Next Thursday kicks off our favorite San Anto’ event of the year — Fiesta San Antonio! One of the most unique Fiesta traditions traces back to 1946, when Fiesta royalty first handed commemorative coins to children at the river parades. The children wore the commemorative coins on ribbons around their necks to show them off, beginning the Fiesta medal craze for decades to come.
Nowadays, community groups, local companies, and high profile individuals create customized medals reflective of their organization, always jazzed with a colorful and festive twist. Die-hard medal collectors buy, sell and trade these pins every year and display their collections on satin sashes worn throughout the ten day celebration.
Here is a list of HeartFire Media’s favorite 2016 Fiesta medal designs (thus far!):
State Representative Diego Bernal
Daytime at Nine
D’Anthony Salon and Spa
The San Antonio Spurs
Big Daddy’s Eats and Treats
La Prensa/HeartFire Media
Who wins YOUR vote for best 2016 Fiesta medal? Let us know in the comments below!
Our Fiesta medals are now available for $10. Stop by the HFM/La Prensa office Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. to get yours! Buy 2016 and get 2015 or 2014 for free (while supplies last)!
816 Camaron Street, San Antonio, TX, 78212, Suite 240