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Fiesta Events 2015


WEDNESDAY 8/5

Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of this beautiful landmark. 11am and 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$12. Call 682-4713.

DAILY El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, first block of E. De la Guerra St. Free. Visit sbfiesta.org.

DAILY El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and icy cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. 11am-11pm. Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas St. Free. Visit sbfiesta.org.

DAILY Fiesta! At Paseo Nuevo Enjoy performances by Linda Vega Dance Studio, Teka & Bossa, Flamenco! S.B., and others. Noon-6:45pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Visit paseonuevoshopping.com.

Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de La Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093 or visit sbthp.org.

La Fiesta Pequeña This “Little Fiesta” will have traditional songs and dance from Californios, Flamenco, Spanish classical and Mexican folklórico. There will also be special appearances and special performances by the 2015 Spirit. 8pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free. Visit sbfiesta.org.

Montecito School of Ballet Fiesta Performance Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. [TK I emailed them for event info].

By Paul Wellman (file)

El Mercado del Norte

THURSDAY 8/6

Competencia de los Vaqueros (Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo) Tri-County riders compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping, and Steer Stopping. 8 and 11am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 688-5093 or visit sbfiestarodeo.com.

La Misa del Presidente Community members of all faiths are welcome to enjoy High Mass followed by a festive reception in the Mission’s Sacred Garden. 10am. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free. Call 682-4713.

Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of this beautiful landmark. 11am and 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$12. Call 682-4713.

DAILY El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza (across from City Hall). Free.

DAILY El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and icy cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. 11am-11pm. MacKenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free.

DAILY Fiesta! At Paseo Nuevo Enjoy performances by Zermeno Dance Academy, Trio Guadalajara, Cruz Dance and Entertainment, and more. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Visit paseonuevoshopping.com.

Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra Courtyard, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093 or visit sbthp.org.

Celebración de los Dignatarios Dance, listen to music, eat, drink, and meet area dignitaries. New this year: all-in-one pricing for admission, drinks, and food. 5-10pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. $120. Ages 21+. Call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org.

Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Challenge Tour The nation’s top riders and brave cowboys risk it all in thrilling eight-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks against monstrous animal athletes. 7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $25-$80. Call 688-5093 or visit sbfiestarodeo.com.

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) An evening of dance and song performances from many regions of Mexico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. 8pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 anacapa St. Free.

By Paul Wellman (file)

Fiesta Pequeña

FRIDAY 8/7

Competencia de los Vaqueros (Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo) Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class, Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping, and Barrel Racing. 7am, noon, and 2:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real at Las Positas Rd. Free. Call 688-5093 or visit sbfiestarodeo.com.

Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of this beautiful landmark. 11am and 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$12. Call 682-4713.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. 11am-9pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 227 N. Nopal St. (Corner of Nopal and Montecito sts.). Free.

DAILY El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza (across from City Hall). Free.

DAILY El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and icy cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. 11am-11pm. MacKenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free.

Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra Courtyard, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093 or visit sbthp.org.

El Desfile Histórico This year marks the 91st anniversary of this unique historical parade, one of the largest equestrian parades in the U.S with floats and dancers. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Blvd., proceeds east along the beach to State St., and then up State St. to Sola St. Noon. Free-$40. Call 962-8101 or visit oldspanishdays-fiesta.org.

DAILY Fiesta! At Paseo Nuevo Enjoy performances by Garcia Dance Studio, Alonzo Dance Company, and others. 2-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Visit paseonuevoshopping.com.

Flor y Canto Interwoven with historical narration, Spanish California dances and song of the 19th century will be performed by residents in authentic costumes. Bring a picnic dinner and blankets for lawn seating. 7pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo The riders of this organization will compete in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and more. 7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $10-$20. Call 688-5093 or visit prorodeo.com.

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) An evening of dance and song performances from many regions of Mexico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. 8pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

By Paul Wellman (file)

SATURDAY 8/8

Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast This annual event serves more than 4,000 guests. Enjoy a Fiesta pancake breakfast while supporting activities that benefit children in south S.B. County. 7am-noon. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. $7. Call 896-9083 or visit kiwanisclubofsantabarbara.org.

