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Paul Wellman

Fiesta Event Listings

Aug. 6-9


THU., AUG. 6

Casa Cantina

A Mexican-style cantina featuring beer and margaritas at the historic Casa de la Guerra. All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.

Noon-midnight. Courtyard of Casa de la Guerra at De la Guerra Plaza, 9 E. De la Guerra St.

Celebraci³n de los Dignatarios

Enjoy appetizers and wines presented by area restaurants and wineries. Dance to the exciting sounds of Soul City Survivors.

5-10pm. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/70512; at participating Albertsons, and the Santa Barbara Zoo. Drink tickets can be purchased on site. Park at the DoubleTree and catch the Dignatarios shuttle in the parking lot. $85 per person in advance; $100 at the gate.

Fiesta at La Cumbre Plaza

Enjoy flamenco dancing performed by the Linda Vega Dance Studio.

4:45-7pm. Near Macy’s, at State St. and La Cumbre Rd. Free.

Fiesta at Paseo Nuevo

Dance and musical performances.

Aug. 3-6, noon-2:15pm; Aug. 5-6, 2:30-4:30pm; Aug. 7-8, 12:30-3pm. State and De la Guerra sts. Free.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo

Stock horse show and rodeo 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.

Thu.-Sun., Aug. 6-9. 8am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Free.

El Mercado de la Guerra

Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening with children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing, and music.

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 5-8, 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, 9 E. De la Guerra St. Free.

El Mercado del Norte

Selection of Spanish-Mexican foods and beverages. Carnival rides for the kids and the new Fiesta Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening.

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 5-8, 11am-11pm. MacKenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free.

La Misa del Presidente

El Presidente’s Mass at the Old Mission followed by a garden reception. Fiesta attire encouraged.

10am. Old Mission. Open to the public. For info, call 682-4713. Free.

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety)

A favorite Fiesta tradition. A variety show of music, singing, Flamenco from Spain, folkl³rico dances from many regions of Mexico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating under the stars.

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 6-8, 8pm. Sunken Garden, S.B. County Courthouse, Santa Barbara and Anapamu sts. Free.

Professional Bull Riders Challenger Tour

Nation’s top riders compete in bull roping.

7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Box seats $80 and $65 each; general-admission seats $45 or $30 each. First come, first served. Tickets and info available at Jedlicka’s, 2605 De la Vina St., 687-0747; and Earl Warren Showgrounds, 967-6331.

By Paul Wellman (file)

FRI., AUG. 7

Casa Cantina

A Mexican-style cantina featuring beer and margaritas at the historic Casa de la Guerra. All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.

Noon-midnight. Courtyard of Casa de la Guerra at De la Guerra Plaza, 9 E. De la Guerra St.

Competencia de los Vaqueros

Nation’s top riders compete in bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer stopping, mutton bustin, saddle bronc riding, PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Box seats, $25 or $20; general admission, $15 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and younger. Call 967-6331.

El Desfile Hist³rico

The Fiesta Historical Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States.

Noon. Starts at the west end of Cabrillo Blvd., proceeds east along the beach to State St., then up State St. to Sola St. Free.

Fiesta at La Cumbre Plaza

Enjoy flamenco dancing performed by the Linda Vega Dance Studio.

4:45-7pm. Near Macy’s, at State St. and La Cumbre Rd. Free.

Fiesta at Paseo Nuevo

Dance and music performances.

Aug. 3-6, noon-2:15; Aug. 5-6, 2:30-4:30pm.; Aug. 7-8, 12:30-3pm. State and De la Guerra sts. Free.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo

Stock horse show and rodeo 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.

Thu.-Sun., Aug. 6-9. 8am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Free.

Flor y Canto

See the original Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th century. Interwoven with historical narration, the musical numbers are accompanied on replica acoustic instruments performed by local residents in authentic costumes, much as they would have been 150 years ago. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show.

7pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, Anacapa and Anapamu sts. Free.

El Mercado de la Guerra

Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening with children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing, and music.

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 5-8, 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, 9 E. De la Guerra St. Free.

El Mercado del Norte

Selection of Spanish-Mexican foods and beverages. Carnival rides for the kids and the new Fiesta Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening.

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 5-8, 11am-11pm. MacKenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free.

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety)

A favorite Fiesta tradition. A variety show of music, singing, Flamenco from Spain, folkl³rico dances from many regions of Mexico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating under the stars.

