This year, The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual guide to Old Spanish Days is a special pullout magazine. Our Calendar Editor Terry Ortega has listed absolutely every event, starting with Wednesday’s Fiesta Pequeña on the Mission steps. You can find the whole lineup for Friday’s spectacular horse parade with its floats, marching bands, and amazing vaqueros. Barney Brantingham gives you the inside scoop on where to get the best of Mercado foods. And Richie DeMaria guides you through a world of music that will be playing all week.
Check out all the events, from early morning rodeos and pancake breakfasts to courthouse dancing under the night sky. Have fun. And Viva la Fiesta!