Old Spanish Days – Fiesta

Santa Barbara, CA. July 31 - August 4, 2024


Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

2024 Old Spanish Days Leadership Team Announced for Fiesta's Centennial

Posted Feb 22, 2024
2024 Old Spanish Days Leadership Team Announced for Fiesta's Centennial

The 2024 Leadership Team for Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2024 gathered for its official picture as the community looks forward to this year’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.

The Leadership Team, with 2024 El Presidente Brian Schwabecher at the helm, coordinates with a board of nearly 50 members all of the official Old Spanish Days events of Fiesta.

“As one of Southern Santa Barbara Counties largest all working volunteer board of directors, we could not continue to plan and execute such large free and fundraising events without hundreds if not thousands of board and volunteer hours,” said El Presidente Brian Schwabecher. “As we enter the 100th Anniversary year, we ask that any and all that are interested in supporting our events please visit http://www.sbfiesta.org.

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Thank You From El Presidente 2023

Posted Oct 05, 2023
Thank You From El Presidente 2023

It has been an honor to serve as El Presidente 2023. As we look back, it’s important to thank our sponsors and collaborative partners, our many community volunteers, and the City and County of Santa Barbara. Everyone contributed to making Fiesta 2023 a memorable, fun and safe community event. Thank you!

Fiesta is extremely important. It supports local businesses and non profits. It provides a platform for our local youth arts dance community. It keeps alive the history, traditions and culture that make Santa Barbara a special place. Fiesta brings together friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Fiesta unites our community. 

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2024 Pre-Fiesta Events

April 6 Spirit & Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Audition
May 11 La Primavera
June 20 Fiesta Ranchera
July 13 Fiesta Fashion Sale (Formerly known as the Costume Sale) 9am at Carriage Museum
July 27 Los Niños de las Flores Garden Party
July 28 La Recepción del Presidente

2024 Fiesta Events

Wednesday, July 31
La Fiesta Pequeña, 8 p.m. 
Mercado De La Guerra, 11 a.m.

Thursday, August 1
La Misa del Presidente, 10 a.m.
Las Noches de Ronda, 8 p.m.
DIGS, 5 p.m.
Mercado De La Guerra, 11 a.m.
Mercado de la Playa, 12 p.m.
Stock Horse and Rodeo

Friday, August 2
El Desfile Histórico (Parade), noon 
Flor y Canto, 7 p.m.
Las Noches de Ronda, 8 p.m.
Mercado De La Guerra, 11 a.m.
Mercado de la Playa, 12 p.m.
Horseman's Rendezvous
Stock Horse and Rodeo

Saturday, August 3
Children's Parade, 10 a.m.
Tardes de Ronda, 1 p.m.
Las Noches de Ronda, 8 p.m.
Mercado De La Guerra, 11 a.m.
Mercado de la Playa, 12 p.m.
Stock Horse and Rodeo

Sunday, August 
Mercado de la Playa, 11 a.m
Stock Horse and Rodeo


A Message from the Board

As we emerge from almost three 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 putting the health and the safety of our community first.  We continue to work with the City of Santa Barbara in areas such as parade route planning and venue locations.  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.


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