In this episode of TPR's offical Fiesta podcast, hosts Angela McClendon Johnson and Asia Ciaravino take a look at San Antonio’s parade tradition, run down a few facts and figures, and pull some imaginary history out of a hat about how the first river parade got started. Then San Antonio’s District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño shares memories of visiting San Antonio as a young boy during Fiesta, and how the city puts on three giant parades within the span of one week.
Line ‘em up, and move ‘em down the river or roadway. Parades are an essential part of San Antonio’s annual Fiesta, allowing non-profits, schools, and community organizations to let loose and showcase their creativity through innovative float designs and elaborate costuming. For the spectators, it’s all about quaffing hot dogs and beer and cheering on our friends and neighbors.
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