For those of us who live here in San Antonio (myself included) Fiesta SA is one of if not the largest event of the year. Many people whom live outside of San Antonio ask: “What is Fiesta SA?” For me it is a two week long city celebration of just about everything: Life, Food, History, Culture, Community, etc… One of the key staples of Fiesta are the collectible metals; created by hundreds of local businesses, organizations, non-profits, etc… each year. Some metals are made and sold to raise funds or awareness for a particular cause or organization, while others are made and given away for promotional purposes. Although all metals have the year of printing incorporated, no two designs are the same.

Being that 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the San Antonio World’s Fair I thought it would be fun to create a 2018 Fiesta SA Metal collection themed around HemisFair ’68. Below are the related metals I was able to collect and have them sorted based on their relevance to HemisFair ’68.

Images

Below are images of the two main 2018 Fiesta Metals related to HemisFair ’68.




Below are images of Fiesta 2018 Metals from two of the three hotels purpose built for HemisFair ’68.




Below is an image of a Fiesta 2018 Metal from UTSA’s ITC which was built as the State of Texas Pavilion for HemisFair ’68.


Below is an image of a Fiesta 2018 Metal from KLRN TV which was housed in the State of Texas Pavilion for HemisFair ’68.


Below is an image of a Fiesta 2018 Metal from Marmon Mok which designed the United States Pavilion for HemisFair ’68. 


Below are images of Fiesta 2018 Metals from organizations founded as a result of HemisFair ’68.




Below is an image of a Fiesta 2018 Metal from Frost Bank which was involved with HemisFair ’68 in various capacities.


Below is an image of a Fiesta 2018 Metal from Fiesta SA commemorating the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68.