28 hills people from the San Antonio area will die on

San Antonio has its own unique culture, and we're not really into adapting it to fit what folks in other parts of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

It's perfectly acceptable to burn up all your vacation time at work for Fiesta.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade

There are Fiesta events, and then there's the Fiesta event that started them all: the Battle of Flowers Parade. Thousands of people…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade
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Fun moments from Fiesta San Antonio's 2022 Oyster Bake

The annual Oyster Bake, a Fiesta favorite, drew thousands to St. Mary's University for a mix of oysters, cold beer, music and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fun moments from Fiesta San Antonio's 2022 Oyster Bake
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All the festive folks we saw at Fiesta San Antonio's official opening party

Hemisfair filled up with revelers Thursday for Fiesta Fiesta, the official kickoff for San Antonio's annual citywide party. We're not sure whether…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the festive folks we saw at Fiesta San Antonio's official opening party
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The oldest things in San Antonio

San Antonio was established in 1718, and 13 years later, it became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas. A lot…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oldest Hotel: The Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza
Located steps away from the Alamo and built in 1857, the Menger Hotel is considered the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. It’s still a popular destination for travelers thanks to its grand architecture, elegant feel and legendary mango ice cream. 
Photo courtesy of UTSA Libraries Digital Collections
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25 signs you're too puro San Antonio for your own good

San Antonians have well-documented quirks when it comes to the food, culture, music and entertainment we love. When we're all-in for that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Your craving for Lucas is so uncontrollable you've actually snorted lines of it. 
Photo by Sanford Nowlin
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The 25 unwritten rules of San Antonio

San Antonio's a city with its own attitude and its own culture. And San Antonians — at least the ones who stick…

By San Antonio Current Staff

You will root for UTSA even if you didn't go there.
Photo via Instagram / utsaathletics
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Tell me you're from San Antonio without telling me you're from San Antonio

There's no shortage of ways to tell if someone hails from San Antonio. Eating tacos for breakfast, for example, or breaking into…

By San Antonio Current Staff

You can’t eat fruit without sprinkling it with Lucas first.   Photo via Instagram / rich.kndelilah
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Everyone we saw at San Antonio's Fiesta 2021 kickoff party at Hemisfair

Revelers turned up in a big way Thursday at Fiesta Fiesta, the launch event for San Antonio's annual citywide party. The pandemic forced…

By Sanford Nowlin

Everyone we saw at San Antonio's Fiesta 2021 kickoff party at Hemisfair
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20 parties, brunches, drag shows and other ways to celebrate Pride in San Antonio

The pandemic can't stop this year's Pride festivities. Community members and businesses across the city are offering events and fundraisers for San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

PRIDE Bigger Than Texas Virtual Parade
Free, 5-10 p.m., June 26, Pride San Antonio, pridesanantonio.org
While the annual downtown parade is on-pause due to the pandemic, San Antonians can still virtually celebrate at the PRIDE “Bigger Than” Texas Virtual Parade! The event will be livestreamed on both Facebook and YouTube, where viewers can watch makeup tutorials, participate in the Peace Love Pride Wedding event and welcome special guests. Pre-register to get married virtually by a real judge, a PRIDE tradition, or just show up to livestream for an evening of weddings, makeup tutorials and special guests. 
Photo via Instagram / txtroublemaker
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San Antonio neighborhoods transform into a Fiesta paradise for debut House Float Parade

Though Fiesta has been officially delayed until June — and many of its hallmark events have been outright canceled — a new…

By Bryan Rindfuss

San Antonio neighborhoods transform into a Fiesta paradise for debut House Float Parade
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San Antonio's Most Relatable Tweets About Fiesta Being Postponed

Missing Fiesta? We are too. Here's how locals are coping — or not — with the fact that San Antonio's favorite excuse…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio's Most Relatable Tweets About Fiesta Being Postponed
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These vintage photos of Cornyation show why it's always been Fiesta's wildest party

Well, it's here: the first Fiesta weekend without Fiesta. And while some locals are finding creative alternatives to Fiesta festivities, it's just…

By Kelly Nelson

Terry Behalf as the Duchess of Herman’s Happiness, 1996 (photo by Al Rendon)
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Let's Look Back at How Fiesta Has Changed Over the Years

Well, Fiesta season is here. It's just a little later than usual thanks to that pinche coronavirus. San Antonio's annual excuse to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Will Rogers and his musicians posed on sidewalk playing instruments
Will Rogers, his musicians and a dancer roaming around town during Fiesta week.
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Everyone We Saw at the 2019 Taste of New Orleans

Taste of New Orleans proves that you don't need to leave San Antonio to experience the best of 'Nawlins. From Creole and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the 2019 Taste of New Orleans
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30 Fiesta Events Every San Antonian Should Go to At Least Once

