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Celebrating Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2016

Check Out S.B.’s Complete Guide to S.B.’s 2016 Fiesta Celebration with Parades, Performance, Music, and More


It doesn’t matter if you are visiting, new to S.B., or a native. If you are lucky enough to be here for Fiesta, you can be as busy as you want, or pick just a few things to do. Let The Santa Barbara Independent’s annual guide to Old Spanish Days help plan this year’s festivities for you. Circle must-sees in the guide such as Fiesta Pequeña, the mercados, Noches de Ronda, and the parades (see the entire lineup for El Desfile Histórico here), or close your eyes, point, and surprise yourself with Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado, Fiesta at Paseo Nuevo, or a tour of Mission Santa Barbara or the County Courthouse. This year’s guide will introduce you to this year’s Saint Barbara, Christine Herrera, and you will learn about two fiesta-themed exhibits, Project Fiesta! Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days at the S.B. Historical Museum and Picturing Old Spanish Days at Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery. With entertainment, culture, food, and tradition, there is something for everybody at Old Spanish Days Fiesta, so remember: ¡Viva la Fiesta!

• Old Spanish Days Events 2016: The Most Complete Guide to Fiesta

• ‘Picturing Old Spanish Days’ at Sullivan Goss: A Wide-ranging Collection of Images to Welcome Fiesta

• ‘Project Fiesta!’ Is Back at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum: Memorabilia and More in this Fiesta-Themed Exhibition

• Bringing Fiestas of Yesteryear to Life: Profant Foundation Brings Tableau Vivant Tradition to El Paseo for Finale Dinner

• Christina Herrera to Portray Saint Barbara in 2016 Fiesta: The 90th Anniversary of the Portrayal Has Christina Herrera as Saint Barbara

• Why We Started the Fiesta Cruiser Ride: Explaining the 1979 Origins of the Annual Bicycle Trek that Finishes Fiesta

• 2016 Fiesta Parade Lineup

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