Students, community enjoy ‘Alamo Heights Night’ on campus

By Jay Perez


Alamo Heights Night kicked off the Fiesta season and its “official” designation as a major activity at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Since 1987, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club had held the event at Alamo Height’s swimming pool but switched locations to UIW in recent years for a larger venue.

“I’ve been going to this Fiesta event for the past seven years and I have to say it gets better very time,” said San Antonio resident David Cooper. “The food, families and atmosphere are amazing. It is great to see people of all ages enjoying an event and having fun. This year is by far the best Heights Night that my family and I have been to, and I can’t wait to see what to see what next year has in store.”

More than 700 volunteers from different businesses in San Antonio and the surrounding areas come out to make this event possible. Along with the businesses, many non-profit organizations and restaurants helped with the 100-plus booths.

This year, Alamo Heights Night had an abundance of live music featuring the Hotcakes, Rick Cavender Band, Tennessee Valley Authority, and many other musical guests. The crowd socialized and ate different types of food that booths had to offer. Funnel cakes, chicken on a stick, and fajita tacos were just a few of the crowd-pleasing treats.

Since the event takes place on campus, several UIW students attend.

“I was super-excited about this event,” said Lauren Moreno, a freshman pre-pharmacy major. “Everyone that I talked to told me that it was a lot of fun, with all of the food, booths and drinks. I am so glad that I went and had so much fun, It kind of reminded me of the Rodeo, very family-oriented with the few rides that the event had. I had a blast and can’t wait till next years Heights Night.”

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