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Fiesta San Antonio: Party ’til It’s Over

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And we’re off!

Fiesta 2011 has begun, and the party will soon be stretching its colorful influence throughout the city.

The events include a host of old favorites, including the Battle of Flowers Parade and the parade at the King William Fair.

No matter where you go, however, food is surely to be on hand.

Mexican food can be sampled during the many nights of the Tejano Explosion, set for Cattleman’s Square. Cajun and Creole foods dominate at A Taste of New Orleans in the Sunken Garden Theater. And you know what can savored at the Fiesta Oyster Bake, held on St. Mary’s campus.

John Griffin from SavorSA will be working at a wine booth during Oyster Bake, so stop by and tell him hello. He will also be at A Night in Old San Antonio on Tuesday, the opening night. He’ll be working at the fried mushroom booth.

On April 13, A Taste of the Northside will be at the Club at Sonterra. This benefit for the Brighton Center features wonderful small plates from numerous restaurants around the city, all included in the entry fee.

Street vendors will be offering everything from funnel cakes to fruit during many of the rest of the events. Be sure to drink plenty of water with whatever you’re having.

April 14 brings a new event. St. Philip’s College is playing host to a rib cook-0ff that’s free and open to the public.

For a list of Fiesta food events, times and dates, check out our Upcoming Events calendar. For a full list of events, click here.

And remember to party responsibly, so you’ll be around to enjoy Fiesta 2012.

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