Pre-Fiesta Events

Saturday, April 18th, 2015- Spirit of Fiesta Auditions

Spirit of Fiesta Auditions; 12:00pm
OSD Event $$ Tix Info La Cumbre Junior High

imageSanta Barbara has many local dance schools that instruct students in the multi-cultural dances of Spain, Mexico and early California. Young performers dedicate countless hours preparing for this annual event and for an honor to represent Old Spanish Days as the “Spirit of Fiesta” and the “Junior Spirit of Fiesta.” This colorful and exciting event is held at La Cumbre Junior High. Tickets are $25 and include entrance to Las Artistas Reception at El Paseo Restaurant immediately following the event. Purchase your tickets online here!

 

Saturday, May 16th 2015- La Primavera

La Primavera; 5:00pm–10:00pm
OSD Event $$ Tix Info

The official kick off for the 2015 Fiesta season, this annual celebration presents the opportunity for El Presidente Cas Stimson to unveil the official Fiesta theme, poster design, and pin. La Primavera will be held at the historical El Paseo Restaurant and will feature wonderful entertainment, the first official performances of the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta, and dancing the night away under the stars to the sound of Elements. Tickets are $110 and must be purchased in advance. Please check back closer to the event for information on how to purchase tickets.

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015- Fiesta Ranchera

Fiesta Ranchera; 5:00pm-10:00pm
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This collaborative event with Goleta Valley Historical Society and Old Spanish Days is a party not to be missed! With strong support from the City of Goleta and local companies, this event is held at the historical Rancho la Patera Gardens for an evening of fabulous food from local restaurants. The evening also includes performances of the 2015 Spirit and Junior Spirit and Fiesta, live entertainment, and ending the evening with dancing among the gardens to Area 51. Tickets are $45 in advance and $60 at the door. Please check back closer to May for information on how to purchase advance tickets.

 

July 11th 2015- Old Spanish Days Annual Costume Sale

Old Spanish Days Annual Costume Sale; 9:00am–12:00pm
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Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to find your fiesta costumes! Held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 on July 11th, 2015 starting at 9 AM. This event is free to the public. If you wish to sell items at the Costume Sale please contact us at (805) 962-8101. FREE

 

July 18 2015- La Fiesta del Museo- by SB Historical Museum

La Fiesta del Museo- by SB Historical Museum; 5:30pm-10:00pm
Community Event $$ Tickets

Dinner and dancing under the moonlight in an exquisite courtyard to the sensational sounds of salsa band, Mescal Martini. The enchanting evening features an exclusive auction, fully hosted cocktails and fine wines, Old Spanish Days exhibition, and performances by the Spirits of Fiesta and Timo Nunez, “America’s Number 1 Flamenco Dancer.” Ticket information TBA.

 

Sunday, August 2nd 2015- La Recepción del Presidente

La Recepción del Presidente; TBA
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Every year, La Recepción del Presidente unofficially kicks off Fiesta week. A wonderful evening in the beautiful outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, this event brings together Fiesta history with the excitement of the Fiesta to come. Guests are warmly greeted by the official receiving line of El Presidente Cas Stimson and his family, as well as his Fiesta family including the Spirits, Saint Barbara and Vice Presidentes. The evening includes guests in their finest Fiesta attire, a tasty Mexican buffet, entertainment by talented artists including the Spirits, and concludes with dancing as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Tickets are $90 and must be purchased in advance. Please check back closer to June for information on how to purchase tickets.

 

Fiesta Events August 5 - August 9 2015

 

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours; TBA
Community Event $$

Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. Tour dates and times during the week of Fiesta are TBA. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.

 

Courthouse Fiesta Tours; 10:00am–3:00pm
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Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. These tours are free. For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

El Mercado de la Guerra; 11:00am–11:00pm
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Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening. Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 22. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.

 

El Mercado Del Norte; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 3, and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas.

 

Casa Cantina; 12:00 noon–12:00 midnight
Community Event $$ MAP

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. General Admission fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093. This is a twenty-one and over event, ID required.

 

La Fiesta Pequeña; 8:00pm
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As the August sun slowly sets behind the “Queen of the Missions”, experience the Franciscans hospitality as they welcome all to enjoy the official opening of Old Spanish Days Fiesta at this beautiful setting as they have since 1927. La Fiesta Pequeña “Little Fiesta” is a colorful, historical program which includes traditional songs and dance from Californios, Flamenco, Spanish classical and Mexican folklorico, an appearance from Saint Barbara, and a special performance from the 2015 Spirit. This event is free to the public.