Competencia de los Vaqueros (Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo) Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in the Cowboy Ranch Class, Trail Horse Class, Open Ranch Class, Team Roping, Dummy Roping, and Steer Stopping. 7am, 8am, and 4pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 688-5093 or visit sbfiestarodeo.com.

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show Browse handmade treasures created by artisans and walk along the beautiful beachfront. 10am-7pm. Cabrillo Blvd., west of Stearns Wharf. Free.

85th Annual Desfile de los Niños (Children’s Parade) The young people of S.B., parents, and others will rock traditional costumes to celebrate the rich culture. Parade will go down State St. from Victoria St. to Ortega St. 10am. State St. Free. Call 564-5418 or visit tinyurl.com/eldesfiledelosninos.

Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of this beautiful landmark. 10:30am and 2pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$12. Call 682-4713.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. 11am-9pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 227 N. Nopal St. (Corner of Nopal and Montecito sts.). Free.

DAILY El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza (across from City Hall). Free.

DAILY El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and icy cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. 11am-11pm. MacKenzie Park., State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free.

DAILY Fiesta! At Paseo Nuevo Enjoy performances by Los Pacucheros, Alonzo Dance Company, and more. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Visit paseonuevoshopping.com.

Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra Courtyard, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093 or visit sbthp.org.

Tardes de Ronda (Afternoon of Gaiety) This afternoon of dances and songs from various Mexican regions features performers younger than 16. 1-5pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

20th Annual S.B. Mariachi Festival Many mariachi bands and singers will perform to promote and preserve the traditions of mariachi music. 5:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $50-$95. Call 962-7411 or visit sbbowl.com.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo The riders of this organization will compete in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and more. 7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $10-$20. Call 688-5093 or visit prorodeo.com.

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) An evening of dance and song performances from many regions of Mexico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. 8pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

By Paul Wellman

SUNDAY 8/9

Competencia de los Vaqueros (Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo) Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in the Reining Class, Team Penning Slack, Open Calf Branding, and Cow Dog Finals. 8am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 688-5093 or visit sbfiestarodeo.com.

Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show Browse handmade treasures created by artisans and walk along the beautiful beachfront. 10am-6pm. Cabrillo Blvd., west of Stearns Wharf. Free.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. 11am-9pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 227 N. Nopal St. (Corner of Nopal and Montecito sts.). Free.

DAILY Fiesta! At Paseo Nuevo Enjoy live music by Gilberto Gonzales. 12:30-3pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Visit paseonuevoshopping.com.

S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of this beautiful landmark. 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$12. Call 682-4713.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo The riders of this organization will compete for the Junior All-Around Awards, Cinch Machado All-Around, Dave Osburn Memorial, and Kay Dent Memorial Buckle Award. 2pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $10-$30. Call 688-5093 or visit prorodeo.com.

West Coast Symphony Orchestra 46th Annual Fiesta Concert Christopher Story VI will conduct an afternoon of beautiful music. Bring snacks and lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. 3:30pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Visit cieloperformingarts.org.

MONDAY 8/10

Fiesta Finale Gala This black-tie event includes a gourmet dinner, entertainment by dancers, artists, musicians, wine tasting, and dancing. Be in the open air of beautiful El Paseo to close this wonderful S.B. tradition. 4:30-10pm. El Paseo, 10 El Paseo. $200. Call 682-8184 or visit profant.org.

By Paul Wellman (file)

Horse Parade Lineup

Order is subject to change.

1) Walking Group — Fiesta Flower Girls

2) Walking Group — Spirit of Fiesta

3) Band — Mariachi Mexicanisimo

4) Float — Saint Barbara

5) Mounted Color Guard — Long Beach Mounted Police

6) Carriages and Wagons — El Presidente

7) Carriages and Wagons — El Presidente Family

8) Float — Mission Float

9) Charros — Serenata De Charro

10) Carriages and Wagons — S.B. Mayor Helene Schneider

11) Carriages and Wagons — Grand Marshall

12) Carriages and Wagons — Union Bank #1 and #2

13) Carriages and Wagons — Honorary El Presidente

14) Carriages and Wagons — De la Guerra Wedding Party

15) Group Spanish Riders — Los Padres Trail Riders

16) Carriages and Wagons — Das Williams, Lois Capps, Hannah-Beth Jackson

17) Group Spanish Riders — Camarillo White Horses

18) Group Spanish Riders —Costarricense de Paso Gaited Horses

19) Carriages and Wagons — Los Padres National Forest

20) Group Western Riders — Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club

