Project Fiesta! Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days

Posted Jul 20, 2016
Project Fiesta! Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is proud to introduce a new installation titled Project Fiesta! Building A Complete History of Old Spanish Days, which focuses on the important roles Fiesta has played in the Santa Barbara community. Fall in love with Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with personal stories, vintage posters, restored costumes, historical photographs, and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions.
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Jean-Michel Cousteau Named Grand Marshal for Santa Barbara’s Historical Fiesta Parade

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Jean-Michel Cousteau Named Grand Marshal for Santa Barbara’s Historical Fiesta Parade
The environmentalist who created the Ocean Futures Society will lead the parade for this year's celebrations, which have the theme of "The Coastal Frontier" A gloomy morning turned into a beautiful Tuesday afternoon as Jean-Michel Cousteau stood aboard the Double Dolphin and accepted his position as grand marshal for this year’s Historical Fiesta Parade.
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Ninth Annual Fiesta Ranchera at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta

Posted Jun 18, 2016
Ninth Annual Fiesta Ranchera at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta
Fiesta Ranchera is now Goleta’s biggest event of the year. For the first time, Fiesta Ranchera incorporated an all-inclusive format with over 20 restaurants, wineries and breweries to sample from. The event is a 50/50 fundraiser for Old Spanish Days and the Goleta Valley Historical Society at a location steeped in California history.
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South Coast Business & Technology Awards Honor’s Old Spanish Days

Posted Jun 14, 2016
Local leaders in business and technology gather to recognize individuals and companies who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring the economic vitality of the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s South Coast Business & Technology Awards Fund, which grants scholarships to local students studying business and technology-related subjects at local schools.
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Fiesta Summer Season to Open with Fiesta Ranchera Tasting Event

Posted Jun 13, 2016
Fiesta Summer Season to Open with Fiesta Ranchera Tasting Event
The ninth annual Fiesta Ranchera will open Fiesta’s summer season June 16 starting at 5 p.m. at the historic Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road in Goleta. This popular tasting event, co-hosted by Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara and the Goleta Valley Historical Society, offers a festive evening of pre-Fiesta fun, food, music and dancing
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La Primavera Party held at Historic Rancho Dos Pueblo

Posted May 16, 2016
La Primavera Party held at Historic Rancho Dos Pueblo
In past years, the official kickoff and major fundraiser to Fiesta has taken place downtown, but on this Saturday evening, hundreds of people dined and danced under the stars and next to the ocean at Rancho Dos Pueblos. The isolated ranch and even more isolated beach was the perfect location for this year's theme: Santa Barbara - The Coastal Frontier.
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Spirit and Junior Spirit for 2016

Posted Apr 19, 2016
Spirit and Junior Spirit for 2016
About 450 enthusiastic community members turned out for the Spirit of Fiesta Auditions on Saturday afternoon at La Cumbre Junior High School on Santa Barbara’s Westside. The crowd was treated to incredible performances by the 12 finalists for the Spirit of Fiesta and the 11 finalists for the Junior Spirit of Fiesta. 
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Proclamación del Presidente 2016

Posted Apr 05, 2016
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.
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