Fiesta San Antonio 2013
In 1891 a group of San Antonio women decorated horse-drawn carriages, paraded in front of the Alamo and pelted each other with flower blossoms. This Battle of Flowers parade was organized to honor the heroes from the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. 121 years later, Fiesta has grown to a ten day festival with hundreds of events taking place on the river and in the streets of downtown from April 19 -29.
Hotel Havana and Ocho are perfectly situated amidst the Fiesta events. The hotel will decorate its doors with traditional Fiesta wreaths, and we have our second annual Fiesta medals for sale for collectors (learn more about the traditions of Fiesta here). Executive Chef Toby Soto has added a selection of antojitos and cocktails to the menu in celebration. Don't miss a chance to experience a very unique San Antonio cultural event - visit the Fiesta website to learn more.
Fiesta Menu: Sandia - vodka, fresh muddled watermelon, sugar, soda Tequila Julep - tequila, fresh muddled mint, sugar, soda Havana Sweet Papa Picadillo - miniature sweet potato balls filled with seasoned ground beef, coated in bread crumbs and fried, served with salsa roja Achiote Pork Empanadas - served with salsa verde Tostones - twice fried plantains served with roasted tomato garlic aioli
A Few Fiesta Highlights