From flower crowns to taco booths, San Antonio native recreates Fiesta in Animal Crossing game
With Fiesta postponed until November due to the coronavirus pandemic, many locals are looking for creative ways to still celebrate the San Antonio tradition beforehand.
Melissa Montoya, 27, said she was "bummed" when Fiesta was pushed back, so she recreated the event on her island in the Animal Crossing game and invited all of her friends to the virtual party on Saturday. Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game series that has grown to be very popular during the shelter-in-place orders.
Montoya designed flower crowns, gordita and taco stands, Bud Light booths and more Fiesta-related items through the game's latest release (Animal Crossing: New Horizons). Portable potties were also featured in the event as well as a stage that represented the music that typically occurs at Fiesta.
After everything was in place, Montoya used a code to give her friends access to join her event. In the game, Montoya and her friends were able to chat with each other while enjoying all the activities and booths Montoya created.
"My friends loved it," she said. "It was a great way to have fun while being safe. We made our own outfits and really went with it. It was a good time."
Scroll through the photos above to see the type of items Montoya included in her Animal Crossing Fiesta event.
Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com |