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Fiesta Street Closures

Prepare for Old Spanish Days Fun by Knowing Where to Go


Fiesta is here and its time to make way for the festivities - literally. Several streets, intersections, and blocks will be closed between now and Sunday due to the various parades and performances that take place during Old Spanish Days, so it’s a good time to take a look at the schedule, plan ahead, and make sure not to get stuck downtown for five hours because you’d forgotten about the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.

The following street closures are planned for the rest of the week:

Wednesday, July 30

Los Olivos Street between Garden and Alameda Padre Serra (APS) will be closed between 7 and 10 p.m. for the opening ceremony of the Fiesta Peque±a at the Old Mission.

Thursday, July 31

Anapamu Street between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets will be closed from 5 p.m. until midnight for the Noches de Ronda Courthouse Show.

Friday, August 1

Castillo Street blocks 00 and 100, West Mason Street block 300, and Shoreline Drive blocks 400 to 700 (both lanes) will be closed from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the Forming Area of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.

Cabrillo Boulevard between Castillo and State streets will be restricted to local traffic only from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m.

State Street between Cabrillo Boulevard and Islay Street will be closed (for both North and Southbound traffic) from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Deliveries to State Street businesses will be allowed only until 11 a.m. State Street will be open to traffic by 4 p.m.

State Street cross-streets will remain open until 11 a.m. at which point they will be closed to all traffic between Chapala and Anacapa with the exceptions of Gutierrez, Haley, Carrillo, and Micheltorena streets, which will remain open until noon. Cross-street blocks will be removed by 4 p.m.

Cabrillo Boulevard between Castillo and Garden streets will be closed to all traffic. However, buses, taxis, and deliveries will be allowed until 11:30 a.m.

(The Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade begins at 12:10 p.m. and should end by approximately 3 p.m. Street sweepers will immediately follow the parade with each block reopening once it has been swept. All blocks should be open by 4 p.m.)

Anapamu Street between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets will be closed from 5 p.m. until midnight for the Noches de Ronda Courthouse Show.

Saturday, August 2

State Street blocks 1300 through 1500, East and West Micheltorena Street block 00, and Sola Street block 00 will be closed starting 8:30 a.m. for the Forming Area of the Children’s Parade.

State Street between Victoria and Cota streets will be closed to all North and Southbound traffic starting 9:30 a.m. Deliveries to State Street businesses will be allowed until 9:50 a.m.

State Street cross streets from Victoria to Cota will be closed to all traffic between Chapala and Anacapa starting 9:50 a.m.

(The Children’s Fiesta Parade begins at 10 a.m. and should end by approximately 12 noon. Street sweepers will immediately follow the paraed with each block reopening once it has been swept.)

Anapamu Street between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets will be closed from 5 p.m. until midnight for the Noches de Ronda Courthouse Show.

Sunday, August 3

Anapamu Street between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets will be closed from 12 noon until 7 p.m. for the Cielo Foundation Concert, followed by the Profant Foundation Fiesta Finale.

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