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It’s Time to Party, San Antonio

It’s Time to Party, San Antonio

The German Club float the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

The German Club float the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

Fiesta is here, but you already knew that. In just a few days, however, we’ve learned not to trust the weatherman and just play it all by ear.

Tubs of baked oysters, ready to be shucked and slurped down.

Tubs of baked oysters, ready to be shucked and slurped down.

Sure, the fireworks over Fort Sam were canceled because it was wet beyond wet. And yet, despite forecasts of thunderstorms, the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Fiesta Oyster Bake both went off without a hitch.

Here you can enjoy a few visual memories of both events as you get ready for NIOSA, the Battle of Flowers Parade, Fiesta Flambeau and more.

You can expect to get your fill of your favorite treats. Already I’ve enjoyed my annual chicken on a stick crowned with a jalapeno as well as a tub of oysters. But this year brought something new to Oyster Bake: freshly cut and fried potato chips that were too good for words.

Gorditas, corn in a cup, borracho beans, sausage on a stick, corn dogs, paletas, cotton candy and more have all been a part of my Fiesta diet. And I’m making Cowboy Klopse at NIOSA on Tuesday. I don’t eat like this the rest of the year — honest. How about you? What are you favorite Fiesta flavors? Let us know.

Workers bake sacks and sacks of oysters each year to keep up with the demand.

Workers bake sacks and sacks of oysters each year to keep up with the demand.

Friday at Oyster Bake draws music lovers to its many stages.

Friday at Oyster Bake draws music lovers to its many stages.

The Texas Cavaliers enjoy their own parade.

The Texas Cavaliers enjoy their own parade.

Many of the floats are works of art.

Many of the floats are works of art.

Partying with Fiesta royalty on the water ...

Partying with Fiesta royalty on the water …

... and on land (with Rosenda Rios, Latin American Heritage queen for 2016).

… and on land (with Rosenda Rios, Latin American Heritage queen for 2016).

 

 

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