A digital Fiesta cookbook from the library

Do you want to learn how to make your own cascarones? What about tips on throwing your own Fiesta party? Interested in the history of Fiesta?

San Antonio Public Library has answers to these questions and more in its resources guide for all things Fiesta at www.mysapl.org.

In this catch-all online tour, you can find links to all official Fiesta information sites and individual events, as well as photos from past Fiestas.

Brush up on your Fiesta trivia and find out how this San Antonio tradition came about. The guide gives you a timeline, but also invites people to visit the Fiesta Archives in SAPL's Texana/Genealogy Department on the sixth floor of Central Library. The archive includes:

  • Past copies of Fiesta programs, posters, postcards, invitations to Coronation Balls, etc.
  • Complete listings of all Fiesta royalty and parade themes through the years
  • Extensive newspaper clipping files from the 'San Antonio Light' and 'San Antonio Express News', including every major Fiesta story
  • Winning essays from the Battle of Flowers Oratorical Contests
In the Fiesta at Home section, watch a video explaining step-by-step instruction on how to make your own cascarones. Also included are craft ideas and recipes for your own Fiesta party.
For more information, visit http://guides.mysapl.org/fiesta.