It’s that time of year again. Something in the air is different, there’s excitement in the streets and vibrant colors and delicious scents captivate our senses. For most, Christmas may come to mind when reading those first two sentences. For San Antonians, we know there’s only one thing this could mean – Fiesta is here!

Like Incarnate Word, the history of Fiesta dates back to the late 1800s. Fiesta San Antonio’s humble beginning in 1891 was a one-parade event created to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has since evolved into what we know and love today – a celebration of all things San Antonio!

UIW students and employees know that this 10 day celebration shouldn’t go to waste. We celebrate our very own Fiesta kick-off every year with VIVA UIW on Dubuis Lawn, complete with food, live music, games, giveaways, paletas, dancing and more.




The fun never stops there. The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show is a fan-favorite year after year. UIW’s “Cutting Edge” Fashion Show displays the latest fashion created and presented by UIW Fashion design students. The collections include garments students have illustrated, designed and constructed in a year-long fashion capstone course. Each collection is centered on an individual theme ranging from a season, a color or market segment. From sound and lighting to staging and contracting professional models, UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show at this annual Fiesta event.




And of course, who could forget about Alamo Heights Night at UIW? The University of the Incarnate Word is always proud to host the Alamo Heights Rotary Club for Alamo Heights Night.  We love inviting members of the Alamo Heights and San Antonio communities onto our campus to experience the beauty we get to enjoy every day!


Looks like fun, doesn’t it? The best part about all of this is that Fiesta 2018 has just begun! With a history as rich as UIW’s own, we definitely think Fiesta is one party worth celebrating. So, Viva Fiesta, Viva UIW and Viva San Antonio!

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