Dancers during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in downtown San Antonio. Photo by Scott Ball.
Dancers step during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in downtown San Antonio. Photo by Scott Ball.

Parades hit another level when the sun goes down, and Fiesta Flambeau is no exception to this rule. Thousands of parade participants were draped from head to toe in illumination. The Flambeau presented vivid visuals such as fully lit marching bands, twirling dancers, and shining Fiesta royalty.

The staging area underneath Highway 281 near the Pearl Brewery drew a rambunctious crowd, sparking my interest. The air was filled with the sound of beating drums, the smell of funnel cakes, and the aura of enlightened attendees who wore enthusiastic smiles even brighter than their outfits.

*Featured/top image: East Central Band performed during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in downtown San Antonio.  Photo by Scott Ball. 

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Scott Ball

Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.