships and nonprofit organizations, which help San Antonians all year long. Fiesta generates hundreds of millions of dollars for the economy of San Antonio. Fiesta would not be possible without the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, which consists of more than 100 nonprofit and military organizations, and tens of thousands of volunteers. These dedicated individuals make Fiesta the fabulous success it is year after year. My wife Erika, son Jonah, and I are looking forward to seeing everyone out at Fiesta 2019!

VIVA!

Ron Nirenberg | Mayor of San Antonio

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“Fiesta would not be possible without the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, which consists of more than 100 nonprofit and military organizations, and tens of thousands of volunteers. These dedicated individuals make Fiesta the fabulous success it is year after year.”

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Welcome, Military! Fiesta is a celebration as unique as the city of San Antonio. The various events commemorate a rich heritage and courageous spirit. As a military, we seek to embody these same traits and values as we serve our nation, and we look forward to celebrating them with you during Fiesta 2019.

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his year, as always, the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard have selected some of the finest men and women serving in the San Antonio area as our Military Ambassadors to Fiesta. I believe I speak for all of us in uniform when I thank the city and its residents for their unwavering support of the military, our veterans and families. There’s a good reason that San Antonio is called “Military City USA.” We are grateful for all you do for us. As in years past, our military will help continue the proud Fiesta tradition of hosting festivities and providing ceremonial units at many of the lively Fiesta events. We hope you will come out to these events, meet your neighbors who serve, and learn more about the military’s past and present contributions to this city and the nation. On behalf of the more than 140,000 active duty, government civilian, veterans, and military family members who make San Antonio home, we look forward to celebrating with you.

VIVA FIESTA!

Jeffrey S. Buchanan Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Commanding General, U.S. Army North

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THE FIESTA SAN ANTONIO COMMISSION’S SECRET OF SUCCESS FOR 60 YEARS:

‘United We Plan!’ By Bob McCullough

By no means is it simple or easy preparing for 2.5 million guests with two overriding thoughts in mind – doing good and having a good time. Key considerations include how to entertain all those revelers, what to feed them, where to provide restroom facilities and, most of all, how to ensure their personal safety. Those are some of the innumerable details that must be taken into account for a safe, successful and memorable Fiesta San Antonio celebration. Most Fiesta fans don’t give much thought as to what it takes for fun to reign supreme for 11 days, April 18-28, but the Fiesta San Antonio Commission — now marking 60 years since its founding in 1959 — can’t think of anything else.

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onsidering all the details that need to get done, it would be easy to become overwhelmed,” says Byron LeFlore, President of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission. “Yet we’ve been so successful thanks to a long tradition of leaders on the Fiesta Commission with perspective. They never lose track of what got us to today’s multi-faceted celebration, while staying open to new and different things that add to Fiesta’s vitality and longevity.”

Fiesta San Antonio generates $350 million in economic activity, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio. That puts Fiesta in an elite group of other major events such as Austin’s South by Southwest, the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500 Festival. The Commission’s impact on Fiesta can’t be understated. For example, through effective planning and oversight, Fiesta San Antonio 2017 generated $340 million in economic activity, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio. That puts Fiesta in an elite group of other major events such as Austin’s South by Southwest, the Kentucky Derby in Louisville and the Indianapolis 500 Festival. Fiesta San Antonio, which originated in 1891, pays homage annually to the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It grew from a single parade to multiple events throughout the city and became known as the “Party With a Purpose” because proceeds generated by official Fiesta functions help fund services to San Antonio citizens all year long. 22 | UNITED WE PL AN!

In 1959, leaders of 11 civic organizations came together and created the nonprofit Fiesta San Antonio Commission to do a better job of coordinating all the many aspects of the spring fest. Those founding groups are the Battle of Flowers Association, the Texas Cavaliers, the Order of the Alamo, the German Club, the Jaycees, the Woman’s Club, the Conservation Society, the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the State Association of Texas Pioneers, the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Today, representatives of the remaining founder organizations serve on the all-volunteer Commission board along with elected commissioners and reps from nonprofit PMOs (Participating Member Organizations). They and a professional staff of eight work yearround to coordinate each complex edition of Fiesta San Antonio. Current president of the Fiesta Commission Byron LeFlore, Jr., grew up knowing about the Commission long before leading it. He had plenty of preparation, thanks to observing his father, Byron LeFlore, Sr., who presided over the Commission as president in 1987. “He taught me Fiesta’s importance in bringing people together from all different parts of the community and from lots of different backgrounds,” LeFlore says. “There can be lasting changes for the better when everyone’s sitting around the table.” LeFlore places high importance on keeping current Fiesta “customers” happy and attracting new customers with new experiences. “In the past three years, we’ve welcomed new events like the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Fiesta Tech Trek, a progressive Fiesta party that brings the tech community from near and far to Houston Street,” he explains. “The San Antonio Zoo’s Festival de Animales is now an official Fiesta event, as is the San Antonio River Foundation’s Mission Flotilla Fiesta. “The 19th Hole Fiesta at the Valero Texas Open pro golf tournament exposes our international visitors to Fiesta, and San Antonio Sports’ Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge partners high schoolers with active-duty military members for a new kind of team-building on an obstacle course. And those are just a few.”

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Current and former presidents of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission represent some of the longest serving Fiesta volunteers. (Pictured left to right: Edward Steves, Sam Bell Steves II, Gloria L. Ray, James W. Gorman, Evangelina Flores, Thad W. Zeigler, Byron LeFlore, Jr.)

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For current president, Byron LeFlore, Jr., 2012 president Vangie Flores, and 1998 president Thad W. Ziegler, serving is a family affair. LeFlore’s and Ziegler’s fathers and Flores’ husband also served as Fiesta Commission Presidents.

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President in 1998, Thad W. Ziegler believes “Fiesta would not survive without the Fiesta Commission because it controls the scheduling of events among more than 100 PMOs and helps finance many of those events that are not self-sustaining. Without the Commission’s leadership, oversight and monetary contributions, there would be many conflicts and lots of confusion.”

The Commission receives no governmental funding, relying instead on membership dues, retail sales of Fiesta merchandise and corporate sponsorships to remain financially viable. Ziegler, who began his love affair with Fiesta in 1987 as parade marshal for the Texas Cavaliers River Parade, strongly believes that maintaining and nurturing great relationships with the City of San Antonio, local businesses, nonprofits and the military community will be vital in the long run. Cooperation is key since the City and other entities provide services essential to producing Fiesta San Antonio year after year. Besides, the Commission receives no governmental funding, relying instead on membership dues, retail sales of Fiesta merchandise and corporate sponsorships to remain financially viable.

New Events Joining the Fiesta Schedule in the Past Few Years FESTIVAL DE ANIMALES San Antonio Zoo Joining the schedule in 2018, Festival de Animales celebrates the animals, culture and food of Latin America. Started in 2016, it highlights the Zoo’s conservation efforts in Latin America and educates guests on the animals native to Latin America that call the San Antonio Zoo home. Take a tour of South America during the two-day long event and experience amazing up-close animal interactions, culinary delights, entertainment and immerse yourself in the South American culture. Proceeds help further the zoo’s vision to secure a future for wildlife through loving, engaging with, acting for, and protecting animals and the places they live. San Antonio Zoo, operated by San Antonio Zoological Society, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoological Association of America, and Humane Certified by American Humane. It is home to thousands of animals, including mammals, birds, and reptiles.

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Evangelina (Vangie) Flores, president in 2012, thinks of the Fiesta Commission as “an umbrella organization that ties together all the loose ends. Without an umbrella group, the nonprofits involved in Fiesta wouldn’t get the rules, regulations and guidance that contribute to a smooth-running celebration.” Moreover, the Commission has had “to keep up with the demands of a growing city and keep up with the times,” she notes. It’s not all fun and games with the Commission because serious issues must be addressed such as the impact of a new smoking ordinance several years ago and the responsible use of alcoholic beverages by Fiesta attendees. Native San Antonian Flores grew up loving Fiesta parades and faithfully attended all of them, except when she was pregnant. Actually, Fiesta became one of her family’s passions. She and her late husband, City Councilman Roger Flores, share the distinction of being the only husband and wife both to serve as president of the Fiesta Commission. Her husband’s service as president came in 1989 only a few short years after being crowned Rey Feo. “I feel very privileged to have served as president of the Commission, to have been the wife of a king and to be the mother of a former city councilman, Roger Flores Jr., who’s also been a big supporter of Fiesta San Antonio,” Flores says. Gloria Ray, who held virtually every Fiesta Commission leadership position en route to the presidency in 2001, refers to the Commission as “the engine that pulls the train and keeps everything on track. The Fiesta experience wouldn’t be nearly as efficient or enjoyable without oversight.”

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In anticipation of the coming changes to The Alamo footprint, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission took a proactive step in 2017 to make a move. Fiesta Fiesta, the official kick-off to Fiesta San Antonio, moved to Hemisfair. Now in its third year there, Fiesta Fiesta’s footprint is bigger, the music offerings more diverse, and the culinary scene has gone international. Experience live music on a mainstage, barter for Fiesta® medals from your favorite Fiesta events, lounge with your family in a kid-friendly atmosphere, shop locally made arts and crafts, and taste creations from San Antonio’s culinary talents all under the shade of San Antonio’s skyline. Fiesta Fiesta officially kicks off 11-days of food, fashion, music, entertainment, and family-friendly fun – all benefitting local, nonprofit causes. UNITED WE PL AN! | 25


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“As far as I’m concerned, other city celebrations can’t hold a candle to Fiesta San Antonio.” Ray calls her Fiesta involvement unique because she was the first African-American female to ascend to the Commission’s top spot. “When I was growing up, all I knew about Fiesta was the carnival and parades,” she says. “But as I became more involved, I learned that Fiesta embraces diversity, it brings everyone together, and it makes San Antonio a better place for everyone.” She had a foretaste at approximately 5 or 6 years of age when she became separated from her parents at a Fiesta parade. “There I was, a child in segregated San Antonio, but I found a policeman who took me to police headquarters, gave me ice cream and called my daddy to come get me,” Ray recalls.

The San Antonio River Foundation, in partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, presents the 4th Annual Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta in 2019. Joining the Fiesta calendar in 2018, the Flotilla water parade is a costume contest where participants are encouraged to dress up and paddle down the San Antonio River. With fabulous live music and dance, delicious local food vendors and a craft mercado, Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta is your time for festivity by and on our river. This fun, family event supports the San Antonio River Foundation’s mission to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience. Our partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has invested over $384 million in river improvements to better our community’s quality of life.

ALPHA WARRIOR TEAM TOUGH FIESTA CHALLENGE San Antonio Sports Foundation Joining the lineup in 2018, San Antonio Sports’ event is a challenging, multi-obstacle course event for high school students, who compete as a team representing their school. Each team is composed of 11 members: five male students, five female students, and a member of our local military who serves as team captain. Teams also include an adult champion (parent, teacher, coach) who support the student team. In addition to the “Battle Rig” events, teams participate in tug-of-war, plyometric sack races and other challenging events to earn points. San Antonio Sports (SAS) is a local nonprofit organization that serves as the city’s sports commission with a mission to transform our community through the power or sport by focusing on healthy kids, places to play and events that impact. For 35 years, SAS has attracted major events like the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four and the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon to our city, generating significant economic impact. 26 | UNITED WE PL AN!

Such kindness and respect, Ray believes, spread to other aspects of San Antonio life. When the Spurs win an NBA championship, fans don’t celebrate by trashing the city. When Dr. Martin Luther King Day rolls around in January, many thousands from diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds assemble and march in unity. When it’s Fiesta time in April, San Antonio citizens and visitors come together in “a spirit of joy,” as Ray puts it. As for the future, Ray predicts ongoing success for Fiesta San Antonio if the Commission continues to focus on keeping the festivities family-friendly and on generating participation from every ethnicity and socioeconomic group. “As far as I’m concerned, other city celebrations can’t hold a candle to Fiesta San Antonio,” she says. Jim Gorman, president of the Commission in 1975, wholeheartedly agrees with Ray. “I think it’s because of Fiesta that this city has come together better than any city I’ve ever seen,” he contends. “Everybody loves to congregate and celebrate. It used to be just one week in the spring, but Fiesta has gotten so big that there are Fiesta-related events happening year ‘round. The Fiesta Commission is why Fiesta is such a success; it organizes lots of activities, avoids schedule conflicts and keeps our Texas heritage alive.” Gorman’s involvement with Fiesta started in the late 1950s with the Texas Cavaliers, which proclaimed him King Antonio in 1973. Some of his most touching moments occurred during visits to elementary schools where students dressed up for the king, honored him with special presentations, and listened intently to his positive messages about working hard and getting an education.

“I think because of Fiesta this city has come together better than any city I’ve ever seen… The Fiesta Commission is why Fiesta is such a success; it organizes lots of activities, avoids schedule conflicts and keep our Texas heritage alive.”

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James W. Gorman is the elder statesman of Fiesta Commission presidents, having served in 1975. Gloria Ray was the first AfricanAmerican Woman to serve. Both served as long-time volunteers in their respective organizations before rising ranks to the presidency.


Following his regal duties, Gorman remained an active Fiesta volunteer and ultimately advanced to head the Commission. Yet he didn’t allow his connections as King Antonio to go to waste.

“Budgets were tight in those days, and the Commission couldn’t afford a police escort to help get around town quickly and easily,” Gorman says. “So Porter Loring, who was King Antonio in 1975,

Brothers Sam Bell Steves II and Edward Steves both served as President of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission in 2011 and 2004 respectively.

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kindly let me tag along in his convoy. That saved lots of time and effort, and it made it possible to cover a lot more territory.” Another former King Antonio and Commission president – Sam Bell Steves II – offers three recommendations to the Commission for the future: remain economically sound so funding is available for PMOs that need assistance; encourage maximum participation of community organizations; and, by all means, have fun because “fun is infectious.” He also thinks more San Antonians need to become immersed in Fiesta.

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“Battle of Flowers day used to mean a day off for many employees, but not so much anymore,” he says. “New businesses locating in San Antonio perhaps don’t understand what it’s all about and don’t give their people the day off. So I think we have to sell the Fiesta brand beyond downtown and get more San Antonians from all over to participate.” One way is to sample some Fiesta events that don’t receive the huge volumes of publicity that the parades or Night in Old San Antonio do. For example, Steves cites the Pilgrimage to the Alamo, a silent procession honoring those who died during the 1836 battle for Texas independence, as a moving and memorable Fiesta highlight. His older brother, Edward Steves, ascended to Fiesta Commission leadership through involvement in eight or nine different PMOs. He fondly remembers 2004 when he was Commission president, his daughter was queen of the Order of the Alamo and his brother was King Antonio. And all three got to ride in Fiesta parades simultaneously, which still makes Steves quite proud. He’s also proud that San Antonio, one of America’s four unique cities according to author Mark Twain, brings all the city together during Fiesta, raises money for good causes and makes it all fun for everyone. “Take a look at New Orleans, another ‘unique’ city according to Twain,” Steves says. “New Orleans doesn’t have a commission for their big Mardi Gras, so there are lots of groups stepping on each other. In San Antonio, the Fiesta Commission guides nonprofits, runs everything in an orderly fashion and shines the light on our kaleidoscope of cultures.” Countless hours of service by Commission leaders such as the Steves brothers haven’t gone unnoticed. During Fiesta’s centennial celebration in 1991, the Commission wanted to recognize volunteers who’ve made Fiesta one of American’s pre-eminent festivals. Each day for 100 days, the San Antonio Express-News spotlighted a Fiesta volunteer, and the Commission invited all 100 honorees to take part in The People’s Parade, an event that launched the centennial. This led to the Commission’s creation of the Order of the Cascarón (confetti-filled egg) in 1992 to recognize super volunteers. Since then, the Order has inducted at least one new member each year to bring the total to 67 members. Current Commission President LeFlore can certainly attest to the significant time commitment required of Commission members, especially officers. “Typically there are one or two meetings a week all year long,” he says, “and there are three or four invitations a month to crownings, dinners, fundraisers and other special events.” But it’s all worth it when the community comes together with visitors from near and far to celebrate San Antonio’s heritage, culture and spirit. Fiesta wouldn’t be the grand, well-planned spectacle and unifying force that it’s become were it not for the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, or in LeFlore’s view, “the heart and soul of Fiesta.” FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

In 2019, the San Antonio Polo Club will present the 5th annual Fiesta Kings Cup. Teams composed of players from San Antonio and throughout Texas will represent Team King Antonio and Team El Rey Feo in the official Polo match consisting of four chukkers (periods) and a championship round. Watching from the sidelines are guests in typical polo attire who are invited to participate in a divot stomp at intermission, a beloved polo tradition. The San Antonio Polo Club mission is to promote the public education, awareness and appreciation for the sport of polo in the United States as part of a communitywide program, as well as encourage youth participation and foster a love for equestrian sport in San Antonio.

FIESTA TECH TREK San Antonio Chamber of Commerce What do you get when you mix the excitement of Fiesta and thousands of college students, tech professionals, investors, business owners, and entrepreneurs who are interested in our city’s growing tech industry? You get the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Tech Trek. Over the course of an evening, trekkers visit participating tech companies, enjoy food and beverages, and get an inside look into San Antonio’s downtown Tech District and our emerging tech scene. Tech Trek is a celebration of entrepreneurship, technology, and most of all, Fiesta. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has been propelling business success since 1894. As the largest business association in the region, the Chamber advocates on behalf of business at the local, state and federal level on pro-business legislation; collaborates with educational institutions and organizations to build a stronger workforce for the future; and provides a way for businesses of every size to build their networks.

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Congratulations to beloved Fiesta events that are celebrating a milestone in 2019! 100 YEARS | Patriotic and Historical Ball Reminiscent of years past, the festivities begin with the Grand March with dancing continuing through the event. The first Patriotic and Historical Ball took place in 1919 to honor San Antonio’s military personnel, and the tradition continues in 2019. The ball is organized by the State Association of Texas Pioneers, founded in 1921, whose mission stands to keep the spirit of Texas alive through perpetuating traditions of pioneers of Texas and their descendants.

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After the last putt drops on the Valero Texas Open’s third round of competition at the spectacular TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, golf fans and non-golf fans alike are treated to a fun-filled evening under-thestars featuring live music to celebrate fellowship and the game of golf. Joining Fiesta in 2017, Texas Open guests can arrive early to watch many of the world’s best golfers as they vie to be crowned Valero Texas Open champion, then stick around for the nighttime festivities! The Valero Texas Open is a nonprofit, fundraising event that supports hundreds of worthy charities throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond. In 2018, the tournament raised $12M, bringing its cumulative fundraising total to $136M since 1922 when the event was established.

Produced entirely by students, the UTSA campus comes alive with food, music, games and entertainment as UTSA student organizations run booths as fundraisers for their respective societies. Attendees enjoy live music and performances by the student organizations while munching on traditional Fiesta foods. Fiesta® UTSA is sponsored by RoadRunner Productions, a student leadership organization.

25 YEARS | Fiesta Festival Fiesta Festival benefits the residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live at the San Antonio State Supported Living Center. Bring chairs for the mini-parade that begins at Noon and includes a marching band, Fiesta royalty, SASSLC royalty, dancers, cheerleaders, motorcycles and more. The entertainment stage features music and dancing all day, and a busy midway filled with children’s games, food booths and local vendors selling a variety of goods make it a fun-filled, family event. The Volunteer Services Council for the San Antonio State Supported Living Center provides volunteer support and funds for special events, holiday celebrations, leisure and recreational activities for the residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are served by the State Center.

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A Map to San Antonio’s Treasured Fiesta

At the Ten To One Fiesta members event, Martin Leal’s artwork took center stage and was voted the most popular piece. It became the Fiesta Fiesta Poster for 2019 AND the 60th Anniversary Fiesta San Antonio Commission Commemorative Poster.

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arty, who was born and raised in San Antonio, drew from his own family background, as well as the history of San Antonio and Bexar County, to produce his work in tribute to Fiesta. “I was glad to get the popular vote, and really glad I got a good response to the show,” Marty said. The winning work is the color of an ancient weathered land deed or map with a Spanish Mission-style window in the center. Surrounding the window motif are icons and images of famous Fiesta events and traditions, from the collectible Fiesta Medals at the top left, to Mariachis, the Parades, NIOSA, and popular events like the Charreada, King William Fair, Fiesta Oyster Bake, and many more. King Antonio and Rey Feo, two great Fiesta pillars anchor the base of the design, much as they dually support Fiesta. In many ways, Marty’s poster is a heartfelt salute to his own family’s Canary Islander history. Descended on his mom’s side from among those first settlers in San Antonio, his family grew up on the west side. Marty’s art often reflects Texas-inspired landscapes with cattle from their ranch, and other scenes from narrative to surrealistic interpretations. “I had other ideas that I was going to pursue, but just recently my mom was talking about her family history with the Canary Islanders arriving here. She feels it’s important to pass down your family history, and she wanted us to know about her family. And about that time, my neighbor friend showed me an early plat of San Antonio, dating back to the 1700s. And so these two things were hitting me right before I started my painting. I thought, ‘Why don’t I use these two influences together?’ I thought it was a cool idea. I wasn’t even thinking about this until a few weeks before I started.”

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A graduate of UTSA with a BFA in art, Marty also studied architecture. Known for his work in pencil, ink, oil and acrylic paint, Marty’s pieces have been shown in galleries throughout San Antonio and Boerne. The 60th Anniversary Commemorative Poster is on sale at the Official Fiesta Store for $15.

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Fiesta’s Party Animals: Where Does the Good Go? By Julie Catalano

People love their animals. In fact, many pet owners consider their companions part of the family, and animal-centric events are an important part of Fiesta! They’re a fun way to support a wide range of good causes that benefit animals and the people who love them, year-round. EL REY FIDO CORONATION

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April 27, 8 am Costume Contest, 9 am Parade Therapy Animals of San Antonio | therapyanimalssa.org

For the seventeenth year, the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) will hold the fabulous El Rey Fido XVII Coronation, where one lucky canine will be top dog for a whole year along with the Royal Court: Princess of the Food Bowl, Duchess of the Chew Toy, Duke of the Fire Hydrant, and Knight of the Royal Court. The spectacle became an official Fiesta event in 2014. “People enter their dogs into this fundraising competition for SAHS and the top five fundraising dogs become El Rey Fido and his or her Royal Court,” says Felicia Niño, public relations manager. “The winners will make media appearances, go with us to events around town, and help raise awareness about The money is put to what SAHS does, why good use by SAHS we do it, and why in food, shelter, it’s so important to the community.” medical care, and

of course, finding The dog-friendly forever homes festivities at the downtown Sheraton for thousands of Gunter Hotel are cats and dogs. emceed by morning radio personalities Adam and Jenny of Magic 105.3 FM. Folklorico dancers are on hand to perform, and an information booth provides attendees with everything they need to know about SAHS. Funds are raised by the dogs and their owners through posting on social media, bake sales, fashion shows, or making and selling their own T-shirts, among other activities. The money is put to good use by SAHS in food, shelter, medical care, and of course, finding forever homes for thousands of cats and dogs. “Every single pet who comes in is spayed or neutered,” says Niño. “They get their first set of vaccinations, microchip, collar and tag, and all kinds of things in their adoption package.” Fundraising is especially important, she adds, “because we are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) nor do we receive funds from them.” And what of the cats? “Two years ago we instigated the Purr-fectly Fiesta Feline Photo Contest,” says Niño. Photos submitted by cat-testants in Fiesta gear are judged by El Rey Fido and the Royal Court. The winner gets a full photo shoot, a giant gift basket, and the title of King or Queen of the Kitty Cottage for the year.” At Fiesta, Dogs Rule and Cats Do Too!

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Imagine a Fiesta parade where dogs are dressed up as, well, everything under the sun. You don’t have to imagine it—for the past 20 years Therapy Animals of San Antonio has staged the one and only Fiesta Pooch Parade, with dogs of all breeds, shapes, sizes, ages and colors (all on leash) walking, rolling and strolling with their owners on a bright spring Saturday morning. The hilarity begins at the Alamo Heights Pool Clubhouse with an early morning costume contest, which Linda Porter-Wenzlaff, education chair at Therapy Animals of San Antonio, describes as “incredible. Some people spend all year putting together just the right theme and costumes for themselves and their dogs.”

“You name it, we’re out there.” They also go to rehab and occupational therapy facilities. “Our animals are actually part of the treatment plan.”

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area, where area businesses and sponsors hand out all kinds of doggie goodies. There is no limit to the number of dogs that can participate with their people; registration fees are the same whether one dog or 10. There is no fee to watch the parade. The parade kicks off around 9am, led by a Texas Cavalier and the dog chosen as King Anbarkio in Cavalier garb riding in style. Participants walk the 2.5 mile parade route through the neighborhood, or can take a half-mile shortcut instead. “People have all kinds of breakfast block parties along the route,” says Porter-Wenzlaff. It’s a true family affair, she says, “that the Alamo Heights Police Department describes as one of their favorite Fiesta events.” Founded in 1989, the nonprofit Therapy Animals of San Antonio is the oldest therapy animal group in the city, offering a variety of services using animals that have been trained, certified, evaluated and vet-checked. Therapy animals run the gamut from guinea pigs to Great Danes, cats to miniature horses. “We go into hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, burn units, the Children’s Bereavement Center, San Antonio Women’s Shelter,” says Porter-Wenzlaff. “You name it, we’re out there.” They also go to rehab and occupational therapy facilities. “Our animals are actually part of the treatment plan.” “The Fiesta Pooch Parade has made a huge difference to our organization,” says Porter-Wenzlaff. Funds raised are used for rent, equipment, educational handouts, and to buy books for the successful Story Tails program where elementary students needing help with reading skills can read to animals without fear of judgement. “Animals are great listeners,” she says. FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

FESTIVAL DE ANIMALES April 27-28, 10 am ‑ 5 pm | San Antonio Zoo | sazoo.org A bit of history: Thousands of visitors have enjoyed the lively Festival de Animales at San Antonio Zoo for years, but for the first time in 2019 it is an official Fiesta event! And director of public relations Chuck Cureau could not be more thrilled. “The Fiesta San Antonio Commission came out last year and loved it,” he says. “There were decorations everywhere, custom made papel picado, and giant piñatas in animal shapes.”

“Every penny goes back to the village,” says Cureau, “so that villagers don’t have to sell logging rights to their land to companies destroying the rainforest.” The 2019 event promises more of the same—food, fun, music and dance—with mariachis performing at the Pride Plaza and strolling throughout the grounds, animal ambassadors, flamenco dancers (not to be confused with flamingos), and hopefully another appearance by the popular Mr. Piñata. The two-day event focuses on Latin American countries and their native animals. “We’ll have representatives from conservation groups to talk about what people can do to save animals like

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jaguars,” says Cureau. “The rainforest is being demolished at an incredible rate along with the animals who live there.” Funds raised go toward numerous conservation programs at the zoo, including Project Selva in Peru, where indigenous peoples learn to create art that can be used on products like T-shirts, mugs, greeting cards and more, which are then sold at San Antonio Zoo. “Every penny goes back to the village,” says Cureau, “so that villagers don’t have to sell logging rights to their land to companies destroying the rainforest.” Improvements are constant at San Antonio Zoo, including an upcoming “Rhinovation” for the rhinoceros yard with a chute that connects it to the savanna section so animals can safely move back and forth. Cureau says the crowds at last year’s Festival de Animales particularly enjoyed the zoo’s animal ambassador team. “They bring out animals, birds, reptiles and others so people have the opportunity to get up close and personal,” he says. “We believe that when you make that connection with an animal you’re just a little bit more aware of where that animal comes from, like the rainforest, and make purchasing decisions that are sustainable. It’s all about securing a future for wildlife, and that is our goal and mission at San Antonio Zoo.”

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And what about animals with feathers or hooves? Fiesta has that, too! FIESTA KINGS CUP April 20 at 651 Devine Road from Noon to 4:30 pm Teams composed of players from San Antonio and Texas will represent Team King Antonio and Team El Rey Feo in the official Polo match consisting of four chukkers (periods) and a championship round. Guests can enjoy an official VIP area or General Admission area to view the match. Guests will be able to participate in a divot stomp at intermission and a fancy hat contest. Prizes and silent auction items will be available.

FIESTA’S FEATHERED FRIENDS April 20 at San Antonio Botanical Gardens from 10 am to 2 pm Come out to the gardens with your parrot to meet and greet some of San Antonio’s other feathered friends along with their keepers. Successful bird keepers will be on hand to give advice about managing birds, along with information about toys, cages, diets and avian accessories. W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


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Military Celebrates 128 Years of Fiesta Tradition and Celebrations By Sgt. Andrew S. Valles, U.S. Army North Public Affairs

San Antonio’s largest and longest celebration originated in 1891 to honor soldiers and the annual tradition continues to grow 128 years later in San Antonio “Military City USA.” Now known as modern-day Fiesta San Antonio, an 11-day celebration of street and river parades, music, food and family fun that accentuates the rich in history and cultural diversity of The Alamo City.

JBSA Lackland Fiesta Military Parade celebrates U.S. Air Force Basic Training Graduates.

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he inaugural Battle of Flowers parade honored soldiers from the Battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. From the joint-service bases of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph to the Port of San Antonio to nearby Camp Bullis, everywhere you go in San Antonio, chances are you will see and share with service members and the military ambassadors that represent all services. Their uniform colors may vary but their mission remains the same: to defend the freedoms of the American people.

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At the Fiesta Flambeau Parade – and every other Fiesta event – Military City U.S.A. is readily apparent.

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Fiesta’s Military Ambassadors are selected to represent each branch of service and attend almost every Fiesta event as honored guests.

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The Battle of the Alamo (Feb. 26 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal point and the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) was the decisive clash of the Texas Revolution. Led by Gen. Sam Houston, the Texan Army defeated Gen. Antonio Lòpez de Santa Anna’s Mexican troops in a battle that lasted only 18 minutes. Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, surrendered the next day and was held as a prisoner of war. Three weeks later, he signed a peace treaty that ordered the Mexican army to leave the region, paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country. In 1845, Texas joined the United States as the 28th state. Our military is proud to be part of the longstanding Fiesta celebration all through San Antonio. We invite all the community and visitors to share with us during Fiesta 2019. Saturday, April 20, will be one of the U.S. Army’s biggest days of Fiesta. JBSA – Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony and Fireworks Display features a Streamer Ceremony with a performance by the 323rd Army Band, Fort Sam Houston’s Own, and the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team. A performance of 1st CAV Charge on the McArthur Parade Field starts at 2 pm near the corner of New Braunfels and Stanley Roads on Ft. Sam, followed by the invitationonly Commander’s/VIP Fiesta reception at 3:00 pm The JBSA-Lackland parade grounds will be the site April 19 at 9 am for the Lackland Fiesta Military Parade – open to authorized civilian, military and family members and DoD ID cardholders with access to the base, or by invitation. Air Force Day at The Alamo is scheduled to launch the military festivities of 2019 Fiesta San Antonio on April 22, from 11 am until 12 noon. The event will include a Military Working Dog where they demonstrate their skill in patrol, obedience and detection. Another highlight of the day is the Drum and Bugle Corps from JBSA-Lackland. Members are young men and women who have been in the Air Force less than eight weeks. This is a special-duty assignment in addition to the rigorous demands of basic military training. Army Day at The Alamo is April 23, 11 am to 1 pm, featuring the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team and performance of the 323rd U.S. Army Band “Fort Sam’s Own.” The event is free and open to the public. Marine Day at the Alamo is April 24, another free and open to the public military event, featuring Marine Corps Field Bands performing at 11 am Navy Day at the Alamo, also free and open to the public, is set for April 25 from 11 am to 1 pm The All Veterans Memorial Service is scheduled for 1 pm Sunday, April 28, at the Vietnam Memorial by the Tobin Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to place a small wreath or floral tribute in front of the memorial at the conclusion of the service, during which the Army Band will perform.

