I pulled this from wikipedia.
Fiesta is an annual 10-day city-wide festival held in April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Over 100 events take place during the anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico. The festival’s beginnings date back to 1891 when a group of ladies decorated horse-drawn carriages, paraded in front of the Alamo, and pelted each other with flower blossoms. By 1895 the parade had developed into a week-long celebration and today this event, now referred to as the Battle of Flowers Parade, is the centerpiece of the annual celebration. Other major events that take place during Fiesta are Texas Cavaliers River Parade (the parade literally floats down the River Walk rather than city streets), Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade, Night in Old San Antonio (foods from around the world in historic La Villita), the King William Street Fair, the St. Mary’s University’s Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta Arts Fair, and Cornyation.
Amanda flew in from Seattle this afternoon and to kick of FIESTA we decided to head down to Oyster Bake. The very first Oyster Bake was in 1916 and is now a 2 day festival with lots of music, food and beer.
Although there are long lines for everything we had a great time. Anytime we got beer we would always get 2 at a time so that we wouldn’t have to go back as often.
Then it was time to eat some oysters.
So so good!
This is my favorite picture of the whole night! Ohh can you see how crazy he is about me!
We even ran into our friends Joey and Judy.