The city of San Antonio owes its annual Fiesta to a small group of passionate, dedicated women who started it all with the first Battle of Flowers® Parade in 1891. What began as a patriotic celebration to honor the heroes of the Alamo, Goliad and the Battle of San Jacinto has since evolved into one of the oldest and largest parades in the country. Today, The Battle of the Flowers® Association – the only all-women, all-volunteer organization producing events of its kind – continues to present the Battle of Flowers® Parade as an integral part of the citywide celebration.
The Battle of Flowers® Association is a civic non-profit organization, whose objective is to teach the history of our state and keep the patriotic traditions of Texas and San Antonio alive. There are 400 active members and many honorary members who volunteer their time to give back to the city and community.
Click here to view our Battle of Flowers® Association Board of Directors.
Click here to view our Battle of Flowers® Association former Presidents.
Click here for an overview of our Battle of Flowers® Parade History.
With a history that spans over 100 years, there have been many celebratory moments and milestones of amazing work. We welcome you to walk through these memories with us in the timeline below.