Thousands of revelers lined a new route for Saturday’s Flambeau Parade as hundreds of floats, Fiesta royalty, marching bands and dignitaries made their way from San Antonio’s Gay Strip along Main Avenue to the Alamo and beyond.

After being canceled the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fiesta’s marquee event gave residents and visitors alike something to celebrate.

Bryson Adams shouts while performing with the Sam Houston High School marching band during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
Bryson Adams shouts while performing with the Sam Houston High School marching band during Saturday’s Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Credit: Nick Wagner / San Antonio Report
San Antonio Charro Queen Alexa Primera waves to the crowd during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
San Antonio Charro Queen Alexa Primera waves to the crowd Saturday during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Credit: Nick Wagner / San Antonio Report
A person covered in confetti watches the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
A confetti-flecked reveler watches the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday. Credit: Nick Wagner / San Antonio Report
Cosme Molina cheers during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday. Molina said he’s been collecting the Fiesta medals that adorn his sombrero for 53 years.
Cosme Molina cheers Saturday during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Molina said he’s been collecting the Fiesta medals that adorn his sombrero for 53 years. Credit: Nick Wagner / San Antonio Report
Mayor Ron Nirenberg laughs after being hit with a confetti cannon during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg laughs after being hit with the contents of a confetti cannon Saturday during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Credit: Nick Wagner / San Antonio Report
Carolina Lopez, 4, scoops up confetti during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
Carolina Lopez, 4, scoops up confetti during Saturday’s Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Credit: Nick Wagner / San Antonio Report

Nick Wagner

Nick Wagner is a photojournalist for the San Antonio Report.