Fiesta 2021: How San Antonio Got Its Groove Back


San Antonio’s annual Fiesta gathering is more than just an excuse to party… 

It’s Fiesta’s sense of community that locals cherish as much as the Mexican historical significance behind it. 

But, last year in 2020, Fiesta was canceled in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Typically full of very joyous announcements and anticipatory preparations, the streets of San Antonio simply weren’t the same. 

Something was notably absent from the city’s vibrant spirit.

Fast forward to 2021, and Americans everywhere are starting to mingle much more freely at social gatherings in the wake of increasing COVID-19 vaccine rates.

(And frankly, many folks were tired of canceled events and staying at home for a year.)

Fiesta returned fiercely

Ready to celebrate like old times, excited throngs of San Antonians showed up, breathing life back into their city and traditions. Even a global pandemic couldn’t shut down Fiesta for another year. The best part is that we were able to join in!

Our love for San Antonio, the culture, and the community will never waver. So, naturally, we came bearing new pins, wide smiles, and even wider hats for a city we love.

Kayla’s Take on Fiesta 2021

Never one to miss Fiesta, here’s what stood out to our city Market Manager and San Antonio native, Kayla Morales, as she served up pins and Good People, Great Movers vibes with the community.

So, what’s the deal with Fiesta?! Sure, 2020’s event was canceled, but why are San Antonians usually so excited about it? 

For me, it’s about the food and community coming together to teach different cultures and traditions. 

There are so many beautiful bright colors and DIY [do-it-yourself] ideas that everyone comes up with that really drive the people to come out and have fun!

Ok, so what’s with those medals and huge DIY hats (er, sombreros)?

Ahh yes… The hats and medals have been a tradition for as long as I can remember and I am 30 years old! 

People take a lot of pride in their hats and [the] medals they create on their own or buy to wear out during the whole week of fiesta. These medals can represent the businesses around the city, helping out a family fund their families cancer fund, or sharing our love for certain things around the city like the Spurs, Missions, or any other favorite major league, high school, or college sports teams. 

Same with the hats as well. But, you tend to see more Fiesta-oriented hats with bright colors, flowers, or the famous tagline, ‘Show me your shoe!’

How do you decide what to do each year for the medals?

When you are making your design, the more unique the pins are, the better. That’s how you bring people to the booth or business to buy them.

What’s your favorite thing you look forward to at Fiesta?

The food and parade. This year there was no parade, but during Pin Pandemonium the community did put on a small parade and this was so refreshing since we missed out in 2020. 

You never really know how much Fiesta really does help the community and people, but it really does.

As I said, culture is a big part of San Antonio and for people to be able to showcase theirs and educate people on their culture it can make a difference.

How do you and the team prepare for the day of Fiesta?

Ahead of time, the Fiesta Commission will reach out and let us know the dates of the event.

Then, we have to make sure we have our medals designed and ready to go. We make sure all the marketing materials are in and that we have food and snacks for the workers and attendees.

What did you notice was different about this year’s Fiesta from previous events?

This year it was smaller than previous years. Not as many vendors were participating and there were a lot of empty tables. Traffic started to pick up toward the end of the night rather than the beginning. 

Also, this usually takes place in late April which is cooler than June. With the heat, not many people wanted to be out there early. For the people who did show up, including the vendors with their medals, we had some common ground. Everyone who was in attendance was still dealing [with] COVID.

We know how much the demographics of San Antonio are growing from an influx of Americans leaving other states. Do you think Fiesta is still significant as the population changes to include more non-Texans?

Fiesta is a celebration of the Hispanic culture. The city itself comes together to celebrate and participate in Fiesta. There are many different attractions to be a part of such as the Pin Pandemonium, Battle of Flowers Parade, and NIOSA (Night Out in Old San Antonio). 

Many different ethnicities and cultures come to celebrate with us. It is a very inviting event for all of San Antonio’s citizens and non-citizens. 

As the city grows outward and becomes more culturally diverse, I don’t think there will be a decline in Fiesta but rather an increase in events throughout the city rather than just in the downtown area.

Wrapping Up

Are you excited for Fiesta 2022? We’re definitely looking forward to it! We also can’t wait to implement Kayla’s creative ideas to reach out to the San Antonio community for next year! 

Fiesta will take place from March 31-April 10, 2022. Hope to see you there!

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Moving With Us During Hurricane Season? Here’s What To Know


Are you moving with 3 Men Movers during the Texas hurricane season?

