Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association, Inc.

Executive Board Of Directors

Robert Cuellar

Virginia Mitzelman
Parade Director

Mari Sandoval
Judging Director

Terry Acevedo Carmona

Linda Skop
Public Relations Director

Letie Wawrzyniak
Ticket Director

Bonnie Carrisal
Immediate Past President

Roxanne Ramirez Castillo
Compliance Director

Mary Ann Barbosa
Recording Secretary

Patricia Robledo
Marshaling Director

Jeanette Flores
Corresponding Sec.

Tobias Klingelhoefer
Disbanding Director

Fiesta Flambeau History

The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade is internationally known as “America’s Largest Illuminated Night Parade”. This spectacular nighttime parade annually attracts more than seven hundred fifty thousand street spectators and continues to grow each year. The parade is considered the premier event of the 11 days of Fiesta® San Antonio

The idea of this illuminated night parade was the brainchild of Reynolds Andricks who was long time Fiesta® entrepreneur. In 1948 he recommended that a ‘new’ parade take place at night and that it be called Fiesta Flambeau®. Taking the inspiration from the night parades of Mardi Gras in New Orleans he believed, with help, he could create a unique event in San Antonio. He contacted William Petmecky from the Texas hill country of Fredericksburg. Mr. Petmecky was widely recognized as a ‘Festival Impresario’.

Celebrating Literary Classics

Plans for the 2020 Fiesta Flambeau Parade have been underway for some time and are nearing completion. We are a dedicated group of volunteer members who are tirelessly working to produce the best parade possible. Join us on November 14, 2020  to celebrate the City of San Antonio’s most exciting week and the country’s largest illuminated night parade. We hope to see you at the parade!

Robert Cuellar
President – Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association, Inc.

Fiesta Flambeau

Membership Requirements:

Must be over 21 years of age.

Must have attended at least 4 General Association meetings during the 12 months preceding nomination.

Must have worked at least one Fiesta Flambeau Parade as a volunteer during the preceding 24 months.

Contact us for meeting schedule.

The Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin, sex, age, national origin, or disability.