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Fiesta Santa Barbara

Gillian Ireland Competes at Fiesta

Santa Barbaran and former U.S. Team Penning national champ Gillian Ireland competes at the Fiesta Stock Horse Show. Read story.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fiesta Film from 1935

An MGM-produced short video on "La Fiesta de Santa Barbara. Read story.

Monday, July 29, 2013

The First-Ever Spirit of Fiesta

The first girl to lead the Fiesta Parade is now 79 years old—and making friends with this year’s Spirit of Fiesta. Read story.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pre-Fiesta Events 2013

Old Spanish Days kicks off with the following events. Read story.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

S.B.'s Madcap Mayor

Former Santa Barbara mayor E.O. Hansen ruffled more than a few feathers during his short, controversial reign. Read story.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 Fiesta Spirit Auditions

Youths will strut their footwork in hopes of becoming Spirit and Junior Spirit for this year’s Old Spanish Days. Read story.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Santa Barbara Fiesta 2012

Old Spanish Days documentary by Brian Peddicord. Read story.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

El Presidente

In line with his theme of Viva la Familia, Ricardo Castellanos credits his family and friends for their support and their stories. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

El Presidente of the Past

El Presidente in 1948 and 1949, Jack Rickard turned Fiesta's light back on following the four-year blackout imposed by World War II. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Junior Spirits 2012

This year, two young women will be representing the Junior Spirit of Fiesta: Sadee Broida and Jesalyn McCollum. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Dance of Life

Jeanice Lugo shares a story of Fiesta, Flamenco, and her daughter’s spirit. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fiesta Happenings

All of the activities and entertainment of Old Spanish Days. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

He’s in a Taco State of Mind

Fiesta snuck up on and hit me with a raging appetite for Mexican food. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fiesta Horse Parade Lineup

Fiesta Horse Parade Lineup Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Party Favors – Cascarones

Anyone who has been in Santa Barbara during Old Spanish Days has seen — and possibly been cracked over the head with — the colorful, confetti-filled cascarones. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012
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