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Participating Military Organizations

UNITED STATES ARMY Headquarters United States Army North Headquarters United States Army South Headquarters United States Army Installation Management Command Headquarters United States Army Mission & Installation Contracting Command United States Army Medical Command United States Army Medical Department Center and School United States Army Environment Command United States Army Veterinary Command United States Army Dental Command 32nd Medical Brigade 410th Contracting Support Brigade Field Directorate Office – Fort Sam Houston Brooke Army Medical Center Regional Health Command – Central 5th Recruiting Brigade 5th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command 470th Military Intelligence Brigade 505th Military Intelligence Brigade 106th Signal Brigade UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS 4th Recon Battalion, 4th Marine Division UNITED STATES NAVY Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command Navy Medicine Training Support Center Navy Information Operations Command Navy Operational Support Center Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi – San Antonio Detachment 42 | MILITARY CELEBR ATES 128 YE ARS OF FIESTA TR ADITIONS AND CELEBR ATIONS

Navy Personnel Support Detachment Navy Recruiting District – San Antonio Navy Technical Training Center Joint Information Operations Warfare Center – Navy Element Joint Electronic Warfare Center – Navy Element UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 502nd Air Base Wing Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland 37th Training Wing 24th Air Force 25th Air Force Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Air Force Civil Engineer Center Air Force Medical Operations Agency 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center 67th Cyberspace Wing 688th Cyberspace Wing 433rd Airlift Wing 149th Fighter Wing Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Air Force Recruiting Service Air Force Personnel Center 12th Flying Training Wing UNITED STATES COAST GUARD USCG Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit, Texas TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


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Have Fun. Give Back. Fiesta! By Beth Graham

Fiesta San Antonio! An eleven-day, community-wide celebration where you can get a taste of cultures from German to Latino to Cajun to pick-your-favorite. Where you can watch not one but three parades (including one where the floats really float – on the San Antonio River), see a high-fashion runway show, listen to the best in live music, or ride the Tilt-a-Whirl until you stagger. It really is the most fun you can have in just a few days in one city. Come to Fiesta once and you’ll see why the whole town celebrates every year.

Alamo Heights Night is a familyfriendly, must-do event on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word. Funds raised support scholarships for San Antonio-area students.

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ore than fun, Fiesta is also serious business. It creates more than 3,000 full-time-equivalent jobs and contributes a total of $340 million to the local economy. Compare that to some other major events around the country: the Indy 500 Festival, $20 million; the Masters Tournament, $110 million; the Kentucky Derby Festival, $217 million; or the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl, $306 million. Fiesta could not take place without the support of multiple Participating Member Organizations (PMOs), which contribute labor, personnel and funds to create this spectacle every year. These nonprofit organizations stage their own Fiesta events annually, spreading the celebration across the city and raising revenue to support their own civic and charitable activities. The planning hub is the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, which contributes about $600,000 in funding and services to these nonprofit PMOs. PMOs contribute to better futures for San Antonio’s children and youth, providing athletic facilities, reading programs, health care, food programs, scholarships, and more. Take a look at just three of them:

ALAMO HEIGHTS ROTARY CLUB Event: Alamo Heights Night (It’s Party Time in ’09!) Friday, April 12, 2019 | University of the Incarnate Word Alamo Heights Night is an evening of music, food, beverages, rides, games and fireworks. As do Rotary Clubs worldwide, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club participates in a wide range of charitable activities. Although Alamo Heights Night has been an official Fiesta event for only five years, for nearly 33 years, the event has supported such widely-differing organizations as the Alamo Heights Little League (they were among the primary donors to renovate and upgrade the Alamo Heights Little League fields, and actually helped found the Alamo Heights Little League in 1951), the Temple Beth-El Day Camp, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the University of the Incarnate Word, the Academy of Creative Education, and Blessed Sacrament Academy, and that’s just a partial list. One of the largest beneficiaries is the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, where the club provides diapers for babies and toddlers, and books for children grade 3 and younger. In 2017, the latest year for which they have totals, the Rotary donated more than 1,000 books and 30,000 diapers. However, according to Alamo Heights Night official Richard Berchin, the project closest to the hearts of most members is the scholarship program. In school year 2017-2018, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club gave nine $2,000 scholarships to graduating high-school seniors and 40 $500 scholarships to recipients from alternative schools and similar programs. The $500 scholarships are somewhat unusual in that they help the recipients attend vocational, specialty and trade schools or to complete GED programs. For school year 2018-2019, the club is also sponsoring Japanese exchange student Ai Nakano, who attends Alamo Heights High School and lives with a local family. What’s planned for Alamo Heights Night 2019? Richard says, “We’re going to make it bigger and better.”

Money raised at Alamo Heights Night supports the Rotary Club’s scholarship program, which awarded almost 50 scholarships in 2018.

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More than fun, Fiesta is also serious business. It creates more than 3,000 full-time-equivalent jobs and contributes a total of $340 million to the local economy.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD JUREN SULLIVAN CENTER FOR FASHION MANAGEMENT Event: The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show Monday, April 29, 2019 | McNay Art Museum Founded in the 1940s, the Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management offers a selection of degrees including a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design; a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Management, with a choice of concentrations in Fashion Merchandising or Product Development; or a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Studies. Students are instructed in the basics of the fashion industry, from design and construction to product development and merchandising. Within the School of Media and Design, the program generally carries between 95 and 125 students and boasts a 95 percent graduation rate. It is one of only six such programs in Texas, and only two at private universities. Most recently, the school has expanded to Mexico as the university opened campuses in Mexico City and Bajío, near Querétaro. Students receive not only academic instruction, but practical experience, as all students in their junior or senior years are required to work at internships. Additionally, the school offers the opportunity to travel to see the fashion industry in operation, escorting students to New York, and visiting international destinations such as London, Paris, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. Graduates of the School of Design may be found throughout the fashion industry, from design to corporate retail offices with many employed by major retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstrom, Dilliard’s and Macy’s. Teri López, Senior Instructor and Director of the Fashion Management Program, says that outside the industry the school is best known for its Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show, which is also a major fundraiser for their scholarship program. Now in its 38th year, the show affords students a chance to exhibit their design talents and is attended by representatives from major fashion retailers and community supporters. Besides showcasing student talents, the show supports endowment funds, which award student scholarships of more than $25,000 annually. For 2019, the plan is to change things up a little. Previously, the show was a higher-ticket item held at a hotel or UIW Campus. In 2019, it will be held at the McNay Art Museum, and will have two ticket levels at affordable pricing levels. A preview event will held prior to the fashion show and the student gallery displays. Teri says that it’s important to make fashion – and education – accessible to a wider range of audiences. However, even more important, she says, “…is giving the students an opportunity to showcase their talents to their family, friends, and potential employers.”

Fashion forward designs and unique points of view are found at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Cutting Edge™ Fiesta Fashion Show, which features students’ workmanship.

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PAN AMERICAN LEAGUE Event: Fiesta Olé Bazaar, luncheon, and fashion show Sunday, April 14 | Security Service Corporate Headquarters The Pan American League was founded in 1947 by a group of civic-minded women who saw a need to provide health care services to marginalized areas of the community. In 1950 they opened the St. Augusta Health Clinic in an old house acquired from the Guadalupe Cultural Center and moved to the corner of San Agustín and Buena Vista Streets. Since then, their mission has expanded to offering dental care, child care training and day care services, nutrition, and senior services. In 1969, the League purchased an apartment complex, where they offered 100 units of one- to three-bedroom apartments, a neighborhood center and a clinic. The clinic provided a Head Start daycare center for low-income working parents, Planned Parenthood, health and dental care services, and a Teen for Tots program. In 1999, the organization sold the property and used the revenue to create an endowment to support their charitable activities. FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

Unique fashions and accessories are front and center at the bazzar at Fiesta Ole, benefitting the mission of the Pan American League. From the proceeds of the property sale, the League created a $250,000 endowment to provide scholarships to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Each year, four scholarships are given to students to attend the university. Although the organization focuses on young women, the UTSA scholarships may be given to either girls or boys. They have also given a total of $35,000 in scholarship funds to the Alamo Community College District over the past five years, and have donated to the University of the Incarnate Word. Another child- and youth-focused initiative supported by the Pan American League is Día de los niños/Día de los libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book), a family literacy celebration that occurs annually on April 30. HAVE FUN. GIVE BACK . FIESTA! | 49


Because so many children in San Antonio are at nutritional risk, the League donates to the San Antonio Food Bank to make sure that children in the Edgewood Independent School District receive supplemental meals. The program that is perhaps most meaningful to League President Sylvia Reyna is the one that provides a $1,000 scholarship to two female students from each high school in the Edgewood Independent School District. The scholarships are like stipends that the students can use to help them get to college. It is not unusual for a San Antonio student to receive academic or athletic scholarships to attend a university, but then be unable to go for other reasons – she may not be able to afford to travel to her selected school, she might lack funds to purchase clothes or furnish her dorm room, she might need assistance with fees and other collateral expenses of going to college. In addition, the Pan American League donated a million dollars to help build the San Fernando City Centre in the heart of San Antonio to further its goal to offer social and civic services to San Antonio’s citizens. Fiesta Olé, a bazaar, luncheon and fashion show, is the League’s major fundraiser to support their legacy of giving. Currently the League is in the process of creating a cultural cookbook. Featuring both general history and personal reminiscences about selected foods, the cookbook will offer recipes for some of the best traditional Mexican cuisine around. The plan is to have it available in time to sell during Fiesta 2019. As with the other PMOs featured here, the future of our community’s children and youth is paramount for the Pan American League and its president. “I firmly believe in that saying that from those to whom much has been given, much is expected,” says Sylvia. “For us it’s all about the joy we see when a student understands he or she will be able to attend college after all.”

Shoppers of all ages are welcomed to Fiesta Ole, a luncheon and style-show featuring unique items for you and your home.

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Getting in on the Fiesta Fun – In Style!

Fiesta has the challenge each year to be both unique and traditional. Show-stopping and beloved. Brand-new and familiar. Modern and well-established. It’s a fun and rewarding task, and the official 2019 Fiesta poster line of products has accomplished this and more thanks to help of some seasoned San Antonio professionals whose love for Fiesta runs deep.

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e wanted to create products Fiesta Fans would love, but still stay true to the ideals and values of FIesta” said Jesse Edelman, CEO of Archpoint, a San-Antonio based marketing, sales, and product firm. “Lucky for us, Los Otros made our job easier.”

Fiesta Fashionistas come in all ages – fortunately, so do options made just for the youngest fans.

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There’s Something for Everyone to Show off Your Unique Fiesta Style FROM BUSINESS OWNERS AND EXECUTIVES TO FIESTA PERSONALITIES AND LOCAL INFLUENCERS, THE 2019 FIESTA POSTER MERCHANDISE STANDS OUT NO MATTER WHAT CROWD YOU’RE IN!

David “Shek” Vega and Nick Soupé, who comprise Los Otros, delivered. The edgy design of their 2019 official Fiesta poster gives a fresh view of the Fiesta traditions we’ve come to love. Atop a traditional sombrero worn by a coolgirl, a folklorico dancer, mariachi, roses, and more create a Fiesta mosaic edged in Los Otros’ signature text and patterns. A true fusion of old and new – the 2019 Fiesta merchandise is inspired by the poster and reflects the modern Fiesta reveler and true Fiesta fanatic. With the inspired artwork as their guide, the designers at ArchPoint were given much to work with.

Jose Campos Co-Owner of CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery

“The Los Otros design is very cool. I love how the artist did a tip of the hat to the Spurs with the old team’s colors – that is so insightful – it speaks to the San Antonio community. As soon as I saw the poster, I was like, I get it, it speaks to the Spurs fans. From a Millennial perspective, this line of merchandize is pretty compelling and attractive to San Antonians of every age actually.”

Robert R. Puente President and CEO San Antonio Water System

“People will love these items because of the colors. They are spring-like colors that bring Fiesta to life…the teal and pink. Actually, these are my wife’s and daughter’s favorite colors so when I showed the tie and the website to them they loved all the merchandise. The design is nice, but the colors bring the spirit of Fiesta to life. They are Fiesta.” 56 | GET TING IN ON THE FIESTA FUN – IN ST YLE

“We want every Fiesta shopper to know that the Official Fiesta poster merchandise is different from all other gear because it is the only Fiesta merchandise that supports the nonprofit Fiesta San Antonio.” – Jesse Edelman

“The iconography is pure San Antonio and reflects the traditions and cultures of the City,” said Mark Broderick, ArchPoint’s Creative Director. “However, the colors, flourishes and typeface are unprecedented.” “Using these elements, we were able to create unique merchandise that stays true to Los Otros’ creation.” From apparel to homedécor, the 2019 Fiesta line pulls together the essence of Fiesta and appeals to a wide and diverse customer base. Shop all of this and more, in person at The Fiesta Store at 2611 Broadway or online at shopfiesta.org

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More than 100, San Antonioarea nonprofits make Fiesta happen. Raising funds from youth education and development and health and senior care to arts and music and historic preservation and animal welfare, Fiesta truly is a way to have fun while giving back.

Uchennaya Ogba and Christian Reed-Ogba Founders, EHCU Public Relations

“The Fiesta posters are always vibrant, but this new urban edge speaks to many more people in San Antonio. It speaks to the culture of the city. The look, style and the people chosen to create the poster also speaks to San Antonio. The purple in the design represents royalty and whenever I see royalty I think of Fiesta.”

Along with apparel, drinkware, pool towels, notecards, neckties, and silk scarves – the vibrant, edgy line has something for the whole family – even the four-legged family members. FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

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“We want every Fiesta shopper to know that the Official Fiesta poster merchandise is different from all other gear because it is the only Fiesta merchandise that supports the nonprofit Fiesta San Antonio,” said Edelman

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In 2019, have fun, give back and celebrate Fiesta. The only way you know how – in style!

Michael Quintanilla, fashion journalist and bon vivant

“This tie is fun, colorful and loud. I love the flowers – they are so Fiesta! Fiesta is about loud colors, over-the-top fun, and this tie is all of these things.”

“Fiesta is about fun and happiness and bringing everyone together. It’s also about accessorizing!” – Monica Taylor

In San Antonio, Fiesta is top of mind longer than the 11 official days – more like 365 days a year. Fiesta Foreverwear answers that call.

Monica Taylor Communications Director, The CE Group and Former Morning Anchor on FOX 29

“Fiesta is about fun and happiness and bringing everyone together. It’s also about accessorizing! There are some people who go all out during Fiesta and some who like to use a simple T-Shirt. In either case, the clothing has to be vibrant, colorful and bright just like the merchandise y’all created. Like Fiesta, these T-Shirts are festive and fun!” 58 | GET TING IN ON THE FIESTA FUN – IN ST YLE

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Fiesta Fit By Julie Catalano

Who can resist Fiesta’s 11-day siren song of favorite foods, sweet treats and frosty cold beverages? No one! But with so much to see and do, it’s also easy to stay active, especially with these fitness-focused Fiesta events that get revelers moving for a good cause!

Cyclists begin the route of Morgan’s Wonderland’s Fiesta Wildflower Ride, Fiesta San Antonio’s premier cycling event.

FIESTA WILDFLOWER RIDE April 28, 8 am | Morgan’s Wonderland | fiestawildflower.com Three different routes take bicycle enthusiasts from Rolling Oaks Mall through Texas Hill Country scenic routes and back again in the 13th annual Fiesta Wildflower Ride presented by the Hill Country Sports Association with Morgan’s Wonderland—the world’s first special-needs theme park—as the presenting charity partner. A choice of 20-, 40-, and 60-mile ride options allow cyclists of all ages and abilities to participate in a good ride for a great cause. “The Wildflower Ride funds one of the things we take great pride in,” says Morgan’s Wonderland’s development director Paul Carter. “From day one we have admitted all special needs individuals of any age to the park free of charge.”

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Last year’s ride drew approximately 2,000 cyclists “in the greatest congregation of bike riders I’ve ever seen,” says Carter. “The starting chute is a pretty remarkable sight,” says event director Lynda Stewart, “to see that many people lined up and rolling away.” The rain-or-shine event is followed by a cookout. “I think a lot of people sign up so they can finish and join the party,” says Stewart. And for something else: “Our own Fiesta medal. We don’t sell it and you can’t get it anywhere else. You have to ride the ride.” The event draws everyone from families who enjoy the leisurely 20-mile route to serious cyclists who train for months for the 40and 60-mile routes. “It’s everybody coming together to participate and contribute that makes a difference,” says Stewart. “We’re certainly all stronger as a team than we are by ourselves.”

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FIESTA RUN TO REMEMBER April 28, 8 am | Comanche Park San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association runsignup.com/Race/TX/SanAntonio/ 7thannualRuntoRemember5k10k “We’re doing something different this year and moving to Commanche Park,” says Roy Lopez, Jr., events specialist at San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association, of their annual Run to Remember. The 2019 Run to Remember will feature a 5K, 10K, and run for the little ones, says Lopez. “We want to get all ages involved, hoping to promote health and wellness for young and old. Physical fitness is closely tied to mental fitness. We want your body and brain to be fit.” While highlighting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for mind and body, the Run to Remember also raises awareness of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Funds benefit the Alzheimer’s’ Association, San Antonio and South Texas Chapter. The association promotes the advancement of research, provides and enhances care and support for all affected, and promotes brain health to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Participants choose to celebrate Fiesta at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Fiesta Run to Remember and honor their loved ones.

April 26, 1 – 6 pm | Team Check In 11:30 am 1 Retama Parkway, Selma, TX 78154 San Antonio Sports | sanantoniosports.org After the rousing success of their inaugural year in 2018, the Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge powered by San Antonio Sports is gearing up for its second annual event. The competitive and fun obstacle course race hopes to grow the challenge to 48 high school co-ed teams, up from 36 teams last year, for a total of 480 students. Boys and girls compete on the same team in a challenging obstacle course format, which includes 10-to-12 back-to-back Alpha Warrior obstacles that get teams running, climbing, jumping and crawling. Each team is paired with an activeduty military team captain from the U.S. Army, Air Force or Marines. Captains help with strategies, motivation, and the best and fastest ways to get through the obstacles. “The funds from the event support San Antonio Sports’ mission to transform our community through the power of sport,” says Mary Ullman Japhet, senior vice president communications and community engagement for San Antonio Sports. “Nonprofit San Antonio Sports provides sports and fitness programs for youth in our community, especially those in underserved areas, and creates and attracts premier athletic events that deliver a positive economic impact for the Alamo City.” Team Tough began in 2018 when the Battle of Flowers Parade moved to an earlier start, freeing up an afternoon slot on the official Fiesta calendar. San Antonio Sports was a natural for creating a physical fitness event in the afternoon of a school holiday, and a new Fiesta tradition was born.

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Tips to Fiesta Healthier

Burn off those buñuelos with a hike, bike, or a do-si-do. Hoof it. Events like the Fiesta Arts Fair and the King William Fair offer some serious foot time, as does walking the dog at the Fiesta Pooch Parade in Alamo Heights. To score extra steps wherever you go, park the car a little farther out.

Head to head, teams compete in a tug-o-war style obstacle during Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge.

Wheels on. Bicycling works the entire body with “a great way to stay fit during Fiesta,” says Paul Carter of Morgan’s Wonderland. Ditch the car and grab a SWell Cycle (formerly Bcycle) at one of 60 stations around town available 24/7—and yes, there’s an app for that! Healthy body, healthy brain. “When you take care of your body you take care of your brain,” says Roy Lopez, Jr. of the San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association. Force your brain out of its comfort zone to help keep it sharp. “If you’re right-handed, use your left hand for tasks, or walk backwards.” (But don’t try that at NIOSA®.) Water, water everywhere. Hydration is crucial even at rest, much less during eleven days of revelry. Keep the H20 flowing to flush toxins and counter the drying effects of alcohol and sugar. “The key to our event is staying hydrated,” says Mary Ullman Japhet of San Antonio Sports. “That’s a good idea for anyone participating in Fiesta.” Make calories count. Pace yourself and choose wisely. One serving of a NIOSA anticucho has 230 calories, 23g protein, and zero carbs. [Source: NIOSA]. A standard 12-ounce margarita packs about 500 calories, zero protein, and 22g carbs. Save the sweets and the grease for occasional treats, not daily consumption. Grab your partner. Get your circles on with the Dance with the King Fiesta® Square Dance. The Alamo Area Round & Square Dance Association calls square dancing “friendship set to music.” With cardio benefits and torching up to 400 calories per half-hour, we call it fitness set to music.

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Good Night! It may be tempting to party into the wee hours, but sleep deprivation can cause brain fog, affect hormones, and increase hunger and appetite—which nobody needs. Turn in at a reasonable hour and wake up April-fresh for a new day of Fiesta-ing.

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Drop in for Fiesta!

Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair Since the opening of Yanaguana Garden in 2015, Hemisfair has hosted over two million park visitors from all over the world. . .but over 85% of our visitors are from right here in San Antonio. And that’s just the way we like it. We are about to break ground on Civic Park which will be the grandest of Hemisfair’s parks, boasting over eight football fields of beautiful open public space. Hemisfair was built for San Antonio and we want it to continue to be a place for you and your family to play, laugh, eat, dream, and discover all of the wonder that makes this place ours.

Thursday, April 18 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for the official opening of Fiesta 2019! Enjoy live entertainment, greet Official Fiesta Royalty and special guests.

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Bringing Energy, Sass and Street Smarts to Fiesta By Dan R. Goddard

The young woman in black and white is wearing sunglasses and an enormous, Fiesta-inspired sombrero spouting a multi-colored geyser of San Antonio icons – the Alamo, of course, along with brilliantly-colored piñatas, an accordion, roses, a mariachi trumpet player and a brightly-garbed Mexican Folklorico dancer, all topped by the Tower of the Americas.

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he Fiesta 2019 poster has sass and street smarts thanks to the artist team of David “Shek” Vega, who began as a graffiti artist on San Antonio’s South Side, and longtime collaborator Nik Soupé. In 2014, they combined Vega’s street-inspired designs with Soupé’s technical painting skills to establish Los Otros, or “The Others,” which has created more than 45 murals around town, as well as major commissions and advertising designs for clients such as Pepsi, Live Nation, Lone Star Beer and Red Bull. “What better way to experience how unique Fiesta is than to capture the ever-growing and truly unique traditions that are born out of Fiesta?” Vega said. “The Fiesta sombrero, or hat, is something that surfaced out of this celebration and has continued to grow -- not just in height -- and gain momentum as the years go on. It is something very personal to the locals as they individualize and customize fun ways to show what they love about our city.” He hopes the poster will compel any outsider to investigate what the energy of Fiesta is all about, especially the music, culture, colors and the history of the city’s iconic structures. Los Otros style typically combines photorealistic, black-and-white figures with brilliant swaths of color. “The young woman represents a new generation in San Antonio, not just with its people, but its landscape and ideologies, and how the world now views us as a world-class city,” Vega said. “She is carrying on the tradition of Fiesta, while adding new outlooks and contributions.” Looking back on past posters, Vega realized the designs often repeat themselves in the iconography used to capture Fiesta San Antonio, but with good reason.

You can own and wear Los Otros’ take on Fiesta at the Official Fiesta Store on Broadway and at shopfiesta.org Vega said the small decision to commission two street artists to represent the city’s biggest and most recognized celebration speaks volumes about the change and growth the city is currently experiencing. “It signifies that San Antonio is not afraid to take these steps,” Vega said. “It is ready to grow and learn, while respectfully keeping the city’s identity, culture and traditions in place. What a great honor it is to be commissioned to represent our city on such a global level. This is more than we could have ever fathomed when we first picked up that spray paint so many years ago. It motivates us to continue to push our craft forward and represent our city everywhere we go. We are doing our part to introduce and continue educating how the city views the street art genre, and how it can really bring a community together. This is a mission we are more than happy to carry out.” The 2019 poster design is intended to capture the fun and spontaneity Fiesta San Antonio brings out in people. “It reminds all of us that for two weeks out of the twist and turns of everyday life there is a celebration that lets us be ourselves,” Vega said. “It celebrates history, it celebrates culture and ultimately, it celebrates us. Our only job during that time is join our community, eat heartily and Fiesta!”

“There are many celebratory and cultural aspects that identify our city in very vibrant ways,” Vega said. “So I asked: ‘How could we continue to promote these subjects in a way that would break traditional compositions? And how could the Los Otros style and technique contribute to this long-running tradition?’ ” Like Los Otros murals, the Fiesta 2019 poster design was mostly done with spray paint, drawing on their background as graffiti artists. Their murals range from tributes to the Spurs at the AT&T Center and Travis Park to a Fiesta-inspired mural featuring San Antonio makeup artist and model Bianca Flores on the Fiesta Store on Broadway that foreshadowed their design for the Fiesta 2019 poster. “The technique used to create this poster breaks away from the painting styles of the past,” Vega said. “Ninety-five percent of this painting is done in spray paint, yet it keeps those very recognizable San Antonio characteristics in mind and in heart. I represent this with vibrant colors and in a stylistic fashion that transcends age and bridges all gaps in a very progressive way.” FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

Nik Soupé and David “Shek” Vega hope the poster will compel any outsider to investigate what the energy of Fiesta is all about, especially the music, culture, colors, and history of the city’s iconic structures. Los Otros style typically combines photorealistic, blackand-white figures with brilliance swaths of color. BRINGING ENERGY, SASS AND STREET SMARTS TO FIESTA | 65


Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair By Alexa Westerman

HAVE FUN AND GIVE BACK AT THE OFFICIAL KICK-OFF OF FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019!

Fiesta Fiesta has grown and is back in a big way for 2019. The footprint is bigger, the music offerings more diverse, and the culinary scene has gone international. Experience live music on a mainstage, barter for Fiesta® medals from your favorite Fiesta events, lounge with your family in a kid-friendly atmosphere, shop locally made arts and crafts, and taste creations from San Antonio’s culinary talents all under the shade of San Antonio’s skyline. On April 18, we come together for a night of just that at Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair! Fiesta Fiesta officially kicks off 11-days of food, fashion, music, entertainment, and family-friendly fun – all benefitting local, nonprofit causes. The official kickoff gathers the Alamo City together for one evening for revelers to experience the diversity and culture Fiesta embodies. There is something for everyone, and Fiesta Fiesta is a must-do for seasoned and novice Fiesta-goers alike. LIVE MUSIC AND FIREWORKS Dance straight into Fiesta fever with the international sounds from Fiesta® Fiesta’s mainstage. Along with the people’s parade, cutting of the tie, and breaking of the cascarón, cultural acts highlighting international diversity of San Antonio will keep your ears buzzing. From the Spanish castanets to the Indian sitar and the Asian flute, diversity and celebration will take center stage before culminating in Fiesta traditions and high-energy sounds from U.S. Military and pop bands that will keep you on your feet until night’s end. If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, two additional performance areas are scattered throughout the park featuring DJ battles and acoustic performances. With past surprise guests like Augie Meyers, Little Joe Y la Familia, and Chris Perez, there is sure to be a surprise this year! As the event unfolds, the night’s crowning fireworks show presented by Macy’s will dazzle from the Tower of the Americas. As always, Fiesta Fiesta is FREE and the only way to jumpstart your Fiesta experience. 66 | FIESTA FIESTA AT HEMISFAIR

The night culminates with a fireworks show presented by Macy’s, ending the night’s festivities, but marking the official beginning to Fiesta San Antonio!

Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair kicks off Fiesta San Antonio and features musical performances from San Antonio’s diverse cultures. The mainstage will have you dancing into the night with international and pop sounds.

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PIN PANDEMONIUM PRESENTED BY MONARCH TROPHY STUDIO With a bigger footprint and growing to more than 150 vendors, Pin Pandemonium presented by Monarch Trophy Studio is where the most serious medal hoarders go to buy, trade, and give away medals. All proceeds directly benefit local nonprofits and other members of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission – all committed to preserving the traditions of Fiesta and supporting efforts to preserve and evolve Fiesta for future generations. Pin Pandemonium is in fact, mayhem! But the ONLY official Fiesta medal marketplace.

FIESTA® FIESTA heART IN THE PARK Celebrate the heart and soul of Fiesta with HeART in the Park! Nestled in Yanaguana Garden, wander through the art as your family plays among the structures in the best playground in town. Admire dance performances in the shade, or kick-back with a snack and cold refreshment from an array of food offerings to listen to poetry in the garden. Fiesta Fiesta will play host to a unique children’s Fiesta experience. Read beloved storybooks with Miss Fiesta, meet the cast of Magik Theatre and their classic characters, or get up and move our fitness and health instructors.

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For those looking for a laid-back atmosphere, Fiesta Fiesta’s family area in Yanaguana Garden has something for everyone! Local arts & crafts vendors, fairytale characters with Magik Theatre and story-time with Miss Fiesta.

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Back for the Third Year and More “Spirited” Than Ever By Alexa Westerman

TASTE OF THE REPUBLIC: A TEXAS CULINARY EXPERIENCE HAS NEW OFFERINGS AND EVEN MORE CELEBRITY POWER IN 2019

What is Texas Cuisine? Ask a room full of Texans and you’ll most likely find varying opinions as vast as the Lone Star State. But, what if we considered banding together and rise up to put Texas Cuisine on the map. Chef Brian West has made it his mission to do just that. NEW IN 2019 In 2019, Chef West returns with his closest chef friends to Fiesta Fiesta with Taste of Republic, the VIP culinary party of Fiesta Fiesta. Distilled spirit tastings rooms representing the culinary regions of Texas will flank the courtyard of flavor and pairings you’ve grown to love.

“This year, we think we have the perfect footprint that compliments the food, wine, and beer that has become the essence of Taste of the Republic,” said Chef Brian West. “We have a history of being a sold-out event, so we’re constantly trying to evolve and bring something new to our foodie friends – we’re eager to share what we’ve come up with and throw some spirits into the mix.”

Taste of the Republic is back and in a big way! Spirit tasting rooms will surround the garden of tastes of food, wine and beer – the perfect Fiesta Fiesta VIP experience.

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INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

CHEF WEST’S TEXAS MANIFESTO

In 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated San Antonio a Creative City of Gastronomy, making the city part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). San Antonio is only the second city in the U.S. to earn this distinction – the first in Texas – permanently branding itself as San Antonio: City of Gastronomy. In collaboration with the City of San Antonio’s International Relations Office, Department of Arts & Culture, and World Heritage Office, Taste of the Republic and Fiesta San Antonio will host two international chefs during Fiesta.

The heavily-attended event will offer nips of vodka, tequila, bourbon, whiskey, rum and gin to compliment what Chef West has defined as the “Six Food Republics of Texas.” From the “Piney Curtain” of East Texas, “The Acadian Coast” along the Gulf, “Hill Country” of Central Texas, “Tex-Mex” of South Texas, “Cowboy Cuisine” of the North and Northwest, and “The Green Chili Line” west of The Pecos River, these bites of Texas hail from six very different regions and inspired Taste of the Republic: A Texas Culinary Experience. Prominent local chefs will serve the flavors of the six distinct regions and celebrate the unique culinary culture of Texas’ history.

