Our City, Our History: Fiesta de Los Reyes
SAN ANTONIO —
Fiesta began back in 1891, but over the past 127 years it has grown with huge events like Fiesta de Los Reyes -- which we are proud to sponsor.
The Rey Feo Consejo Education Foundation partners with the city to put on the ten day celebration. Each year, the organization crowns El Rey Feo, or "the ugly king," who helps raise scholarships for local high school students.
El Rey Feo was founded by LULAC Council Number 2 in the 1940s. This year marks 70 years.
"I'm a very big traditional San Antonian, born and raised here. I've been involved in Fiesta for a very long time. So, it's just empowering to see how strong our community can become as one," said Ken Flores, El Rey Feo LXX.
Over the years, the organization has handed out more than 3,900 scholarships to San Antonio-area students.