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Old Spanish Days Are Here Again


Santa Barbara history pays its annual visit to the present for the 84th celebration of Old Spanish Days. In this special issue, you’ll find a complete schedule of events to the weekend’s festivities-from mercados to parades to dance performances-as well as a bit about some of Fiesta’s major players: the Junior and Senior spirits, Ashley Almada and Jessica Marquez, respectively; El Presidente Tim Taylor; and honorary vaqueros, Si and Karen Jenkins. Read about Santa Barbara’s mini gold rush, tequila tastings, and a 2004 interview with Father Virgil Cordano on the meaning of Fiesta. It’s all here. Viva!

• Fiesta Events

• El Presidente

• Rebecca Dominguez Is Saint Barbara for Fiesta

• Honorary Vaqueros

• Senior Spirit

• Junior Spirit

• Santa Barbarans Strike It Rich

• Memorable Events in S.B.’s History

• Fiesta Horse Parade Lineup

• A Toast to Fiesta

• High Time for Tequila

• The Faith of Fiesta



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