Pearl Celebrates Spanish Culture with Cabezudos Parade, Live Latin Music

Cabezudos, literally translated as “big-headed,” are popular in Spanish festivals and fiestas of all kinds. These over-sized, cartoonish noggins, which are made from papier maché, are usually worn as a part of a full costume, depicting religious, cultural and even archetypal figures. This weekend, as a part of a summer full of events around the city aimed at celebrating San Antonio’s Spanish roots, you will have the chance to appreciate some of these quirky cabezudos during a parade and party at the Pearl.

Renowned Catalonian folk artists Ventura & Hosta Cartons, in town for a two-week residency at the Southwest School of Art, will be putting on the cabezudos portion of this affair. After the conclusion of the Tricentennial-inspired Cabezudos Parade, revelers are in for another treat in the form of a live performance by Volcán, a positively exuberant 13-piece nuevo orquesta Latina, and one of our favorite musical acts in town. The parade begins at the Pearl Farmer’s Market and concludes at Pearl Park, where the live music goes down.

Free, Sat Jun 30, 10am-1pm, The Historic Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 212-7260,

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