Residents of 1221 Broadway Lofts watch the parade pass by.
Residents of 1221 Broadway Lofts in full Fiesta colors watch the Battle of Flowers Parade pass by. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / San Antonio Report

Fiesta has a certain look to it. Just about any photograph taken during the multiweek celebration of San Antonio culture is instantly recognizable as a Fiesta photo. But Fiesta has a familiar sound profile, too.

The Rivard Report once again tasked reporters and photographers with recording the sounds of Fiesta as the bells, the sirens, the bagpipes, and the cumbia filled the air. Listen closely and you will hear a broom sweeping standing water and the roar of an automobile engine during an announcer’s introduction – complete with a car-centric take on the familiar “show us your shoes!” One recording even managed to capture The Sound of Silence.

Enjoy the sounds of Fiesta 2019 as it draws to a close.

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.