2023 Annual Natalia Bluebonnet Festival & Parade
Saturday, March 25, 2023
9 am to 5 pm
Parade 11 am
*Lineup at 9 am
Festivities begin right after parade ends!
The music lineup for the festival on
March 25th is as follows:
Los Graveros de Bravo
12:30 pm to 2 pm
The Void 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Koehler Lane 4 pm to 5 pm
(cans only NO bottles allowed)
*No other outside food/drinks permitted
Natalia Vietnam Memorial/MDD Site
Parade Entries: Please complete our online parade entry form, or stop by the library to complete. Lineup begins at 9 a.m., with judging at 9:45 a.m. Parade begins at 11 a.m. **Day of parade: Please check in with registration at the corner of FM 471 and Heather Hollow (adjacent from the Love's Travel Center). You will be given your lineup number at that time. (Annually we have a flurry of last minute entries, so we do not give out numbers ahead of time.)
*Please make sure to include a narrative description describing your entry/organization for the announcer.
Vendor Entries: Please complete the online Vendor Entries registration form. Each booth space is 10 X 10 and the cost is $50 for a craft booth and $75 for a food vendor. The additional $25 covers the cost of the health inspector. (for details on passing a health inspection please contact the library). If you require more than one, please note that in your registration. Please use one of the QCR codes below to pay your vendor booth fees or to make a donation. **Please use the "friends" method to avoid the library being charged fees. (Aren't we ALL friends?)
Vendors should be in place by 9 a.m., with vehicle parked off of the grounds. Please remain in place until 5 p.m. *If there is inclement weather the festival coordinator will make the decision whether or not to close the event, and release vendors wanting to leave.
There is no electricity available onsite, so if your booth requires electricity please bring a generator, and note in the registration that you will be using a generator.
If any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Amy Edge, Festival coordinator at 210-213-1990, FB Messenger or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From San Antonio: Take IH35 South and take Natalia Exit 127. Take a right on FM 471, then a left onto SH 132. Festival will be on the right across from the Natalia City Hall.
From Laredo: Take IH35 North and take Natalia Exit 127. Cross over bridge to the left, then a left onto SH 132. Festival will be on the right across from the Natalia City Hall.
There will be no parking along FM 471 from 9 am to Noon due to parade lineup. Afterwards there will be parking along SH 132 and FM 471, as well as, side streets within easy walking distance of the festival grounds. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO PARKING ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.
Limited handicap parking will be available.