Through the San AntonioDarmstadt chef exchange program, Chef Frank Schylla and Chef Andreas Schlechta from Germany will be special guests at Taste of Republic as part of their San Antonio culinary tour.

But what exactly are these Six Food Republics of Texas you ask? Chef Brian, a former Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio instructor, lets us in on a little history.

Chef Schylla has worked his way through Darmstadt’s gastro scene as a Chef and caterer. Having developed an affinity for the culinary landscape at a young age, Chef Schylla began work in the restaurant industry while he pursued an additional creative calling: the study of photography and painting. He has worked at the Kikeriki Theater’s Comedy Hall, an in-house theater restaurant; the Centralstation, Darmstadt’s former power plant turned vibrant cultural and culinary venue; and, Vanille Cuisine Francaise, a gourmet restaurant that helped breathe new life into Darmstadt’s once-vacant South Hessian train stations.

EAST TEXAS: PINEY CURTAIN

Taste of the of the Republic will offer nips of beer, wine and liquor to compliment what Chef West has defined as the “Six Food Republics of Texas.” Prominent local chefs will serve the flavors of the six distinct regions and celebrate the unique culinary culture of Texas’ history.

Chef Schlechta trained at the Maritim Hotel in Darmstadt in local Hesse and international delicacies. He has resided in The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region known for its renowned regional wines, delectable seafood, and whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves. While there, Chef Schlechta was active as a cook in different local restaurants and also helped restore an old farmhouse in Serra de Monchique.

Of any region of the Lone Star State, East Texas has the most Southern influence. Considered the gateway to the American South, in those beloved towns, east of the Trinity River, Southern-style comfort food is king. Think sweet potato pies, peach cobbler, and fried food.

THE GULF: ACADIAN COAST

Influenced by the FrenchCanadians known as “Acadians,” the Gulf is home to Texas oysters, when at their peak, have been called “the tastiest in North America.” These large, juicy delicacies are immensely diverse in flavor and vary in taste depending on which part of the gulf they come from. Prepared simply with usually just a dash of Tabasco, Texas oysters are in high demand - especially in “Oyster Country” of the North East.

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CENTRAL TEXAS: HILL COUNTRY

SOUTH TEXAS: TEX-MEX

When it comes to Texas barbecue, smoke is king. From the beef brisket of the cowboys to the smoked sausage influenced by German and Czech immigrants, Texas barbecue has evolved over time. Compared to its Southern, Carolina, and Kansas City cousins, Texas, in part, has a Mexican influence. Textbook Texan barbecue sauce starts with a tomato base and brisket is served sliced, not shredded, to preserve the fat and flavor.

Just as “traditional” Mexican food evolved from two great cultures of Spain and the natives of Ancient Mexico, Tex-Mex took its inspiration from American and Mexican traditions. Add beef to chili, cheddar cheese to enchiladas, and breakfast sausage and eggs to a tortilla and you’ve created a few of staples from its rich history.

“This year, we think we have the perfect footprint that compliments the food, wine, and beer that has become the essence of Taste of the Republic,” said Chef Brian West. “We have a history of being a sold-out event, so we’re constantly trying to evolve and bring something new to our foodie friends – we’re eager to share what we’ve come up with and throw some spirits into the mix.”

“The nachos, breakfast tacos and enchiladas we love are ours alone,” West said. “No, they are not Mexican, but we have a long tradition of cooking this way for hundreds of years and it deserves to be a part of the spotlight.”

NORTH TEXAS: COWBOY CUISINE Beef is a staple in all six culinary regions of Texas, but North Texas owes its prosperity to the cattle industry. In Dallas or Fort Worth, foodies can dine in upscale restaurants enjoying juicy ribeye steaks of high-quality Texas beef. Texas has a long history of exporting its choicest beef to the Northeast and contributing to the reputations of New York’s and Boston’s top steakhouses. While few name Texas as mecca for steakhouses, the best cuts of beef are Texas grown.

WEST TEXAS: THE GREEN CHILE LINE West Texas could be considered the Gateway to the Southwest. Influenced by the NativeAmerican and Spanish culture, one boundary sets West Texas apart, and that is what West calls “The Green Chile Line.” From Adobo sauce and roasted pepper salsas to a variety of stews and more pork-centric dishes, bold flavors from chipotle and ancho chiles shine in West Texas cooking. With this history in mind, Chef West and his team are bringing a unique event to Fiesta San Antonio’s lineup that can only be experienced at Fiesta Fiesta. Today, San Antonio could be considered the cultural center of Texas, and Fiesta is an opportunity to embrace the many cultures past, present, and future that influence our culinary landscape. Learn more about the chefs presenting at Taste of the Republic and get your $75 ticket at www.fiestasanantonio.org by April 15, 2019 or $100 if any tickets are left after that.

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PRE-FIESTA EVENTS APRIL 6, 2019 11:30 am – 1:30 pm NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet San Antonio NAACP Youth Council Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. 5 – 9 pm Valero Texas Open’s 19th Hole Fiesta Valero Texas Open The Backyard, TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Pkwy 7 pm | San Antonio Lutheran Coronation: The Court of Illumination San Antonio Lutheran Coronation Association Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr.

APRIL 7, 2019 8 am | Mariachi Mass San Fernando Cathedral San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza 3 – 5 pm | Fiesta® Teen Queen Coronation The Woman’s Club of San Antonio Jo Long Theater, 226 N. Hackberry (Carver Center) 2:30 – 4:30 pm | Fit for a Princess Self-Esteem Empowerment Program and Installation Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation B. Pink Parties, 28152 U.S Highway 281 N, Bulverde

APRIL 12, 2019 11 am – 3 pm | Fiesta® UTSA The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA Sombrilla Plaza, One UTSA Circle 5 – 11 pm | Fiesta Oyster Bake® St. Mary’s University Alumni Association St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria 5 pm – 12 am | Taste of New Orleans San Antonio Zulu Association Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St. 5:30 – 11:30 pm | Alamo Heights Night® Alamo Heights Rotary Club University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway 72 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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APRIL 13, 2019 7:30 – 10:30 am | 5K Confetti Run and Walk Our Lady of the Lake University Our Lady of the Lake University, Main Building, 411 SW 24th St. 8 am | Fiesta Mission 10k Run & 5k Run/Walk San Antonio RoadR unners Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr. 8:30 – 2:30 pm | Southwest Olympic Fiesta® Southwest ISD Southwest ISD Sports Complex, 11914 Dragon Ln. 10 am – 3 pm Earth Day – Presented by City of San Antonio Westside Development Corp. Woodlawn Lake, 1303 Cincinnati 11 am – 4 pm Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow United San Antonio Pow Wow, Inc. Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati 12 – 11 pm | Fiesta Oyster Bake® St. Mary’s University Alumni Association St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria 12 pm – 12 am | Taste of New Orleans San Antonio Zulu Association Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St.

APRIL 14, 2019 10 am – 2 pm | Fiesta® Olé Pan American League Security Service Corporate HQ, 15000 IH 10 W 10:30 am – 3 pm Champagne and Diamonds Brunch Lo Bello Women’s Association Witte Museum – Mays Family Center, 3801 Broadway St. 11 am – 8 pm | Fiesta® de la Familia St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and School, 700 Dewhurst Rd. 12 – 11 pm | Taste of New Orleans San Antonio Zulu Association Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St. 5 – 7 pm | Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship and Amazing Teens’ Banquet Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Pkwy, Schertz, TX 78154

FIESTA EVENTS THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 3 – 9 pm | Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair Fiesta San Antonio Commission Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St. 6 – 11 pm | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019 9 – 10 am JBSA-Lackland Fiesta® Military Parade 37th Training Wing, JBSA-Lackland JBSA-Lackland Parade Grounds, 1820 Bong St. 9 am – 2 pm | Senior Fiesta® Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. Wonderland of Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road 10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway 2 – 4 pm | Fiesta® Flower Show The Woman’s Club of San Antonio The Woodward House, 1717 San Pedro 4 pm – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 5 pm – 12 am | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita Street 7 pm – 12 am | Rey Feo Crown Celebration Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Lonesome Dove Room, 200 E. Market St. 7:30 pm – 12 am | WEBB Party San Antonio AIDS Foundation The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. 8 pm – 1 am | Fiesta® Masquerade Party Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Psi Alpha Chapter Hilton Garden Inn Live Oak, 8101 Pat Booker Rd. W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019 7 am – 12:30 pm | Walk for Autism & Superhero 5K Any Baby Can of San Antonio Helotes Cornyval Grounds, 12210 Leslie Road 7 am – 1 pm | Fiesta Especial® 5k & Parade disABILITYsa City of Windcrest City Hall, 8601 Midcrown, 78239 8 am – 5 pm | Fiesta® Castle Hills Castle Hills Community Organ The Commons in Castle Hills, 209 Lemonwood 8:30 am – 4 pm | Fiesta® Lacrosse Invitational San Antonio Lacrosse Association St. Mary’s Hall, 9401 Starcrest 9 am – 1 pm | Zeta Fiesta® Track Meet Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood 10 – 11 am | El Rey Fido Coronation San Antonio Humane Society Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St. 10 am – 12 pm San Jacinto Victory Celebration DRT, Alamo Heroes Chapter Alamo Cenotaph, Alamo Plaza 10 am -2 pm | Fiesta’s® Feathered Friends Alamo Exhibition Bird Club San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 555 Funston Pl. 10 am – 2 pm | Viva Botanica San Antonio Botanical Garden San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl. 10 am – 4 pm | Fiesta® Festival Volunteer Services Council for the San Antonio State Supported Living Center San Antonio State Supported Living Center, 6711 S. New Braunfels, Ste. 500 10 am – 4 pm | Fiesta® Flower Show The Woman’s Club of San Antonio The Woodward House, 1717 San Pedro 10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 10 am – 6 pm | Fiesta® Arts Fair Southwest School of Art Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta 10 am – 6 pm | Fiesta® de los Ninos Port San Antonio Port San Antonio, 200 Donald Goodrich Rd. 10 am – 1 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 11 am – 5 pm | Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta San Antonio River Foundation Mission County Park Pavilions, 6030 Padre Dr. 11 am – 12 am | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 12 – 4:30 pm | Fiesta® Kings Cup San Antonio Polo Club Olmos Basin Park, 651 Devine Rd. FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

12 – 10 pm | Piñatas in the Barrio AUEDA Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.

10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

12 - 11 pm | Deco Fiesta Network for Young Artists Deco District, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd.

10 am – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St.

1 pm | UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game UTSA Dub Farris Stadium, 8400 North Loop 1604 1 – 2 pm | This Hallowed Ground Sons of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Chapter Alamo Plaza 1 – 4 pm Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Perry-Gething Foundation Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 1 – 9 pm | Ft. Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony & Fireworks Extravaganza JBSA Ft. Sam Houston MacArthur Parade Field

11 am | Air Force at the Alamo Air Education and Training Command Alamo Plaza 1 – 4 pm Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Perry-Gething Foundation Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 4 pm | Pilgrimage to the Alamo DRT – Alamo Mission Chapter Alamo Plaza 6 – 11 pm | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St.

5 – 11 pm | Chaparral Music Festival San Antonio Parks Foundation 8000 TX-1604 Loop

7 – 9 pm | The Texas Cavaliers River Parade The Texas Cavaliers San Antonio River, Riverwalk Beginning 4/8

6 – 7:30 pm | Investiture of King Antonio The Texas Cavaliers The Alamo

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

7 – 11 pm | Patriotic and Historical Ball State Association of Texas Pioneers La Villita Assembly Hall, 401 Villita St. 7 – 12 am (midnight) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Fiesta Youth The Veranda, 1746 Lockhill Selma Rd

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019 10 am – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 11 am – 5 pm | Fiesta® Arts Fair Southwest School of Art Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta 11 am – 11 pm | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 12 – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway 1 – 4 pm Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Perry-Gething Foundation Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 3 pm | A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada Asociación de Charros San Antonio Rancho del Charro, 6126 Padre Dr.

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 Times Vary | SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main

Times Vary | SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Children’s Texas History Forum DRT, Alamo Couriers Chapter Casa Navarro Historic Site, 228 S. Laredo 10 am – 3 pm Fiesta Especial® Celebration Day disABILITYsa Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 10 am – 8 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway 10 am – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 11 am – 1 pm | Army Day at the Alamo US Army Alamo Plaza 1 – 4 pm Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Perry-Gething Foundation Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 5 – 8 pm | Fiesta® Tech Trek San Antonio Chamber of Commerce San Antonio’s Downtown Tech District 5 – 11 pm | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 5:30 – 10:30 pm NIOSA® (A Night in Old San Antonio®) San Antonio Conservation Society La Villita, 418 Villita St. OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | 73


7 pm | Fiesta® Cornyation Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s

10 pm | Fiesta® Cornyation Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s

7 pm | Fiesta® Cornyation Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s

7 pm | Fiesta® in Blue U.S. Air Force Band of the West Edgewood Theatre, 402 Lance

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

7:30 – 9:30 pm | Ford Mariachi Festival San Antonio River Walk Association The River Walk, Throughout Downtown

7:30 – 9 pm | Ford Mariachi Festival San Antonio River Walk Association The River Walk, Throughout Downtown 10 pm | Fiesta® Cornyation Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 Times Vary | SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main 10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway 10 am – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 10:30 am – 3 pm Fiesta® Hat Contest and Luncheon The Woman’s Club of San Antonio Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. 11 am – 1 pm | Marines at the Alamo U.S. Marine Corps Alamo Plaza 1 – 4 pm Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Perry-Gething Foundation Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 5 pm – 12 am | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 5 pm – 12 am | Fiesta® Gartenfest Beethoven Maennerchor Beethoven Halle and Garden, 422 Pereida St. 5:30 – 10:30 pm NIOSA® (A Night in Old San Antonio®) San Antonio Conservation Society La Villita, 418 Villita St. 6:30 – 11:30 pm | TASTE of the Northside Brighton Center The Club at Sonterra, 901 E. Sonterra Blvd.

Times Vary | SAC Multicultural Conference San Antonio College San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main 9 am – 5 pm | San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. 10 am – 4 pm | St. Philip’s CultureFest St. Philip’s College St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. 10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway 10 am – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 11 am – 1 pm | Navy Day at the Alamo US Navy Alamo Plaza 11 am – 12 am | Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza 12 - 10 pm | PACfest Palo Alto College Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret 12pm – 12:30 am | 10th Street River Festival VFW Post 76 10, 10th St. 1 – 4 pm Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour Perry-Gething Foundation Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St. 5 – 9 pm | Family Fiesta® Colonial Hills United Methodist Church Colonial Hills Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson Rd. 5 pm – 12 am | Fiesta® Gartenfest Beethoven Maennerchor Beethoven Halle and Garden, 422 Pereida St.

10 pm | Fiesta® Cornyation Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 9 am – 5 pm | San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Battle of Flowers® Parade Vanguard at 9:05 am Parade at 10 am Battle of Flowers Association Beginning 4/8 Parade Route 10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 10 am – 12 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 11 am – 12 am | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 11 am – 12 am | Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza 12 – 10 pm | Fredstock Music Fest Music Business Program at San Antonio College San Antonio College, Lot 7, N. Main & Courtland 12pm – 12:30 am | 10th Street River Festival VFW Post 76 10, 10th St. 1 – 10 pm | Fiesta® World Class Jazz Concert St. Mary’s University Department of Music St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria 5 pm – 12 am | Fiesta® Gartenfest Beethoven Maennerchor Beethoven Halle and Garden, 422 Pereida St.

5 pm – 12 am | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St.

5:30 – 10:30 pm NIOSA® (A Night in Old San Antonio®) San Antonio Conservation Society La Villita, 418 Villita St.

7:30 – 9 pm | Ford Mariachi Festival San Antonio River Walk Association The River Walk, Throughout Downtwon

5:30 – 10:30 pm NIOSA® (A Night in Old San Antonio®) San Antonio Conservation Society La Villita, 418 Villita St.

7 – 10 pm Dance with The King Fiesta® Square Dance Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association Tri-Point Center, 3233 N. St. Mary’s St.

8 pm | Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo The Order of the Alamo Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.

6:30 – 9:30 pm Battle of Flowers® Association Band Festival Battle of Flowers® Association Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta St.

8 pm | Fiesta® POPS San Antonio Symphony The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

7 pm | Fiesta® Cornyation Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 7:45 – 11 am | Fiesta® Pooch Parade Therapy Animals of San Antonio Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca

12 pm – 12:30 am | 10th Street River Festival VFW Post 76 10 10th St. 6:30 pm | Fiesta® Fandango Run

8 am – 5 pm | Texas Corvette Association Car Show SJRC - Texas Boerne Main Plaza, Main St.

San Antonio RoadRunners

8 am – 6 pm | Fiesta® Jazz Band Festival St. Mary’s University Department of Music St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria

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8 am – 8 pm Fiesta® Women’s & Co-Ed Soccer Tournament Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio, Inc. Star Soccer Complex, 5103 David Edwards Dr. Main Venue & Schertz Complex, 75 Maske Rd. Schertz, TX 78154

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts,

8:30 – 11 am | Starfish Dash Run/Walk The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society UT Health, 7413 Merton Minter 9 am – 1:30 pm | Growing Up Female San Antonio Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.

Parade Route, Corner of Broadway and Grayson 7 – 10:30 pm | Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association, Inc. Beginning 4/8

8 pm | Fiesta® POPS San Antonio Symphony 100 Auditorium Circle

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 8 am | Fiesta Run to Remember Alzheimer’s Association Comanche Park, 6030 Padre Dr. 8 am – 4 pm | Fiesta® Wildflower Ride Morgan’s Wonderland Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 NW Loop 1604 E 8 am – 8 pm | Fiesta Women’s

9 am – 5 pm | San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.

Co-Ed Soccer Tournament

9 am – 6 pm | King William Fair King William Association King William Historical Neighborhood, 122 Madison St.

10 am – 5 pm | Festival de Animales

10 am | The Circle for Life Motor Rally The Circle for Life Javelina Harley-Davidson, 29078 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd. Boerne, TX

Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square

10 am – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

9:30 am Mariachi Service

10 am – 5 pm | Festival de Animales San Antonio Zoo San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. 10 am – 1 am Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 11 am – 2 pm | United Way Kids Festival United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County Lockwood Park, 801 N. Olive St.

Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio, Inc. Star Soccer Complex, 5103 David Edwards Dr. Main Venue & Schertz Complex,

3 – 4:30 pm | 11th Annual Fiesta® Concert San Antonio Symphonic Band St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1314 Fair Ave. 3 pm | A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada Asociación de Charros San Antonio Rancho del Charro, 6126 Padre Dr. 3 - 8 pm | Chili Queens Chili Cook-off The Happy Foundation The Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham 3 – 5 pm | Healthy Choices Conference Top Teens of America 2nd Baptist Church, 3310 E. Commerce 4 – 6 pm | Praise Dance Celebration Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Carver Community Cultural Center, 226. N. Hackberry 4 – 7 pm La Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception LULAC Council No. 2 TBD 5 – 6 pm | Music from St. Mark’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St.

75 Maske Rd. Schertz, TX 78154 San Antonio Zoo San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. 10 am – 12 am Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation Market Square, 514 West Commerce St. 10:30 am – 3:30 pm | Fiesta® Nueva Saint John’s Lutheran Church Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva 10:30 am – 11 pm | San Jose MissionFest Mission San Jose Church 701 E. Pyron Ave. 11 am – 11 pm | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St. 12 – 5 pm | Blast from Fiesta Past Witte Museum Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

11 am – 12 am | Fiesta® Carnival Fiesta San Antonio Commission Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St.

1 pm | All Veterans Memorial Service

11 am – 1 am | Fiesta® San Fernando San Fernando Cathedral San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza

1 – 8 pm | Festival De Cascarones

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2 pm | Fiesta® POPS San Antonio Symphony The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019 6 pm | UIW “Cutting Edge” Fiesta® Fashion Show University of the Incarnate Word McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FIESTA SAN ANTONIO SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019 2 – 9 pm | Chanclas y Cervezas Brooks Gives Back The Greenline Park, 2532 Sidney Brooks

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 1 - 6 pm | Team Check In 11:30 am Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge San Antonio Sports 1 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154 4 - 11 pm SAAACAM Fiesta Family Blues Festival The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Dr.

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SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ENJOY FOUR PREMIER PARADES DURING THE 11 DAYS OF FIESTA. ®

1. THE TEXAS CAVALIERS RIVER PARADE, APRIL 22 Starting in 1927 the “monarch of merriment” arrived by plane, train or automobile. In 1941 the Texas Cavaliers King Antonio celebrated the completion of improvements to the San Antonio River Walk with the first River Parade, where the floats really float. King Antonio and many others have been delighting audiences along the River Walk ever since.

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2. THE BATTLE OF FLOWERS ® PARADE, APRIL 26 This is the “grandmother” of them all, the oldest event of Fiesta® San Antonio. Ladies first paraded their flower-covered carriages around the Shrine of Texas Liberty in April 1891 to commemorate the battles of The Alamo and San Jacinto. Today the parade is the largest in the country to be managed entirely by women. More than 200 floats, bands, balloons and entertainers will march down the 2.6-mile parade route.

3. KING WILLIAM FAIR PARADE, APRIL 27 In 1968, the King William Association, committed to preserving the oldest historic district in the State of Texas, hosted its first King William Fair. The Fair began with neighbors building booths and cooking food in conjunction with the annual home tours where residents opened their doors to allow visitors a peek inside the grand homes along King William Street. The tradition of this fun and quirky parade attracts thousands to the King William Historic District.

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4. THE FIESTA FLAMBEAU® PARADE, APRIL 27 In 1948 Fiesta® legend Reynolds Andricks created the Fiesta Flambeau® Parade to attract more visitors to San Antonio. He scheduled it as a night parade and encouraged organizations to light up their floats. Groups of men carrying torches, or flambeaus, helped brighten the way along the parade route. Today gaily-lit floats, dancers and bands make the Flambeau® Parade the nation’s largest illuminated night parade. Uber and Jump Uber is the Official Ride of Fiesta and can get you to and from your favorite Fiesta events safely and hassle-free. Scoot to Fiesta using the Uber or Jump app.

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VIA Park & Ride | Available to events where indicated VIA Park & Ride service will be provided to these events. FARES (each way): $2.50 for adults. Half-priced fares for seniors (62+), active-duty U.S. military, students and persons with disabilities, with a VIA Reduced Fare ID, and children (5-13). Buy your Fiesta Park & Ride tickets early on the VIA goMobile app. For VIA’s Fiesta Service times and other information, visit VIAinfo.net, or call (210) 362-2020. Designated No Smoking/No Alcohol Sections: In 2012, the San Antonio City Council approved an amendment to its nonsmoking ordinance. Smoking will be prohibited within the public right of way or on city property along the three major Fiesta® parades (Texas Cavaliers River Parade, Battle of Flowers® Parade and Fiesta Flambeau® Parade). Alcohol is also prohibited in the areas designated on the Parade Route map. The goal is to create a cleaner, healthier environment for the hundreds of thousands spectators who come to enjoy these wonderful Fiesta® events.

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Official Fiesta San Antonio Event Descriptions ®

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Did you know that every single one of the more than 100 official Fiesta® events is produced by a local nonprofit or military organization?

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ne hundred twenty-eight years ago, Fiesta San Antonio began as a one-parade event with the Battle of Flowers to commemorate the heroes of The Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Today, some 100 local nonprofits produce more than 100 events during the 11 days of Fiesta San Antonio. These nonprofits raise funds for great causes like scholarships, medical research, historic preservation and special needs for children and families. Fiesta is truly the way to have fun while giving back as proceeds raised go

directly back into the community. From music and art to fitness and food, there is an event — or five — for you! We encourage everybody to attend as many events as possible and add a few new events to your Fiesta schedule this year. Fiesta San Antonio would not be possible without the wonderful nonprofits dedicated to making Fiesta San Antonio truly great. Join us in celebrating them and making 2019 Fiesta San Antonio one for the history books! ¡Viva Fiesta!

5K Confetti Run and Walk

10th Street River Festival

Our Lady of the Lake University PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Diane Melby PMO COMMISSIONER: Debora Guzman Perez

VFW Post 76

April 13, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

April 25 – 27, 12 pm – 12:30 am | 10 10th Street

Our Lady of the Lake University, Main Building, 411 SW 24th St.

Registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30 am, race begins at 9 am. Our Lady of the Lake University’s third annual Confetti 5K Run/Walk will wind participants through the University’s historic campus before taking to the trails of Elmendorf Lake Park. The family-friendly event will also include a free Kids Fun Run in addition to other activities following the race. Participants will receive a T-shirt, customized bib, drawstring bag and custom finisher medal. All proceeds from the event will benefit OLLU student scholarships. As a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a community whose members are committed to serve students by ensuring quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate learning experiences; fostering spiritual, personal, and professional growth; and preparing students for success and continued service. Registration: $35 until April 12, $45 on race day For more information call 210-452-2951 or elongoria@ollusa.edu Visit www.ollusa.edu/5k for registration. 78 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

PMO PRESIDENT:

Johnny Ornelaz Alejandro Morales

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Make our festival your family event for Fiesta 2019! Thanks to the Museum Reach improvements on the San Antonio River, the 10th Street River Festival has truly lived up to its name. Enjoy Fiesta on the beautiful, historic grounds of the VFW Post 76. The 19th Century mansion is located on 10th Street and B Avenue, and is a place for great fun, food, cold drinks and entertainment that exemplifies the cultural diversity of San Antonio. With live music being the focus, musical groups will entertain Fiesta revelers with the sounds of Tejano, Oldies, Blues, and Country Western. VFW Post 76 is the oldest functioning VFW in Texas and proceeds from this event support maintenance of the century-old building, renovation projects, veteran programs, and scholarships for local high school students. VFW Post 76 is “The Oldest Post in Texas.” The public is welcome to our post. We are bike and pet-friendly, however, during our Fiesta event, only service dogs will be allowed on post grounds. “The Petty House” was honored by the Texas Historical Commission as a Texas Historic Landmark. The historical marker is located at the front entrance of the house. Therefore, VFW Post 76 is the only Post in Texas to have a Texas Historical Marker located on its property. 210-223-4581 | post76@sbcglobal.net W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Joy, confetti, and culture culminate at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade as floats, royalty, and dancers parade the streets of San Antonio during one of Fiesta’s last events.

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11th Annual Fiesta® Concert San Antonio Symphonic Band PMO PRESIDENT: Joshua Cavazos |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada Asociación de Charros San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Alberto Duran | PMO COMMISSIONER: Irma Iris Duran

Alfred Tapia

April 21 and April 28 Gates open at 1 pm, Charreada at 3 pm

April 28, 3 pm St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1314 Fair Ave.

Rancho del Charro, 6126 Padre Dr.

The San Antonio Symphonic Band will present a community celebration of Fiesta by performing both traditional and new concert band music. The performance will include musical arrangements which celebrate the rich cultural past of the city of San Antonio and surrounding area, tributes to our military, as well as fun musical arrangements of movie and showtunes. The band strives to present music that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. This concert is a unique opportunity to celebrate Fiesta in the concert band tradition!

Explore the distinctive culture that upholds deeprooted customs, tradition and family as a way of life. This family event features food, drink, pony rides for the kids, Ballet Folklorico performances and live Mariachi music.

The San Antonio Symphonic Band is a dynamic wind and percussion ensemble that strives to provide the finest in concert band performances to the city of San Antonio and surrounding communities. This all-volunteer organization was created in 1986 and has had the privilege to perform an incredible variety of music. From Sousa marches to classical transcriptions, Fiesta themes, show tunes, and modern concert literature – this band plays them all, tailoring the selections to the theme of the concert. The mission of the San Antonio Symphonic Band is to provide an outlet for community members to play the highest-quality music, as well as to perform in free concerts to the public to spread the joy of music to the community.

The Asociación de Charros de San Antonio has been carrying on the tradition of Charrera for years. Charrera originated in 19th century as a way for the landed gentry to prepare horses and riders for war. It later evolved into an equestrian competition featuring horse reining, bull riding and artistic roping skills. Today’s charros wear the traditional clothes and use horse equipment as required by the Federation of Charros in Mexico. Admission: Adult $20, Senior Citizen and Military $15, Children (6-12 years) $5

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Air Force at the Alamo

Step back in time to a Day in Old Mexico

Air Education and Training Command April 22, 11 am

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Alamo Plaza

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Air Force at the Alamo has demonstrations and performances by United States Air Force units. The event will include a Military Working Dog demonstration and others. The Military Working Dogs demonstrate their skill in patrol, obedience and detection. Another highlight of the day is the Drum and Bugle Corps from JBSA-Lackland. The members are young men and women who have been in the Air Force less than eight weeks. This is a special-duty assignment in addition to the rigorous demands of basic military training. 210-652-3009 | www.aetc.af.mil Facebook: facebook.com/AirEducationandTrainingCommand W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Alamo Heights Night® Alamo Heights Rotary Club PMO PRESIDENT: David Harris |

All Veterans Memorial Service PMO COMMISSIONER:

Rick Berchin

Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America PMO PRESIDENT: Ruben Perez | PMO COMMISSIONER: James Fenimore

April 12, 5:30 – 11:30 pm

April 28, 1 pm

University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway

Veterans Plaza, E. Martin @ Jefferson St.

The 33rd Annual Alamo Heights Night activities will highlight food from some of San Antonio’s leading restaurants and caterers. Offerings include Texas style BBQ, chocolate dipped strawberries, fajitas, funnel cakes, gumbo, bean burgers, gyros, corn, turkey legs, shaved ice, beverages, and more. This family-friendly atmosphere delivers live entertainment on multiple stages including Hotcakes, Skyrocket, Finding Friday, Brandon Michael Band, a Mariachi Band and others to be added. The carnival midway will captivate kids of all ages with activities such as laser tag. rock climbing, hamster balls, slides, rides, face/hair painting and more! Alamo Heights Rotary is a Club of over 100 business and community leaders who enjoy the opportunity to serve our community. The Club has members from a wide variety of occupations and includes board members of dozens of nonprofit organizations. We use our time and funds to support charities and service activities.

Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America, holds its annual ceremony dedicated to all veterans of America. This solemn program is a salute to the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served and those who are serving in the U.S. military to protect American freedom. Veterans and their spouses and survivors, veterans groups and the general public are invited to attend and participate. Participants are encouraged to bring a floral tribute to be placed at the Monument for the Battle of Hill 881 South, a prominent part of Auditorium Circle.

