The organizations had opposed the plan’s proposal to close down South Alamo Street and redirect the annual parades to adjacent streets.
If Alamo Street is to be closed permanently, the parades’ tradition with a view of the front of the Alamo could not continue.
Statistics and visits to some of Fiesta’s early events indicate that organizers have made it easier for attendees to recycle and avoid littering.
Saturday night’s weather forecast predicted showers at the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade, but no rain fell on the signature Fiesta event that enlivened downtown.
With rave-like lighting and the soul rumbling roar of marching bands, many see the Fiesta Flambeau Parade as the ultimate Fiesta event.
Parades hit another level when the sun goes down, and Fiesta Flambeau is no exception to this rule.
On one of the last cool nights before the pre-summer heat descends on the city, a crowd of Fiesta revelers gathered at the Garden Casa Villita for the Kings Party.
South Presa Street below Southtown is an intrepid splash of buildings painted in pink, green, yellow and red, post-rain steam rising from flowerpots through wrought iron gates, and tortillarias offering fresh batches of tortillas.
As stated in the first half of Robert Rivard’s story, “Littertown: Broadway’s Fiesta Hangover,” Broadway Street was clean the day after the Fiesta Flambeau parade.
Looking on the bright side, credit the City of San Antonio.