Anyone who's lived in San Antonio for more than a few years has probably attended a Fiesta party or two. But for…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Cornyation
$15-$45, Tue. April 23 - Fri. April 26, 7pm and 10pm, Majestic Theater, 226 E Houston St fiestacornyation.com
If you’re not sure what Cornyation in, let this be an introduction: their fans are called Corn Holes. Self-described as “cheap, raunchy, and ready to party,” Cornyation is kind of like a satirical review of current and local affairs. We mean events, not who’s getting with who, of course. With Cornyation, who knows.
Photo via Instagram / fiestacornyation
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25 Food & Drink Events Happening in San Antonio This Season

There are so many opportunities to try different types of foods and drinks outside of restaurants – and what's better than trying…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Taco Fest: Music y Más
$22-$77, April 13, noon, La Villita, 418 Villita St #9, tacomusicfest.com
If Taco Fest was heaven, San Antonians would go here. Essentially, Taco Fest is a place where a variety of taquerias, food trucks, and restaurants compete to have the best taco in town in various categories, like best breakfast tacos or best puffy tacos. Will your favorite taco win?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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All the Fun People We Saw at the Flambeau Parade

Another Fiesta come and gone, but first – here's what you missed at the Flambeau parade on Saturday night. Photos by Cindy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Fun People We Saw at the Flambeau Parade
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Everyone We Saw at Battle of Flowers Parade 2018

We can still hear the echoes of "Show us your shoes!" Photos by Samantha Serna

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at Battle of Flowers Parade 2018
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Sparkling Scenes You Missed at Cornyation 2018

As always, Cornyation didn't disappoint. From the costumes to the dialogue itself, we were entertained from beginning to end. Photos by JPL…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sparkling Scenes You Missed at Cornyation 2018
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25 Accurate Tweets About Fiesta That Makes Us Love San Antonio Even More

Ah, Fiesta. While most of us can't name the reason for the season (let's be honest – Fiesta is its own time…

By San Antonio Current Staff

25 Accurate Tweets About Fiesta That Makes Us Love San Antonio Even More
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Everything You Missed at Taste of New Orleans 2018

Taste of New Orleans proves that you don't need to leave San Antonio to experience the best of 'Nawlins. From Creole and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

taste of new orleans
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Fun Moments From Oyster Bake 2018

The annual Fiesta Oyster Bake, a Fiesta favorite, drew thousands to St. Mary's University in search of fun, food, drinks and oysters.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fun Moments From Oyster Bake 2018
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All the Sexy People We Saw at WEBB Party 2018

WEBB Party returned to San Antonio, showcasing live performances and entertainment, benefitting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. Here's just some of the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Sexy People We Saw at WEBB Party 2018
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A Look Back at Fiesta San Antonio Through the Years

For the average San Antonian, Fiesta is their favorite time of the year and with good reason. We dug through UTSA's archives…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Save the Alamo Float
Protecting the Alamo has been an issue since the very beginning. This float, which made an appearance in the 1904 parades, was sponsored by Joske's.
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The Most Creative, Puro San Antonio Fiesta Medals We've Seen This Year

It's that time of year again y'all – Fiesta season is upon us! But for a select group of San Antonians, Fiesta…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sombrero-wearing Coach Pop
As serious as always.
Photo via Etsy / Name Pinding
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The 20 best things you should do in San Antonio this spring before it's disgustingly hot outside

It doesn't matter if you're broke, rich, young, or old - everyone wants to have fun during the spring. It's the perfect…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Don’t pretend you weren’t thinking about Fiesta
Various celebrations, April 19-30, fiesta-sa.org
Stay safe and enjoy one of San Antonio’s biggest celebrations.
Photo via Instagram / fiestasa
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20 Things San Antonians Know Better Than Anyone Else

Whether you’re a native or a transplant to the 210, you know that there are some thing you would never see anywhere…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Teaching Mexican folklore is a parenting style
    San Antonio: where you learn about the chupacabra and Donkey Lady instead of traditional fairy tales.
    Photo via Twitter, @SelenaDiane
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20 Refreshing Ways to Recover from Fiesta

While we San Antonians refresh our body, mind and soul from Fiesta, the last thing on our mind is going out and getting…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Get outdoors at Paradise Canyon
    2220 Co Road 2615, Rio Medina, (830) 751-9911, paradisecanyon.com
    Hit the road early and claim your spot on the river. Whether you’re swimming, fishing or camping, Paradise Canyon is the perfect place for a day of fun relaxation.
    Photo via Instagram, jennarenfro
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Every Fiesta Event Happening in San Antonio that You Need to Know About

The moment we've been waiting for is finally here! It's time to eat all the Chicken on a Stick, break all the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fiesta starts at the Hemisfair
    5-9 p.m. April 20 at Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo 
    Get the party started down at Fiesta at Hemisfair, the official opening of this year’s festivities with the breaking of cascarones. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the night while you have the chance to meet Fiesta royalty and other special guests.. Within the party, you can also buy, sell or trade Fiesta pins and medals at Pin Pandemonium.
    Photo via Instagram, jprivers
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