Multiple free parking and Park and Ride locations. Admission for adults is $15; ages 12-17 is $5; active duty and reserve military and children under 12 are free. Admission Free for UIW students, staff and faculty with ID cards. 210-824-2462 | info@creativechocolates.com | www.alamoheightsnight.org

Alamo Chapter 366 was chartered in 1988 and it is the only chartered chapter in San Antonio. Their current membership is over 200 members composed of Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who served in the U.S. military between 1961 and 1975 during the Vietnam era. Please RSVP to Protocol Officer Manuel G. Trevino at 210-219-1425 or 0868@sbcglobal.net or PMO Commissioner Dan Medrano at 210-656-8917 or 210-275-3060 rmeade@satx.rr.com www.vietnamveteransofamericaalamochapter366.com

Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge (Partner Event) San Antonio Sports PMO PRESIDENT: Russ Bookbinder |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Brad Young

April 26, 1 – 6 pm; Team Check In 11:30 am 1 Retama Parkway, Selma, TX 78154 Alpha Warrior Team Tough Fiesta Challenge is a challenging, multi-obstacle course event for high school students, who will compete as a team representing their school. Each team will be composed of 11 members: 5 male students, 5 female students, and a member of our local military who will serve as team captain. Teams will also include an adult champion (parent, teacher, coach) who will support the student team. In addition to the “Battle Rig” events, teams will participate in tug-of-war, plyometric sack races and other challenging events to earn points. All finishers will receive a special Team Tough Fiesta medal and t-shirt. Top three teams go home with gigantic trophies and bragging rights! Team entry is $250 and financial underwriting is available from SAS based on need. No admission fees for spectators. San Antonio Sports (SAS) is a local nonprofit organization that serves as the city’s sports commission with a mission to transform our community through the power or sport by focusing on healthy kids, places to play and events that impact. For 35 years, SAS has attracted major events like the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four and the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon to our city, generating significant economic impact. Additionally, SAS offers free programs to our community such as Fit Family Challenge, Go!Kids Challenge and i play! afterschool that focus on being fit and active, creating healthy habits and maximizing water, fruit and vegetable intake. These and other programs produce measurable and meaningful results for participants. 210.820.2100 | inform@sanantoniosports.org | www.sanantoniosports.org FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

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Army Day at the Alamo

Battle of Flowers® Association Band Festival

U.S. Army

Battle of Flowers® Association PMO PRESIDENT: Anna Laura Block |

April 23, 11 am – 1 pm

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Josie Cothren

April 25, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Alamo Plaza

Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Street The annual Band Festival will feature choreographed music presentations by more than 30 local high school bands. The marching bands and color guards will participate in the famous “Parade of Bands” while being judged on marching, musicality, and crowd appeal. In between the two Parades of Bands, two to three feature bands will perform their winning UIL competition routines, followed by an awards ceremony. Concluding the evening is an amazing sight - more than 5,000 students will take to the field and join together in a massed band presentation performing a medley of songs, showcasing their music and color guards, in tandem to a fantastic fireworks finale.

This event highlights the 174th year presence of the United States Army and its forces in San Antonio. Featuring performances by the U.S. Army Soldiers, 323D U.S. Army Band “Fort Sam’s Own” and the Army Fife and Drum Drill Team. Enjoy patriotic music performed by some of the Army’s finest musicians.

The purpose of Band Festival, first held in 1937, is to encourage interest in the study of music by highlighting local high school bands in a unique venue of cooperation. The Band Festival is a joint venture between the Battle of Flowers® Association and a committee of local band directors and music educators, who together create the annual music festival. The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is known nationwide as one of the oldest and largest events of its kind dedicated to promoting and supporting the performing and visual arts among high school students. Admission is $7 - $20. Tickets available for purchase at The Fiesta Store® and online at www.battleofflowers.org

210-221-0790 | usarmy.jbsa.arnorth.mbx.pao-mediaoperations@mail.mil | www.arnorth.army.mil

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Battle of Flowers® Parade

Blast from Fiesta Past

Battle of Flowers Association PMO PRESIDENT: Anna Laura Block | ®

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Kelly Kennedy

April 26, Vanguard at 9:05 am, Parade at 10 am Parade Route The Battle of Flowers® Parade honors the heroic spirit of the patriots of the Alamo, commemorates the victory of San Jacinto and celebrates the diversity and heritage of Texas and our nation. As the second largest day parade in the U.S., the Battle of Flowers® Parade supports the educational, artistic, social and philanthropic achievements of our community’s youth. The Battle of Flowers® Parade holds the distinction of being the first celebration to be held in Alamo Plaza and is considered the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio. The parade has entertained our city every year since 1891, except during World Wars I and II. This parade is the only parade in the nation produced entirely by volunteer women and affords nonprofit organizations the opportunity to raise funds with over 45,000 parade seats sold by charities along the parade route each year. The 2019 Battle of Flowers Parade will travel through Texas to discover what liest at the core of the State boasting the biggest heart with the theme, “For the Love of Texas!” Admission is $12 – $25. Tickets available for purchase at www.battleofflowers. org and at The Fiesta Store®. For Street Chairs, visit www.fiesta-sa.org. Tune into KSAT12 or KSAT.com for live coverage! 1-888-695-0888 | battleofflowerspresale@gmail.com www.battleofflowers.org 82 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Witte Museum PMO PRESIDENT: Marise McDermott PMO COMMISSIONER: Heather Welder Russo April 19 – 28 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday: 10 am – 8 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway It was the spring of 1969 and San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration captured the spirit of the day. Fiesta gowns from the Order of the Alamo’s Court of Time and Space will have you reaching for the stars with designs inspired by the science and technology that helped the United States put a man on the moon in July of that year. Visitors are invited to separate science fact from science fiction with fiesta gowns and costumes inspired by comic books, film and art. From the Queen of Soul to El Rey Feo, 1969 was also a time when Fiesta royal traditions began to evolve to reflect the atmosphere of the civil rights movement and embrace the beauty and diversity of San Antonio. Learn how Fiesta royalty in 1969 helped pave the way for fiesta royalty today. Founded in 1926, the Witte Museum is where Nature, Science, and Culture Meet, through the lens of Texas Deep Time, and the themes of Land, Water, and Sky. Located on the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum is San Antonio’s premier museum promoting lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. Adults: $12; Seniors (65+): $11; Children (4-11): $9; Children (0-3): Free 210.357.1900 | info@wittemuseum.org | www.wittemuseum.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


The Battle of Flowers Association salutes

THE FIESTA COMMISSION

For the love of Texas and the preservation of its historic deeds, the women of the Battle of Flowers Association created the first Battle of Flowers Parade to honor the fallen heroes of The Alamo, to commemorate the victory at San Jacinto gaining Texas Independence and to celebrate all the people of Texas. PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Band Festival Vice President Josie Cothren, Parade Vice President Kelly Kennedy, Battle of Flowers President Anna-Laura Block and Oratorical Vice President Kathleen LeFlore.

Battle of Flowers Band Festival APRIL 25, 2019

128th Battle of Flowers Parade APRIL 26, 2019


Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow

Champagne and Diamonds Brunch

United San Antonio Pow Wow, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: Erwin J. De Luna PMO COMMISSIONER: Rose Mary De Luna

Lo Bello Women’s Association PMO PRESIDENT: Karla Salem | PMO COMMISSIONER: Blanca Aldaco

April 13, 11 am – 4 pm Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati

April 14, 10:30 am – 3 pm Witte Museum – Mays Family Center, 3801 Broadway St.

Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow is an official Fiesta event that provides all who attend, individuals and families, the opportunity to view and participate in the American Indian culture and traditions of dance and music at an official Native American Pow Wow. The pow wow promotes tribal traditions, culture and the opportunity for Native people to gather in celebrating their rich heritage with one another. United San Antonio Pow Wow’s mission is to promote the traditions and culture of the American Indian in the most positive manner possible, provide Indian people the opportunity to participate, practice, teach and exchange tribal traditions among tribes, enlighten the non-Indian about the history and culture of America’s first inhabitants, and dispel stereotypes created about the American Indian. All donations are tax deductible [Federal 501(c)3 organization] to the full extent allowed by law.

Sunday Brunch with Champagne and Buffet Style food. Event is full with Fiesta Royalty and a Grito contest. With the purchase of your ticket price, each ticket holder has a chance to win a 2.0ct diamond! Admission is $150.

210-736-3702 | nativeamerican@netscape.net www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.org

210-495-0396 | lobellowomensassociation@gmail.com www.lobellowomensassociation.com

Chaparral Music Festival

Children’s Texas History Forum

San Antonio Parks Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Mary Jane Verette PMO COMMISSIONER: Kassie Martinez

DRT, Alamo Couriers Chapter PMO PRESIDENT: Amanda Mueller PMO COMMISSIONER: Peggy Huizar Guerrero

April 20, 5 – 11 pm

April 23, 9:30 am -12:30 pm

UTSA Park West, 8000 TX-1604

Casa Navarro, 228 S. Laredo

Chaparral is a country-fied Fiesta Celebration combining live Country Music, Country and Americana themed festival fair, family-friendly activities & games, local artisans & crafters, and, of course, cold beers, craft wine, and honky tonkin’ cocktails! And the best part of Chaparral is that it’s totally free! Conveniently set adjacent to the UTSA Athletic Complex, inside UTSA Park West, Chaparral Music Festival offers a free fun-filled day, making it a perfect Fiesta Celebration for cowboys, cowgirls, and their little ones. Presented in partnership with the UTSA Alumni Association.

The Children’s Texas History Forum is an annual event held during Fiesta San Antonio. This year, events will be held at Casa Navarro, the home of Jose Antonio Navarro, truest of Texans. Born in San Antonio, Navarro was a statesman, revolutionary, politician, rancher, and merchant. Students are taken back in time by reenactors and hostesses dressed in period clothing. Presentations of flags flown throughout San Antonio and Texas history are presented in a way that is educational and entertaining.

The San Antonio Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide enhancements to the parks of the City of San Antonio and County of Bexar, which improves the quality of life for all citizens.

The Alamo Couriers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a 200-member chapter composed of women who are descendants of the citizens who settled Texas and gave birth to the Republic of Texas. We also sponsor a hundred-plus member Children of the Republic of Texas group. We encourage historical research into the earliest records of Texas, fostering heritage, preserving of documents and perpetuation of the memory and spirit of the men and women who pioneered, settled, and fought for Texas. This event is free, but registration is required.

Admission is free to the public. VIP options are available for purchase.

City parking available.

210-212-8423 | marketing@saparksfoundation.org www.saparksfoundation.org

To register, contact Peggy Huizar Guerrero by calling 210-264-7321 or emailing peggysguerrero@gmail.com

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THE SAN ANTONIO PARKS FOUNDATION PRESENTS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UTSA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

PROCEEDS BENEFIT COMMUNITY PARK IMPROVEMENTS AND PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS


Chanclas y Cervezas (Partner Event) Brooks Gives Back PRESIDENT: Leo Gomez April 20, 2 – 9 pm The Greenline Park, 2532 Sidney Brooks

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Brooks introduces an all-new, one-of-a-kind celebration – Chanclas y Cervezas – just in time for Fiesta on April 20, 2019 from 2 to 9 pm at The Greenline Park. Chanclas y Cervezas will feature a variety of games and competitions that will put your chancla throwing, swinging and decorating skills to the test. This family-friendly event will also feature live entertainment, craft and activity stations, food booths and a selection of the finest cervezas from throughout San Antonio and around the world. We’re expecting more than 1,500 in attendance. Don’t miss your chance to become San Antonio’s chancla throwing champion. Parking and admission is free with food and drink available for purchase. All who live, work, learn, play and stay at Brooks are vested in the ideals of the common good, generosity and aspirational growth for the entire Brooks family. Brooks Gives Back serves as the vehicle by which all members of the Brooks community can contribute financially to meaningful growth and improvement of the Brooks campus and its surrounding neighborhoods. 210-678-3300 | events@livebrooks.com www.livebrooks.com/news/events/

fiesta partner event

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2PM - 9PM

The Greenline 2532 Sidney Brooks

We’re keeping it Puro SA at Brooks We’re keeping it Puro SA at Brooks with chancla throwing, live music, crafts, local food vendors, and of course, mucha cerveza. Come on down to The Greenline with your family and friends to celebrate Fiesta the South Side way. Parking and admission is free with food and drinks available for purchase.

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#livebrooks For more information visit livebrooks.com/events

Chili Queens Chili Cook-Off

Crown the King! Public Crowning of Rey Feo

The Happy Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Kenneth Garrett PMO COMMISSIONER: Joan Duckworth

Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Charlie Garza | PMO COMMISSIONER: Lisa Andrade Gonima

April 28, 3 – 8 pm The Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham

April 19, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita Street

May the best chili win! In this unconventional interpretation of a historical event, competitors from all over put their chili recipes to the test. Judging the chili is only the first part of this wonderful event. Each chili must be represented by a queen. Being glamorous won’t win you this competition! We are looking for a queen who redefines the “tacky”! The man or woman who can get the crowd to say “wow that’s tacky!” will be given the one-and-only Whoochie award. Come enjoy refreshing cocktails and the intoxicating energy of the historic Bonham Exchange dance floor at this one-of-a-kind event! The Happy Foundation is dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; the preservation of our historic building at 411 Bonham Street in San Antonio, Texas; LGBT history; and encouraging contemporary art. 18+ Only! Proceeds go to charities that benefit the community! 210-224-9219 | thechiliqueens@yahoo.com www.bonhamexchange.net 86 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Enjoy an evening of free Fiesta fun for the entire family with the crowning of the 71st Rey Feo. You will be treated to the sound of mariachis, folklorico dancers and much excitement! Enjoy a chance to meet members of his royal court, former Reyes Feos, members of the Consejo and other Fiesta royalty! Founded by Rey Feo XXXII Logan Stewart in 1982, the Rey Feo Educational Foundation is a membership-based organization of former Reyes Feos and other business and civic leaders. The members uphold the traditions and support the fundraising efforts to further the educational activities of the LULAC Rey Feo scholarship program. Rey Feo was founded by LULAC Council #2 in 1947. 210-775-2343 | landrade@reyfeoconsejo.org | www.reyfeoconsejo.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show University of the Incarnate Word PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Thomas Evans PMO COMMISSIONER: Dr. Sharon Welkey

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April 29, 6 - 8 pm The McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels 78209 University of the Incarnate Word student designers will present collections they have designed in a year-long fashion capstone course representing different garment categories and varying model sizes. Product Development and Merchandising students will display projects representing supply-chain management and fast fashion companies. Up-and-coming student designers will also present their top designs from advanced courses. Proceeds benefit Fashion Management scholarships for current students. UIW’s Design Program was ranked #8 in the Southwest (Top 25 percent of schools considered) by 2018FashionSchools.org. With over 130 years of tradition, UIW is the largest Catholic University in the state and the third-largest private university in Texas. Nearly 90 degrees are offered to more than 11,000 students. UIW has locations in San Antonio, two campuses in Mexico, and a European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany. Visit our website for ticket info! 210-829-6013 | development@uiwtx.edu | www.cuttingedge-sa.com

Deco Fiesta Network for Young Artists PMO PRESIDENT: Lionel Estrada |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Sal Lujan

April 20, 12 – 11 pm Deco District, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd.

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD April 29, 2019 · The McNay Art Museum 6:00pm Registration/Viewing · 7:00 Show For information: www.cuttingedge-sa.com or call (210) 832-3219

This official Fiesta event brings local residents and tourists together in San Antonio’s historic Deco District. This outdoor festival offers performances by local and national musicians of all ages, a diverse food and drink menu, local art vendors and community spirit for all to enjoy. ®

Located in the area behind the Woodlawn Theatre just off Fredericksburg Road, Deco Fiesta is celebrating its 7th year as an official Fiesta Event! With all proceeds benefitting the Network for Young Artists (NYA), an organization that provides affordable classes in voice, guitar, percussion, keyboard, dance and has served as a vehicle to showcase talent for San Antonio area youth ages 4-20 since 1999. Bag Restrictions – Any bags, including diaper bags, larger than 12” x 12” x 6” and backpacks are prohibited. We encourage the use of clear or mesh bags so that we can expedite entry into our event. 210-226-5611 | nya@nya.us | www.decofiesta.org

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WWW.DECOFIESTA.ORG Š 2019 Network for Young Artists & Deco Fiesta


Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo The Order of the Alamo PMO PRESIDENT: Marshall Steves |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Webb Sellers

April 24, 8 – 10 pm Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St.

An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits those who attend the Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, one of the central features of Fiesta San Antonio. With a spectacularly set stage, the symphony orchestra performs the accompaniment as visiting and in-town Duchesses make their full-court bows, followed by the presentation of Her Royal Highness the Princess and the Coronation of Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. All wear elaborate dresses and trains spangled with glittering beads, crystals, and jewels. After the court is seated within the magnificent stage setting, musicians and others entertain the royalty and the audience.

Save the Date

Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:00 p.m. | The Majestic Theater

Founded by San Antonio businessmen and community leaders in 1909, The Order of the Alamo celebrates Texas’ heroic struggle for independence from Mexico. The group chose its first Queen that year and staged her coronation at the Old Beethoven Halle. Thought by many to be one of the most magnificent and unusual events of its kind in the country, the Coronation of the Queen is an unforgettable evening for the whole family. Admission is $25-$100.

Tickets available at Tickemaster

361.442.4764 | webbsellers@gmail.com | www.theatresanantonio.com

Dance With the King Fiesta® Square Dance

El Rey Fido Coronation

Alamo Area Square & Round Dance Association PMO PRESIDENT: Don Winkler | PMO COMMISSIONER: Rita Creswell

San Antonio Humane Society PMO PRESIDENT: Nancy F. May |

April 26, 7 – 10 pm

April 20, 10-11 am | Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St.

Tri-Point Center, 3233 North St. Mary’s Street

The El Rey Fido (ERF) Coronation became an official Fiesta event in 2014, but the ERF tradition has been carried on since its humble beginnings in 2002. This annual celebration is the culmination of months of vigorous fundraising by local participants and their canine pets to raise the most for the dogs and cats at the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS). This dog-friendly event is carried out in true Fiesta spirit, from folklórico dances to vivid royal canine attire. Costumed pooches are encouraged! The highlight of the day: the presentation of El Rey Fido (the doggie king/queen) and the canine Royal Court. These crowned and robed top-fundraising dogs walk the stage in honor of their dedication to the SAHS’s mission to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats.

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Felicia Niño

Organized in 1950, the Alamo Area Square & Round Dance Association consists of thirteen clubs, which include square dancing, round dancing, clogging, and contra clubs. Square Dancing is friendship set to music.

The SAHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and surrounding areas since 1952. Every year, the SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates approximately 5,000 animals. Through adoption, volunteer, foster, and educational programs, the SAHS reminds the public of the importance of responsible pet ownership. The SAHS is not affiliated with nor receives regular financial support from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The SAHS hopes to emphasize the importance of giving locally through events such as the ERF fundraising competition and Coronation.

210-352-5369 | racreswell@hotmail.com | www.alamoarea.org

210-226-7461 | fnino@SAhumane.org | www.SAhumane.org/erf

Dance with the King Fiesta Square Dance is where King Antonio and his court learn how to square dance. It’s a night of good, wholesome, family-oriented fun and good for the community.

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EL REY FIDO Coronation 2019 Join us as Jerry, El Rey Fido XVI, passes on the crown to El Rey Fido XVII and we celebrate the new Royal Court of top fundraising dogs!

Saturday, April 20 10-11am Sheraton Gunter Hotel 205 E. Houston St. SAhumane.org/ERF

Official Portraits by Renee Spade Photography


Earth Day

Family Fiesta®

City of San Antonio Westside Development Corp. PMO PRESIDENT: Leonard B. Rodriguez PMO COMMISSIONER: Hilda Santiago

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church PMO PRESIDENT: Rev. Polly Angle | PMO COMMISSIONER: Rebecca Archer April 25, 5 – 9 pm | 5247 Vance Jackson Rd.

April 13, 10 am – 3 pm

The Colonial Hills United Methodist Church Family Fiesta provides fun for kids of all ages in an alcohol- and smoke-free environment. This popular event has been the source for laughter and springtime family magic since 1991. The event features delicious food, inflatables, train ride, fire engine display, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, cascarones, regalia, and games. An entertainment stage showcases puppets, cloggers, mariachis, and contemporary Christian music praise bands. For almost three decades, thousands of participants have enjoyed a stellar Fiesta experience. Parking and admission are free.

Woodlawn Lake, 1303 Cincinnati Earth Day is a time to get outside, create, explore, and celebrate environmental stewardship. The event informs residents of San Antonio on how to protect the resources that are essential to the well-being of our communities. There will be a diversity of booths, educational activities, delicious vegetarian and vegan food, environmental speakers, live music, outdoor games, giveaways, raffle and fun for the whole family. The Westside Development Corporation (WDC) addresses long-term economic development concerns in the inner Westside of San Antonio, including blight, gaps in available services, high unemployment rate, and low per capita income for an area where 93% of the population is Hispanic and/ or Latino. WDC operates solely in the Westside in the WDC Empowerment Zone, serving the most vulnerable in San Antonio’s communities. 210-501-0192| info@westsidedevcorp.com www.westsidedevcorp.com/earth-day-2019

Admission is free. Parking and entertainment are free. Some attractions and food cost $1-$6. Backpacks for baby and medical necessities only. 210-349-2401 | familyfiesta@chumc.org | www.chumc.org

Festival de Animales San Antonio Zoo PMO PRESIDENT: Timothy Morrow |

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church has been a vital part of its Vance Jackson neighborhood for over 50 years providing worship, a school, a gym, and a day care center. The growing congregation offers multigenerational and community service opportunities including Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Youth Literacy volunteers, monthly food distribution, Vacation Bible School, and additional infant, child, youth, young adult, adult, and senior programs.

Fiesta® Carnival PMO COMMISSIONER:

Elisa Rodriguez

April 27 & 28, 10 am – 5 pm San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. We’re celebrating the animals, culture, and food of Latin America! Take a tour of South America during this day-time event. Started in 2016, Festival de Animales highlights the Zoo’s conservation efforts in Latin America and educates guests on the animals native to Latin American that call the San Antonio Zoo home. Amazing up-close animal interactions, culinary delights, entertainment, and authentic merchandise from Latin America are sure to delight while guests immerse themselves in the South American culture. A visit to Festival de Animales will help further the zoo’s vision to secure a future for wildlife through loving, engaging with, acting for, and protecting animals and the places they live. San Antonio Zoo, operated by San Antonio Zoological Society, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoological Association of America, and Humane Certified by American Humane. The zoo is home to thousands of animals, including mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo welcomes more than a million visitors each year and is open year-round.

Fiesta® San Antonio Commission April 18 and 22: 6 – 11 pm April 19, 24: 5 pm – 12 am April 20, 26, 27: 11 am – 12 am April 21 and 28: 11 am – 11 pm April 23, 25: 6 pm – 12 am Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St.

Event is free with Zoo admission ticket. Adults $23.99 and Children $20.99

Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land. Glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods in the heart of San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta®-goers. Revenue from this event helps support the activities of Fiesta® San Antonio.

210-734-7184 | info@sazoo.org | www.sazoo.org

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Festival de Cascarones

Fiesta® Arts Fair

Texas A&M University-San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson PMO COMMISSIONER: Kathleen Curp

Southwest School of Art PMO PRESIDENT: Paula Owen |

April 28, 1 – 8 pm Texas A&M-San Antonio, One University Way Celebrate the finale of Fiesta® San Antonio with Texas A&M University– San Antonio’s FESTIVAL DE CASCARONES! Now in its eighth year, the culmination of the city’s most vibrant celebrations of culture will take place at one of the fastest-growing universities in the state. This is a free event and we invite you to visit our beautiful campus for a day of fun and excitement with live music and family-friendly activities. It will truly be a spectacle as the University continues the annual Cascarones smash! Texas A&M–San Antonio is the first four-year institution of higher education located in the heart of South San Antonio. In 2019, the University is celebrating our 10th Anniversary and hope you will join us in our year-long celebrations. We are excited about our growth and look forward to supporting the San Antonio community. Again, come and visit as parking and admission is FREE! Bag Restriction – Backpacks for baby and medical necessities only. 210-784-JAGS (5247) | festival@tamusa.edu www.festivaldecascarones.com

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Barbara Hill

April 20, 10 am – 6 pm | April 21, 11 am – 5 pm Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta Art lovers from far and wide convene on the Fiesta Arts Fair, now in its 46th year, on the picturesque and historic grounds of Southwest School of Art. Located along San Antonio’s renowned River Walk, the festive twoday event, offers visitors the opportunity to interact with artists and purchase high-quality contemporary and traditional art and crafts from approximately 115 exhibitors. Guests are treated to live regional music, food and beverage booths and an interactive children’s art area. Southwest School of Art is a nationally recognized leader in visual arts education and the only independent college of art in Texas. Offering not only a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program, but also studio art programs for adults, children, and teens, Southwest School of Art is well known for shaping art and artists one by one. In addition to its teaching mission, Southwest School of Art advances the visual arts by providing world-class contemporary art exhibitions, lectures and workshops with visiting artists. Admission is $15 adult (2-day admittance), $5 per child 5-12, children under 5 free. 210-200-8200 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org/fiestaartsfair

Fiesta Castle Hills

Fiesta® Cornyation

Castle Hills Community Organization PMO PRESIDENT: Ana Frias | PMO COMMISSIONER: John Kenny

Fiesta® Cornyation, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: Thomas McKenzie |

April 20, 8 am – 5 pm

April 23 – 25, 7 pm and 10 pm

The Commons in Castle Hills, 209 Lemonwood

Charlene McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, Texas 78205

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Ray Chavez

Cornyation is an adult-oriented satirical and theatrical review of current local, state, national and international events.

Fiesta Castle Hills is a day-long celebration in the Spirit of Fiesta San Antonio bringing the Castle Hills and surrounding communities together in celebration of our cultural heritage and raising funds to support nonprofit organizations in and near Castle Hills. In 1999, a group of residents from Castle Hills believed that Fiesta San Antonio was getting larger and it was time for Castle Hills to have a celebration along with the city of San Antonio. The idea was to have a small-town celebration within the larger city. 210-570-8654 | fiestacastlehillstx@gmail.com www.fiestacastlehillstx.org 94 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Fiesta Cornyation is a permanently committed nonprofit charitable organization with the purpose of enriching the lives of people in San Antonio with HIV or affected by HIV. Since it became a nonprofit corporation Cornyation has donated over $2 million back to the community. Cornyation has also established an annual scholarship for up to four students, which grants college scholarships to San Antonio student majoring in the arts. Various ticket prices. Tickets available through the Majestic/Empire Box Office, Ticketmaster, and The Fiesta® Store from $15 - $100. 210-845-0094 | info@fiestacornyation.org | www.fiestacornyation.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Fiesta® de la Familia

Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church PMO PRESIDENT: Father Rudy Carrola PMO COMMISSIONER: Hope Rodriguez

Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Charlie Garza PMO COMMISSIONER: Lisa Andrade Gonima

April 14, 11 am – 8 pm

April 19-28, Fri. April 19 4 pm – midnight, Sun.- Fri. 10 am – 12 am, Sat. 10 am – 1 am

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and School, 700 Dewhurst

Celebrating 26 years of Fiesta de la Familia fun on the spacious grounds of St. Gregory the Great Church and School! This is a family-oriented Fiesta with no entry fee and food, beverages, games, live/silent auction and music for your enjoyment. Over the past 60 years, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School has provided outstanding educational and spiritual opportunities to thousands of children in a private-school setting. They strive to fully live their Catholic faith and pursue academic excellence with great dedication. 210-342-0281 | hope.rodriguez@stgregorys.net | www.stgregorys.net

Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Combine Rey Feo - a cherished Fiesta icon, with Market Square - a historic center in the hears of the city, and San Antonio gets 10 days of free, quality entertainment! This is one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations and has something in store for the entire family. Experience daily live entertainment from multiple stages featuring a variety of music from the best in Tejano, Cumbia and Conjunto to rocking cover bands! Enjoy Fiesta staples such as funnel cakes, agua fresca, turkey legs, fajitas and much, much more. Your taste buds will have a Fiesta as you enjoy food from over 30 delicious food booths. Founded by Rey Feo XXXII Logan Stewart in 1982, the Rey Feo Educational Foundation is a membership-based organization of former Reyes Feos and other business and civic leaders. The members uphold the traditions and support the fundraising efforts to further the educational activities of the LULAC Rey Feo scholarship program. Rey Feo was started by LULAC Council #2 in 1947. (210) 775-2343 landrade@reyfeoconsejo.org | VISIT www.fiestadelosreyes.com FOR ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Friday, April 19 – thru – Sunday, April 28 10 AM – Midnight

& Saturdays Till 1 AM fiestadelosreyes.com

Free, live music all day and night!

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Fiesta® de los Niños Port San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Jim Perschbach |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Rosalie Pecina

April 20, 10 am – 6 pm Port San Antonio, 200 Donald Goodrich Rd. This is a party for the “PintSized Folks.” A parade will lead the way through Port San Antonio at noon, and there’s lots more to do. Children can enjoy games, STEM activities and rides, all in a safe, alcohol-free environment.

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Even though this is a Fiesta de los Niños, parents, we haven’t forgotten about you. There will be music and room for dancing. And don’t worry, we’ve got food vendors with all your favorite treats. So don’t miss one party that caters to the kids!

Fiesta Especial® 5K & Parade PMO PRESIDENT:

Cynthia Hamilton |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

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April 20, 7 am – 1 pm

April 23, 10 am – 3 pm

City of Windcrest City Hall, 8601 Midcrown

Alamodome, Parking Lot C, 100 Montana St.

Fiesta Especial® #Inclusion 5K and Parade will be held in the City of Windcrest area. This 5K Race & 1 Mile Dash are inclusive to people with all abilities! Entry Divisions are inclusive of not only runners and walkers, but of those who utilize wheelchairs, handcycles, trikes, strollers, guides and other adaptive aids and devices to compete. There is a $35/$25 race/dash registration fee. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate. The 5K & 1 Mile Dash is followed by a vibrant, fun, and festive small-town Fiesta parade that will bring smiles to the hearts of spectators young and old. Finisher Medals are awarded in each division.

Fiesta Especial® Celebration Day, is a oneday community-based education program and carnival experience for children and adults with disabilities to participate in along with their schools, programs and families. Participation in this event is FREE. Advance registration is REQUIRED and no general admission will be allowed at the entrance gate.

disABILITYsa works to educate, advance, and engage individuals with disabilities by sharing information, creating opportunities, and strengthening the organizations that serve them. The Fiesta Especial® program creates inclusive and educational experiences engaging individuals with disabilities in San Antonio’s biggest celebration of heritage, culture, and diversity…Fiesta®!

Sandy Liwang

disABILTYsa works to educate, advance, and engage individuals with disabilities by sharing information, creating opportunities, and strengthening organizations that serve them. The Fiesta Especial® programs creates inclusive and educational experiences engaging individuals with disabilities in San Antonio’s biggest celebration of heritage, culture and diversity…Fiesta®!

5K/1Mile entry is $35/$25 and Parade Spectating & Activities are FREE. Accessible Guides included at no additional cost.

Thanks to Wade Shows, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, and the Fiesta Especial Royal Court, admission is free. Advanced registration is REQUIRED.

210-704-7262 | fiestaespecial@disabilitysa.org | www.fiestaespecial.org

210-704-7262 | fiestaespecial@disabilitysa.org | www.fiestaespecial.org

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Fiesta® Fandango Run San Antonio RoadRunners PMO PRESIDENT: Scott Peacock |

Fiesta® Festival PMO COMMISSIONER:

Ginger Murray

April 27, 6:30 pm | Parade Route / Broadway & Grayson

Volunteer Services Council for the San Antonio State Supported Living Center PMO PRESIDENT: Ralph A. Henry | PMO COMMISSIONER: Paul E. Fernandez April 20, 10 am – 4 pm San Antonio State Supported Living Center @ Pecan Valley, 6711 S. New Braunfels, Ste. 500 Celebrating Fiesta Festival’s 25th Anniversary!!!

