Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays Lineup Announced

Posted Jun 30, 2020

Live-streamed summer concert series will provide a venue to bring music and dance to the community in a safe way.

SANTA BARBARA, CA – June 30, 2020 – Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara announced today the lineup for Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays, a live-streamed concert series.

Audiences can watch a great lineup of popular local bands from anywhere in the world streamed to a Smart TV or on any internet-connected device, such as a phone, tablet or computer. Scheduled acts include: Area 51, Spencer the Gardner, False Puppet, King Bee and Mezcal Martini. In between sets, Old Spanish Days will bring forward local dance acts and history segments. Every Friday in July, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Fiesta Music and Dance Fridays will be streamed for free to the Santa Barbara community and beyond.

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Announcing the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020

Posted Jun 15, 2020
Announcing the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020

Alena Velasco earns 2020 Spirit of Fiesta title and Alexandra Nocker earns Junior Spirit title

SANTA BARBARA, CA – June 15, 2020 – Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that Alena Velasco is the Spirit of Fiesta 2020 and Alexandra Nocker the Junior Spirit of Fiesta 2020.

The tradition of the Spirit of Fiesta started in 1949 and embodies the joy and vitality of Santa Barbara's beloved annual summer festival.  The Spirits are goodwill ambassadors to local residents and visitors alike and represent the charm, grace and beauty of Old Spanish Days. 

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