Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Proclamación del Presidente 2016

It is with my great pleasure to extend to you, residents and visitors of Santa Barbara, a gracious “Bienvenidos a Todos!” This marks the 92nd year our community will celebrate our seaside town’s multicultural history and traditions.

Santa Barbara’s geographical environment played a central role in the establishment of the isolated Presidio de Santa Barbara. From the times of Santa Barbara’s earliest inhabitants, the Chumash, to the Spanish explorers and on through the Mexican-American…

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2016 Poster and Pin on Sale

Artist Jeremy Harper painted the landscape that makes up this year's Old Spanish Days 2016 poster.  It features the Presidio built in 1782, the Mission constructed four years later and the two known Chumash villages.

The 2016 Commemorative Pin represents the blending of cultural styles of both Chumash and Spanish cultures. The Pin's and Posters are now available at the Fiesta…

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