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Forecast Of Rain Impacts First Weekend Of Fiesta

Hetali Lodaya
Fiesta revelers take in the 2015 Cavaliers River Parade.

With rain in this weekend’s forecast many organizer’s of Fiesta events are deciding on their Plan Bs. Four of the larger events involve oysters, 80s flashbacks, local military and the Texas Cavaliers. ON SATURDAY
This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Fiesta Oyster Bake. The event is rain or shine and tickets are $25 at the door. Proceeds support student scholarships and university and alumni programs. Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday and remain open until 11 p.m. at St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria.Think food, lots and lots of oysters but other food too. Also, live entertainment. If you stick around until the end headliners vary depending on what type of music you enjoy.
For classic rock you can catch Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx; If you like country, Kevin Fowler is headlining; in the Tejano category it’s Bobby Pulido or if you are a hip hop fan you can catch Chamillionaire.ON SUNDAY
Throwback Fiesta boasts the entertainment of San Antonio’s favorite 1980s cover band the Spazmatics. But with an eye on the weather event organizers have moved the event to Sunset Station from Maverick Park. Tickets are $12 or if you want the full VIP treatment, $55. There will be dance and costume contests, live entertainment and food. Parking is free. The event is from 3 to 9 p.m. and benefits the San Antonio Parks Foundation.CANCELED: Also of note, ALL activities scheduled for Fort Sam Houston’s MacArthur Parade Field on Sunday have been canceled due to the high probability of rain and thunderstorms. This includes the carnival, fireworks, review and retreat ceremony and the Army Golden Knights parachute demos.

The Texas Cavaliers annual Fiesta River Parade is also a rain or shine event. This year marks the parade’s 75th year. This is an event where reserved tickets could get you a better view but there are also spots to watch for free. The money made from tickets sales is then given to children’s charities across the city.

The parade begins at 7 p.m. on Monday. Parade goers should prepare for rain so dig out those slickers, unbrellas and golashes. You can find the parade route here.