The 92nd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade featured floats 600+ horses depicting episodes from the history of the Santa Barbara and California by descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish Pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and organizations.
Paul Wellman

It’s that time of year for cascarones and castanets, pozole and parades, margaritas and mariachis, and most of all, pride in this annual celebration for natives as well as those new to the city and those visiting. Let the Santa Barbara Independent’s annual guide to Old Spanish Days help you get the most out of your Fiesta experience. This year’s special guide will introduce you to 2017 La Presidente Rhonda Ledson Henderson, Spirit of Fiesta Norma Escárcega, Junior Spirit of Fiesta Eve Flores, and Saint Barbara Robin Emily Hill Cederlof. Get ready for the entertainment, food, fun, and tradition that is Old Spanish Days.


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