Blankets, chairs or any other items left to reserve seating at Fiesta Pequena will not be allowed until 9 AM on Wednesday, the morning before the show. Any items before this time will be removed and confiscated by the City Parks Department. Thank you for your compliance.


Catch MTD's line 22 and ride to the show. MTD Stop: Old Mission.

 

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours; TBA
Community Event $$

Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. Tour dates and times during the week of Fiesta are TBA. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.

 

La Misa del Presidente; 10:00am
OSD Event FREE

Held on the second day of Fiesta in the morning, the Saint Barbara Parish invites those of all faiths to enjoy High Mass in the main church of Old Mission Santa Barbara. La Misa is held in honor of El Presidente and the Old Spanish Days Board, celebrating both the long-standing relationship between the Old Mission and Old Spanish Days as well as the entire Fiesta community. This Roman Catholic Mass dates back to the first day of Fiesta in 1936 and today is followed by a festive reception in the Mission’s Sacred Garden. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.

 

Courthouse Fiesta Tours; 10:00am–3:00pm
Community Event FREE MAP

Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. These tours are free. For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

El Mercado de la Guerra; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening. Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 22. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.

 

El Mercado Del Norte; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 3, and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas.

 

Casa Cantina; 12:00 noon–12:00 midnight
Community Event $$ MAP

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. General Admission fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093. This is a twenty-one and over event, ID required.

 

Celebración de los Dignatarios; 5:00pm–10:00pm
OSD Event $$ TIXS MAP

Santa Barbara’s wildest and most talked about party happens just once a year at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Over 1,400 guests explore which beer, wines and tequilas pair best with a stunning sunset over the Pacific while they stroll the lush gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo. Come hungry! Food from the Central Coast’s finest eateries is included the price of the ticket. Then party the night away to the soulful sounds of King Bee. This collaborative event between Santa Barbara Zoo and Old Spanish Days remains one of the most attended Fiesta parties. Held at the Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Tickets are $110 in advance and $120 at the door and include food and drinks. Please check back closer to June for information on how to purchase tickets.

Park at the DoubleTree Resort and catch the Dignatarios shuttle in the parking lot. Or, ride MTD's Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle. MTD Stop: At the Zoo entrance.

 

Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”); 8:00pm
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Las Noches de Ronda, “Nights of Gaiety”, is held in the famous Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances. Over 200 performers entertain nightly and donate their time to this wonderful event. Admission is free to the public.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 8:00am
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Fiesta Tri-County Stock Horse show brings in riders from the tri-counties to compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping and Steer Stopping. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information visit the official Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo website, call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

 

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Challenger Tour; 7:45pm
OSD Event $$ TIXS MAP

The Earl Warren Showgrounds Arena is the setting of the only professional bull riding event in Santa Barbara County. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for rodeo fans of all ages to witness the greatest riders in the world – and where every seat is up close and personal! Fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-soaked performance as the PBR’s insanely brave cowboys risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. Ticket prices TBA. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Tickets available by calling (805) 688-5093.

For more information visit www.sbfiestarodeo.com.

 

Friday, August 7th 2015

Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours; TBA
Community Event $$

Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. Tour dates and times during the week of Fiesta are TBA. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.

 

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 7:00am & 12:00noon
OSD Events FREE MAP

Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class plus eliminations for the Open Stock Horse and Hackamore Classes. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

 

Courthouse Fiesta Tours; 10:00am–3:00pm
Community Event FREE MAP

Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. These tours are free. For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

El Mercado de la Guerra; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening. Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 22. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.

 

El Mercado Del Norte; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 3, and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas.

 

Casa Cantina; 12:00 noon–12:00 midnight
Community Event $$ MAP

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. General Admission fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093. This is a twenty-one and over event, ID required.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado; 11:00am-9:00pm
Community Event FREE

Enjoy one of the best traditions of Fiesta. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family.

 

El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade); 12:00 noon
OSD Event FREE TIXS MAP

This year marks the 91st anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade on the Friday afternoon of Fiesta. It is unique to Santa Barbara and features floats depicting episodes from the history of the state and city. Descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish Pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and organizations all reenact historical scenes. It is one of the nation’s largest equestrian parades, featuring over 600 horses, as well as many antique carriages, coaches and wagons. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street. Viewing the Parade is free but there are shaded Reserved Seats available for purchase for $15 closer to the event.

Catch MTD line 5 or the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle to the Seating, or lines 2,3,6,11,14,20,21x,22 & the Crosstown Shuttle to Downtown. Stop at Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

Flor y Canto; 7:00pm
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Here is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances & songs of the 19th century. Interwoven with historic narration, the musical numbers are accompanied on replica acoustic instruments. These unique songs & dances are performed by local residents in authentic costumes much as they would have been 150 years ago. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show. Held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.

