Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Fiesta 2022 Leadership Team Unveiled

Posted Nov 21, 2021
Fiesta 2022 Leadership Team Unveiled

With anticipation and planning, officials of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara are laying out plans for Fiesta 2022, and announced the leadership team that will guide the area’s largest regional festival in a safe environment next summer.

La Presidente Maria Cabrera will lead the organization into its 98th year. She is a retired school counselor and current fulltime community volunteer. Primer Vice Presidente David Bolton, Segundo Vice Presidente Brian Schwabecher, Treasurer Colin Hayward, and El Secretario Fritz Olenberger will join La Presidente Cabrera on Fiesta executive committee. Additionally, the Fiesta 2022 leadership team will include Division Chiefs Janice Howell (Celebrations), Patricia Oreña (Dance and Entertainment), Casie Killgore (External Relations), Marge Romero (Mercados), and Tony Miller (Pageantry).

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2021 Fiesta Returns in a Big Way

Posted Jun 16, 2021
2021 Fiesta Returns in a Big Way

SANTA BARBARA, CA - With the opening of California and the lifting of many restrictions, Fiesta will be returning to Santa Barbara this summer with many of the traditional events that have made up Old Spanish Days for nearly 100 years.

Some of the highlights for this year’s Fiesta announced by officials during a Tuesday media conference on the steps of Old Mission Santa Barbara:

Fiesta Pequeña will return to the steps of the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara on Wednesday, August 4.

Noches de Ronda will return to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden Thursday, August 5-Saturday, August 7. Tardes de Ronda will be held that Saturday afternoon.

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Fiesta News

May, 2022
La Primavera

June, 2022
Fiesta Ranchera

Sunday, July 31, 2022
El Presidente Party

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

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

Friday, August 5, 2022
Horsemen’s Rendezvous

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

August, 2022
Rodeo and Fiesta Stock Horse Show

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.

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