Organizers have announced that Fiesta 2021 will be postponed in April, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for Fiesta 2021 will be June 17 – 27.
“Delaying Fiesta 2021 until June puts safety first, and it is the right move for our community,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Through the ongoing vaccination program and our continuing efforts to suppress COVID-19, we are working to be in a better position by June. We are deeply appreciative of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission’s willingness to work with the city’s health professionals to ensure San Antonian’s safety.”
Dr. Marty Makary states, “Based on current data on viral transmission, June is projected to be a very low point in the viral prevalence in the area, given the high levels of natural and vaccinated immunity we will achieve by May.” Dr. Makary continues, “The Fiesta San Antonio Commission and Mayor’s office have appropriately prioritized safety in considering a modified Fiesta.”
The modifications include the cancelation of the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in addition to the Battle of Flowers Parade.
"The Fiesta Flambeau Parade is one of the highlights of Fiesta’s 11-day celebration, and although we will all miss the lights, floats and marching merriment, the Association’s primary concern is the health and safety of our spectators, participants and volunteers," said organizers.
This year would have been the 73rd year that the Fiesta Flambeau Parade lighted up the streets of San Antonio.