Come run or walk as you are cheered on by thousands of spectators. This 2.6 mile route preceeds the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Run in costume or just come out and run with family and friends. This is a family-friendly event. The San Antonio RoadRunners (SARR), was organized May 7, 1973, as a volunteer, nonprofit group dedicated to the promotion of running for physical fitness, fellowship and fun. The club is affiliated with the RoadRunners Club of America (RRCA), a national organization of running clubs dedicated to running and runners’ rights. Proceeds from all races go to award scholarships to high school seniors involved in track and field that plan to attend college.

Our event benefits over 200 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that reside at the S.A. State Supported Living Center. Enjoy our affordable food & drink booths, bring chairs for the mini-parade that begins at Noon, featuring the fabulous Alamo City Community Marching Band, Fiesta royalty, SASSLC royalty, dancers, cheerleaders, motorcycles, furry-pet friends, Mariachis and more. The entertainment stage includes live Tejano performances, ballet folklorico, dancers, mariachis and music all day long. Enjoy a fun-filled family friendly midway with children games, food booths and local vendors selling a large variety of goods. Fiesta Festival is the first official fiesta event to cater to the special needs community. It changes lives, breaks down barriers and includes our residents in the camaraderie of Fiesta. The Volunteer Services Council (VSC) for the San Antonio State Supported Living Center (SASSLC) provides volunteer support and funds for birthday parties, holiday events and special recreation activities for the residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that are served by the Living Center.

Registration fee required. $15 - $40.

Free admission and free parking.

210-240-8164 | fiesta-fandango@att.net | www.saroadrunners.com

210-531-3729 | maria.rodriguez4@hhsc.state.tx.us

Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair

Fiesta’s® Feathered Friends

Fiesta San Antonio Commission

Alamo Exhibition Bird Club

April 18, 3 – 9 pm | Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St.

PMO PRESIDENT & COMMISSIONER:

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Fiesta Fiesta has grown and is back in a big way for 2019. The footprint is bigger, the music offerings more diverse, and the culinary scene has gone international. Experience live music on a mainstage, barter for Fiesta® medals from your favorite Fiesta events, lounge with your family in a kid-friendly atmosphere, shop locally made arts and crafts, and taste creations from San Antonio’s culinary talents all under the shade of San Antonio’s skyline. On April 18, we come together for a night of just that at Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair! Fiesta Fiesta officially kicks off 11-days of food, fashion, music, entertainment, and family-friendly fun – all benefitting local, nonprofit causes. The official kick-off gathers the Alamo City together for one evening for revelers to experience the diversity and culture Fiesta embodies. There is something for everyone, and Fiesta Fiesta is a must-do for seasoned and novice partygoers alike.

David Dupuy

April 20, 10 am – 2 pm San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 555 Funston Place Come out to the Gardens with your parrot to meet and greet some of San Antonio’s other feathered friends along with their keepers. Successful bird keepers will be on hand to give advice about managing birds, along with information about toys, cages, diets, and avian accessories. This event is being held concurrently with the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s “Viva Botanica.” Come out and enjoy the San Antonio Botanical Gardens with our colorful feathered friends.

In 2019, Chef Brian West returns with his closest chef friends to Fiesta Fiesta with Taste of the Republic, the VIP culinary party of Fiesta Fiesta. Distilled spirit tastings rooms representing the culinary regions of Texas will flank the courtyard of flavor and pairings you’ve grown to love. Visit www.fiestasanantonio.org for tickets!

Alamo Exhibition Bird Club is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1972 whose mission is to promote the education and welfare of caged birds, including breeding and keeping caged birds healthy and happy in captivity. Through education and conservation, we can insure the future of these beautiful creatures in U.S. Aviculture for many years to come.

Tune in to KSAT12 or KSAT.com for live coverage!

Admission is free with general admission.

210-227-5191 | info@fiesta-sa.org | www.fiesta-sa.org

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Fiesta® Flower Show

Fiesta® Gartenfest

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Ferne Burney | PMO COMMISSIONER: Jane Stone

Beethoven Maennerchor PMO PRESIDENT: Claus Heide |

April 19, 2 – 4 pm | April 20, 10 am – 4 pm

April 24-26, 5 pm – 12 am

The Woodword House, 1717 San Pedro

Beethoven Halle and Garden, 422 Pereida St.

This year the Woman’s Club celebrates the 106th Official Fiesta Flower Show in the historic home, the Woodward House, built in 1904. You will find a beautiful array of floral arrangements and horticulture displays. National Flower Show representatives judge the arrangements. The theme for 2019 is “My Fair Fiesta Lady.” Look for surprises in decorations and themes as you walk into the mansion that is the home of the historic club. The event showcases members’ talents and creativity with their interpretations of the various categories.

Make plans to join the Beethoven Maennerchor and celebrate Fiesta German-style. Come early and enjoy the lively Biergarten as it fills with sounds of German entertainment and Gemuetlichkeit. Enjoy German food and beverages as well as entertainment provided by the 50-piece concert band and other performers. The dance band plays until midnight. El Rey Feo makes his official visit Wednesday and King Antonio Thursday.

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio is a charter member of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission. From 1913, the Fiesta Flower Show has continued to be a part of the Fiesta San Antonio festivities to the present day. 210-732-4811 | womansclubofsa@aol.com www.thewomansclubofsa.org

PMO COMMISSIONER:

David Uhler

The purpose of Beethoven Maennerchor Inc. is the preservation of German music, language, culture and customs. Founded in 1867, the Maennerchor is the oldest active singing society in Texas. Admission is $8 pre-sale and $10 at the gate; children 12 and under are free. 210-222-1521 | www.beethovenmaennerchor.com

Fiesta Flambeau® Parade

Fiesta® Hat Contest and Luncheon

Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: Bonnie Carrisal | PMO COMMISSIONER: Michael Flores

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Ferne Burney | PMO COMMISSIONER: Jane Stone

April 27, 7 – 10:30 pm | Parade Route

April 24, 10:30 am – 3 pm

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The 2019 Fiesta Fleambeau® Parade will celebrate with “Reflections of Music Past” as the parade theme. It is the largest illuminated night parade and the highlight of Fiesta®. The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade continues to light up the streets of downtown San Antonio along the 2.6 mile route and is viewed by an estimated 750,000+ spectators and antoher 1.5 million television audience. Leading our parade for its 71st year is our premier band, The University of Texas Longhorn Band, followed by spectacular themed floats, marching units, local, out of town and out of state bands, dance groups, equestrian units and many other attractions that create a memorable night of illuminated entertainment. The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association, Inc.’s mission is to plan, organize, produce and stage the Fiesta Flambeau Parade annually during Fiesta San Antonio. It does so to enhance the celebration for the San Antonio community and its visitors. It is a nonprofit, volunteer organization with 81 members and more than 300 volunteers. Tune in to KSAT12 or KSAT.com for live coverage! To purchase advance tickets visit www.fiestaflambeauparade.org or call 210-364-5349. Bleacher seating prices vary $18.50 - $35. For Street Chairs, visit www.fiestasanantonio.org 98 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. The everpopular Fiesta Hat Contest and Luncheon returns for the 26th year. Participants enjoy a delicious lunch, a silent auction, a raffle, and a rip-snorting competition of prize winning hats in several categories Most Beautiful, Spirit of Fiesta, Glitz and Glam, Vintage, Men’s Hats, and many more. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for local students and contribute to the restoration of the historic landmark mansion that houses The Woman’s Club. Rich in history and tradition, The Woman’s Club of San Antonio celebrates its 120th year. We are a charter member of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission. Admission is $75. 210-732-4811 | womansclubofsa@aol.com | www.thewomansclubofsa.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Fiesta® in Blue

Fiesta® Jazz Band Festival

United States Air Force Band of the West

St. Mary’s University Department of Music PMO PRESIDENT: Thomas Mengler | PMO COMMISSIONER: John Rankin

April 23, 7 pm Edgewood Theater of the Performing Arts, 402 Lance St.

April 27, 8 am – 6 pm St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria

Stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the Band of the West has presented its annual Fiesta in Blue concert since 1985. Since it was formed in 1947, the USAF Band of the West has performed for presidents, heads of state, and dignitaries from around the world, earning an outstanding reputation among America’s military bands. The United States Air Force Band of the West travels more than 125,000 miles annually and provides more than 300 performances to audiences throughout a seven-state region and Puerto Rico. We proudly represent “Military City U.S.A.,” and look forward to doing so now and into the future. Viva Fiesta!!

The Fiesta Jazz Band Festival is San Antonio’s oldest educational jazz festival. We attract junior and senior high school jazz ensembles from Texas and neighboring states. Participants perform for criticism before a panel of renowned jazz clinicians. Trophies and awards are given for outstanding performances in various categories. Special jazz clinics take place through the day including a mid-day clinic by the Fiesta Jazz Artist. Past clinicians have included Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Mintzer, Gordon Goodwin, Hannibal Lokumbe, and Will Kennedy. Enjoy tomorrow’s future jazz artist performing for Fiesta. The Music Department of St. Mary’s University presents the Fiesta Jazz Band Festival. The event offers a unique educational and music performance experience for over 500 middle school, high school and college jazz student performers from across the state. At the same time it gives the Fiesta audience and the San Antonio community a free-admission family event.

210-671-3934 | www.bandofthewest.af.mil

210-436-3421 | jazzfest@stmarytx.edu | www.stmarytx.edu

Fiesta® Kings Cup

Fiesta® Lacrosse Invitational

San Antonio Polo Club PMO PRESIDENT: Ursula Pari |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Debby A Munoz

San Antonio Lacrosse Association PMO PRESIDENT: Bill Montez | PMO COMMISSIONER: Chip Flanagan

April 20, 12 – 4:30 pm | Olmos Basin Park, 651 Devine Road

April 20, 8:30 am – 4 pm | St. Mary’s Hall, 9401 Starcrest

The San Antonio Polo Club presents the 5th annual Fiesta Kings Cup. Teams composed of players from San Antonio and Texas will represent Team King Antonio and Team El Rey Feo in the official Polo match consisting of 4 chukkers (periods) and a championship round. Guests can enjoy an official VIP area or General Admission area to view the match. Guests will be able to participate in a divot stamp at intermission and our fancy hat contest. Prizes and silent auction items will be available.

A full day of rotation lacrosse team play guaranteeing 3-4 games per team. The theme to hone varsity skill levels in lacrosse in real time team competition. Open to JV level players and middle and youth level teams. Open to San Antonio and outside area teams. This event has been a major event in the Texas High School Lacrosse calendar as a Spring Break event. San Antonio and Austin area teams have been the major participants. Houston teams have also participated.

The San Antonio Polo Club (SAPC) mission is to promote the public education, awareness and appreciation for the sport of polo in the United States as part of a community wide program, make charitable grants to other 501(c)3 organizations, encourage the youth of the community to appreciate the sport of polo through various educational programs, including actual physical participation in polo games and scrimmages, and provide free equestrian events and assistance to other 501(c)3 charitable organizations in need of financial or location assistance. Tickets are $150 for VIP, $20 General Admission and $10 for children. 210.310.9866 | info@sanantoniopoloclub.org www.sanantoniopoloclub.com 100 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

The San Antonio Lacrosse Association was formed 30 years ago to promote the growth and player skill level of the sport of Lacrosse in the San Antonio at the high school, middle and youth player levels consistent with the goals of U.S. Lacrosse, Inc., the national governing body. Admission is free for spectators. 210-286-3291 | bmontez@sbcglobal.net W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


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Fiesta® Mariachi Mass

Fiesta® Masquerade Party

San Fernando Cathedral PMO PRESIDENT: Guillermo Zepeda |

PMO COMMISSIONER: Robert Ruiz, Jr.

April 7, 8 am | San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Psi Alpha Chapter PMO PRESIDENT: Jimmie E. McMillion PMO COMMISSIONER: Gregory Thompson April 19, 8 pm – 1 am Hilton Garden Inn Live Oak, 8101 Pat Booker Rd

Now in its 22nd year, the annual Mariachi Mass blesses all Fiesta royalty, commissioners and participants as they embark on their various commitments during Fiesta. San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731 and is the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in Texas. The Cathedral has the added distinction of being the oldest standing church building in Texas, and for 288 years, has been serving the people of the Archdiocese and San Antonio. The Cathedral is the official center of the city marked by a medallion embedded in the floor of the Cathedral by the City Council.

The 18th Annual Fiesta Masquerade Party, sponsored by the Psi Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, is a multicultural celebration in the spirit of the San Antonio Fiesta. Attendees at the event are highly encouraged to dress in the festive outfit of their choice. There’s a $100 cash prize for the best costume. The Fiesta Masquerade Party is expressly designed to get people into the overall fever of the San Antonio Fiesta season. Price includes food, door prizes and musical entertainment including Zydeco, Jazz, R&B, Ol’ School, Pop, Reggae, Latino/ Salsa, etc. Proceeds from this event go to the Psi Alpha Scholarship Fund. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Psi Alpha Chapter, chartered on November 1, 1940, is celebrating its 78th Anniversary. Psi Alpha is committed to community service in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The Chapter awards college scholarships, mentors junior high school male students, supports Big Brothers/Big Sisters, provides free back-to-school haircuts and works with the San Antonio Food Bank. Admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

210-227-1297 | info@sfcathedral.org | www.sfeathedral.org

210-863-0601 | gregau79@aol.com | psialphachapter.com

Fiesta® Mission 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk

Fiesta® Nueva

San Antonio RoadRunners PMO PRESIDENT: Scott Peacock |

Saint John’s Lutheran Church PMO PRESIDENT: Laurie Haiduk |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Ginger Murray

April 13, 8 am | Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr.

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Mary Boehme

April 28, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm / 9:30 am Mariachi Service Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva

Start off Fiesta by participating in the San Antonio RoadRunners 44th annual Fiesta Mission 10k, 5k and kids run. Walkers welcomed. Music, food, and refreshments after the race for all participants. All participants receive an official 2019 Fiesta medal. San Antonio RoadRunners (SARR), was organized May 7, 1973, as a volunteer, nonprofit group dedicated to the promotion of running for physical fitness, fellowship and fun. The club is affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), a national organization of running clubs dedicated to running and runners’ rights.

End your Fiesta fun at St. John’s Fiesta Nueva with a celebration for the entire family. Join us for the Mariachi Service beginning at 9:30 am. Follow the Mariachi Group out onto the church grounds to enjoy an afternoon filled with games and rides for children, food trucks, featuring Caliente Grill, B Daddy’s BBQ and North Shore Shave Ice/Tiki Hut. Drink booths and musical entertainment will be provided by Dirty River Dixie Band, San Antonio Music Academy’s Elite Group, St. John’s Holy Rollers and more. Silent Auction and raffle feature an array of great prizes. King Gallo XVI will be crowned. There is limited parking so come early.

Registration fee required. $15-$40

St. John’s Lutheran Church, located in the heart of the city directly across from La Villita. is the oldest Lutheran Church in San Antonio. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and the ministries of St. John’s. Please join us.

210-240-8164 | racing@saroadrunners.com | www.saroadrunners.com

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Fiesta® Olé

Fiesta Oyster Bake®

Pan American League PMO PRESIDENT: Sylvia R. Reyna

St. Mary’s University Alumni Association PMO PRESIDENT: Corinne Vela Zepata PMO COMMISSIONER: Steve Rosenauer

April 14, 10 am – 2 pm Security Service Corporate Headquarters, 15000 IH 10 West Fiesta Ole promises to awaken the Fiesta spirit within you. Latin rythms will welcome you as you step in to the Pan American League’s Bazaar. Reminiscent of a Mexican Market, the Bazaar is filled with an irresistible collection of jewelry, artwork, clothing, and more. A delicious luncheon will be served and while guests enjoy dessert, the clothing designs of the latest trendsetters. In celebration of our rich cultural history, designers will bring the history of authentic Mexican designs alive in Texas women through a San Antonio themed fashion show, entitled “Mexico Lindo.”

April 12, 5 – 11 pm; April 13, 12 – 11 pm St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria The mission of the Fiesta Oyster Bake® is to produce a quality, volunteer-driven, Fiesta San Antonio-approved music festival to raise funds for student scholarships to St. Mary’s University and to support the University and Alumni Association. The purposes of the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association are to preserve the close relationship between the University and her alumni, promote the ideals and goals of St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, provide support of the University in achieving these goals and serve the alumni by implementing reconnect programs that emphasize Marianist Spiritualism and Professional Development. $157 - VIP for Friday or Saturday (only 250 tickets will be sold for each day; sold online only, price includes convenience fee)

The Pan American League, founded in 1947 by civic-minded women, organizes special events to raise funds to support projects aimed at serving those in need. Today, efforts continue to support initiatives that provide health care, education, recreation, culture and well-being opportunities to the underserved in San Antonio. Admission is $65. Free parking.

Admission is $23* one-day; pre-sale (March 1 to 31) - $34* one-day; pre-sale (April 1 to April 13) - $40* two-day; pre-sale (March 1 to April 13) - $30 at the gate; children 12 and under are free. *includes convenience fee 210-436-3324 | oysterbake@stmarytx.edu www.oysterbake.com

210-385-3861 | reyna.sylvia5@gmail.com

Fiesta® Pooch Parade Therapy Animals of San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Gerald Dubinski, Jr. |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Lisa Lejk

April 27, 7:45 – 11 am Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca Calling all pooches!! There’s nothing better than spending a Saturday morning with your favorite human on a 2.6 mile walk through the tree-lined streets of Alamo Heights. Therapy Animals of San Antonio proudly presents its 21st Annual Fiesta® Pooch Parade! Come early for exhibits and presentations that you and your human friend can enjoy! The ever-popular Canine Costume Contest starts at 8:15 am and you must be registered to enter. If you love hanging out with your human and enjoy meeting other dogs, this event is for you. It will be a howling good time for both of you. Therapy Animals of San Antonio is a nonprofit that focuses on “bringing people and animals together for healing.” Our therapy teams visit many facilities touching the lives of people of all ages. Proceeds from the Fiesta® Pooch Parade remain in the local area to support our programs. Advance registration is $25 for individuals and $30 for families. 210-614-6734 | animal@therapyanimalssa.org www.therapyanimalssa.org FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

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Fiesta® POPS

Fiesta Run to Remember

San Antonio Symphony PMO PRESIDENT: Kathleen Weir Vale PMO COMMISSIONER: Freddie E. Cervera III

Alzheimer’s Association: San Antonio and South Texas Chapter PMO PRESIDENT: Margaret Barron

April 26 and 27, 8 pm; April 28, 2 pm The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

April 28, 8 AM Comanche Park, 6030 Padre Join the Alzheimer’s Association for the Seventh Annual Run to Remember taking place at Comanche Park. The Run to Remember is a chipped-time 5K/10K run that brings together family, friends, caregivers and community members to end this disease. The run promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for your mind and body, while bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Wear your brightest Fiesta colors and join us as we fight Alzheimer’s and stick around for a post party celebration including awards ceremony with food and drink.

Our annual Fiesta Pops concert features the music, dance and culture of Mexico and Latin America through the local talents of San Antonio. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Campanas de America and a colorful corp of dancers with the Guadalupe Dance Company. This program is sure to get you in the Fiesta spirit!

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. All funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, San Antonio & South Texas Chapter.

The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to delight, inspire, and engage our entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach.

Admission for spectators is free. Entry to race is: Before January 1st: 5K – $35 and 10K $45. Kids Fun Run – $15

Admission varies. 210-223-8624 | tobi@tobincenter.org | www.sasymphony.org

210-3932144 | beardvsbeans@gmail.com | www.runsignup.com/ Race/TX/SanAntonio/7thannualRuntoRemember5k10k

Fiesta® San Fernando

Fiesta® Tech Trek

San Fernando Cathedral PMO PRESIDENT: Guillermo Zepeda |

PMO COMMISSIONER: Robert Ruiz, Jr.

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce PMO PRESIDENT: Richard Perez | PMO COMMISSIONER: Julie Ring

April 25-26, 11 am – 12 am; April 27, 11 am – 1 am

Tuesday, April 23, 5 – 8 pm

San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza

San Antonio’s Downtown Tech District

Each year the cathedral hosts Fiesta San Fernando, a celebration of family, food and fun. Live entertainment daily and beautiful arts and crafts booths for your enjoyment.

What do you get when you mix the excitement of Fiesta and thousands of college students, tech professionals, investors, business owners, and entrepreneurs who are interested in our city’s growing tech industry? Find out at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Tech Trek! Over the course of the evening, trekkers will visit participating tech companies, enjoy food and beverages, and get an inside look into San Antonio’s downtown Tech District and our emerging tech scene. The Tech Trek is a celebration of entrepreneurship, technology, and most of all, Fiesta!

Take part in a Fiesta event rooted deep in the city’s history, where “fiestas” started more than 260 years ago. San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731 and is the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in Texas. The Cathedral has the added distinction of being the oldest standing church building in Texas, and for 288 years, has been serving the people of the Archdiocese and San Antonio. The Cathedral is the official center of the city marked by a medallion embedded in the floor of the Cathedral by the City Council. 210-227-1297 | events@sfcathedral.org | www.sfcathedral.org 104 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has been propelling business success since 1894. As the largest business association in the region, the Chamber advocates on behalf of business at the local, state and federal level on pro-business legislation; collaborates with education institution and organizations to build a stronger workforce for the future; and provides a way for businesses of every size to build their network. For more information, visit www.sachamber.org. 210-229-2100 | communications@sachamber.org www.satechtrek.splashthat.com W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Fiesta® Teen Queen Coronation

Fiesta® UTSA

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Ferne Burney | PMO COMMISSIONER: Jane Stone

The University of Texas at San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Taylor Eighmy PMO COMMISSIONER: Dr. Barry S. McKinney

April 7, 3 – 5 pm Jo Long Theater, 226 N. Hackberry (Carver Center)

April 12, 11 am – 3 pm UTSA Sombrilla Plaza, One UTSA Circle

The Fiesta Teen Queen is elected in November and begins her reign. Fiesta Royalty is present as she receives her crown in this lovely setting. King Antonio crowns the Fiesta Teen Queen, and King El Rey Feo crowns the Princess. Children and grandchildren of members of The Woman’s Club of San Antonio participate in this timeless pageant. The young ladies of the court participate in the Texas Cavalier’s River Parade along with other Fiesta Queens. Fiesta Teen Queen continues to represent The Woman’s Club of San Antonio throughout the year and throughout the city.

The Annual Fiesta® UTSA, in its 38th year as an official Fiesta event, and sponsored by RoadRunner Productions, a student organization, helps kick off Fiesta. The UTSA campus comes alive with food, music, games and entertainment. The UTSA student organizations run food and game booths as fundraisers. Enjoy live music and performances by the student organizations. Various costs for food and games.

Rich in history and tradition, The Woman’s Club of San Antonio celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. We are a charter member of the Fiesta Commission and participate in several community charities to improve lives in our city.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One research institution and world-ranked specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability and human and social development. With over 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.

210-732-4811 | womansclubofsa@aol.com www.thewomansclubofsa.org

210-458-4160 | getinvolved@utsa.edu www.utsa.edu/sa/roadrunnerproductions

Fiesta® Wildflower Ride

Fiesta® Women’s & Co-Ed Soccer Tournament

Morgan’s Wonderland PMO PRESIDENT: Ron Morander |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Paul Carter

April 28, 8 am-4 pm | Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 NW Loop 1604 E. Morgan’s Wonderland has established a special place where smiles and laughter lead to wonderful memories with family members, friends and caregivers. We provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of physical and economic barriers that all individuals – regardless of age, special need or disability – can come and enjoy. Join us on April 28th, 2019 for Fiesta San Antonio’s only cycling event. Participants and spectators alike can anticipate a memorable, funfilled day! In 2018 approximately 2000 athletes participated from Texas and beyond. Both young and the young at heart joined in this fitness experience as they cycled through our scenic hill country. Route distances available for weekend warriors, as well as seasoned athletes. Aid stations, SAG wagons, bicycle mechanics and local police are involved to ensure a safe event. Limited edition event medals and tee shirts are provided for all preregistered participants. We look forward to sharing the day with you and getting fit at San Antonio’s famous Fiesta. Registration is $35 – $70; minors under 15 must also have a parent riding. To register contact Lynda Stewart at 210-843-4234 or racedirector@rocketmail.com | www.fiestawildflower.com 106 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: Alice Klein | PMO COMMISSIONER: Liz Melson April 27 - 28, 8 am – 8 pm Star Soccer Complex – Main Venue, 5103 David Edwards Dr. Also, Schertz Complex, 75 Maske Rd. Shertz, TX 78154

The Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio is proud to announce its 41st annual Fiesta Women’s and Co-Ed Soccer Tournament. Women and co-ed teams from Texas and other states compete at all levels. Food, beverages and t-shirts are for sale. The Women’s Soccer Association consists of several divisions: Competitive, Recreation, Under 23, Over 30 and Co-ed. League games are played year-round. Fall and spring games are played Sundays, summer games during the week and Sundays and co-ed games Sunday afternoons. You may register year-round. Admission is free for spectators; there is a registration fee for participating teams. 210-394-2788 | soccerklein@sbcglobal.net | www.wsasa.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Fiesta® World Class Jazz Concert

FredStock Music Fest

St. Mary’s University Department of Music PMO PRESIDENT: Thomas Mengler | PMO COMMISSIONER: John Rankin

Music Business Program at San Antonio College PMO COMMISSIONER & PRESIDENT: Donnie Meals

April 26, 1 – 10 pm

April 26, 12 – 10 pm

St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria

San Antonio College, Lot 7 at corner of N. Main and Courtland, 124 W. Courtland

Enjoy the great sounds of national, regional and local jazz artists at this year’s Annual Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert. This event is sponsored by the Music Department at St. Mary’s University. The evening concert precedes outstanding University and Junior College jazz bands along with area jazz groups beginning at 1 pm. Our main guest artist takes the stage at 8:30 pm.

Fredstock is an annual family-friendly music festival that brings in an array of fans to hear a variety of music styles from performing artists. Guests can walk through the sponsored booths of arts and crafts, participate in games, sample delights from food vendors, and admission is all free! Lawn chairs and ice chests are welcomed.

The Music Department of St. Mary’s University presents the Fiesta Jazz Festival’s World Class Jazz Concert. It presents university and college jazz ensembles followed by regional and national jazz artists. This concert offers the San Antonio community a unique and admission free family event. The World Class Jazz Concert is dedicated to presenting the finest jazz, America’s treasure.

The Music Business Program (MUSB) at San Antonio College helps students learn every aspect of putting together a music showcase. The MUSB students see direct results from the work they have done. Music Business Program classes including Live Music and Talent Management, Live Sound, Multitrack Audio Recording, Legal Aspects in the Entertainment Industry, Music Publishing, and Survey of the Music Business. Students use Fredstock to work together and demonstrate hands-on, how-to skills to produce a successful community-wide music festival.

210-436-3421 | jazzfest@stmarytx.edu | www.stmarytx.edu

210-486-1380 | wmeals@alamo.edu | www.fredstocksatx.com

San Antonio College presents FREE APRIL

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GET THE DETAILS AT FREDSTOCKSATX.COM FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

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Fit for a Princess Self-Esteem Empowerment Program

Ford Mariachi Festival & Kickoff

Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: R. Joy McGhee | PMO COMMISSIONER: Claudette Lewis

San Antonio River Walk Association PMO PRESIDENT: Laurence Seiterle | PMO COMMISSIONER: Maggie Thompson

Princess In-Training Program, Fashion Show, and Coronation April 7, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

April 23-25, 7:30 – 9 pm San Antonio River Walk, 602 E. Commerce

Location: B.Pink Parties, 28152 U.S. Highway 281 N Reception: April 14, 5 – 7 pm Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Schertz TX 78154 “Fit For a Princess” is a self-esteem and empowerment program for little girls, ages 4 - 9 years old, sponsored by the Cherice Cochrane Foundation. Workshops include: self-esteem and character building, personal safety, personal hygiene, responding to bullies, manners & etiquette Tea Party, dance & fitness. The program culminates with a Runway Fashion Show and Coronation of all participants. Each participant is crowned “Fit For a Princess” with a ‘real’ rhinestone princess tiara, princess sash, FFP t-shirt, swag bag and Fiesta medal. The program uniquely brings together inner and outer beauty. Lessons on building good character and serving as volunteers in the community highlight true beauty while reinforcing practical skills. Camp registration fee of $54 is required by B. Pink Parties. In addition, a special optional competition is also held to crown the 2019 Miss Texas Amazing Princess, based on their “Act of Kindness.” What makes a little girl “Fit for a Princess?” Their inner-beauty, confidence, character, and compassion for others. Amazing Princess pageant competition fee of $50 is required. Limited to the first 15 registered girls. Deadline is December 1. Please visit us at, www.cochranefoundation.org for an application.

For three nights, local middle and high school Mariachi students perform on floating barges, entertaining visitors to the River Walk. The festival provides student musicians an opportunity to gain experience entertaining large crowds and also boosts the festive atmosphere for Fiesta revelers. The San Antonio River Walk Association is a nonprofit membership-based organization dedicated to promote, protect, and preserve the San Antonio River Walk. Admission to the Ford Mariachi River Festival is free.

210-573-0142 | info@thecochranefoundation.org | cochranefoundation.org

210-227-4262 | admin@paseodelrio.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Growing Up Female

Investiture of King Antonio

San Antonio Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta PMO PRESIDENT: Georgia Edwards | PMO COMMISSIONER: Debra Tanner

The Texas Cavaliers

April 27, 9 am – 1:30 pm

April 20, 6 – 7:30 pm | The Alamo

St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host its annual “Growing-Up Female” Workshop, designed specifically for teenage girls in grades 6 through 12. The workshop provides an enriching experience through motivational speakers, engaging activities and that all-important “girl talk” addressing critical issues young ladies are challenged with in this day and time. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s mission is to empower and to make an impact on young ladies in grades 6-12 by providing a workshop to give the young ladies information to promote positive self-esteem, teaching healthy lifestyles and promoting higher education. 210-269-6218 | deltadeb78@gmail.com 108 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

PMO PRESIDENT AND COMMISSIONER:

Phillip P. Bakke

The Texas Cavaliers were created to honor the memory of the matchless heroes who fell at the Alamo, to encourage horsemanship, and to foster relations with the U.S. Military. Many members descend from pioneering families who contributed to the Independence and settlement of Texas. Each year a new King Antonio is elected to membership. King Antonio is crowned in a patriotic public Investiture in front of the historic Alamo, and San Antonio’s rich cultural history is then celebrated during Fiesta. Founded in 1926, the Texas Cavaliers consist of over 600 business, civic and community leaders seeking to give back to the community by supporting childen’s charities. Made possible by their generous community partners, the Texas Cavaliers have distributed more than $8 million dollars through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation. 210-227-4837 | info@texascavaliers.org www.texascavaliers.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


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King Antonio, one of the longeststanding Fiesta traditions, is a member of the Official Royalty who reign over the merriment of Fiesta. King Antonio is selected each year from the ranks of the Texas Cavaliers, a patriotic and civic organization, and his public investiture takes place in front of the Alamo. Dating to 1927, this inspiring ceremony begins the reign of the new king, honors the memory of matchless heroes who fell at the Alamo and recognizes new Cavaliers. The tradition of naming a king to preside over Fiesta began in 1896. During his reign, King Antonio visits schools, hospitals, nursing homes, business and community groups throughout the city. Through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation, the Cavaliers have disbursed over eight million dollars to support children’s charities in the community. ®

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Healthy Choices Conference Top Teens of America, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT & COMMISSIONER:

Virginia Pope

JBSA - Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony and Fireworks Extravaganza U.S. Army | April 20, 1 – 9 pm

April 28, 3 – 5 pm | 2nd Baptist Church, 3310 E. Commerce

JBSA – Fort Sam Houston MacArthur Parade Fiel, 3630 Stanley Rd.