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 6-8, 8pm. Sunken Garden, S.B. County Courthouse, Santa Barbara and Anapamu sts. Free.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado

Homemade Mexican food, games, live entertainment, and dancing.

11am-11pm. Corner of Montecito and Nopal sts. Free.

By Paul Wellman (file)

SAT., AUG. 8

58th Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Listen to Fiesta music and watch costumed dancers while eating a hearty breakfast of sausage, coffee, milk, orange juice, and all the pancakes you can eat!

7am-noon. Alameda Park (Sola and Santa Barbara sts). $6. Proceeds go to Kiwanis charities and youth activities.

El Desfile de los Ni±os

This 79th annual Children’s Parade consists of the youth of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants who don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area.

10am. Free. Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria to Ortega sts. Call 897-1982.

Casa Cantina

A Mexican-style cantina featuring beer and margaritas at the historic Casa de la Guerra. All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.

Noon-midnight. Courtyard of Casa de la Guerra at De la Guerra Plaza, 9 E. De la Guerra st.

Competencia de los Vaqueros

Nation’s top riders competitions including bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer stopping, mutton bustin, saddle bronc riding, PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. $25 & $20 for box seats; general admission, $15 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and under. Call 967-6331.

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show

A statewide gathering of artisans and crafts people displaying a variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, and other handcrafted wares.

Sat.-Sun., Aug. 8-9, 10am-7pm. Cabrillo Blvd., west of Stearns Wharf. Free admission.

Fiesta at La Cumbre Plaza

Enjoy flamenco dancing performed by the Linda Vega Dance Studio.

4:45-7pm. Near Macy’s, at State St. and La Cumbre Rd. Free.

Fiesta at Paseo Nuevo

Dance and music performances.

Aug. 3-6, noon-2:15; Aug. 5-6, 2:30-4:30pm.; Aug. 7-8, 12:30-3pm. State and De la Guerra sts. Free.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo

Stock horse show and rodeo 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.

Thu.-Sun., Aug. 6-9. 8am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Free.

Mariachi Festival

This year’s lineup includes Josue Hern¡ndez; singer Angeles Ochoa; Mariachi Sol de Mexico de J³se Hern ndes; Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and Mariachi La Estrella.

5:30pm. Santa Barbara Bowl, Anapamu and Milpas sts. Tickets available at the Santa Barbara Bowl and Ticketmaster. Call 583-8700.

El Mercado de la Guerra

Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening with children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing, and music.

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 5-8, 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, 9 E. De la Guerra St. Free.

El Mercado del Norte

Selection of Spanish-Mexican foods and beverages. Carnival rides for the kids and the new Fiesta Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening.

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 5-8, 11am-11pm. MacKenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free.

La M°sica Antigua de Espa±a

Celebrates the music of Old Spain, Mexico, and Early California for voice and classical guitar. 3-4pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. (at Micheltorena St.). Call 965-7419.

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety)

A favorite Fiesta tradition. A variety show of music, singing, Flamenco from Spain, folkl³rico dances from many regions of Mexico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating under the stars.

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 6-8, 8pm. Sunken Garden, S.B. County Courthouse, Santa Barbara and Anapamu sts. Free.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado

Homemade Mexican food, games, live entertainment, and dancing.

11am-11pm. Corner of Montecito and Nopal sts. Free.

Tardes de Ronda

S.B. children dress up in colorful costumes and demonstrate their talents and multicultural heritage in this variety show.

1-5pm. Sunken Garden at the S.B. County Courthouse, Santa Barbara and Anapamu sts. Free.

SUN., AUG. 9

Competencia de los Vaqueros

Nation’s top riders compete in bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer stopping, mutton bustin’, saddle bronc riding, PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

1:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. $25 or $20 for box seats; general admission, $15 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and under. Call 967-6331.

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show

A state-wide gathering of artisans and crafts people displaying a variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, and other handcrafted wares.

Sat.-Sun., Aug. 8-9, 10am-7pm. Cabrillo Blvd., west of Stearns Wharf. Free admission.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo

Stock horse show and rodeo 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.

Thu.-Sun., Aug. 6-9. 8am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Free.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado

Homemade Mexican food, games, live entertainment, and dancing.

11am-11pm. Corner of Montecito and Nopal sts. Free.

West Coast Symphony

Join Christopher Story VI for the 42nd Annual Free Fiesta Concert.

3:30pm. Courthouse Sunken Garden, Anapamu and Santa Barbara sts.

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For more info, visit oldspanishdays-fiesta.org or call 962-8101.

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