Fiesta Preview

Viva la fiesta!

Arthur Fisher

The long, hot summer days signal the approach of Santa Barbara’s favorite party-Fiesta! This year’s celebration promises to be as fun-filled as ever with loads of events including mercados, flamenco dancing, music, stock horse shows, and parades. Read on to learn about the thriving Spanish dance community in S.B., as well as how to throw your own block party. Although Fiesta officially kicks off on July 31, as the following listings suggests there are plenty of things to do during the run-up to the long weekend. So dust off your Old Spanish Days garb and fill your pockets with cascarones and :

• Dancing in the Streets – Fiesta Brings Spanish Dance to S.B. by Justine Sutton

• Fiesta Events

• Rock Your Block – How to Throw a Street Bash by Matt Kettmann


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