21) Carriages and Wagons — Community West Bank

22) Carriages and Wagons — Santa Barbara City Council

22.5) Carriages and Wagons — S.B. County Board of Supervisors

23) Mounted Color Guard — Santa Monica Mounted Posse

24) Group Western Riders — Black Cowboys of the Golden West

25) Carriages and Wagons — Women of the Golden West

26) Mounted Color Guard — New Buffalo Soldiers

27) Walking Group — U.S. Navy

28) Charros — Southern California Charros

29) Float — Rotary Club

30) Band — Santa Barbara High School Marching Band

31) Charros — Familia Charra and Charros Unidas de Villa

32) Mounted Color Guard — Los Angeles Sheriff’s Posse

33) Carriages and Wagons — Red Cross

34) Carriages and Wagons — Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian

35) Float — Courthouse Missions Foundation

36) Walking Group — Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

37) Float — Courthouse Legacy Foundation

38) Charros — Grupo Charro Los Compadres

39) Carriages and Wagons — J.P. Morgan Chase

40) Carriages and Wagons — Cox

41) Posse — Escondido Mounted Posse

42) Charros — Rancho Arroyo

43) Carriages and Wagons — Wells Fargo

44) Mounted Color Guard — Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

45) Carriages and Wagons — KEYT

46) Carriages and Wagons — Impulse

47) Carriages and Wagons — Jordano’s

48) Posse — King’s County Sheriff’s Posse

49) Group Western Riders —Lonesome Cowboys and Cowgirls

50) Group Western Riders — Carp Ridge Riders

51) Charros — Charros Los Tequileros

52) Posse — Merced County Sheriff’s Posse

53) Carriages and Wagons — Past Presidentes

54) Float — Tierra de Oro

55) Band — Oxnard High School Marching Band

56) Group Spanish Riders — Los Californios

57) Carriages and Wagons — Montecito Bank & Trust

58) Posse — Ventura County Sheriff’s Posse

59) Carriages and Wagons — Rainbow Riders

60) Carriages and Wagons — Honorary Vaquero

61) Group Western Riders — Circus Wagon

62) Group Spanish Riders — Baroque Horses of Northern California

63) Charros — Grupo Charro Los Amigos

64) Float — Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival

65) Band — Santa Paula High School Cardinals

66) Posse — War Horse Foundation

67) Group Spanish Riders — The Old Californio Vaqueros and Mexican Charros

68) Charros — Rancho El Parasio

69) Carriages and Wagons — Santa Barbara Historical Museum

70) Carriages and Wagons — Lobero Theatre

71) Carriages and Wagons — Santa Barbara Elks Lodge

72) Group Western Riders — 7th Michigan Calvary

73) Carriages and Wagons — Gang from Crocker Row

74) Carriages and Wagons — Friends of Fiesta

75) Carriages and Wagons — Friends of Fiesta: Kids

76) Float — Garcia Dance Studio

77) Charros — Los Charros de Santa Ynez

78) Group Spanish Riders — Presidio Mounted Soldiers

79) Group Western Riders — Shalhoob Group

80) Charros — SoCal Andalusian Breeders and Friends

81) Float — Old Spanish Days #1

82) Charros — Charros Unidos de la Costa Central

83) Carriages and Wagons — Los Rancheros Pobres #1 and #2

84) Carriages and Wagons — Santa Maria Elks Club

85) Charros — Rancho Jimenez of Santa Barbara

86) Carriages and Wagons — SBPD PAL

87) Carriages and Wagons — Santa BarbaraShrine Club

88) Carriages and Wagons — Crew

89) Charros — Rancho Los Dos Amigos

90) Group Spanish Riders — Las Canoas Punk Rock Jinetes

91) Group Western Riders — Outriders

92) Carriages and Wagons — Steampumper

93) Float — Castro Family Party



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