Hey San Antonio, Fiesta's Carnival is back on
Fiesta-goers enjoyed clear skies and cool weather at the Alamodome parking lot for Fiesta Carnival on Saturday, April 20, 2019. After two Fiesta-free Aprils, San Antonians will be able to get their Fiesta Carnival fix. The Fiesta San Antonio Commission announced Saturday that the carnival will help kick off the summer version of the citywide celebration Thursday and run throughout the event. The carnival is setting up in Parking Lot C at the Alamodome. It’ll be open at 5 p.m. daily from Thursday through June 27. Admission will be free, but attendees will have to pay for the rides, games, food and beverages. Fiesta was canceled in 2020 when coronvirus cases were on the rise. Then it was pushed back from April to mid-June. The long-awaited Fiesta celebration also was cut down to roughly 40 events instead of the usual 115 events. The Battle of Flowers and the Fiesta Flambeau parades are absent this year, as well as the Fiesta Arts Fair. The carnival also was absent from the original schedule released in early May. Among the events coming back for the 2021 celebration are the Fiesta Fiesta People Parade, the crowning of El Rey Feo, A Night in Old San Antonio and the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. Each Fiesta event will have its own coronavirus safety protocol. Many of the events will require face masks and social distancing. To view the Fiesta 2021 schedule and read other Fiesta-related news, visit ExpressNews.com/Fiesta .