 

Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”); 8:00pm
OSD Events FREE MAP MUSIC

Las Noches de Ronda, “Nights of Gaiety”, is held in the famous Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances. Over 200 performers entertain nightly and donate their time to this wonderful event. Admission is free to the public.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo ; 7:30pm
OSD Event $$ TIX Info MAP

The Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo at Earl Warren Showgrounds is a colorful, action-packed tribute to America’s first cowboy – the Vaquero. Rodeo participants compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’ and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground's box office during Fiesta.

 

Saturday, August 8th 2015

Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours; TBA
Community Event $$

Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. Tour dates and times during the week of Fiesta are TBA. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.

 

Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast *; 7:00am-12:00pm
Community Event $$

The Kiwanis club will be hosting their Annual Fiesta Pancake Breakfast this year. Over 4,000 guests are served at this event and all proceeds go directly to support activities that benefit children in south Santa Barbara County. It is a great opportunity for the community to get involved. Held in Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. For tickets call (805) 896-9083.

 

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 7:00am & 12:00noon
OSD Events FREE MAP

Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class plus eliminations for the Open Stock Horse and Hackamore Classes. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

 

85th Annual El Desfile De Los Niños (Children's Parade); 10:00am
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The charming Children's Parade is organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area. Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria Street to Ortega Street. Viewing the parade is free. To participate in the parade please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 564-5418 for information and an application. Ice cream for Parade participants is sponsored by MarBorg Industries.

 

Courthouse Fiesta Tours; 10:00am–3:00pm
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Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. These tours are free. For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show; Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Stroll along the beautiful beachfront Cabrillo Boulevard just West of Stearns Wharf and browse for handmade treasures created by local artisans. The Arts and Crafts show is an all-day event on both Saturday and Sunday of Fiesta week. Enjoy the arts and crafts while you take in Santa Barbara’s beautiful marina and a spectacular view of our coastal mountains. This event is free to the public.

 

El Mercado de la Guerra; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening. Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 22. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.

 

El Mercado Del Norte; 11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 3, and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas.

 

Casa Cantina; 12:00 noon–12:00 midnight
Community Event $$ MAP

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. General Admission fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093. This is a twenty-one and over event, ID required.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado; 11:00am-9:00pm
Community Event FREE

Enjoy one of the best traditions of Fiesta. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family.

 

Tardes de Ronda; 1:00pm–5:00pm
OSD Event FREE

Held in the historical Sunken Gardens on Saturday afternoon, the always highly attended “Afternoon of Gaiety” features the talents of performers under the age of sixteen. Admission is free to the public. The Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens are located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 

 

Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival; 5:30pm
Community Event $$

Enjoy an afternoon of amazing music by several mariachi bands and singers. Held at the Historic Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. For more information please visit the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival's website. You can purchase tickets by calling the Santa Barbara Bowl at (805) 962-7511 or visiting their website.

 

Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”); 8:00pm
OSD Events FREE MAP MUSIC

Las Noches de Ronda, “Nights of Gaiety”, is held in the famous Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances. Over 200 performers entertain nightly and donate their time to this wonderful event. Admission is free to the public.

Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo ; 7:30pm
OSD Event $$ TIX Info MAP

The Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo at Earl Warren Showgrounds is a colorful, action-packed tribute to America’s first cowboy – the Vaquero. Rodeo participants compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’ and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground's box office during Fiesta.

 

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 7:00am & 12:00noon
OSD Events FREE MAP

Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class plus eliminations for the Open Stock Horse and Hackamore Classes. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

 

Courthouse Fiesta Tours; 10:00am–3:00pm
Community Event FREE MAP

Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. These tours are free. For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show; Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP

Stroll along the beautiful beachfront Cabrillo Boulevard just West of Stearns Wharf and browse for handmade treasures created by local artisans. The Arts and Crafts show is an all-day event on both Saturday and Sunday of Fiesta week. Enjoy the arts and crafts while you take in Santa Barbara’s beautiful marina and a spectacular view of our coastal mountains. This event is free to the public.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado; 11:00am-9:00pm
Community Event FREE

Enjoy one of the best traditions of Fiesta. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family.

 

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); Final Event, 1:30pm
OSD Event $$ MAP

Riders compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Team Penning, Mutton Bustin' and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 588-5093 or visit the Showground's box office during Fiesta.

 

West Coast Symphony 45th Annual Free Fiesta Concert; 3:30pm
Community Event FREE

Bring the family, snacks, and lawn chairs for an afternoon of beautiful music conducted by Christopher Story VI. Held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

 

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