SAN ANTONIO — The temperature was rising and the sweat rolling, but the number of people who turned out to celebrate a slimmed-down, delayed Fiesta kept growing Monday.
Fiesta, San Antonio’s signature celebration of its history and culture, yields a $340 million economic impact — in normal years, organizers say.
Mario Elias, 48, of San Antonio, wore a straw hat to shield himself from the sun as he directed cars to $20 parking nearby.
Jessica Guzman, 23, and David Ramirez, 23, who live in Houston, but are from San Antonio, said they missed the food and culture that is the essence of Fiesta.
David Ramirez, 23, and Jessica Guzman, 23, made the trip back home to San Antonio from Houston to partake in the smaller Fiesta celebration that was canceled last year because of Covid-19.
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