The parade

Battle of Flowers®…”Where Fiesta Reigns!”

April 28, 2023 8:55am Vanguard, 9:30am Parade

The Battle of Flowers® Parade started it all. As the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio, it attracts more than 550,000 spectators from around the nation.

Oratorical contest cover.

99th Annual Oratorical Contest

Witte Museum (3801 Broadway)

Every year, we invite college-level students to participate in our Oratorical Contest for the chance to win special monetary prizes. This year's First Place Price: $5,000.

band festival

The 85th Band Festival

April 27, 2023 Alamo Stadium
5:00pm Gates Open, 6:30pm Prelude, 7:00pm Band Festival

For one night only, more than 4,900 musicians from local high school bands join together for an amazing performance. You don’t want to miss it!

Cover art contest

The 17th Cover Art Contest

March 26, 2023 San Antonio Garden Center

San Antonio high school students can submit their designs for a chance to be featured on the cover of this year’s Battle of Flowers program.

The 28th Texas History Essay Contest

This annual contest provides 7th-grade San Antonio students a unique opportunity to study and write an essay on Texas History.