It's Fiesta time in San Antonio and this year I was on the hunt for a safe, family-friendly event we could all enjoy. The majority of Fiesta events are either too crowded, too expensive, or not explicitly family-friendly. Last year we attended Fiesta de los Ninos, but even that event left a lot to be desired (it was way too crowded and although it was free to get in, almost every activity was overpriced-especially when you have an abundance of kids to entertain). We have a current membership to the Botanical Gardens so we had nothing to lose by checking out its official Fiesta event, Viva Botanica. To our delight - ding ding ding - it was a winner!!
Our next activity: Ladybug Release! Nature girl Mikea was thrilled by her tickly little friend.
On our way out of the Botanical Gardens we stopped at the pond and instantly became engaged in the drama of a bee who buzzed itself right into the water. The kids were fascinated by its plight and we were all relieved when after a valiant struggle, the bee extracted itself from the water to join the hundreds of other bees swarming in the flowers nearby.
All in all, Viva Botanica was a smashing success. We will most certainly be back next year and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a not-too-crowded, fun, family-friendly Fiesta Event!