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Fiesta Events Day 2: April 20th

By April 17, 2012

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Day 2! Fiesta's first Friday is chock-full of options including some event faves like Oyster Bake and Taste of New Orleans!  Take a look at Friday's roster below.  Viva Fiesta!

Witte Museum Annual Fiesta Exhibition
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3801 Broadway
This exhibit will run through July 31st, featuring the artistic, gorgeous coronation gowns from years past.  More than 170 gowns are on display. Free with museum admission.

Fiesta Flower Show (final day)
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
1717 San Pedro
Now in its 99th year, the Fiesta Flower Show will showcase creative fresh and dried floral arrangements and displays.  Youth exhibits will also be featured.

Tejano Explosion
5:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Cattleman's Square at Houston & Frio
This is the first day of an 11 day party.  Tejano Explosion will feature bands playing Tejano, Conjnto, Cumbias, Polkas, R&B and more.   For more information, call 210-227-1177.

Fiesta Carnival
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana
The Fiesta Carnival runs through the 29th at the Alamodome Parking Lot. Admission is free.

Fiesta Art League Exhibit and Sale
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alamo Plaza
Enjoy and purchase a variety of locally made art, from paintings, pottery, prints and more.

Fiesta Especial
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Rackspace Parking Lot, 5000 Walzem
Celebrate San Antonio's special needs community with this family-friendly event for all ages.  Fiesta Especial includes virtual rides, games, crafts, food and entertainment.  Admission is $5 per person.

Fiesta de los Reyes
10 a.m. - Midnight
Market Square, 514 Commerce
It's one of the biggest FREE Fiesta events each year.  Enjoy a variety of live music, food booths and treats at Fiesta de los Reyes.  There is also a kiddie play area and games.

Fiesta UTSA
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UTSA Sombrilla, at the Loop 1604 Campus
This fundraiser for the University of Texas at San Antonio combines live performances, food, games and more, brought to you by various student-run organizations. Free admission.

Fiesta Oyster Bake
5 p.m. - 11 p.m
St. Mary's University, One Camino Santa Maria
Since 1916, the Oyster Bake has been one of Fiesta's most popular celebrations.  Now in its 96th year, The bake features over 60 food booths, including serving up 100,000 oysters. Live music stages keep the party going on the St. Mary's campus. $18 in advance; $20 at the gate.  Children 12 and under are free.

A Taste of New Orleans
5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge
It's the Big Easy in the Alamo City! Enjoy Cajun cuisine, jazz, zydeco and R&B music at the Taste of New Orleans.  Secured play areas are available for children.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at all area HEB stores for $10; $12 at the gate.

Fiesta del Rey: Crown the King
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral
Mariachis, folklorico dancers and charros will part of the festivities surrounding the crowning of "the People's King," el Rey Feo.  Admission is free.

El Rey Feo Reception
7 p.m, - Midnight
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 Market St.  River-level Grotto
In honor of the new King, a royal reception featuring Fiesta Royalty and City leaders. Admission is $50. Call 210-403-9001 for more information.

WEBB Party
7:30 p.m. - Midnight
Lamberton Estate, 950 East Grayson
The finest in San Antonio cuisine takes center stage at the WEBB Party, which benefits the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.   Enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction. $75 in advance; $90 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at the Fiesta Store.

Fiesta Pops
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston
The San Antonio Symphony captures the flavor of Fiesta with a variety of sounds and musical guests.  Tickets range from $10 - $60.  Call 210-554-1010 for more information.

Fiesta Masked Ball
8 p.m. - Midnight
Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St.
Urban 15 brings you an electrifying carnival-style event.  Dance to Latin American rhythms all night look while incognito.  This masked ball encourages imagination and creativity; costume contest included! $30 per person; for more information call 210-736-1500.

Fiesta Masquerade Party
8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Airport Doubletree, 37 NE Loop 410
Now in its 11th year, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity brings you the Fiesta Masquerade Ball.  This multicultural celebration will feature a variety of musical entertainment including Ol' School Rap, Reggae, Salsa and more.  Festive outfits with Fiesta flare are highly encouraged.  $25 in advance; $30 at the door.  Call 210-863-0601 for more information.

Photo (c) Fiesta Commission

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