This is one of those years where Fiesta and Easter Sunday coincide. I love the Easter season because the wildflowers are in bloom and new beginnings abound. If you are new to San Antonio and haven’t explored Brackenridge Park yet, make your way down to the 343-acre park. The area comes alive with people, many who’ve camped out the night before, barbecues and piñatas. Be sure to check out the photo gallery from the Easter at Brackenridge Park that appeared on the Rivard Report last year.
I’d also be remiss to mention that the Spurs open up their drive for five with a playoff series against the rival Mavericks. So in addition to “Viva Fiesta!” you’re bound to hear chants of “Go Spurs Go!” Here are some events you should check out today after church, the Spurs game and/or Brackenridge Park.
This is the second and final day of the Fiesta Arts Fair, hosted at the Southwest School of Art. The event is a juried art fair that hosts 120 artists from across the United States. Not only will there be contemporary art for sale, there’s also a lot of activities for children at this family friendly event. The Children’s Art Garden offers an opportunity for kiddos to work with professional artists to make their own creations.
A friend of mine has taken her daughter to this event the past two years and both have raved at how fun it is. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. You can save some dough if you purchase your tickets in advance. It’s worth noting that this is one family oriented event that does offer alcohol, so you can get your drink on while your kids create their masterpiece.
Market Square is at the cultural and geographical heart of the city, and this Fiesta event celebrates many of the cultures that have impacted San Antonio. At Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square, there is live music that includes Tejano, Conjunto, Latin Jazz and Country-Western, traditional folklórico dancers along with a variety of food booths. The event is free Rey Feo’s organization, the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation, has sponsored this gathering so there’s a good chance you could run into Fiesta 2014 Royalty.
Do you love visiting historic homes? You’ll need to check out the Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour. You’ll explore this beautiful home in the historic King William District, an area that was originally founded by German immigrants and named after King Wilhelm I of Prussia. There is a $5 donation to go on the tour and all proceeds go to benefit the San Antonio Conservation Society. Tours start at 1 p.m. and for more information you can call (210) 227-9498.
Let Garrett know about your favorite Fiesta event, awesome unofficial party or where he can find medals by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Featured/top image: Families enjoy Brackenridge Park during Easter weekend in 2013. Photo by Corey Leamon.