Every April, downtown San Antonio becomes the site of a citywide celebration – the Battle of Flowers® Parade. Since 1891, the women volunteer members of the Battle of Flowers® Association have produced a parade to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and to commemorate the victory at the battle of San Jacinto.
Join us as we celebrate Texas history!
The Battle of Flowers appreciates the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council youth who help carry the big United States and Texas flag (20 x 50 feet) each year along the 2.6-mile route of San Antonio’s largest day parade.
- Must be at least twelve (12) years of age to participate in the parade
- Must wear a complete Scout field Uniform including Scout shorts or Scout long pants (i.e., no blue jeans or other pants). Scouts without the Official Scout uniform will not be allowed in the parade.
- Recommend that you wear sunblock and a Scout hat for sun protection. Only the official Boy Scout ball cap or the Scout campaign hat are permitted (i.e., no Troop or High Adventure hats).
Parents or Scout Leaders will need to deliver and pickup their Scouts before and after the parade. Delivery time is 11:00 a.m., at the intersection of Broadway and Grayson Street. The parade starts about 50 feet to the right of this drop-off point, under McAllister Freeway (U.S. Hwy 281) at Grayson Street. The pickup point (at the end of the Parade) is at the corner of Martin and Santa Rosa at approximately 2:30 p.m. (You may not be able to drive right to this intersection.)
The First Aid Stations along the parade route will provide cups of water. A small daypack (book bag) with a water bottle is a good idea. Parents must sign a parade release form from the Battle of Flowers Association for their scout (under 18) to participate.