If you’re moving when the National Weather Service issues an inclement weather notice for the Gulf Coast, you’ll most likely wonder how it will affect your move.

When you book with 3 Men Movers, we’ll instantly provide up-to-date information regarding your moving-related services.

Read on to learn about our company policies when you move during hurricane season.

Accessing Your 3 Men Movers Storage Unit in Houston

We are otherwise open during normal business hours for storage.

There is no reason to panic about your belongings in our Houston storage facility.

If you would like to access your storage unit(s) in our facility, we welcome you to come by at your discretion.

However, if weather conditions deteriorate, or if there are reports of flooding or debris en route from your location to our facility, we advise that you refrain from trying to access the facility for your own safety.

Weather permitting, we are open and plan to continue services as scheduled.

 

Safety Is Our Top Priority While Moving You During Hurricane Season in Texas

In the event of worsening weather, we completely understand that our customers value flexibility.

Movers do have the right to halt a move if the weather or conditions are unsafe.

They will take both their safety and yours into account, should this occur. (We can always reschedule or come back another day, but your safety is priceless!)

 

Rescheduling Your Move During Hurricane Season

Not feeling comfortable moving during hurricane season or inclement weather notices?

That’s completely understandable.

To discuss rescheduling your move, give us a call or email us!

Please contact us directly using the information below. One of our staff members will happily assist you.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 713-333-6683

 

3 Men Movers’ Hurricane Season Cancellation Policy

Customers who prefer to cancel their move during hurricane season will appreciate the flexibility offered by our cancellation policy.

Here’s what to expect if you’d like to cancel your move:

 

What To Remember About Moving in Inclement Weather

  • Blankets are not waterproof!
  • We won’t stop the job unless it’s determined to be unsafe by the mover or based on a customer’s request.
  • While it rains, we can focus on the preload process of the move (i.e. disassembling, arranging, blanketing and shrink-wrapping items, etc.)
  • Due to rain, your move might take longer since safety is the priority and moving items becomes a more difficult task, especially on wet surfaces.
  • If the weather deteriorates, we can stop the clock for 1 hour to determine if the weather will improve.

We look forward to assisting you with your moving needs.


How You Can Have a Better Move with 3 Men Movers in San Antonio


New technology is revolutionizing every industry there is, and moving is no exception. We like to think of our moving company as leaders in technology with the moving industry. We do this to make our customers’ lives and moving experiences easier. Customer service is one of our primary goals at 3 Men Movers so implementing new tools that enhance the customer experience while also improving our efficiency in-house is a win-win. Read below about how this San Antonio moving company is making your move easier and safer!

iPad Documentation

We strive to be more eco-friendly by contributing to saving trees and eliminating paper bills. Copies of all of your contracts, invoices, and paperwork is all sent to you securely and electronically so you don’t have to worry about misplacing them. Your San Antonio movers will show up on move day and have you sign the proper forms and make your payment after the move right on the handy i-pads we provide.

OBE: Online Booking Experience

You can book most things online, so why shouldn’t your move be one of them? We know our customers are busy and finding time to shop around or have a 30 minute phone call might not fit into your schedule during normal moving company business hours. With our online booking tool, you can book your move day and time, get pricing, pick your moving crew, and add packing at any time day or night.

Driver’s App

This app makes your moving day so much easier! It is the perfect way for you to communicate with your San Antonio moving crew via text if you have any questions or concerns on the day of your move. You will get a picture of your mover sent to you so you know just who to expect, and you’ll get a text message when your driver is on the way to your home so you can plan accordingly. The text has a link where you can actually track your mover via GPS to see where they are en-route to you, and where they are when they leave to go unload your things in your new home!

Driver Monitoring

This new tool powered by Samsara lets us know our drivers are practicing safe driving habits so we can be sure your things are being transported safely from point A to point B. It keeps track of truck service needs so there is a much lower risk of any breakdowns or unnecessary delays on moving day. Our drivers are given daily reports and alerts regarding their driving habits and we hold monthly contests to encourage drivers to be at the top of the leader board in safe driving.

To Sum Up

If you are looking for San Antonio movers that will provide an easy experience with peace of mind that your things will be safe and sound, choose 3 Men Movers! We are local movers with both muscle and brains. We develop online tools and apps that make scheduling a move, picking a mover, and tracking a move something our customers can do right from their phones. See the other ways we take care of customers or book online today!