Fiesta is all about benefiting the community
Have you ever wondered where all your money goes to at all the Fiesta events? Every official Fiesta event is sponsored by a non-profit or military organization and all the money raised is given back from those organizations throughout the year. That's probably one of the greatest things to take from Fiesta. All the money you spend is given back to a great cause.
Many events that you will attend at Fiesta raise and collect money with only one goal in mind, to grant scholarships to students.
- The King William Fair provides scholarships for inner-city students, art programs for students from elementary to high school and the historic preservation of the King William neighborhood.
- The Palo Alto College Festival (PACfest) is one of the largest events in San Antonio, full of food, games, and entertainment. They host a carne asada contest known as the Fiesta Grilldown.
- De Los Reyes at Market Square is in the center of downtown and it's a great time, with live music and great food. The Rey Feo Educational Foundation upholds the traditions and supports the fundraising efforts to further the educational activities of the LULAC Rey Feo scholarship program.
- Fiesta Oyster Bake is sponsored by the St. Mary's Alumni Association. Oysters, beer, and live music are one of the biggest events for Fiesta, all the proceeds go student scholarships, university, and alumni programs.
Giving Back to the community
- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega Chapter holds a Praise Dance celebration which all the proceeds sponsor programs for young women.
- Fiesta Funday Sunday is sponsored by the Clark High School Band Boosters. All the proceeds support band activities.
- disABILITYsa (Fiesta Especial) connects people with all types of disabilities and their families to information about local resources, programs, and opportunities that promote independence and inclusion where they live, work and play.
- The Texas Corvette Association Car Show proceeds go toward creating a safe haven for abandoned, neglected and abused children in Central and South Texas.
- San Antonio Botanical Society (Viva Botanical): They are all about connecting people with the beautiful plants through experience, education, and research.
- Urban 15 (Incognito: Fiesta’s Masked Ball): This is an event where you can come "as you aren't." Live music, food and dance performances. It's a great event to make you feel alive. This event gives children the chance to express themselves with music and dancing.
There are so many great events happening during Fiesta, it's hard to pick and choose which ones to go to. It's nice knowing that all of the money collected during these events go back to great causes. Fiesta isn't just a party, it's a way to support the future of the city.