The Healthy Choices Conference is a workshop organized and hosted by Top Teens of America to provide teens and their peers with information to make healthy decisions in their lives. The conference informs the teen participants about issues that affect their daily lives, including, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, nutrition, birth defects, bullying, mental health issues, decision making and any other issues facing today’s teens. The Top Teens plan the event and invite their friends and other youth organizations to attend.

Arrive early and bring your lawn chair for continuous family fun at the 2019 Fiesta & Fireworks Celebration on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. The event takes place on April 20 from 1-9 pm at MacArthur Parade Field on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and features refreshment and crafts vendors, continuous live musical entertainment, interactive inflatables, games, youth crafts and much more!

Top Teens of America, sponsored by Top Ladies of Distinction, is a youth organization established to provide opportunities for wholesome development of teen potential by promoting activities that will enhance their educational, social, moral, cultural, spiritual and economic development. The TTA motto is “Participation in Our Foundation as Leaders of Tomorrow”.

The military ceremony begins at 2 pm with military personnel on parade. There will be live musical performances that set the stage for the grand fireworks extravaganza finale. This fireworks exhibition is the highlight of this Fiesta event that traditionally attracts more than 15,000 spectators to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. Admission is free.

walgin@att.net

210-652-5763 | www.jbsatoday.com

JBSA-Lackland Fiesta Military Parade

King William Fair

37th Training Wing, JBSA-Lackland

King William Association PMO PRESIDENT: Annice Hill |

April 19, 9 – 10 am (arrive between 8:30 – 8:45 am) JBSA-Lackland Parade Grounds, 1820 Bong St.

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Syeira Budd

April 27, 9 am – 6 pm King William Historical Neighborhood, 122 Madison St. The King William Fair is a family fair with art and craft vendors, live music and dance on five stages, food and beverage booths, a Kids Kingdom play area and a small but quirky parade, all on the streets of the historic district with its stately homes and gracious gardens.

The Fiesta Military Parade is the annual salute to Fiesta and is open to all authorized DoD identification cardholders or invited guests. Dignitaries invited include Fiesta Royalty and officials, civic leaders and military commanders. The invited guests have reserved seating. The 37th Training Wing is the primary training wing at JBSA-Lackland and is composed of Basic Military Training, 737 Training Group, and four other training groups. The 37th Training Wing trains approximately 87,000 U.S. Airmen and international students annually.

The King William Association, established in 1967, celebrates the history and diversity of Texas’ first historic neighborhood. Proceeds provide educational scholarships for inner-city students, art programs for elementary through high school and revitalization for historic preservation of the King William Neighborhood. It may be the only neighborhood association in the entire state with four historic districts within its boundaries, including the state’s oldest district created by city ordinance and three districts recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Admission is $15; children 12 and under are free.

In the event of inclement weather, the event is cancelled.

Bag Restriction – Check event website for policies.

210-671-3136 / 2128 | 37trw.pa.inbox@us.af.mil

210-271-3247 | info@kwfair.org | www.kwfair.org

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La Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception LULAC Council No. 2 PMO PRESIDENT: Thomas “Bob” Tamez |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Noemi Cue

April 28, 4 – 7 pm Location: Check www.fiesta-sa.org for location Celebrate La Reina de la Feria de las Flores 2019 on her last official day of Fiesta. LULAC Council No. 2 will publicly recognize and honor the 2019 Queen and all those who made her reign possible. This title is bestowed on the candidate who raises the most money for the Tom Morton Sandoval Parent/ Child Scholarship Program of LULAC Council No. 2. The program seeks to ensure the educational success of two generations by encouraging their educational objective at any Alamo College. Due to limited capacity of venue, please call (210) 403-9001, to request additional information. LULAC Council No. 2 is an affiliate of League of United Latin American Citizens. It is an organization composed of volunteer members dedicated to gaining the same rights and opportunities for Hispanics as accorded to all other Americans. The main focus of LULAC Council No. 2 is education. 210-403-9001 | generalinfo@reyfeoscholarship.com www.lulac2.org

¡VIVA FIESTA! VIVA EL REY FEO & LA REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES

626 Avenue E San Antonio, Texas 78215 www.lulac2.org

Office (210) 403-9001 Office (210) 403-9002 www.reyfeoscholarship.com

Marines at the Alamo U.S. Marine Corps April 24, 11 am – 1 pm | Alamo Plaza

Each year, the Marines of the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion participate in Fiesta here in San Antonio! As part of Fiesta, the Marines host the annual “Marines at the Alamo!” event! This event affords Texans (and those that want to be Texans) the chance to meet with “their Marines” and view some of the latest military equipment from free-fall parachutes and combat diving equipment, to the latest small arms being used today by the Corps. Please come enjoy the opportunity to see the Nation’s premier crisis response force: The United States Marines! 210-539-9950 FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Fiesta Youth | April 20, 7 pm – 12 am (midnight) The Veranda, 1746 Lockhill Selma Rd.

April 20th | 7 PM – Midnight The Veranda – 1746 Lockhill Selma Rd.

Prepare to be enchanted and amazed at the 5th Annual Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; a Masquerade Fiesta Extravaganza to benefit Fiesta Youth of San Antonio. The event is set at the historical and beautiful Veranda of Castle Hills. Enjoy an open bar of specialty cocktails, wine and cold beer along with a five course meal, Fiesta-themed menu prepared by renowned Chef Michael Bomberg. Enjoy our lineup of live entertainment, music, dancing, photo booth, and spectacular silent auction! A few surprises too as we award our youth scholarship winners for the year. This is a fun masquerade, full of funny, decorative, creative masks and costumes. Come dressed up or dressed down. Wear a wig, costume, or just be yourself! All are welcome to this annual Fiesta fundraiser for Fiesta Youth. Fiesta Youth is San Antonio’s premier LGBTQ youth organization. We offer educational and enrichment activities designed to build a sense of community through friendship and peer connection with the youth of San Antonio and the surrounding communities. We hope to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted and loved as they are so that they may become successful and contributing members of the community. Our mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LGBTQ young people to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy, and friendship. Our partnerships with the San Antonio Public Library, YMCA of San Antonio, and the many San Antonio school districts help us achieve this mission daily.

Masquerade | Open Bar – Beer, Wine & Cocktails – 21 & Over Dancing | Live Entertainment | 5 Course Meal | Silent Auction

Tickets & more info at fiesta-youth.org

For ticketing options and price: ticketstripe.com/midnight2019 or fiesta-youth.org 210-324-4900 | info@fiesta-youth.org | www.fiesta-youth.org

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour

Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta

Perry-Gething Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Robert M. Perry | April 20-25, 1 – 4 pm

San Antonio River Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Robert Amerman PMO COMMISSIONER: Kelley V. Phillips

Margaret Gething House, 409 E. Guenther St.

April 20, 11 am – 5 pm

PMO COMMISSIONER: Kathrine M. Perry

Mission County Park Pavilions, 6030 Padre Dr.

Enjoy a tour of the unique Miss Margaret’s Victorian House. This home was open for tours during Fiesta® in the 1940s and the tradition continues today. This is an antique lover’s delight – a trip back in time to the gracious life in old San Antonio. The late Margaret Allan Gething was an early conservationist and advocate for the preservation of the King William historic district in the 1940s. Admission is $8. 210-227-9498 | p2kath@aol.com 112 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

The San Antonio River Foundation, in partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, invites you to the free and familyfriendly 4th Annual Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta. The flotilla water parade is a costume contest where you and your pet dress up and paddle down the San Antonio River for prizes. Afterwards, the whole family will love playing water games – you don’t even need to have your own kayak to join in the fun! With fabulous live music and dance, delicious local food vendors and a craft mercado, Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta is your time for festivity by and on our River. This fun, family event supports the San Antonio River Foundation’s mission to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience. Our partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and the US Army Corps of Engineers has invested over $384 million in river improvements to better our community’s quality of life. 210-224-2694 | info@sariverfoundation.org www.sariverfoundation.org/flotilla W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship and Amazing Teens’ Banquet Cherice Cochrane Mentoring For Success Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: R. Joy McGhee | PMO COMMISSIONER: Claudette Lewis April 14, 5 – 7 pm | Schertz Civic Center Ballroom, 1400 Schertz Pkwy.

Music from St. Mark’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church PMO PRESIDENT: Dina Aboul Saad |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Terri Shaw

April 28, 5 – 6 pm St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St.

The Cherice Cochrane Mentoring Foundation invites you to the Mr. Teen San Antonio and Amazing Teens’ Scholarship Banquet. The event will feature the 2019 crowning of Mr. Teen San Antonio, Miss Texas Amazing Teen, Pre-Teen and their runner-ups. Middle and High School Amazing Teen Icons are also recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, as well as mentors who make a “sound investment” in our youth. The Foundation’s mission is to provide resources for leadership, development, self-esteem, fitness, cultural, civic and career exploration. We provide scholarships, mentorship and volunteer opportunities as we help youth build resumes for success! The event highlights exemplary youth leaders and pays tribute to the late Cherice Cochrane. Cherice died young, at the age of 19 from meningitis. Her legacy continues through the foundation. Mentors continue to give as they gave to Cherice, “mentoring her to success.” Admission: $30 each and tables of 8 at $240 in advance. No ticket purchases at the door. For more information call (210) 573-0142 or email info@thecochranefoundation.org. 210-573-0142 | info@thecochranefoundation.org www.cochranefoundation.org

Celebrate the 27th anniversary season of Music from St. Mark’s. Enjoy an afternoon of superb music in this historic treasure of downtown San Antonio. Featuring music from the English Cathedral Tradition. This year’s concert will include John Rutter’s Gloria and Flor Peter’s Toccata Festival. Founded in 1858, the first members of St. Mark’s sought the highest standards as they sought to complete a house of worship designed, improbably, by the nation’s top church architect. Richard Upjohn. By the time of its centennial, St. Mark’s was recognized as “one of America’s great parishes.” St. Mark’s has continued onward, celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2008 and reaching new heights as members minister to each other, the San Antonio community, and the nation. 210-226-2426 | csaad@stmarks-sa.org | www.stmarks-sa.org

NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet San Antonio NAACP Youth Council PMO PRESIDENT: Malia Ellis | PMO COMMISSIONER: Regina Horne-Espree April 6, 11:30 am-1:30 pm | Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd.

OFFICIAL FIESTA EVENT

The 17th Annual San Antonio National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Image Awards luncheon honors various community youth. Outstanding youth nominated by schools and community organizations will receive recognition in the areas of art, academics, military science, athletic achievements, leadership, journalism/communication, and volunteerism. The talented and versatile winners of our Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition will be highlighted during the luncheon. Our event’s finale is the crowning of our Mr. and Miss NAACP 2019. The purpose of the San Antonio National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to enlighten youth about issues that affect people of color. Our goals are to advance the economic empowerment, educational, social and civil rights of all people. Admission is $40. 210-325-5857 | sanaacpyouth@gmail.com

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Navy Day at the Alamo

NIOSA® (A Night in Old San Antonio®)

U.S. Navy

San Antonio Conservation Society PMO PRESIDENT: Susan W. Beavin | PMO COMMISSIONER: Margie Arnold

April 25, 11 am – 1 pm

April 23-26, 5:30 – 10:30 pm | La Villita, 418 Villita Street

Alamo Plaza

“A Night in Old San Antonio®” is a four-night festival in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse culture through the magic of 200-plus food and drink booths; 14 continuous live musical acts and bright and festive decorations in 15 themed areas: Mission Trail, Arneson Theatre, China Town, Clown Alley, French Quarter, Froggy Bottom, Frontier Town, Haymarket, International Walkway, Irish Flats, Main Street USA, Mexican Market, Sauerkraut Bend, South of the Border, and Villa Espana.

Free and open to the public. San Antonio’s Sailors will describe and demonstrate a variety of the skills and capabilities of America’s Navy assigned in San Antonio. The demonstrations range from the Master At Arms Navy professional police and security forces and their military working dogs, to the Navy Hospital Corpsmen who provide emergency medical care to Sailors and Marines serving worldwide. Historically, the Navy Band’s Popular Music Group conducts performances and the Oath of Enlistment is administered to local future Sailors. There will be plenty of San Antonio Sailors standing by for one-on-one questions and answers.

NIOSA® is solely produced by and benefits the San Antonio Conservation Society. The proceeds from this event support restoration and preservation of historic properties and parks, as well as education and advocacy programs such as education tours, seminars, and grants. The Society has been responsible for saving many of the historic buildings, parks and waterways that make San Antonio one of the top destinations in Texas, including Casa Navarro State Historic Site, the Aztec Theater, Fairmount Hotel, and numerous structures In the La Villita Historic District. Admission for adults is $12 advance and $15 at the gate; children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available for purchase: NIOSA website, The Fiesta Store®, HEB stores and military bases. E-tickets available at www.niosa.org Bag Restrictions – Visit event website for details

210-808-9605 | larry.f.coffey.civ@mail.mil | www.navy.mil

210-226-5188 | niosa@niosa.org | www.niosa.org

PACfest

Patriotic and Historical Ball

Palo Alto College PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Mike Flores |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Jerry Arellano

April 25, 12 – 10 pm | Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret

PACfest is one of the largest official Fiesta San Antonio events south of Highway 90. With attendance of over 10,000 community members, the family-friendly event features food, games, social media alley, musical entertainment, and is home to Fiesta Grilldown, a carne asada contest. Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. With nearly 9,000 students, the College also offers short-term certificates and non-credit continuing education classes. Admission is $5, free for children under 12, and free with a current Alamo Colleges ID. 210-486-3125 | pac-pr@alamo.edu | www.alamo.edu/pac 114 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

State Association of Texas Pioneers PMO PRESIDENT: Virginia Van Cleave | PMO COMMISSIONER: Karen Rogers April 20, 7 – 11 pm | La Villita Assembly Hall, 401 Villita St. The 100th annual Patriotic and Historical Ball is among the first 2019 Fiesta activities. The event, recalling early Texas, leads off with everyone participating in the Grand March. After opening ceremonies, dancing continues through the evening. The first Patriotic and Historical Ball took place in 1919 to honor San Antonio’s military personnel and the event has continued since that time. Military personnel from local installations and organizations are special guests for the evening. The State Association of Texas Pioneers, founded in 1921, is a statewide organization that stands to keep alive Texas history, perpetuate Texas traditions and cultivate relations between the pioneers of Texas and their descendants. Pioneer membership is based on Texan lineage. Associate memberships are available. Admission is $35. 210-862-7258 | ball@texaspioneers.org www.texaspioneers.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Pilgrimage to the Alamo

Piñatas in the Barrio

DRT, Alamo Mission Chapter PMO PRESIDENT: Mary Wieser | PMO COMMISSIONER: Karen McCloskey

AUEDA

April 22, 4 – 5 pm | Alamo Plaza

April 20, 12 – 10 pm

Every year since 1925, the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters for the Republic of Texas (DRT) has staged the annual Pilgrimage to the Alamo. This is a memorial tribute to the Alamo Heroes and the heritage of Texas. A solemn wreath bearing procession of historic, civic, patriotic, military and school groups depart from the Vietnam Memorial at the Tobin Center, at 3:30 pm, and walk silently to the Alamo. Simultaneously, an authoritative voice intones the names of the Alamo defenders from inside the Alamo walls. Following the procession and placing of the wreaths on the Alamo greensward, a brief memorial service takes place. The Fiesta Military Coordinator delivers the address and the sounding of Taps ends the ceremony. The Alamo Mission Chapter, DRT, founded in 1905, exists to provide and protect the history of Texas. The Chapter perpetuates the memory of the men and women who achieved and maintained Texas Independence, encourages historical research and preservation, and celebrates Texas Honor Days. 210-822-0120 | mvw.amc@gmail.com www.alamomissionchapter.com

PMO PRESIDENT:

Margo Griffith |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Rick Uriegas

Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St. Pinatas in the Barrio features live entertainment, delicious food and fun for the whole family! 2019 will prove to be a spectacular year with the unveiling of the “Barrio’s Largest Pinata,” San Antonio’s record size Pinata! Rey Feo will crown the Senior Citizen King and Queen of the Barrio at this Official Fiesta event. The Barrio’s King and Queen will participate in the Battle of Flowers Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Proceeds from this event support projects and scholarships, primarily on the West Side of San Antonio. AUEDA’s goal is to provide assistance to the artistic and entertainment community, which includes all ages, genders and artistic media. For artists in the diversified community who have fallen upon serious hard times, AUEDA hopes to provide financial, legal, medical mental health assistance with a focus on educational scholarships. Admission is Free, Parking is Free 210-772-6595 or 210-325-7714 pinatasinthebarrio@fiesta-sa.org | www.aueda.org

Praise Dance Celebration Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: H. Donna Millhouse | PMO COMMISSIONER: Cheryl Palmer April 28, 4 – 6 pm Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry The Praise Dance Celebration adds a touch of spiritual zest to Fiesta®. This event presents an opportunity for all to experience the creative expressions of God’s word through Praise Dance. Each performance integrates modern dance, ballet, and African dance movements, all guided by angelic and spiritual dance techniques. This celebration of dance shares the African American heritage of praise and worship through dance with the San Antonio Community. It is the vision of Alpha Tau Omega Chapter to promote events that will enhance the cultural and artistic experiences within the community. Since 1930, Alpha Tau Omega Chapter has provided services within our community to support the goals and ideals established by the Founders’ of the sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is an international Greek letter service organization founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University. It is the oldest Greek letter organization in the United States for African American college-educated women. Alpha Tau Omega Chapter has continuously worked to cultivate high academic achievement, ethical standards and civic responsibility in our community with an assortment of nonprofit events and programs. 210.838.6624 | atoakasa@gmail.com | www.atoaka.net FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

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Rey Feo Crown Celebration

SAACAM Fiesta Family Blues Festival (Partner Event)

Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Charlie Garza PMO COMMISSIONER: Lisa Andrade Gomina

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) PMO PRESIDENT: La Juana Chambers Lawson

April 19, 7 pm – 12 am

April 26, 4 – 11 pm

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Lonesome Dove Room, 200 E. Market St.

Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Dr.

After the public crowning of Rey Feo, Fiesta royalty, members of the Consejo and special guests will follow the King to celebrate. Featuring live music, great food and spirits — making this one of the most sought-after tickets in town. Event will sell out, so get your tickets early. Founded by Rey Feo XXXII Logan Stewart in 1982, the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation is a membership-based organization of former Rey Feos and other business and civic leaders. The members uphold the traditions and support the fundraising efforts to further the educational activities of the LULAC Rey Feo program. Rey Feo was started in 1947 by LULAC Council #2 and has provided more than $6 million in scholarships. Admission is $125. 210-775-2343 | landrade@reyfeoconsejo.org www.reyfeoconsejo.org

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is proud to present the inaugural Fiesta Family Blues Festival. Tickets will be $10 for attendees over the age of 12, and the event will include activities and entertainment for the whole family. Micahel Ward (also know as “the Velvet Violinist) is a San Antonio native who began playing musical instruments at an early age and regularly attended band practice with his mother, jazz singer Carol Ward. With six CDs to his credit and over 100 recordings with various artists, Ward has emerged as one of the leading studio violinists in the business. SAAACAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations formed to collect, maintain, disseminate and interpret authentic African American artifacts related to San Antonio history, in a community-based digital archive. The organization’s goal is to reclaim San Antonio’s black history by empowering individuals to curate their own archives and cultivate a community-driven museum of digitized, audiovisual exhibits. Tickets are $10. 210-724-3350 | admin@saaacam.org | www.saaacam.org

San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Show & Sale

SAC 22nd Annual Multicultural Conference

San Antonio Cactcus & Xerophyte Society PMO PRESIDENT: Jimmy Black | PMO COMMISSIONER: Sidney Yarbrough

San Antonio College PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Robert Vela |

April 25-27, 9 am – 5 pm

April 22-25, time varies

San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.

April 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Scholarship Fundraiser | Pearl Stable

Vendors with thousands of cacti, succulents, and pottery for sale. Cactus and succulent experts offering advice and information, view educational displays to increase your knowledge of cacti and succulents. Raffle plant drawings held every hour. Silent auctions of dish gardens, pottery, and related cactus and succulent items on Thursday and Friday. Live auctions of unique and landscape plants on Friday and Saturday at 2 pm. Purchase our special Fiesta medals at this official Fiesta Event! Join us and get STUCK on cactus and succulent plants. The San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society is dedicated to the study, propagation, and public education of succulent plants. The society meets monthly for programs and organizes seminars and field trips. You can join our society at the Show & Sale event. 830-281-5766 | barbaralschulze@yahoo.com www.sacxs.org | text “sacxs” to 56512 116 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Alexander Bernal

San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main SAC celebrates our 23rd annual Multicultural Conference, bringing together writers, artists, musicians, scholars, and professionals together to illuminate multicultural issues within education and society. This year’s theme, “25 Years of Education as Revolution” includes student and community activities showcasing various cultural, artistic, and academic forums, which may challenge contemporary or traditional points of view. As part of this year’s conference, guests are encouraged to join us for a brunch fundraiser. All proceeds from the brunch will support the SAC President’s scholarship to ensure students with the most need are supported in their academic journey. San Antonio College was established in 1925 in support of the mission of the Alamo Community College District. San Antonio College responds to Bexar County’s diverse community by providing high quality general education, liberal arts and sciences, career education, continuing education and developmental education. San Antonio College is the largest single-campus community college in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. See our website for specific times and places for our four days of celebration. Admission to the conference is Free. For admission to Rita Moreno see full page ad. www.alamo.edu/sac/multicultural W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


The Multicultural Conference presents …

SAC FIESTA BRUNCH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas 78215

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BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!

The SAC Fiesta Brunch is a fundraiser benefitting the students of San Antonio College.

alamo.edu/sac/FiestaBrunch

210-486-0960


San Antonio Lutheran Coronation: The Court of Illumination

San Jacinto Victory Celebration

San Antonio Lutheran Coronation Association PMO PRESIDENT: Megan Dockens PMO COMMISSIONER: Richelle Nipper-Jones

PMO PRESIDENT & COMMISSIONER:

April 6, 7 – 10 pm | Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Drive The San Antonio Lutheran Coronation honors young Christians. Duchesses are selected by the Association according to their faithfulness and work in their church, school, and community. The 61st court will commemorate light, The Court of Illumination. Our Queen, Adrianna Balcer, will be crowned. Princess Raquel Whitmire will be presented along with their court. The San Antonio Lutheran Coronation Association is made up of volunteers that give their time and talents to honor our the participants. They work with family and friends of the participants to put on Coronation. The board also invests in the participants by teaching etiquette, allowing them to participate in multiple state parades (including Battle of Flowers & Flambeau), and strengthening their faith. Admission is $23. Tickets will be sold through the board, participants, Ticketmaster, or at the door. 361-524-8090 | SALCACorrespondingSecretary@gmail.com www.lutherancoronation.org

DRT, Alamo Heroes Chapter

Susan Riedesel

April 20, 10 am – 12 pm Alamo Cenotaph, Alamo Plaza Texans are still celebrating their Independence 183 years after the Battle of San Jacinto. The Battle of San Jacinto forever changed the history of Texas and the World. There is no better way to celebrate freedom than to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Alamo Heroes Chapter, at the Alamo Cenotaph on April 20, 2019, of Fiesta. Fiesta San Antonio commemorates Texas’ win at the Battle of San Jacinto and we’d like for you to join us as we celebrate. You can join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Alamo Heroes Chapter and the Children of the Republic of Texas in their celebration to Texas Victory. Did you know the song the soldiers sang as they marched into the battle was a love song? Remember and help us honor those brave heroes who fought for Texas Independence at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836 and the brave heroes who continue to fight for our freedom today. 361-676-2573 | sriedesel001@gmail.com

San Jose MissionFest

St. Philip’s CultureFest

Mission San Jose Church PMO PRESIDENT: Jean Pacheco PMO COMMISSIONER: Fr. Rogelio Martinez Ruteaga, O.F.M, Pastor

St. Philip’s College PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Adena Williams Loston PMO COMMISSIONER: Dr. Angela McPherson Williams

April 28, 10:30 am – 11 pm

April 25, 10 am – 4 pm

Mission San Jose Church, 701 E. Pyron Ave.

St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.

Celebrating 17 years as an Official Fiesta Event! MissionFest has been a Southside tradition for generations and represents a variety of activities that attract numerous families and visitors year after year. An estimated 10,000 people will be in attendance.

St. Philip’s College CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off is an official Fiesta event on the Eastside. Join our celebration of cultural heritage and share the rich history of our college. SPC was established in 1898 and is the second fastest growing historically black college in the nation and the only one designated as both an HBCU and HSI. St. Philip’s College, one of the Alamo Colleges, is among the city’s oldest higher-education institutions.

Outdoor Mariachi Mass begins at 9:00am. Join us at this unique family event and enjoy your favorite –great food, family entertainment, with live music throughout the day. Children’s corner, Carnival, Church raffle, Treasure Trinkets, Bingo and plenty of FUN! Our Historic World Heritage Mission was founded in 1720. San Jose MissionFest provides much-needed funding to preserve and maintain “The Queen of the Missions.” It helps support our ministry of keeping the church community a functioning cultural part of American History, allowing us to keep our doors open to the faithful and millions of visitors from around the world. This year’s entertainment will include performances by The Legendary Latin Breed Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, La Internacional Sonara Dinamita, Christina y Los Latinos, Texas Country Artist Natalie Rose and many other entertainers. San Jose MissionFest proceeds benefit Mission San Jose Church, a now living World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a midday Fiesta celebration in a relaxed and family-friendly environment. Arrive early for our opening ceremony featuring Fiesta royalty and don’t miss the car show. CultureFest features live music, food, dance, games and the hottest, celebrity-judged rib competition this side of San Antonio.

General Admission of $5.00 begins at 2pm. 12 and under FREE. FREE PARKING. NO outside containers allowed. Bring your own lawn-chair.

Admission and parking are free. Funnel cakes are plentiful. All proceeds support scholarships.

210-922-0543 | sanjoseinsatx@yahoo.com | sanjosemissionfest.com

210-486-2135 | awilliams284@alamo.edu | www.alamo.edu/spc/culturefest

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Celebrating 24 years of Fiesta!

2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Admission is free! Proceeds from CultureFest help fund student scholarships.

1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, TX 78203 alamo.edu/spc/culturefest


Senior Fiesta®

Southwest Olympic Fiesta®

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: Antonio Fernandez | PMO COMMISSIONER: Darryl Greer

Southwest ISD PMO PRESIDENT: D’Lynn Erwin |

April 19, 9 am – 2 pm

April 13, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road

Southwest ISD Sports Complex, 11914 Dragon Lane

Viva Fiesta! At the only official Fiesta event for seniors 55 years and older! Seniors and community members are invited to attend this fun, family event. Activity highlights include: live entertainment, special guest appearances, door prizes, dancing and dozens of vendors providing free promotional items and information on topics regarding senior wellness, senior engagement programs, and leisure activities. Last year’s event hosted over 1,500 seniors and more than 55 exhibitors. Admission is free and conveniently located near the Via Park & Ride Transit Center at the Wonderland of Americas Mall.

Southwest Olympic Fiesta is a track and field event featuring students with special needs paired with a “Buddy.” This event provides an opportunity for exceptional children and their families to enjoy San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration in an accepting environment. Community information booths are located throughout the venue, offering information spotlighting families with children with special needs. There are also many food and carnival booths for our community to enjoy. Proceeds from the booths support participating district clubs and activities.

For more information please contact Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio. Catholic Charities is a social services agency assisting more than 260,000 individuals per year in the 19 counties comprising the Archdiocese of San Antonio through 43 programs.

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Kellie Gaylor

Established in 1951, Southwest ISD is a school district with 19 schools serving students throughout 115 square miles in Southwest San Antonio. With a current enrollment of more than 13,000 students, Southwest ISD is the sixth-largest school district in Bexar County. Southwest ISD’s mission is to identify and develop the potential of all individuals.

210-222-1294 | info@ccaosa.org | www.ccaosa.org

210-622-4355 | kgaylor@swisd.net www.swisd.net/olympicfiesta

Starfish Dash Run/Walk

TASTE of the Northside

The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society PMO PRESIDENT: Raul Flores | PMO COMMISSIONER: Neale Parker

Brighton Center PMO PRESIDENT: Kim Jefferies |

April 27, 8:30 am – 11 am

April 24, 6:30 – 11:30 pm

UT Health San Antonio, 7431 Merton Minter San Antonio, TX 78229

The Club at Sonterra, 901 E Sonterra Blvd

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Denise Thieme

Join us for our 3rd Annual Chromosome 18 Starfish Dash 5K Run/Walk & Health and Wellness Fair bringing together health-minded people to run, walk, and participate in the 5K! The Starfish Dash helps children and families improve their health and quality of life through a morning of fun! This event features FREE health & wellness events including the SA Fitness in the Park bus, nutrition counseling, dentistry & health screenings, meditation, exercise, and a free kids 100 yd dash. The event also features free, healthy snacks and drinks, live music, folk dancing, SA Fire & Police Departments, and free community resources. Come and join us in this FREE community event for the whole family. There is NO FEE to participate, but registration is required to participate in the 5K. Fundraising efforts are highly encouraged and appreciated in supporting Chromosome 18’s mission. Fundraising incentive levels start at just $25 for a Fiesta Medal & $50 limited-edition Starfish Dash t-shirt. All funds raised will go toward our mission of helping people with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they may lead happy, healthy and productive lives. We are proud that the leading global research center for Chromosome 18 is based at UT Health San Antonio and is celebrating 29 years of cutting-edge research. We also offer support for physicians & families of children with chromosome 18 abnormalities which include many cognitive and physical impairments. 210.657.4968 | office@chromosome18.org | www.chromosome18.org 120 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Party with a Purpose at San Antonio’s most exclusive Fiesta event, TASTE of the Northside! Savor delicious cuisine from 60+ local restaurants and sample endless varieties of wine and spirits. Every year Brighton Center must raise more than $1,200,000 to maintain its services and our special events are critical to making this happen. Every dollar raised through TASTE of the Northside directly benefits the Brighton Center and helps set a foundation for children with disabilities and delays, for a life without limits! Presale all-inclusive is $85. $100 at the door. Tickets Available for Purchase at The Fiesta Store® and at www.tasteofthenorthside.org 210-826-4492 | development@brightonsa.org | www.brightonsa.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Taste of New Orleans

Texas Corvette Association Car Show

San Antonio Zulu Association PMO PRESIDENT: Ed Wilson | PMO COMMISSIONER: Terrell Brown

SJRC - Texas

April 12, 5 PM – 12 AM | April 13, 12 PM – 12 AM | April 14, 12 PM – 11 PM

April 27, 8 am – 5 pm

Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St.

