Trinity's large tiger-shaped balloon in the Battle of Flowers Parade
Trinity University Celebrates FIESTA 2024
A celebration of culture, community, and heritage

Trinity's campus lies just moments away from the heart of downtown San Antonio, offering the Trinity community easy access to experience traditions such as FIESTA San Antonio. FIESTA began in 1891 as a way to honor the memory of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Over the years, it has evolved into a major celebration of the city's diverse cultures and heritage. 

"FIESTA is a beautiful reflection of this wonderfully diverse place that Trinity calls home. I encourage us all to embrace FIESTA with true Tiger pride,” says Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D., president of Trinity University.

Trinity FIESTA medal with Murchison Tower, colorful flowers, a drop-down piece that says, "Trinity University," and a simple white ribbon.

Trinity’s 2024 FIESTA medal was co-designed by graphic designers Laura Rodriguez and Alfredo Valenzuela. Their creative vision drew upon Trinity's vibrant colors, reflecting the essence of FIESTA. Incorporating the Murchison Tower, a landmark widely recognized by the community, served as a focal point. Additionally, Rodriguez and Valenzuela incorporated the shape of the Rose Window at San Antonio's Mission San Jose as a deliberate gesture to honor and connect with our San Antonio heritage.

FIESTA typically lasts for several days and features parades, concerts, food and drink events, art exhibitions, and other festivities. It's one of the largest and most anticipated events in San Antonio, drawing visitors from all over the world. As the event continues to evolve and captivate audiences worldwide, Trinity stands as a gateway for its community to partake in this iconic celebration, forging unforgettable memories and fostering a deep connection to the spirit of San Antonio. This year, you can catch Trinity at two major FIESTA events:

Texas Cavaliers River Parade: Monday, April 22

Trinity's river parade float on the river at nighttime. LeeRoy stands at the front, along with many other people wearing Trinity shirts.

Join the Trinity University Alumni Association and the San Antonio Alumni Club as they invite you and your family to partake in one of the premiere FIESTA events, the Texas Cavaliers River Parade! Delight in the festivities from the exclusive confines of the Grotto, a specially reserved private party space for Trinity alumni and friends. With ample space for socializing and a large covered area, this year's parade guarantees an exhilarating FIESTA celebration for all!

This event is sold out but we invite you to join the event waitlist. 

For more information on the event, please visit the event page

Battle of Flowers Parade: Friday, April 26

LeeRoy standing in front of Trinity's large tiger-shaped balloon in the Battle of Flowers Parade

Join us as we return to the Battle of Flowers Parade! Trinity University proudly re-enters FIESTA with a rich history dating back to 1946 when our floats graced the Battle of Flowers and River parades. Our Trinity team includes faculty, staff, students, and alumni, all coming together to celebrate and embark on the 2.6-mile trek through downtown San Antonio. And, YES, our iconic tiger-shaped helium balloon will be there with us!

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