SAZA Commission Inc. is the 501(c)(3) financial support arm of the San Antonio Zulu Association who are the Producers of A Taste of New Orleans. We look forward to seeing you and your family at Fiesta San Antonio's premier event. Our organization is made up of 100% volunteers. No paid staff. This year marks our 37th year of producing the "Taste".  All proceeds made from this event goes towards college scholarships for graduating high school seniors, as well as our benelovent fund that assists those in the most need in the San Antonio community. Laissez les bons temps rouler!! 





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April 19–21, 2024

Come celebrate with us at the 37th Annual "A Taste of New Orleans". Over the years, "The Taste" has become one of Fiesta San Antonio's most popular events. If you're looking for fun with a focus on family, "The Taste" is the place to be. Pack up the kids and bring along Mom and Pop too and enjoy an event designed for all ages. Stroll about the grounds and enjoy New Orleans-style food and music. "The Taste” menu includes assorted gumbos, red beans and rice, shrimp creole, etouffee, shrimp kabob, jambalaya, cajun catfish, soft shell crab, crab au gratin, crab rolls, fresh crawfish boil, boudin, alligator, beignets and a host of other tasty treats. A wide assortment of beverages is also available. We also have kids rides, play areas, clowns and face painting.


Additional charges apply for all food and beverage items.


Must be 21 years or older to purchase alcoholic beverages.



Sunken Garden Theater  Brackenridge Park 

3875 N. St. Mary St.

San Antonio, TX 78212




April  19th: 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm



April  20th: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm 



April  21st : 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm 


*Children 12 and under free


Event FAQsClick Here


“A Taste of New Orleans” uses RFID wristbands as the only form of payment accepted for food, beverages and merchandise. You can purchase your wristbands along with food and drink credits ahead of time to save you time coming into the event.  Credit cards or cash can be used to reload your wristbands.



Wristband FAQsClick Here



Friday APRIL 19, 2024

    5:30pm – 7:00pm – The Young Pinstripe Brass Band (Brass Band)

            7:30pm – 9:00pm – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco)

           9:30pm – 11:00pm – Pieces of a Dream (Smooth Jazz)

Saturday APRIL 20, 2024

    1:30pm – 2:30pm – Hollywood & The All Stars Band (Soul Classics)

                      3:30pm – 5:00pm – Right Now Society (R&B)

   5:30pm – 7:00pm – The Young Pinstripe Brass Band (Brass Band)

           7:30pm – 9:00pm – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco)

                    9:00pm – 11:00pm – Billy Ray Sheppard and the Main Event Band featuring Kyle Turner & Michael Ward (Smooth Jazz)

Sunday APRIL 21, 2024

   1:00pm – 2:30pm – Dirty River Dixie Band (Traditional Jazz)

           3:00pm – 4:30pm – Boerne High School Jazz Band

   4:30pm – 6:00pm – King Cabbage Brass Band (Brass Band)

           6:30pm – 8:00pm – Onel Jimenez Band (Smooth Jazz)

                   8:30pm – 10:00pm – Carlton Silver King (R&B)


At the "Taste" you could be photographed / videotaped. Also know that your picture or likeness could be used for A Taste of New Orleans Marketing and promotions.

Host Hotels for A Taste of New Orleans! We are pleased to continue our great partnership with Springhill Suites and Fairfield by Marriott for our great event. This hotel is located at 411 Bowie St. is a 5 -minute walk from the Alamo and 10 minutes' walk from the famous Riverwalk.  Just click on the Spinghill Suites / Fairfield logo.

Leave the driving to VIA! To make our event even more enjoyable, SAZA is encouraging everyone to use our VIA Park & Ride bus services from various locations around the city. Park & Ride will drop you off and pick you up right at the front gates of this great event.


VIA Fiesta Special Event Bus Service


SAZA's Executive Sponsor



Participating Sponsors

SAZA Commission Inc. is extremely grateful for its "A Taste of New Orleans" Participating Sponsors. These are companies and organizations that we fully support and we encourage all to support when you have a need for these types of services.

If you’re interested in becoming a valued sponsor of "A Taste of New Orleans", please e-mail:info@saza.org

Media Sponsors

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