Boerne Main Plaza, Main Street

PMO PRESIDENT:

Tara Roussett |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Linda Specht

If you want to experience unique and exquisite New Orleans food in a festive atmosphere, don’t miss this three-day fest, alive and kickin’ with the tastes and sounds of ‘Nawlins. Nowhere else can you experience mouth-watering Creole and Cajun dishes like gumbo, crawfish, shrimp etouffee, red beans & rice, boudin and many other favorite cuisines of the region. You will think you are in New Orleans at this family-friendly event featuring amazing toe tappin’ music from Dixieland to Smooth Jazz and Zydeco, straight from the Crescent City. Join the 2nd line parade through the grounds with a brass band leading the way, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment while taking in the Big Easy experience. The Sunken Garden is ADA accessible. Blankets, strollers and folding chairs are welcome. The San Antonio Zulu Association/SAZA Commission Inc. is a benevolent not-for-profit organization founded with the mission to assist the greater San Antonio community. With the proceeds from its well-known annual Taste of New Orleans event, held during the San Antonio Fiesta celebration, the organization reaches out to the community by providing youth the opportunity to further their education through scholarships. The organization with a membership of 36 dedicated volunteers, also provides numerous philanthropic outreach programs throughout the San Antonio community. Admission is $12 presale and $15 at the gate; free for children 10 and under. 210-637-8328 | info@saza.org | www.saza.org

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You can find us @ sazaorg

If you enjoy classic cars, you will want to attend the Texas Corvette Association’s car show. This is an open car show (All Makes) with more than 35 separate classes of cars. The City of Boerne also offers great shopping and restaurants. SJRC is a home for abandoned and abused children. SJRC also offers shelter for pregnant and parenting teens as well as adoption services. 830-226-5386 | silver65@satx.rr.com www.texas-corvette-association.org

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April 12th thru April 14th, 2019

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The Circle for Life Motor Rally The Circle For Life PMO PRESIDENT: Laurence Kurth |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

This Hallowed Ground Abby Kurth

April 27, 10 am Javelina Harley-Davidson, 29078 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, Boerne, TX Celebrate National Donate Life month April 27, 2019, with a ride from the hill country, past the historic missions, and into the “heart” of Fiesta. This SAPD escorted motorcycle ride will leave from Javelina Harley-Davidson at 10 am and end at Fiesta de los Reyes in historic Market Square, where lunch and parking will be provided. Fiesta attire encouraged.

Sons of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Chapter PMO PRESIDENT: John Meehan | PMO COMMISSIONER: David W. Jauer April 20, 1 – 2 PM | Alamo Plaza “This Hallowed Ground: Alamo Plaza” is a free historical walking tour within the original compound walls of the Alamo. Tour attendants will hear various perspectives of the battle from both sides as presented by SRT moderator, Robert M. Benavides, other SRT event members, and the reenactors of the San Antonio Living History Association in historical clothing and arms of the Alamo battle period.

Ride registration for adults is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Register at www.thecircleforlife.com. Questions? Call or email us!

The mission of the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas is to increase public awareness of the significant historical sites and events of Texas with a focus in the San Antonio area. They also support public projects that advance the education of local youth in Texas history. Membership is open to all males who are descendants of residents living in the Republic of Texas. The Alamo Chapter also works to preserve historic documents and artifacts to increase public awareness of their importance in Texas history. Robert M. Benavides and David W. Jauer have been co-chairmen of this event since 1987.

210-392-5500 | kurthlink@sbcglobal.net | www.TheCircleForLife.com

210-341-0022 | appraise@stic.net | www.alamochaptersrt.com

United Way Kids Festival

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County PMO PRESIDENT: Peggy Poore PMO COMMISSIONER: Katherine Filut King

The Texas Cavaliers

April 27, 11 am – 2 pm

San Antonio River, Riverwalk

The Circle of Life encourages our community to give “the gift that keeps on living” by registering as organ/tissue donors. Proceeds go to benefit the University Transplant Center patient fund, assisting University Health System transplant patients and their families during the course of their treatment.

Lockwood Park, 801 North Olive Street United Way Kids Festival is a free, community event for families in San Antonio and Bexar County. Over 65 booths (nonprofits, school districts and city services) will provide information, activities, and entertainment focusing on the celebration and promotion of early childhood development. There will be a large variety of activities being offered for children of all ages. Kids Festival will have an event stage hosting numerous entertainment acts along with mascot characters. City officials will welcome participants and attendants throughout the day. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County is dedicated to helping people LIVE UNITED by investing in 69 partner agencies and 138 programs that improve and save lives. For over 70 years, United Way has funded agencies and programs that reach out to individuals, families and children throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. 210-352-7147 | kking@unitedwaysatx.org | www.unitedwaysatx.org 122 | OFFICIAL FIESTA SAN ANTONIO EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

PMO PRESIDENT & COMMISSIONER:

Phillip P. Bakke

April 22, 7 – 9 pm

Each year hundreds of thousands of people line the banks of the San Antonio River to view the most unusual parade in America...the Texas Cavaliers River Parade! This year’s parade, entitled “Magnificent Missions” promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 50 festively decorated floats (that actually float!) with live music and costumed participants. King Antonio XCVII will reign over the evening’s festivities as he will lead the parade in his custom made King’s Cruiser and wave and dance all along the parade route. Monies generated through the parade are donated to local children’s charities through the organization’s Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation. Founded in 1926, the Texas Cavaliers consist of over 600 business, civic and community leaders seeking to give back to the community and support those in need. Made possible by their generous community partners, the Texas Cavaliers have given away more than $6 million with $1 million given away in 2018. In addition, the Cavaliers support local children, First Responder, and Military charities at the annual River parade where honorees and their families are fed and view the parade from special seating to recognize their contributions to the community. Tune into KSAT12 or KSAT.com for live coverage! Admission is $14-$30. 210-227-4837 | info@texascavaliers.org | www.texascavaliers.org W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


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e are proud that this year we celebrate our 75th Texas Cavaliers River Parade. Every year, we delight hundreds of thousands who line the banks of the San Antonio River at the start of FIESTA week. The 2019 parade, “It’s SHOWTIME in San Antonio,” will celebrate San Antonio’s love for all things SHOWBIZ- Music, Sports, Stage & Screen. The River Parade is entirely run by over 600 men who volunteer more than 12,000 hours to produce it each year. This is a parade with a purpose, and long after it concludes, the spirit of the River Parade endures through the financial gifts it provides to over 60 local children’s charities annually. Because of tremendous generosity from corporations, foundations and individuals, King Antonio and the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation will give back over $1 million to children’s charities this year. 2019 River Parade begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019. For tickets, visit texascavaliers.org


UTSA Football Fiesta® Spring Game

Valero Texas Open’s 19th Hole Fiesta

University of Texas at San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Dr. Taylor Eighmy PMO COMMISSIONER: Dr. Barry S. McKinney

Valero Texas Open PMO PRESIDENT: Larson Segerdahl |

April 20, 1 pm

The Backyard, TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Parkway

PMO COMMISSIONER: Stephanie Sage

April 6, 5 – 9 pm

Dub Farris Stadium, 8400 North Loop 1604 W.

After the last putt drops on the Valero Texas Open’s third round of competition at the spectacular TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, golf fans and non-golf fans alike will be treated to a fun-filled evening under-the-stars featuring live music, backyard games including Big Jenga, Corn Hole and Mini Putt, signature cocktails and plenty of good ‘ol Texas fare. Guests can arrive early to watch many of the world’s best golfers as they vie to be crowned 2019 Valero Texas Open champion, then stick around for the night-time festivities! The Valero Texas Open is a nonprofit, fundraising event that supports hundreds of worthy charities throughout the greater-San Antonio community and beyond. In 2018, the tournament raised $12M bringing its cumulative fundraising total to $136M since 1922 when the event was established.

UTSA RoadRunners Football excitement continues at the UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game. UTSA invites the San Antonio community to this annual tradition. This is an opportunity to watch some offense and defense as UTSA completes its Spring Training. Join the UTSA RoadRunners football team for this family friendly event. This year, UTSA is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One research institution and world-ranked specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability and human and social development. With nearly 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.

Don’t miss out! Help us celebrate this 97-year-old San Antonio tradition and have fun giving back to your community. General Admission is $25 in advance or $35 at the gate. Admission for the 19th Hole Fiesta is included with the purchase of a Saturday Valero Texas Open ticket. College ID holders will be admitted free of charge after 2pm. Children 12 and under receive complimentary admission.

210-458-8872 | utsasports@utsa.edu | www.goUTSA.com

To purchase tickets and learn more visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com or email Tickets@ValeroTexasOpen.com.

Viva Botanica

Walk for Autism & Superhero 5K

San Antonio Botanical Garden PMO PRESIDENT: Bob Brackman |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Connie Swan

April 20, 10 am – 2 pm San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place

Any Baby Can of San Antonio PMO PRESIDENT: Hugo Hernandez PMO COMMISSIONER: Sharalee Roberts-Calk April 20, 7 am – 12:30 pm (Superhero 5k begins at 8 am; The Walk begins at 9:30 am) Helotes Cornyval Grounds, 12210 Leslie Rd. Any Baby Can’s 15th Annual Walk for Autism and Superhero 5k is an event for the entire family. This is an opportunity for the community to raise awareness and support families with individuals of all ages diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Your participation will help fund programs for families such as autism services, counseling, prescription assistance, parent training, case management and health & wellness education. Families can take advantage of over 100 community resources, local therapy providers, and health & wellness organizations as they provide games and acitivites for individuals of all ages. Come enjoy activities, food, and resources. This is a family-friendly and autism-friendly event.

Viva Botanica is a family Fiesta event celebrating the world of plants. See the beautiful Botanical Garden at the height of spring, with fun Fiesta-themed activities for the kids. Shop for San Antonio-friendly plants at the plant sale. The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society Inc., supports the San Antonio Botanical Garden in inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.

Any Baby Can provides support services to families of children and youth that have a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk. All services are provided at no cost regardless of income. Registration for the Walk for Autism is $15 and kids 10 and under are free and no need to register.

Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children (3-13 years of age).

Registration for the Superhero 5K is $30. All 5K participants must register, regardless of age.

210-536-1400 | info@sabot.org | sabot.org

210-227-0170 | sroberts-calk@abcsa.org | www.anybabycansa.org

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Zeta Fiesta® Track Meet

WEBB Party San Antonio AIDS Foundation PMO PRESIDENT: Cynthia Nelson |

PMO COMMISSIONER:

Ken Slavin

April 19, 7:30 – Midnight | The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. WEBB celebrates “Stayin’ Alive” in 2019 . The iconic WEBB Party started as a private AIDS fundraiser in 1993, becoming an official Fiesta® event in 2004. High-energy dance music, cutting-edge live entertainment, fullservice bars, exotic cuisine tastings and an eclectic, fun-loving crowd make it a perennial Fiesta favorite. This year’s theme, “Stayin’ Alive,” celebrates both the Disco Era of the 1970s and the breakthroughs in HIV medical care that have led to longer, healthier lives for those affected. Headliner will be “American Idol” finalist Ada Vox. The event attracts 1,000 guests each year and raises more than $100,000 for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s client services and programs. Founded in 1986, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation is the oldest HIV/AIDS service organization in Bexar County and South Texas, serving 12 counties. Its mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. The foundation provides nocost services to 30,000 people a year through free HIV/STD education and testing, clinical and mental health services, a year-round hot meals program, oral health referrals, medical and social case management, transitional housing and more. The foundation is located at 818 E. Grayson Street. Tickets are $75 presale, $90 at the door. VIP packages, military/ student discounts and corporate sponsorships are also available. 210-225-4715 | info@SanAntonioAIDS.org | www.SanAntonioAIDS.org

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. PMO PRESIDENT: Charlene Richardson PMO COMMISSIONER: Virginia Pope April 20, 9 am – 1 pm Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood, San Antonio, TX 78220 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter and Alpha Pi Zeta Foundation present its 33rd annual track meet for youths ages 5 to 12. This event provides youth with an opportunity to develop good sportsmanship skills and gain a feeling of accomplishment while participating in a healthy multicultural activity. All youth receive certificates of participation and winners receive ribbons. Schools receive participation and sportsmanship trophies. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter and Alpha Pi Zeta Foundation is committed to supporting the community through scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. Admission is free. There is a $3 registration fee per participant. 210-373-4824 | zetafiestatrackmeet@gmail.com www.zpbsa.org

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Fiesta’s 2019 Military Ambassadors Long known as “Military City USA,” San Antonio plays host to units from every branch of service.

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ne hundred twenty-eight years ago, Fiesta San Antonio started as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the military heroes of the Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San

Jacinto. Today 10 service men and women serve as Military Ambassadors representing their respective branches and attending as many of the 100+ events as possibly each year.

THE MILITARY/CIVILIAN CLUB OF SAN ANTONIO IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE

2019 FIESTA MILITARY AMBASSADORS REPRESENTING THE

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SFC Latrelle Duplessis, USA

SGT Joni Reyna, USA

“It is an honor to serve as a 2019 United States Army Fiesta Ambassador. I am eager to be part of such a time-honored tradition and I look forward to participating in the events. Being a part of this event will be one of the more memorable experiences of my military career. I am extremely grateful and excited to have the opportunity to join the city of San Antonio in celebrating and learning more about its history and culture.”

“I am truly honored to represent the United States Army and serve as a 2019 Fiesta San Antonio Ambassador. It is a privilege to be able to pay respect to the brave heroes of Texas by participating in this extraordinary event. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of San Antonio’s vibrant culture. Viva Fiesta!”

Sgt Emiliano Tapia, USMC

Sgt Alma Navarro, USMC

“It is an honor to have been selected to represent 4th Reconnaissance Battalion as the 2019 Marine Corps Fiesta Ambassador. I believe Fiesta is one of the most profound traditions celebrated by the city of San Antonio, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I look forward to building rapport with the fellow military services and the local community.”

“I am grateful to have been selected to represent the United States Marine Corps as the 2019 Fiesta Military Ambassador. I look forward to celebrating with everyone in Military City USA. Semper Fi!”

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HM1(FMF) Benjunne Sandoval, USN

QM1 Briana Crayton, USN

“I am so honored to be selected as one of the Ambassadors for the upcoming 2019 Fiesta San Antonio. This will be my last year in San Antonio and it was a great honor for me to have the opportunity of a lifetime and to represent my Command and the United States Navy. I am very excited to experience the tradition and culture of the city and I can’t wait to share and be part in a multitude of events along with the people of San Antonio, TX. Thank you and VIVA FIESTA!”

“I am grateful for this opportunity to not only represent the Navy but my hometown of San Antonio, Tx. Words cannot explain my excitement; I look forward to interacting with the community and participating in all the Fiesta Traditions.”

U.S. Navy Ambassadors

SSgt Ryan E. Fillweber, USAF

SSgt Lisa L. Shurling, USAF

“I am elated to have been selected as the 2019 Air Force Ambassador for Military City USA. I am eager to get to know more about San Antonio, its rich culture, and our community over the next year. I am indubitably ready for Fiesta this coming year, so if you see me out there please stop by and say hi. Viva Fiesta!!”

“Words cannot express how thrilled I am to be a part of this wonderful program! I fell in love with San Antonio the very first moment I arrived here. From the rich culture and traditions to the historical land markers that paved the way for future advancements in the Air Force. All of these things have a place in my heart, and I am proud to be a part of this amazing San Antonio community, known as Military City USA! It is an honor to serve as your Air Force Ambassador and I am excited to get to know and work with the incredible people that have made San Antonio the remarkable city it is today.” U.S. Air Force Ambassadors

IS3 Robert S Hartough, USCG

IS3 Sherylann Miyashiro, USCG

“I am excited and grateful to have been chosen as a U.S. Coast Guard Ambassador for Fiesta 2019. Despite our modest presence in San Antonio, I look forward to showcasing the Coast Guard’s various missions to the public. I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to experience the rich culture and heritage of the vibrant city of San Antonio! Viva!”

“I am ecstatic to have been chosen to represent the United States Coast Guard as Ambassador for Fiesta 2019! Though our presence in San Antonio is small, this will provide a great means to show casing the many aspects of the Coast Guard to the public. San Antonio is a proud city, rich in culture, history, and its deep roote support for the US military. Which is why I can’t wait to see it all on display at Fiesta 2019! VIVA!”

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Writing a Chapter of her Family’s Fiesta Legacy 2018 QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO, JOSEPHINE TINSLEY SIMPSON

She is especially looking forward to... the opportunity to visit hospitals and schools, and be involved in telling the story of Fiesta all over our city.

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osephine Tinsley Simpson was honored to represent The Order of the Alamo as its 2018 Queen of The Court of Classic Couture. Tinsley has many fond memories of participating as a child as a page in several Order of the Alamo coronations, and as a Duchess in 2017 in The Court of the Argentine Republic. She has enjoyed riding on floats in both The Texas Cavaliers River Parade and The Battle of Flowers parades. She is especially looking forward to Fiesta 2019 because as the reigning Queen for the first part of the week she will have the opportunity to visit hospitals and schools, and be involved in telling the story of Fiesta all over our city. Tinsley attended Alamo Heights High School and The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from UT in May of 2017, Tinsley moved to Los Angeles, CA where she worked in marketing for The New West Showroom. This past September, she moved back to Austin where she is currently employed by Cozumel Publishing Company. Tinsley’s grandmother, Toby Tate, was Mistress of the Robes in 2003 for The Court of the Treasures of Africa and her mother, Marnie Simpson, was Mistress of the Robes in 2017 for The Court of the Argentine Republic. Tinsley’s sister, Tobin Simpson Hays, served as Queen of The Court of Nature’s Tapestry in 2013. Fiesta has always been a special part of her family life and she is so excited to play a role in this year’s festivities.

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Good King Antonio By Bob McCullough

To paraphrase the title of a popular Tom Petty song from the 1990s, it’s good to be king in San Antonio because the king can accomplish so much good.

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hat’s especially true for King Antonio XCVII, Roger C. Hill III, the monarch and highly visible goodwill ambassador for the Texas Cavaliers charitable organization throughout Fiesta San Antonio 2019. Hill eagerly looks forward to crisscrossing the community during the much-anticipated annual “Party With a Purpose” that celebrates San Antonio’s diverse heritage, culture and spirit.

Serving as King Antonio requires tremendous stamina because of so many public appearances, particularly at schools, hospitals, nursing homes and charitable groups. Hill vows he’s up to the pleasant task because he’s been a front-row observer of previous kings carrying out their royal duties. His father, Roger C. Hill, Jr., and uncle, Bruce H. C. Hill, reigned in 2002 and 1998, respectively. In addition, the native San Antonian has been a Texas Cavaliers stalwart since joining in 2003. He’s risen through the ranks and has assumed key leadership positions. One of his most-memorable experiences as a Cavalier occurred in 2015 when he served as parade marshal of the Texas Cavaliers River Parade, always held on the first Monday of Fiesta San Antonio and the first of several major processions during the Alamo City’s signature celebration. That year, Dallas Cowboys football Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith glided down the San Antonio River aboard the honorary grand marshal’s barge. “Emmitt didn’t really understand the magnitude of the parade until he saw all the people lining the river banks,” Hill recalls. “He was great fun to have in town and brought with him such a positive message. For me, preparing for the parade showed me just how much the Cavaliers touch our community. We were able to raise $1.2 million for San Antonio children’s organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and TEAMability, which helps children with physical disabilities.” Those kid-centric charities are among more than 150 stops on King Antonio’s non-stop itinerary during Fiesta San Antonio. Hill estimates he will bestow 55,000 king’s medals en route as well as offer words of encouragement. “I’m humbled to have the opportunity to visit some of San Antonio’s most-needed

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children’s charities and to visit with children at local elementary schools to spread some Fiesta fun and a positive, encouraging message,” he says. “The most important thing for me is to spread as much joy as possible and make each visit special.” Helping the king make his appointed rounds requires considerable logistical support. Three key assistants – Tres Buchek, executive aide; Alcide Longoria, day aide; and Brent Conger, night aide – attend to details that result in on-time arrivals. One of the biggest challenges for the king and his court is scheduling all those appearances. “We reach out to the community through letters and emails, and the requests for us to visit come pouring in,” he explains. “Sometimes we have to work around school activities such as state testing, but we do our best because the requesting schools and organizations really love for King Antonio to stop by. We really don’t like to say no.” Hill’s wife, Sally, and their two children – 10-year-old Roger IV, affectionately known as Cuatro, and 8-year-old daughter Ellie – plan to accompany him on some of his visits. He met Corpus Christi native Sally in 2004 and ironically took her to a Fiesta San Antonio event for their first date. “My kids are so special to me,” Hill says, “and I think it’s helpful for them to see all parts of the city and understand what makes San Antonio so special. After all, giving back to the community is what this is all about.” Hill, 43, earned a degree in animal science from Texas Tech University in 1999 and still uses that knowledge in operating the family ranch. Shortly after graduation, he opted to work with his uncle in the oil business and then pursued an interest in real estate with Travis Commercial Real Estate, which was acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in 2016. He’s now a JLL senior vice president involved in acquisitions, dispositions, land sales and leasing. When he’s not sealing deals, he’s an active community volunteer, lending his time and expertise to nonprofits such as San Antonio Academy, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, the Texas Wildlife Association, SnackPak 4 Kids and, of course, the Cavaliers. Founded in 1926 by John B. Carrington, the Texas Cavaliers originated as a social club with 19 members who wanted to honor the heroes of the Alamo and revere their bravery and independence. The social emphasis ultimately shifted to philanthropic, and in 1989, the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation was created with a commitment to better the lives of San Antonio children through programs and events, the most notable of which is the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. The parade dates back to 1941 after a group of Cavaliers observed flower-festooned boats in Mexico City. More than a quarter-million enthusiastic Fiesta-goers line San Antonio’s Paseo del Rio (River Walk) for this spectacle of lights and pulsating music. Proceeds from (continued)

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Serving in multiple leadership roles before ascending to King, Roger embraces a group of students while serving as Commander during Fiesta 2018.

the parade go to the Cavaliers’ foundation for distribution to more than 60 San Antonio children’s charities. In addition to the River Parade, the Cavaliers host the Children’s River Extravaganza, which enables more than a thousand special-needs kids to enjoy the parade; the Salute to First Responders, which provides 1,000 parade tickets to members of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association and their families; and the Military Fiesta, which makes it possible for 1,200 military family members to become immersed in the festivities. In the center of it all is King Antonio, who expects to get only about six hours of sleep each night during Fiesta San Antonio because of his non-stop schedule. But with strong family backing and support from his fellow Cavaliers, Hill can’t wait to follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle as King Antonio. “The most enjoyable thing for me is to give back to our community in a big way, especially to organizations assisting kids that certainly need it,” he says. “Kids really enjoy seeing King Antonio, and for those of us in the Texas Cavaliers, we enjoy seeing the kids’ smiles and their joy during the time we’re able to spend with them. All of us want to make San Antonio as great as possible.”

Roger with his wife, Sally, at Fiesta.

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King Antonio XCVII‌ Following in the footsteps of former Kings and carrying on the Cavalier tradition of service.

With love from your family!


God, Family and Education Guide A Doctor’s Hand REY FEO LXXI, DR. SALVATORE BARBARO III

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r. Salvatore Barbaro III is a specialist in clinical and interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and endovascular medicine here in San Antonio, Texas for over 20 years. Dr. Barbaro began his medical career at the University Autonoma of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico and later did his medical internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. Subsequently, Dr. Barbaro performed his cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at Christ Hospital and Illinois Masonic Hospital respectively in Chicago, Illinois. He also trained

He is passionate about giving back to education. His message to both the children and young adults will be God first, family second and education and career third in that order. in endovascular medicine at Presbyterian Hospital under world-renowned Dr. Tony Das in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Barbaro then planted his roots and raised his family right here in San Antonio and currently practices both in Del Rio and San Antonio as well as Las Vegas, Nevada. He holds full clinical privileges in both the Baptist and Christus Santa Rosa hospital systems. He was an Airman in the New York Air National Guard where he received an honorable discharge prior to attending medical school, rejoined again, and is now a retired Air Force flight surgeon. A devout Christian man, he is currently working on his master’s in divinity(MDiv) at Rockbridge Theological Seminary and attends Community Bible Church. He is married to Jennifer Gabriel Barbaro and together they have seven children, Sal IV, Gregory, Michelle, Gabrielle, Brooke, Dillon and Sofia. Dr. Barbaro self-funded his entire eight years of education including medical school. He is passionate about giving back to education. His message to both the children and young adults will be God first, family second and education and career third, in that order. 136 | 2019 REY FEO LXXI | DR. SALVATORE BARBARO III

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From our Fiesta Family to Yours,

Photography by: Jennifer Gabriel Barbaro

Viva Fiesta!


Meeting Students’ Basic Needs to Promote Wellness and Self-Esteem MISS FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019, VICTORIA GONZALEZ

Our Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2019, Victoria Gonzalez, believes that Fiesta is a celebration of the soul of our city. She sees it as the unity of San Antonio’s past triumphs, present brilliance, and future ambitions.

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he spirit of Fiesta honors the history, culture, and art that makes San Antonio the melting pot that it is. We come together for collaboration and celebration. With its millions of attendees, Fiesta San Antonio is the showcase of our diversity and rich traditions that have persisted over the past 300 years and will flourish for centuries more.” Victoria’s family has humble beginnings as farmworkers, laborers, and immigrants, which inspire her to help people who are underrepresented and underserved. She was taught to remember her roots, but use her education to help others who struggle. Her experience with disease and lack of access to quality healthcare in her own family drive her to be an advocate for change. Victoria graduated valedictorian in 2015 from William B. Travis Early College in San Antonio with a distinguished high school diploma as well as an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. With a 102.3 high school GPA and 4.0 college GPA, Victoria received numerous scholarships including the Rey Feo Foundation Scholarship, San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarships, and Jose Antonio Navarro House Scholarship. Victoria was also one of five students in Bexar County and one of 200 students in the United States to be selected as a Bank of America Student Leaders Intern. As part of her internship, she worked with the nonprofit organization Communities in Schools of San Antonio, which connects children and their families to resources that will empower them to stay in school. In May 2018, Victoria graduated Magna Cum Laude from UT Rio Grande Valley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During her undergraduate studies at UT Rio Grande Valley, Victoria was a Greater Texas Foundation Scholar and member of Delta Zeta Sorority. An active member of her campus and local community, she enjoyed participating in school events and volunteering at Edinburg Children’s Hospital. As part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program at UT-San Antonio, and working under the supervision 138 | MISS FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | VICTORIA GONZALEZ

of Dr. Jose Lopez-Ribot and Dr. Jesus Romo, Victoria developed a research project titled, “Virulence as a target in candida albicans: in vitro characterization of a small molecule analogue,” focused on identifying a viable drug to prevent spread of the disease candidiasis. She presented the work at multiple scientific conferences, including the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium. Victoria believes that this opportunity allowed her to see the true connection between health and the community as a whole. Victoria works at Palo Alto College as a Peer Advisor for the college’s STEM summer camp. She also works with middle and high school students to facilitate activities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science, and she has served as an Academic Coach, working with students in high-risk courses to ensure that out-of-school factors, as well as academic needs, are addressed. Victoria’s Miss Fiesta Community Service Project will provide personal health items to children across San Antonio who would normally lack access to these basic necessities. Packages will include items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and other products. Victoria intends to work with local schools to ensure a continuous supply of these items is available to students in need. She plans to visit students across San Antonio to teach how basic hygiene plays a pivotal role in the prevention of illness and disease, as well as encourages self-esteem. “When I was a young girl I thought that being confident meant being pretty or having a lot of friends. Being naturally reserved and rather critical of myself, I didn’t believe I had what it takes to be confident. However, over the years I have learned that being confident actually means being knowledgeable, kind, and ambitious.” Victoria is excited to serve as a role model and promote health, education, and compassion no matter who you are. As Miss Fiesta San Antonio, Victoria wants to show young girls that they too can be independent queens with beauty, brains, and gracious hearts to match. W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


The Woman’s Club of San Antonio Proudly presents THREE Official Fiesta Events:

Fiesta Teen Queen Coronation April 7, 2019

3:00 pm, The Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio Free and open to the public

Fiesta Flower Show April 19 and 20, 2019

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on April 19 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on April 20 1717 San Pedro Avenue Free and open to the public The show is in its 105th year and will be judged by Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges

Fiesta Hat Contest and Luncheon April 24, 2019

10:30 am, The Omni Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade $75 per person, $125 for VIP PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by April 19, 2019 Join us for a roaring good time as we compete in several hat categories, enjoy a delicious lunch, and shop at our Boutique and Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit charities of The Woman’s Club of San Antonio.

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Making an Impact Through Meaningful Connections

2019 REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES, MONTANA ROWTON-KIOLBASSA

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ontana Rowton-Kiolbassa is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a major in Journalism. Montana is pursuing goals of writing for a major publication, ideally like National Geographic Magazine, or such. Montana is a 2015 graduate of Winston Churchill High School. She was a member of the Environmental Club and the Varsity Speech and Debate team. She competed on the District, State, and National levels and was a five-time Texas-State Finalist. Montana was also recognized in the San Antonio Express-News for being the first four-time National qualifier for speech and debate from Winston Churchill High School. She hopes to use her knowledge from speech and debate to help communicate to others her love of education and the important impact it can have on your life in helping you to succeed. Montana is following in the footsteps of her godfather, Ronald Gabriel, who reigned as the Rey Feo LVlll in 2006, and her loving Papa, Art Kiolbassa, who served as his Night Minister. Countless hours of fundraising over the years alongside her parents has set her on the path to be the next Reina de la Feria de las Flores in 2019 for LULAC Council #2. Montana has always connected with others in a genuine way. She thrives in helping others to become the best versions of themselves. She has spent time working with others in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and has inspired children of all ages to excel in school and to always stay humble and kind. She is a leading example of how to selflessly love and to give to others. Montana hopes that through her service as Reina de la Feria de las Flores, she can encourage San Antonio youth to lead an impactful life through pursuing higher education and to remind others to always stay humble and kind, in and out of the classroom. She aspires to do so through the awarding of the Tom Morton Sandoval Parent/Child Scholarships.

Through her service as Reina de la Feria de las Flores, she can encourage San Antonio youth to lead an impactful life through pursuing higher education and to remind others to always stay humble and kind, in and out of the classroom.

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Her spirit of volunteerism is evident by the hundreds of hours she has donated to social programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Red Cross Association, Wounded Warrior Project, the Humane Society, and church mission trips. Montana advocates for sustainable solutions in third-world countries as a member of Green Empowerment and the Greenpeace Foundation. She also promotes for the survival of the Marine Ecosystem, national and international forest environments as a member of Project AWARE Foundation, Shark Savers Foundation, Oceana, and the Nature Conservancy. W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


Rising in the Ranks to Queen FIESTA TEEN QUEEN 2019, KYNDAL KELLER

Kyndal Shay Keller would like to extend her deep appreciation to the Woman’s Club of San Antonio. It has been both an honor and a privilege for her to participate in the Fiesta Teen Queen Coronation for the past 16 years, and to now serve as the 2019 Fiesta Teen Queen.

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yndal’s love of Fiesta began at an early age while creating amazing arrangements for the Fiesta Flower Show, hosted by the Woman’s Club. She has collected many ribbons and honors throughout the years and thus led her to pursue a certificate in Floral Design. Her hobbies expanded while admiring the beautiful vintage cars used in the Battle of Flowers Parade. This fostered her love of cars, and Kyndal is now the current President of the Car Club where she attends High School as a Senior at Cinco Ranch in Katy, TX. Kyndal enjoys a multitude of activities, including wake boarding, playing the guitar, and coaching a local swim team. Once an AAU and high school Basketball player, she now works the other side of the ball as one of the youngest female officials certified by the Texas Association of Sports Officials. She has a passion for the sport, and even received the Rookie Of The Year award in 2018. Kyndal uses her knowledge of the game as well as the rules and techniques to coach and guide young athletes that she officiates for Katy Youth Basketball, and the local Monty Ballard YMCA. Kyndal also works in the Sports Department coaching, mentoring, and officiating youth Soccer and Volleyball for her local YMCA.

