Fiesta San Antonio starts today! And of my favorite highlights has to be all the Fiesta bling – the medal mania…the pin pandemonium…the reverence for the ribbons. The amount of creativity and that goes into these annual collectible keepsakes never ceases to amaze me.

That’s why, in honor of our city’s 300th Anniversary, I’m ranking Fiesta Bling No. 32 in my 300 Reasons to Love San Antonio list.

From Chicken on a Stick and miniature Whataburgers to any number of pieces designed to show support for great causes, our Fiesta Medals make this annual celebration even more festive.

In all, more than 1,000 new medals are hitting the streets this year, with tens of thousands estimated to be sold. With most medal money going to charity, that’s a nice boost for San Antonio’s non-profits.

For-profit folks can make medals, too. Interested in creating your own? Check out this complete guide from SA Flavor.

For all the Fiesta action, check out this packed calendar of events. You’ll find something for everyone at Fiesta San Antonio!

Well done, San Antonio!