Fiesta Events Across the Alamo Colleges District

April 10, 2024

District Communications

People on the Alamo Colleges District Fiesta River Parade Float


Mark your calendar for some Fiesta fun across the Alamo Colleges District. When it comes to Fiesta time, the Alamo Colleges is home to three officially sanctioned Fiesta events and one unofficial Fiesta event.

Interested in attending any of our Alamo Colleges events?

To make things easy, we’ve rounded up a list of our family-friendly events that feature a tasty rib cook off, live music, food, mariachis, lots of fun – and cascarones – in between.


College Events


Multicultural Conference 2024

Monday, April 22 – Wednesday, April 24

Various event times

San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Ave.

The Multicultural Conference is an official Fiesta event on the SAC campus.

Presented by the English department, the conference offers guest speakers, artists, literary readings and more.

Free Event


St. Philip's College CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off

Thursday, April 25

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive

St. Philip's College has hosted the CultureFest since 1995. CultureFest celebrates the rich heritage of San Antonio and cultural influences of St. Philip's Colleg.

It is a high-energy and kid-friendly festival featuring; a rib cook-off, live music, a car show, food non-food vendors, and several grill raffles, all in one location!

Do you have the best ribs in town? Sign up for our Rib Cook-off contest today. Proceeds from CultureFest help fund student scholarships.

Free Event


Two women wearing fiesta medals and smiling


Thursday, April 25

Noon – 11 p.m.

Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd.

PACfest at Palo Alto College is an official Fiesta® event held the Thursday before Fiesta's Battle of Flowers Parade. This family-friendly event features music, food booths, and more. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, as this year will be a blast. The PACFest 2024 schedule at a glance includes a Kids Game Zone, the AARP social media alley and live music from The Ybarra Boyz, Groupo Control, Bobby Pulido, and more.

$10 per person, free for children ages 12 and under
$5 Military, adult 55+, and First Responders

Free Parking

Free admission with Alamo Colleges ID

students dressed up in costumes featuring a ballerina and roman soldier

Northwest Vista College’s Shortest Fiesta Parade

Thursday, April 25

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Northwest Vista College

Between Desert Willow and Cypress Buildings, 3535 N. Ellison Drivedarkbluerule1200x5.png

To commemorate Fiesta, Northwest Vista College faculty, staff and students will wear their best Fiesta colors and outfits and have their own “Battle of Flowers” parade on April 27. For well over 20 years, Northwest Vista College has been celebrating Viva La Vista and its Shortest Fiesta Parade.

Several departments and teams will participate in the parade from Student Success, the President’s Office and College Services. The event is coordinated by NVC Staff Senate along with many volunteers. At the end of the parade, NVC will have lawn games and a cornhole competition, along with a snack sale.

Free Event

band playing on stage

Fredstock Music Fest 

Friday, April 26

2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

San Antonio College

Longwith Radio, Television, and Film Building, 121 W. Courtland Place

Fredstock, now in its 15th year, is an annual block party and music festival organized and presented by the students of the Music Business Program at San Antonio College. This year’s event will feature all your Fiesta food favorites and live music from Nina Diaz, Los #3 Diners, Blue Sundries and more.

Proceeds from Fredstock Music Fest will fund music business program scholarships. This live music event will be simulcast on KSYM, 90.1 FM. Bring the kids out, grab a lawn chair and enjoy family fun while contributing to education all at the same time.

Free Event



Bonus Events

ACD students and employees on a river float

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade

Monday, April 22

7 p.m.

San Antonio River Walk

The Alamo Colleges will be represented at The Texas Cavaliers River Parade. Watch the vibrant floats along the beautiful banks of the San Antonio River Walk.

Proceeds of the parade benefit over 70 children’s charities every year. Over 1,200 service men and women, 1,200 first responders and 800 children are invited to attend for free.

This year, the Alamo Colleges float will be Denali National Park themed! Make sure to stake out your spot along the River Walk to watch our float, or catch the parade on KSAT.

Ticket prices vary and are available for purchase online.

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Photo of students enjoying the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade 

Saturday, April 27

7:15 - 11:30 p.m. 

Downtown San Antonio

The Alamo Colleges will be represented in the largest illuminated night parade and what’s known as the highlight of Fiesta.

The annual parade attracts over 750,000 street spectators and has a 1.5 million television audience. Catch our students take part in the parade by purchasing tickets in advance or watch the parade live on KSAT.

The 2024 Fiesta Flambeau Parade will be celebrated with “Lotsa Loteria” as the parade theme.

Ticket prices vary and are available for purchase online.

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