Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Fiesta Poster Unveiled

Posted May 23, 2022
Fiesta Poster Unveiled

“The entire community is represented”, 2022 Fiesta La Presidente Maria Cabrera said as she unveiled the 2022 Old Spanish Days Poster and Pin before a large gathering at Saturday’s La Primavera celebration held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum.

The poster is a joyful scene painted in lively colors depicting a celebration of music and dance in front of Old Mission Santa Barbara. Maria Cabrera stumbled across the watercolor by Arthur Beaumont while archiving Fiesta material in the Old Mission Archive library.

“Fiesta is a time to just enjoy life being together,” said La Presidente Cabrera whose 2022 theme is “Todos Juntos en Familia” translated: “All Together as a Family”.

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A Full Fiesta in 2022

Posted Apr 25, 2022

For the first time in three years, Santa Barbara will have a complete Fiesta this summer with the return of the historic parade, both Mercados, and a variety of dance and celebrations throughout the community. 

Facing historic Plaza De La Guerra and with City Hall as a backdrop, Officials from Old Spanish Days, the City of Santa Barbara, the Downtown Organization, and a variety of community partners unveiled plans for Fiesta 2022.

Fiesta officially begins on Wednesday, August 3 with the opening of both Mercado De La Guerra and Mercado del Norte at McKensie Park. That evening, Fiesta Pequeña once again takes place on the steps of the Old Mission.

Thursday is highlighted by the first night of Noches de Ronda in the sunken garden of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and the Fiesta Rodeo at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

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Fiesta News

May 21, 2022
La Primavera
5 PM - 10 PM

June 16, 2022
Fiesta Ranchera
5 PM - 10 PM

Sunday, July 31, 2022
El Presidente Party

Wednesday, August 3 - Saturday, August 6, 2022
El Mercado del Norte
10 AM - 10 PM

Wednesday, August 3 - Saturday, August 6, 2022
El Mercado De La Guerra
11 AM - 10 PM

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
La Fiesta Pequeña - Old Mission Santa Barbara
8 PM - 10 PM

Thursday, August 4, 2022
DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios) - Santa Barbara Zoo
5 PM - 10 PM

Thursday-Sunday, August 4-7, 2022
Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo

Thursday-Saturday, August 4-6, 2022
Noches de Ronda - Sunken Gardens, Santa Barbara County Courthouse
8 PM - 10 PM

Friday, August 5, 2022
El Desfile Histórico
Cabrillo Boulevard to Calle Cesar Chavez
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Reserved Parade Seating

Friday, August 5, 2022
Horsemen’s Rendezvous

Friday, August 5, 2022
Flor y Canto
Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
7 PM - 8 PM

Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7, 2022
Arts and Crafts Show
10 AM - 6 PM

A Message from the Board

As we emerge from two years of COVID restrictions, Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. is committed to returning to Fiesta events as we knew them before the pandemic, while maintaining the safety of our community.  We continue to work with the City of Santa Barbara in areas such as parade route planning.  The schedule and nature of Fiesta events as presented here are to the best of our knowledge, but are subject to change due to uncertainties that are beyond our control.

A Special Thank You to our Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2022 Sponsors:

Albertsons, American Riviera Bank, Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf, LLP, Community West Bank, EdHat, FLIR, Home Improvement Center, Jordanos, KEYT, Montecito Bank and Trust, Noozhawk, Santa Barbara County Bowl Foundation, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, The VoiceSB, TourSpain, Union Bank.

Please consider supporting Old Spanish Days by purchasing items like the 2022 poster from our online store. 

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