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Fiesta Santa Barbara

For Santa Barbarans, Fiesta conjures all sorts of images: the nighttime performances of the Noches de Ronda at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens; El Desfile Historico, the country’s largest equestrian parade; the delicious Spanish and Mexican foods found at the mercados. Ultimately, what it is, though, is a way for the community to come together and honor the traditions of old Californio culture. While some things have changed throughout time, the essence of fiesta endures.

Fiesta Memories: Josefa Erro

The author explains the legacy of his great-grandmother. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mariachis Takes Over the Bowl

Some of the best Mexican-American folk groups will perform in S.B. Saturday, August 8. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fiesta Memories

Fun at Fiesta Pequeña Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tales of Fiesta‬ Romance ‬

Old Spanish‬ Days goes “Romántica,” so we bring you Santa Barbara summer love stories.‬ Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Celebrating Fiesta 2015

Check out our comprehensive guide to Old Spanish Days, which descends on Santa Barbara this week. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Meet the Spirits of Fiesta 2015

Two star dancers, Ysabella Yturralde, 10, and Alexandra Freres, 18, carry on the legacy of Old Spanish Days. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bringing Courthouse Murals to Life

California Missions Foundation teams up to bring old Santa Barbara to the Fiesta parade. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fiesta Memories: Fast Times at Fiestas Past

Wild horse, longhorn cattle, floats afire, and more rowdy memories of Fiestas gone by. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fiesta Events 2015

Fiesta Events 2015 Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fiesta Music: Not Just Flamenco

Where to find rock amid the cascarones. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fiesta on Film

Documentary Polka Dot Alley explores Santa Barbara’s cutthroat youth flamenco community. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spirit of Fiesta Auditions

Nothing says “viva la” quite like the rhythmic tap and snap of Fiesta's Spirits. Read story.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Celebrate with Telegraph’s Cerveza de Fiesta

Get a taste of this Old Spanish Days-inspired pilsner, brewed on Salsipuedes Street. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Project Fiesta!

This multifaceted exhibition of Old Spanish Days documentation and ephemera solicits your participation. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Youth Bands Are Bringing the Rock to Fiesta

Roger Perry is highlighting some of the area’s best young talent during this year’s Old Spanish Days Festival. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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