Viva Fiesta San Antonio!
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For those of you that don’t live in San Antonio, this is a city tradition that usually occurs every April! From big city events such as the Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), to colleges hosting events such as Fiesta Oyster Bake by St. Mary’s University all the way to local grade schools celebrating with shoebox float parades, Fiesta is an event that San Antonio natives all recognize!
In fact, there is even a school holiday for the Battle of Flower’s parade which occurs the last Friday of Fiesta.
History of Fiesta
Fiesta started in 1891 as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has now grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures! It’s a week-long celebration with parades, festivals, and delicious drinks and food!
Since food is such a big part of the Fiesta celebration, a lot of unique and specialty items are made! During the COVID pandemic, restaurants started to get creative by making these foods during the time Fiesta would have been so San Antonio locals could bring Fiesta to their home.
Margaritas and Raspas
Since our beginnings, Jell-Craft has always partaken in Fiesta events whether it’s working at Oyster Bake selling Margaritas or producing the Raspa syrups for the events. When the orders start coming in, in February, we know that San Antonio is gearing up for Fiesta!
Some of our most popular Raspa flavors for Fiesta are Mango, Sal-Y-Limon, Leche, Tamarindo and Chamoyada! These flavors encompass the diverse culture of San Antonio along with the rich heritage of this city.
How do you celebrate Fiesta?