Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

2021 Leadership Team Announced

Posted Nov 17, 2020
2021 Leadership Team Announced

SANTA BARBARA, CA – November 17, 2021 - History continues in Santa Barbara as Old Spanish Days announces the leadership team for the 2021 Old Spanish Days Fiesta. The Executive Committee will be comprised of: La Presidenta Stephanie Petlow;  Segundo Vice Presidente David Bolton and La Tesorera Casie Killgore. Densie Sanford will serve as La Secretaria. The elected Division Chiefs include: Division Chief of Celebrations Janice Howell; Division Chief of Dance and Entertainment Maria Cabrera and Division Chief of Pageantry Gary MacDonald. 

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El Presidente Thank you 2020

Posted Aug 10, 2020
El Presidente Thank you 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to personally thank all the amazing sponsors, volunteers, collaborative partners and the entire Santa Barbara community for helping to bring forward Fiesta joy during this challenging year.

My theme this year was “¡Vamos a Bailar!”, in English, “Let’s Dance!”. And as my good friend and Parade Grand Marshal Father Larry Gosselin so eloquently quoted during La Misa Del Presidente, “when you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance”. And we did!  Because of the generosity, encouragement and support of our wonderful community we were able to bring forward dance, music and history in ways never seen before and in ways that took our magnificent festival beyond the Santa Barbara region.

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2021 Old Spanish Days: Upcoming Fiesta Events

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