SAN ANTONIO (February 1, 2021) – The City of San Antonio (CoSA) and the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission (FSAC) announce that Fiesta 2021 will be postponed in April, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for Fiesta 2021 will be June 17 – 27. Based on support and recommendations from Metro Health, Dr. Makary, and CoSA, the June dates have been selected so that Fiesta can continue its mission of supporting many local non-profit organizations, while maintaining its #1 priority, the health and safety of all Fiesta guests.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg says, “Delaying Fiesta 2021 until June puts safety first, and it is the right move for our community,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Through the ongoing vaccination program and our continuing efforts to suppress COVID-19, we are working to be in a better position by June. We are deeply appreciative of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission’s willingness to work with the city’s health professionals to ensure San Antonian’s safety.”
FSAC and CoSA are working with various officials, Metro Health, Fiesta Participating Member Organizations (PMOs), sponsors, vendors, suppliers, volunteers, etc., to determine the health and safety protocols, if any, needed for Fiesta’s events.
Dr. Marty Makary states, “Based on current data on viral transmission, June is projected to be a very low point in the viral prevalence in the area, given the high levels of natural and vaccinated immunity we will achieve by May.” Dr. Makary continues, “The Fiesta San Antonio Commission and Mayor’s office have appropriately prioritized safety in considering a modified Fiesta.”
The Fiesta San Antonio Commission’s goal has always been to conduct Fiesta in 2021. Because each Fiesta PMO has its own unique event operations and circumstances, unfortunately, some Fiesta events will not occur this year.
President of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, Baltazar (Walter) Serna, says, “After consulting with the City and Dr. Makary, Fiesta Commission’s consultant, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission Executive Committee supports the decision to postpone Fiesta until June. We have been monitoring the science and data and believe postponing Fiesta until June is the correct thing to do, at this time. Our number one goal is to assure the safety of our attendees, volunteers, staff and community.”
For a current list of which events will be rescheduled to June 2021, click here.
By Paige Wolf, Director of Communications