Kyndal’s love of Fiesta began at an early age while creating amazing arrangements for the Fiesta Flower Show, hosted by the Woman’s Club.

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A strong work ethic and sense of accomplishment drives Kyndal to pursue both her short- and long-term goals. Kyndal has developed and finetuned strong leadership, public speaking, and social networking skills working with children and adults through the Debate team and FFA. She has become a strong advocate for teens in the workforce. Employed since the age of 14, Kyndal uses her work experience to mentor and encourage her friends and peers to also gain employment, work hard and pursue their passions. Kyndal’s current goal is to attend The University of Texas at San Antonio and major in Business/Human Resources, minor in Pre-Law and then pursue a Law Degree at the University of Texas in Austin. W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019


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Taking the Reins For Year Two 2019 CHARRO QUEEN, VICTORIA RODRIQUEZ

Taking her rightful throne as 20182020 Reina de la Asociación de Charros, Victoria Grace Rodriguez comes from a Charro dynasty of a family united by a passion for upholding its culture, traditions, family-centric values, and the absolute fun of riding horses.

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ictoria’s grandfather, Carl A. Rodriguez, has been with the Asociación de Charros de San Antonio for more than 64 years and currently serves as Treasurer. Her uncle, John A. Cadena, was a previous member and held various positions. Her father, Carl A. Rodriguez II, grew up in the sport of charrería and is currently a member with the association. Her mother Lorena Cadena, was on the escaramuza team, Las Coronelas.

Active since birth, Victoria is honored to continue the tradition of “charrería” as the first Charro Queen in the family despite the tenure. Her aunts, uncles and cousins have all participated in both the male and female teams. Active since birth, Victoria is honored to continue the tradition of “charrería” as the first Charro Queen in the family despite the tenure. A Bulverde resident, Victoria graduated from Smithson Valley High School. She currently attends Texas A&M - Kingsville and studies veterinary medicine. An animal lover, she not only has a house full of pets, but also volunteers her time at the San Antonio Zoo. She was a member of Smithson Valley FFA’s equine science team and continues to care for her dad’s horse, Guapo. In spite of her hectic schedule, Victoria still spends time practicing the trumpet, and works part-time at Bill Miller Bar-B-Q. She recently launched her own photography business and has taken several series used for publications about the Charro Association. Besides the Charro Association’s “Day in Old Mexico,” her favorite Fiesta event is the Battle of the Flowers® Parade.

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Leading with Hope and Confidence 2019 QUEEN OF SOUL, RAYLEEN BROWN

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” - Helen Keller.

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s a young woman, it is essential to exude confidence, humility and remain optimistic. A Queen is a role model whose actions, examples or triumphs can be emulated by others — especially by younger people. As the 50th Queen of Soul, I enjoy the honor and privilege of representing the San Antonio Queen of Soul organization. Representing the African-American community in a positive manner, while inspiring young men and women to pursue their aspirations, is a high honor. I am a 22-year-old Historically Black College and University (HBCU) graduate. I pursued my academic career at Virginia Union University (VUU), where I matriculated in biology. My goal is to attend medical school through the U.S. Air Force and become an orthopedic surgeon. In preparation for medical school, I have completed three years of a rigorous MCAT enrichment program through Meharry Medical College. As a college student, I was active in my university, from completing the Math & Science Summer institute (MSSI) Program, to winning first place in Center of Undergraduate Research (CUR) poster symposium. My poster presentation was titled, “Can bacterial genetics be used to develop new treatments for Neisseria gonorrhoeae?”

“As part of the Fiesta Royalty Family, I will treasure each opportunity offered me; from meeting the members of the participating member organizations, attending the Fiesta events, to bringing a smile to a child’s face and to meeting new and interesting people! I look forward to being a part of Fiesta where each and every race and culture is treated as one!”

I also found time to lead the Virginia Union University’s 201718 Women’s Bowling Team, as the Captain. Virginia Union University’s women’s bowling team has been recognized by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for its excellence in the classroom. The team recorded a team grade point average of 3.500, which placed VUU 13th on the list of programs honored by the NTCA. While in high school, I was in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. This program‘s main focus is to develop students who have an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, including students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. When I am not working, I enjoy listening to music that has great energy, painting, playing sports, spending time with my family and friends, and my dog. As part of the Fiesta Royalty Family, I will treasure each opportunity offered me; from meeting the members of the participating member organizations, attending the Fiesta events, to bringing a smile to a child’s face and to meeting new and interesting people! I look forward to being a part of Fiesta where each and every race and culture is treated as one! Que Dios te bendiga y te guarde. Viva Fiesta!

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Breaking Barriers Through Dance 2019 MISS SAN ANTONIO, REBECCA MENDOZA

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ebecca Mendoza is a 24-year-old Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, achieving her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the Accelerated Accounting Program. Rebecca is currently a CPA candidate and an auditor for a small CPA Firm in San Antonio. While Rebecca thrived in academic performance, she also founded her own nonprofit organization, the Community Connection Warriors, at 17 years old. The CC Warriors, now a 501(c)3, encourages both special and general education students to break down barriers by working together through dance in an afterschool program. This is an all-inclusive dance group currently in eight elementary schools around San Antonio with multiple schools on the waiting list for the 2019-2020 school year. Not only is Rebecca the founder and president of her own nonprofit, she is also a fitness instructor at L.A. Fitness where she teaches Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, and Bodyworks. Rebecca lives an active and healthy lifestyle and encourages the public to do the same. Rebecca also actively volunteers with Meals on Wheels, which is a free service that delivers meals to seniors around the San Antonio Area. Rebecca has also taught dance to senior citizens in the Senior Ministry at St. Luke Catholic Church, as well as partnered with the Arc of San Antonio. She believes in encouraging all ages and abilities to be active and have fun while doing it. As the current Miss San Antonio for the Miss America Organization, Rebecca hopes to continue working on her love of performing while continuing to make a mark in her community and in the state of Texas.

While Rebecca thrived in academic performance, she also founded her own nonprofit organization, the Community Connection Warriors, at 17 years old. The CC Warriors, now a 501(c)3, encourages both special and general education students to break down barriers by working together through dance in an afterschool program.

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2019 Fiesta San Antonio Commission Executive Committee ®

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Former Presidents of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission 1 | William (Bill) Mitchell 2018 2 | Erwin J. De Luna 2017 3 | Vonzetta Hickman 2016 4 | Fernando Reyes 2015 5 | Jack C. Hebdon, Jr. 2014 6 | Marilyn Eldridge 2013 7 | Evangelina Flores 2012 8 | Sam Bell Steves II 2011 9 | Mary Begia Henderson 2010 10 | Charles Barrett 2009 11 | John Steen, Jr. 2008 12 | Jorge Gonzalez 2007 13 | Mary West Traylor 2006 14 | Larry Kurth 2005 15 | Edward Steves 2004 16 | Irma Flores 2003 17 | Robert D. Reed* 2002 18 | Gloria L. Ray 2001 19 | Marshall T. Clegg 2000 20 | Carlos R. Montemayor* 1999 21 | Thad W. Ziegler 1998 22 | Nick Garza 1997 23 | Don Moyé* 1996

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2019 Board of Commissioners I t takes a team of volunteers to make Fiesta happen and a tremendous guiding board! The Fiesta San Antonio Commission Board of Commissioners is a force of decision makers composed of

the executive committee, elected commissioners, and a designated commissioner from each Participating Member Organization (PMO) who commit their time and talents to Fiesta San Antonio each year.

ELECTED COMMISSIONERS Richard Adam

G. Salvador Gutierrez

Dan Medrano

Linda Skop

Corey Bakke

Dennis Gutzman, MD

John Meyer, Jr.

Richard Sparr

Melanie Cawthon

Nick Holt

Frank Miceli

Tawana Timberlake

Robert Cuellar

Erica Seiler Hurtak

Richard Ojeda

John Tyson

Gloria De Hoyos

Deboray Kay Long-Shirley

Teresa Robertson

Lillian Villanueva

Kathy De Luna

Minu Martinez

Steve Rosenauer

Mary Wieser

Mae Escobar

Penny McCutchen-Gardner

Mari Sandoval

Roger O. Flores

John McFadden

Anna Shaw

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Fiesta San Antonio Commission Staff Olivia Garza, Office Manager

Olivia earned her Associates degree in Arts and Marketing. She worked as a senior event coordinator for several companies in Texas and Florida before joining the Fiesta Commission in 2016. Her background includes account management, promotion marketing, and managing and executing community and retail events for a variety of regional and national clients. As Office Manager, Olivia manages the day-to-day interactions with PMOs and other important Fiesta constituents.

Michele Krier, Director of Communications Michele served as a public relations officer for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the former Visit San Antonio (SACVB). She especially enjoys working with media, and has had the privilege of landing client interviews with the Today show, The View, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other national and regional media in her career with public relations agencies. A lifelong fan of Fiesta, Michele is excited to work with this great team and to make sure everyone hears VIVA FIESTA! She graduated from Trinity University and earned a Master’s in Communications at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Suzi Otis-Garrett, Director of Marketing and Sponsorships A native of Canada, Suzi Otis has traveled the globe for more than a decade, first as an executive for a top cargo airline, and then in management for Anheuser-Busch Entertainment. As the Fiesta Commissions Director of Marketing and Sponsorship for nearly four years, Suzi works daily with corporations, sponsors, partners, commission members and the general public. Her role as Director of Marketing and Sponsorships means she is directly involved with PMOs, working to raise much-needed funds, and helping in other ways to benefit people in our community.

Veronica Peña, Fiesta Store Manager A native Texan, Veronica Peña loves San Antonio and its traditions, especially the sense of community in our city. As Fiesta Store Manager, Veronica oversees purchasing, inventory and all retail aspects for the Official Fiesta Store, the proceeds of which benefit Fiesta San Antonio. Veronica enjoys seeing the customer response to the Los Otros poster and other official Fiesta merchandise inspired by the poster—from caps, mugs and tumblers, to t-shirts and ties and scarves. And, of course she loves to help her customers.

Pictured from left to right: (top row) Michele Krier, Olivia Garza, Amy Shaw, Suzi Otis. (bottom row) Hank Reyes, Veronica Peña, Fernando Villareal

Hank Reyes, Director of Finance Hank has been with the Commission for the past five years as the Director of Finance. He has been doing public sector finance for local government and nonprofits for the past 20 years with organizations such as the Network for Young Artists, Avenida Guadalupe, the Center for Health Care Services, and Bexar County. Hank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He lives with his wife Aimee and his children include Anthony, Steven, Matthew, Julia, and Madilyn.

Amy Shaw, Executive Director Amy joined the Fiesta San Antonio Commission in July 2015, after retiring from USAA as Deputy Chief of Staff to CEO Joe Robles. Amy began her career as a broadcast journalist, serving as morning anchor for WCNC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC, before transitioning to public relations for the Carolinas Health Care System, and then providing public relations counsel to corporations such as Chrysler,DuPont, Owens-Corning, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer, Centerior Energy, and Norfolk Southern/North American Van Lines. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Bradley University and a Master of Arts in communication from Purdue University. FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2019 | W W W.FIESTASANANTONIO.ORG

Fernando Villarreal, Director of Operations Fernando returned to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission as Director of Operations in March of 2016 after a three-year absence. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Fiesta Commission from 2002 to 2013. He also served as a seasonal staff member from 1998-2002. His current duties include overseeing the Commission’s parade street chair program and parade logistics; yearly revision of the city’s Fiesta ordinance; and the Commission’s annual Fiesta Fiesta kick-off celebration in Hemisfair Park. Fernando started his formal career as the lead architectural computer draftsman with Jose Luis Hernandez Architects where he worked for several years designing educational school buildings and documenting structures for preservation and restoration. Fernando holds Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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*Members as of December 31, 2018

INDIVIDUAL LIFETIME PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Charles Barrett, Jr.

Dennis Gutzman

Joe Ramirez

Melissa Barrett

Kathleen R. Hall

Allison K. Reyes

JoAnn Boone

Carol Hebdon

Fernando Reyes

Armon (Butch) Brown

Jack C. Hebdon

Norma Reyes

Dianna Burns

Vonzetta Hickman

Louis J. Sanchez

Jamie Butler

George C. Hixon

Amy Shaw

Stephanie Cano

Erica Hurtak

Anna Shaw

Melanie R. Cawthon

Marcie L. Ince

Vira Siordia

Ted Cieslak

David W. Jauer

Donalda L. Smith

Gary W. Cox

Joy Jauer

Robin Steinhauser-Templeton

Noemi Cue

Liz Jauer

Sam B. Steves, III

Gloria De Hoyos

Jon Jimenez

Darrell G. Stewart

Jonathan Delmer / Alamo Strategic Group

Rosemary Kowalski

Kelly D. Storbeck

Janet Dietel

Byron L. LeFlore, Jr.

William H. Templeton

Gloria Dilley

Kathy Littlefield

Tawana Timberlake

Barbara June “BJ” Duncan

Deborah K. Long-Shirley

Nancy Tom

Marilyn Eldridge

Christina Lumbreras

Christine Turner

Mae Escobar

Daniel Medrano

Rick Uriegas

Rudy Escobar

John K. Meyer, Jr.

Virginia Van Cleave

Michael Flores

Linda Child Nairn

Brian Weiner

Jonathan C. Fristoe

Richard P. Ojeda

Daniel E. Weis

Karrie Fristoe

Sandra Ojeda-Medina

Wendy S. Wirth

James W. Gorman, Jr.

Lisa Pierce

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INDIVIDUAL PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP Syeira Budd

Mary Maxwell Oliver

Jeanie Travis

Fern L. Finck

Walter Serna, Jr.

Casey J. Watts

Angela L. Garcia

Louise Bird Thomas

JoAnna Whitten Mary V. Wieser

COUPLE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP Debra Acosta and Robert Beyer

Kahlyne Fletcher and Hollis T Russell, Jr.

The Social Being Mary Jane and David Verette

COUPLE Richard C. and Mary Helen Adam

Tina and Bill Drain

Col. Matt and Mrs. Maggie Konopa

Greg and Janet B. Anderson

Mari and Alberto Duran

Abby and Larry Kurth

Cory and Phil Bakke

Yolanda Estrada and Yolanda Guadiana

Mandy Lopez and Anahi Gutierrez

Emily Balarin and Danielle Medrano

Evangelina Flores and David Reta

Joseph Maratea

Anne and Steve Ballantyne

Glenn Fox and David Gilbreth

Minu and Fernando Martinez

Jimmie and Harry Balling

Barbara and Gary Francis

Leslie and John McFadden

Dr. Salvatore Barbaro and Jennifer Barbaro

Lou Celia and Don Frost

Janice and Briden McGraw

Diana and Roel Barrera

Karla and Frank Galindo

Bill and Joan Barrett

John “Buddy” Gardner and Penny McCutchen Gardner

Gilbert Stanley-Medford and Mary Fruge-Medford Helen Medrano and Rachel Medrano

Joe E. and Molly Groff

Carolyn and Jack Meyer

Dr. Fernando and Beverly Guerra

Yeola and Melvin Mitchell

Joseph M. and Maria E. Guerra

Margaret and Bill Mitchell

Martha and G. Salvador Gutierrez

Pauline and George Monita

Roxana and James Hayne

Renee and Curtis Montgomery

Jean and Claus Heide

Audrey Nava and JD Morales

Linda and Herb Hill

Pauleen and Conrad Netting

Joann and William Hinchey

Yvonne and Carlos Niño

Sandy and Nick Holt

Kathi and John Oppenheimer

Nancy and Robert Hunt

Gerardo Ortega and Catherine Lee Ortega

John and Lokelani Hunter

Alice and Larry Peña

Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Iglehart

Kris and Bruce Petersen

Emily and Greg Jellick

Denise and John Poppe

Jessie and Richard Kardys

Eileen and Charlie Potts

Art and Tracie Kiolbassa

John and Priscilla Rangel

Mary and Mike Benedum Mary Pat and Michael J. Bolner Jo Betsy Booker and Brian Q. Booker Kyle and Lori Campbell Anna and Dan Catalani Peggy and Freddie Cervera Honorable and Mrs. Chapman Carol and Paul Charleston Emily and Scott Christy Julie and Thomas Coffey Rosalinda and Jason Critchley Robert Cuellar and John Garza Jose J. and Miguel A. De Hoyos Stella and Eddy De La Garza Natasha and Richard Delgado, Jr.

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Aimee and Hank Reyes

Armandina and Jerry Sifuentes

Tanya and Joe Vela

Rita and Michael Richardson

Lydia and Rick Smith

Corinne Vela-Zapata and Johnny Zapata

Susan and Dennis Riedesel

Rebecca and Joel Smith

Hector Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner

Joseph and Dora Rodriguez

Gay and Steve Swanson

Bonita and Donald Walker

Raymundo and Monica Rodriguez

Dolores and Thomas Tamez

Leah and Raquel Whitmire

Karen and Steve Rogers

Denise and Ken Thieme

Barbara and Don Winkler

Lea and Steve Rosenauer

Mrs. Mary West and Mr. Richard C. Traylor

Victoria and Dale Wood

Rick and Rosie Ruiz

Regina and Steve Tripp

Sidney and Gerald Yarbrough

Robert Dubray and Alan Runge

Shannon and Jon Turner

Mollie and Bartell Zachry

Liz and Roy Saenz

David and Martha Uhler

Kip and Louis Zbinden

Rae and Art Saldana

Michelle and Steve Usher

Denise Smith-Schlaudt and Kenneth Schlaudt, Jr.

Pete and Leticia Van de Putte

Zach Shipley and Brett Abbott

Barbara Vander and Ronnie Nipper Rudy and Sylvia Vasquez

INDIVIDUAL JoAnn Acosta

Melinda Biggs

Bonnie Carrisal

Mason Albaugh-Fonseca

Patricia H. Biggs

Paul Carter

Blanca Aldaco

Catherine O. Bishop

Ann M. Carter

Susan Altgelt

Jasper P. Blake

Roxanne R. Castillo

Lisa Andrade Gonima

Anna-Laura Block

Sylvia P. Cervantes

Marian Archer

Lorie Blount

Ray Chavez

Jerry Arellano

Alison Boone

Patricia Christian

Mrs. James R. Armstrong

Patricia G. Bose

George Cisneros

Margie Arnold

Laurie Bracher

Claudette Cochrane Lewis

Isabelle B. Badouh

Tremell E. Brown

Ann T. Coiner

Diane D. Baird

Dori L. Brown

Rudolph Coleman

Felicia G. Baldwin

Jane Buchek

Cindy Comfort

Mary R. Barrett

Molly Porter Burke

Anthony C. Contreras

Margaret Barron

Ferne Burney

Kathleen Curp

Susan W. Beavin

Yvonne C. Burns

Geraldine M. Davis

Nelwyn S. Belt

Mastrodomenico and Buxie, CPAs

Erwin J. De Luna

Richard Berchin

Michele C. Cadwallader

Rose Mary De Luna

Ruth Berg

Rhonda K. Calvert

Katherine De Luna

Alexander V. Bernal

Mrs. John Canty

Holly Denton-Swanson

Leslie “Chance” Bert

Terry Acevedo Carmona

Virginia O. Dibrell

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Gerald Dubinski

Gail Harwood

Karen McCloskey

Joan Duckworth

Agnes B. Harwood

Mya McConney

David Dupuy

John Hearn, Jr.

Marise McDermott

Shirley J. Dyer

Alli Heinemeyer

Jane A. McFarlane

Wendy L. Erickson

Tony Hendricks

Maria McKeown

Socorro Escobedo

Ralph A. Henry

Dr. Barry S. McKinney

Kevin Esparza

Mary M. Hernandez

Delbert Meadors

Maxine Farrimond

Bruce Hicks

Jan Meadows

Paul Fernandez

Barbara Hill

Liz Melson

Jerry Ferrer

Darryl Holmes

Jackie Meyer

Katherine Filut King

Regina Horne-Espree

Byron Miller

Joseph C. Fiorino

Sandee M. Johns

Charlotte Mitchell

Laura E. Flores

Karen R. Johnson

Virginia Mitzelman

Mike Flores

Holly Jones

Amanda Moore

Roger O. Flores

Kim Jordan

Elvis Moore

Robert Foster

Abigail G. Kampmann

Ethel Moore

William C. Friedrich, Jr.

Alice Kelly

Martha Moore

Susan P. Fuentes

Kelly E. Kennedy

Alejandro Morales

Erich Fuhrmann

Christy Kerr

Juan Carlos Morales Tejada

Joan R. Gaither

Tobias Klingelhoefer

Becky Moreno

Larry M. Garcia

Martin F. Kushner

Lillian P. Morris

Steve Glover

Lio Laidacker-Luna

Mary Beth Mosbacker

Mary Gonzales

Cynthia Landeros

Marilou Moursund

Hector J. Gonzalez

Lellen Lane

Debby Muñoz

Marty Gonzalez

Susan R. Lane

Anais Muñoz

Laura Govea

Debbie Leal

Vicki Neeb

Anne Graves

Judith Lentz

Billy Neuls

Darryl Greer

Danny Lewis

Hilton C. Newell

Peggy Guerrero

Sandy Liwang

Felicia Niño

Trina Guevara

Paola Lloyd

Richelle Nipper

Margarite P. Guggolz

Sal Lujan

Cynthia O’Connor

Sandra Gunter

Barbara Lyman

Michalea Grace Oakes

Audrey Haake

William L. Lynch

Mary Oakes

W. Wendell Hall

Robert L. MacNaughton

Jean Pacheco

Linda Hammond

Claudia C. Malitz

Cheryl Palmer

Jerome Harris

Andrea Mancillas

Neale Parker

Barbara Harrison

Susan H. Martin

Jean F. Parsons

Linda Harrison

Kassie Martinez

Harriet W. Peavy

Milby Hartwell

Rogelio Martinez-Ruteaga, OFM

Rosalie Pecina

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Manuel Pelayo

Annette H. Sanchez

Anthony C. Tobias

Mary H. Penaloza

Johnny Sanchez, Jr.

Kelly Toepperwein

Debora A. Perez

Mari Sandoval

Christine Tovar

Blair B. Perry

Nancy M. Scheifele

Priscilla Trawick

Katherine M. Perry

Barbara Schneider

Beatrice Tuley

Danny Peters

Inell Schooler

Dr./LTC Judy C. Turner

Kelley V. Phillips

Cindi Segura

Robby Turner

Virginia (Ginger) Pope

Webb Sellers

John Tyson

Leslie E. Provence

Terri R. Shaw

Vanessa Van De Putte

Janet Putman

Elizabeth J. Simpson

Audrey N. Vasquez

Michael Quintanilla

Allison Singleton

Lillian Villanueva

John Rankin

Linda H. Skop

Johnny M. Villarreal

Susan Reed

Marvinette Smith

Allee Wallace

Travis Reed

Madison A. Smith

Jeffrey Weissman

Eric K. Renth

Clara B. Smith

Sharon Welkey

Sylvia R. Reyna, Ph. D.

Richard Sparr

Barbara R. Wenger

Julie Ring

Linda Specht

Cynthia L. White

Sharalee Roberts-Calk

Krystle Antoinette Stevenson

Dr. Angela McPherson Williams

Terri Robertson

Marshall T. Steves III

Ben Williams

Kenneth Q. Robinson

Jane Stone

Tracy Williams

Javier Rocha

Max Strozier

Charles Wilson

Elisa Rodriguez

Patricia R. Stuart

Edward C. Wilson

Montana Leann Rowton-Kiolbassa

Connie Swann

Roland Wiseman

Eric Ruggs

Elaine Talarski

Barbara B. Wood

James B. Ruggs

Debra Tanner

Corinne M. Yancy

Michael M. Ruggs

Alfred G. Tapia

Dillard D. Yates

Robert Ruiz, Jr.

Larry D. Taylor

Judith A. York

Heather Russo

Jane Ann Temple

Barbara T. Zars

Clay C. Rutherford

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson

Mrs. Thad W. Ziegler

Kerry Rutledge

Sallie S. Thomas

Wendy Sachs

Gregory Thompson

Stephanie Sage

Maggie Thompson

Leroy Sance

Pattie S. Thompson

STUDENTS Tate Cervera

Isabella M. Niño

Ariana De Hoyos

Milagrace Tamez

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Business Members AMBASSADOR University Bowl

ENVOY Alamo Café

Hill Country Vettes

Overflow Always Personalized, LLC

Alamo Heights Pet Clinic

Jauer and Co.

PromoKing San Antonio

Amols Party and Fiesta Favors

Karolinas Antique, LLC

SA Flavor, LLC

Cabinets Plus, Ltd. – Curtis and Irma Rodriguez

MassMutual South Texas

Salata

Medina BEST Plumbing, LLC

San Antonio Museum of Art

Melrose Family Fashions

Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Mira Medals

Spurs Baseline Bums

Moonstruck Fire Trucks

Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc.

Octapharma Plasma

Thad Ziegler Glass, Ltd.

Celebrate Excellence CocoMeg Cares Dixie Flag and Banner Company Evolving Bodywork Firstmark Credit Union

NONPROFIT 100 Club of San Antonio

Footbridge Foundation, Inc. Animal Rescue

Providence Place

Alamo City Performing Arts Association

Freeman Coliseum

SAMMinistries

Alamo Silver Wings Airborne Association

Friends of the Arts at Northwest Vista College (FANs)

San Antonio Romance Authors

Brooks Canary Islands Descendants Association Come into the Outside Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas

Guardians of the Children – Von Ormy Chapter Harlandale High School Band Booster La Prensa Texas

Texas Diaper Bank The Health Collaborative Wayland Baptist University WINGS

Por Vida Academy

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2018-2019 Fiesta San Antonio Foundation Contributors* ®

*Contributors from May 1, 2018 – November 15, 2018.

JoAnn Boone

Jack C. Hebdon

Jeanie Travis

Yvonne Burns

Holly Jones

Richard and Mary West Traylor

Erwin and Rose Mary De Luna

Deborah Long-Shirley

Mary Wieser

Bill and Tina Drain

Porter and Lynn Loring III

Marilyn Eldridge

John and Jackie Meyer

Jonathan and Karrie Fristoe

Bill and Margaret Mitchell

John “Buddy” Gardner and Penny McCutchen Gardner

Suzi Otis-Garrett

Jorge and Debbie Gonzalez James W. Gorman

Beth Plummer Joel and Becky Smith Tawana Timberlake

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Superstar Fiesta Volunteers ORDER OF THE CASCARÓN

Did you know it takes more than 75,000 volunteers to make Fiesta hum? In 1992, the “Order of the Cascarón” was established to recognize the mammoth efforts of these “Super Volunteers,” who have made singularly outstanding contributions. Below is a list of the original members and the inductees from each year after. Congrats to our 2018 inductees!

1992 (Charter Members) Carol Canty Nancy Clayton Louis Engelke* Roger A. Flores II* James Gorman, Jr. Bob Heckman Maximo Virgil* Naomi Russell-Wolfman* Logan Stewart*

1997 Marshall T. Clegg

1993 Robert Carlson* Agnes Harwood Donald Moyé* Dennis O’Malley* Thad M. Ziegler

2000 Orlando Cisneros* Edward Steves

1994 Frank Burney Linda Lee Davis* Pete R. Martinez 1995 Nick Garza Robert Mason 1996 Frank Butler* Paul R. Rossbach 162 | SUPERSTAR FIESTA VOLUNTEERS

1998 Donald Morris* Pete Ortiz Janice Ricks 1999 Marsha Hendler Lee Vogel

2001 Joan Gaither Tom Sineni* 2002 Jane Cheever Powell Thad W. Ziegler 2003 Claus Heide Louis Sanchez 2004 Les Paulick* Robert D. Reed*

2005 Jack Hebdon Susie Martin Penny McCutchen-Gardner 2006 Rosemary Kowalski Mary Schug* 2007 Mary Begia Amelia Garza 2008 Rick Uriegas Virginia Van Cleave 2009 Fred Middleton Gloria Ray John Steen 2010 Erwin De Luna Joanna Parrish 2011 Marilyn Eldridge

2012 Randy Bear Vonzetta Hickman 2013 Evangelina Flores 2014 Erica Gonzaba David Jauer 2015 Sam B. Steves II Gerry Young 2016 Eloise Cortez-Lara Fernando Reyes Elizabeth Ruiz 2017 Steve Rosenauer Linda Skop 2018 Fr. David Garcia Maria Ramirez Margo Uriegas Griffith *Deceased

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New to the Order in 2018

FATHER DAVID GARCIA

MARGO URIEGAS GRIFFITH

MARIA RAMIREZ

After coming to San Fernando Cathedral in 1995, Father David learned about a little thing called “Fiesta”. San Fernando Cathedral has been hosting an annual fiesta event for more than 30 years. The Cathedral relied heavily on this yearly fundraiser to generate income for special projects, especially as it became an official Fiesta event in 1988. Father David saw the opportunity to make the event even bigger and changed the name of the Cathedral’s event to “Fiesta San Fernando!” In 1996, Fiesta San Fernando saw a doubling in both sales and crowds. Father David’s role of PMO President and his championing of the event soon had sponsors and vendors wanting to support. The festival has continued to grow in size and popularity ever since, and is now an event that draws great crowds from all parts of the City. Wearing his sash full of medals, smiling and greeting all those at the event, Father David also celebrates the annual Fiesta Mass at San Fernando Cathedral that is televised all throughout the world.

Margo is a true Fiesta pioneer. Her vision and hard work created Piñatas in the Barrio, the first Fiesta event on the Westside of San Antonio. Piñatas in the Barrio is a festival for senior citizens and youth at risk run by Action United for Entertainers & Diverse Artists (“AUEDA”). The event features its own Senior King, Senior Queen, and court who bring color and fun to any event they are asked to participate in. Margo also introduced the Fiesta Piñata Scepter, which is sold to raise money for AUEDA’s scholarship fund as well as being presented by AUEDA to various Fiesta organizations and visiting dignitaries to provide positive and long-lasting memory of Fiesta. Margo makes it her mission to visit elementary schools, assisted living centers and adult day care centers, celebrating Fiesta all year round. As President of AUEDA, Margo incorporates her PMO’s mission into Fiesta Week by introducing local entertainers and diverse artists at various Fiesta events.

Maria is a former Vice President of Lo Bello de San Antonio and is also a member of the Military Civilian Club and Woman’s Club of San Antonio. She served on the court for Rey Feo LX Fernando Reyes and has assisted several other courts. Maria also supports and contributes to the Rey Feo program and provides in- kind donations to the Queen of Soul Pageant, Woman’s Club, and the Military Ambassadors. In 2011 she volunteered to provide floral arrangements to raffle off at each Board of Commissioners meeting that year, believing that BOC meetings should be fun and exciting. Serving on the Host Committee for several years, she developed the idea to have the annual Fiesta Poster enlarged and adorned with fresh flowers to welcome visitors to San Antonio. Maria has a passion for making Fiesta beautiful and a commitment to supporting Fiesta.

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