Held annually on a topic of Texas history since 1926, our oratorical contest is the oldest university and college-level competition in the state of Texas. Our historical event awards generous monetary prizes to its five top finalists.
Students from more than 30 high school bands from San Antonio and surrounding areas will join forces to present an entertaining musical evening that is undoubtedly one of Fiesta’s most popular events.
Battle of flowers parade
The Battle of Flowers Parade is the oldest event and largest parade of Fiesta® San Antonio attracting crowds of more than 350,000. It is the only parade in the United States produced entirely by women, all of whom are volunteers.