Fiesta San Antonio got the go ahead to host events at 100% capacity this year based on the guidelines provided by San Antonio Metro Health department. The health department said that they’re approved by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Manager with support from Dr. Marty Makary. Reports of data show that with the local COVID-19 numbers down, that the events will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity.
“We set these metrics several weeks ago and all watched expectantly as San Antonio inched first to the 75 percent occupancy and then to the 100 percent occupancy marks,” Assistant City Manager, Dr. Colleen Bridger said in a statement. “Because Fiesta takes place largely outdoors, this is a safe way to start our return to normal. We are excited about offering vaccinations as part of many Fiesta events and hope that as more people get vaccinated we can have more community gatherings indoors and out.”
Also to note, those who aren’t vaccinated would have to still wear masks while out and about in public settings. Those who are fully-immunized can go about their plans with no masks.
Not all events will be at full capacity though, Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA) will be selling limited amount of tickets in advance to meter out the attendance inside the gates. Tickets will not be sold at the gate this year said the event. Also those purchasing concessions will have to load up a wrist band with money to make cashless purchases.
Fiesta will be missing some certain events this year though like the Oyster Bake and the day and night parades. Fiesta will run June 17th through the 27th.