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    Fiesta® San Antonio Commission

    Since 1959 the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, led by a volunteer board that includes community leaders and representatives from its nonprofit member organizations, has made it happen! In fact, the commission coordinates the Fiesta planning activities of 100 local nonprofit organizations and the more than 75,000 volunteers it takes to make Fiesta San Antonio a real Texas-sized festival!

    The commission works year-around to coordinate the thousands of details and day-to-day tasks essential to the planning and execution of the huge citywide celebration. It also acts as the liaison between participating member organizations, local military activities taking part in Fiesta and the departments of the City of San Antonio that provide key services absolutely essential to the conduct of Fiesta® San Antonio. The purpose of the Commission is stated in its mission:

    As a nonprofit, volunteer, self supporting organization, the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, Inc. plans, promotes, coordinates and preserves Fiesta® San Antonio through support of its Participating Member Organizations in presenting a safe, educational, annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio for its residents and visitors.

    The Commission promotes Fiesta® San Antonio regionally, nationally, and internationally, and the festival has become a popular attraction for visitors from far and wide. Some 3.5 million party-goers enjoy Fiesta® San Antonio. More than 20 percent of Fiesta-goers travel from across the state, the nation, and even the world!

    One of the most important functions of the Fiesta Commission is the funding of Fiesta events that are not financially self-supporting. This year the commission will provide more than $400,000 to the participating member organizations that sponsor such events. The commission itself is funded entirely by the private sector and receives no governmental funding. Instead, it relies heavily on membership dues, retail sales and corporate participation to remain self-sustaining.

    The commission also supports other local nonprofit groups like Scout troops, PTAs, civic clubs and others through parade street chair sales. These 100-plus groups can raise thousands of dollars each year–about $600,000 combined for the Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau parades.

     

     

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        Fiesta® San Antonio Commission

        2611 Broadway Street
        San Antonio, TX 78215

        Phone: (210) 227-5191   |   Official Website

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          04/10/14-
          04/27/14 
          Fiesta San Antonio
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        04/10/14-
        04/27/14 
        Fiesta San Antonio
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