Battle of the Flowers Parade, Fredstock Music Festival

SAINT ANTONIO – April 28 is day nine of Fiesta San Antonio 2023. Want to know what’s happening each day? KSAT has you covered.

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Here is the list of events for Fiesta San Antonio on Friday, April 28:

  • Annual Fiesta Exhibition: A World of Inspiration – The upcoming Fiesta exhibition, entitled World of Inspiration, will showcase the international history of Fiesta. This exhibit will feature Order of the Alamo robes and plumes from the Witte Collection on temporary loan from San Antonio families. The spectacular and sparkling dresses will span different eras and all will share designs inspired by other countries. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 20 to October. 30 at the Witte Museum, located at 3801 Broadway Street.
  • Fiesta De Los Reyes – Enjoy daily live entertainment starting at 10am in the market square. There will be multiple stages featuring a variety of music, including the best of Tejano and Conjunto, Latin Jazz and Country Western. There will be food from over 30 stalls for delicious food. Entrance is free.
  • 10th Street River Festival – Enjoy Fiesta on the beautiful, historic grounds of VFW Post 76. With live music the focus, bands will entertain Fiesta revelers with the sounds of Tejano, oldies, blues and country-western . This free event takes place from 2pm to midnight at VFW Post 76, the oldest operating VFW post in Texas, located at 10 10th Street.
  • 45th Annual SACXS Show & Sale – Cactus and succulent experts offering advice and information at this annual plant-based event. Vendors with thousands of cacti, succulents and pottery for sale will also be present. Plant drawing raffles will be held hourly and there will be silent garden auctions featuring dishes, pottery and related cacti and succulents. Entrance is free. The show and sale will be held from 9 am to 5 pm at the San Antonio Garden Center, located at 3310 N. New Braunfels Avenue.
  • Battle of the Flowers Parade – This parade is the nation’s only all-volunteer parade and provides non-profit organizations with the opportunity to raise funds with over 45,000 parade seats sold by charities along the parade route each year . KSAT will broadcast the parade from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. The parade broadcast begins at 9 a.m. and the parade broadcast begins at 10 a.m., followed by “SA Live” Battle of Flowers Afterparty from 1:00pm to 2:00pm If you’re attending in person, the parade will start at 9:30am and end at noon.
  • Fiesta San Fernando – Each year the San Fernando Cathedral hosts the Fiesta San Fernando, a celebration of family, food and fun. The annual fiesta liturgy offers a blessing to all of San Antonio for a safe fiesta and to the participants as they embark on their various commitments. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to midnight at the San Fernando Cathedral, located at 115 Main Plaza.
  • Fiesta Artisan Show – Stroll the River Walk to browse over 40 artisan booths. Items range from handmade jewelry to paintings, clothing, soaps, ceramics, leather goods and whimsical gifts. The free show runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along the River Walk, located at 849 E. Commerce Street.
  • Fiesta Carnival – Thrills and thrills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the country. Dazzling lights, thrilling rides and a wide variety of food in the heart of San Antonio make Carnival a perennial favorite among Fiestagoers. This event takes place from noon to midnight in Parking Lot C of the Alamodome, located at 100 Montana Street.
  • Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert – Enjoy the great sounds of national, regional and local jazz artists at this year’s Annual Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert. The free, family-friendly concert takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. on the campus of St. Mary’s, located at 1 Camino Santa Maria.
  • Fredstock Music Festival – Fredstock is an annual family-friendly music festival that brings together tons of fans to hear a variety of musical styles from artists. Guests can stroll through the sponsored arts and crafts booths, participate in games and sample treats from food vendors. Lawn chairs and ice chests are welcome. The free event takes place from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Longwith Radio, Television and Film Building at San Antonio College, located at 1819 N. Main Avenue.
  • Fiesta Gartenfest – Celebrate Fiesta German-style in an authentic, family-friendly German beer garden. Throw on German, including Bratwurst, Reuben, Leberkäse sandwiches and potato pancakes, and wash it down with one of more than 15 beers on tap, including traditional German favorites. This event takes place from 17:00 to midnight at the Beethoven Halle and Garden, located at Pereida Street 422. Entertainment will include the 50-piece Beethoven Concert Orchestra, the Beethoven German Dance Orchestra and the Beethoven Big Band. The Beethoven Männerchor and Damenchor will lead the singing of Biergarten favorites. El Rey Feo will stop too!
  • Fiesta Family Blues Festival – This free event from the San Antonio African American Community Archives and Museum (SAAACAM) will feature the Keeshea Pratt Band and Eddie and the Allnighters. SAAACAM chose to sponsor a blues festival in honor of Ellis Griffin, a black landowner from northeastern South America who played the fiddle and sang the blues for his family and neighbors. Admission is $45. The festival will be held at The Espee Pavillion, located at 1174 E Commerce Street.
  • Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) – “Night in Old San Antonio” is a four-night festival that transforms La Villita into 14 distinct zones. NIOSA is the premier fundraiser for historic preservation in the US – living up to its motto as “A Celebration of Preservation.” The party runs from 5:30pm to 10:30pm amid four acres of historic buildings, cobblestone streets, walls and fountains. La Villita is located in downtown San Antonio at 418 La Villita St. Tickets are $20.
  • Fiesta Square and Round Dance – This event is an evening of good, wholesome, family-oriented fun and good for the community. The mission is to promote fun, entertainment and exercise for every age group through square dancing, round dancing, clogging, contra and line dancing. Admission is $6. The dance takes place from 7-10pm at the Tri-Point YMCA located on N. St. Mary 3233.

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Watch Fiesta coverage on KSAT

KSAT will offer live coverage of a number of 2023 Fiesta events, including all major parades. Here’s when you can watch them on KSAT 12, KSAT Plus (our free streaming app), YouTube and on

  • Thursday, April 20: Party party from Travis Park 8-10pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Monday, April 24: Texas Cavaliers River Parade, 7-10 in the evening — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Watch coverage of the parade from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by SA Live River Parade After Party. from 9-10 in the evening

  • Thursday, April 27: Battle of Flowers Band Festival at Alamo Stadium, beginning at 6:30 p.m. — a live event on and KSAT Plus
  • Friday, April 28: Battle of the Flowers Parade, 9am – 2pm — on KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. The parade broadcast begins at 9 a.m. The parade broadcast begins at 10 a.m., followed by “SA Live” Battle of Flowers afterparty from 13-14h

  • Saturday, April 29: King William Fair, 9 a.m. start — live event on and KSAT Plus
  • Saturday, April 29: Fiesta Pooch Parade, 9:15 a.m. start — Live event on and KSAT Plus
  • Saturday, April 29: Battle of the Flowers Festival (broadcast), 2-5pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Saturday, April 29: Texas Eats Fiesta Edition, 6-7pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms

  • Saturday, April 29: Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade, 7-11pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Watch Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade Pre-Party from 7-8 p.m. with live coverage of the parade from 8-11 p.m

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