Old Spanish Days – Fiesta

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


Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Fiesta 100th Anniversary Poster Unveiled

Posted May 10, 2024
Fiesta 100th Anniversary Poster Unveiled

Fiesta 100th Anniversary Poster Unveiled

With Old Mission Santa Barbara as a backdrop, the 2024 Fiesta 100th Anniversary poster has been unveiled to the community.   Titled, Four Nations, One Spirit, the poster captures the rich tapestry of cultures that have shaped California's history.  In traditional fashion, El Presidente 2024 Brian Schwabecher provided the vision for this year’s Fiesta poster and was joined by artist Holli Harmon for the unveiling.  “This year’s poster process started with a good deal of anxiety due to the high expectations of finding a visual image that represents our rich history going into our 100thAnniversary,” said El Presidente 2024 Brian Schwabecher. “The stars aligned, and I was so fortunate to find an image from Past Presidente Tim Taylor that led me the painter of this year’s poster, Holli Harmon.

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‘Viva El Centenario’

Posted Mar 21, 2024
‘Viva El Centenario’

Official Theme for Fiesta 2024, the 100th Anniversary, Announced with Great Fan Fare at the Lobero Theatre Where Fiesta Began in 1924

With the historic Lobero Theatre in the background, Old Spanish Days unveiled the 2024 Fiesta theme for the exciting 100th Anniversary of our community’s beloved festival: Viva el Centenario

“The 100th year of Fiesta is going to be big,” said 2024 El Presidente Brian Schwabecher in making the announcement. “We are focused truly on collaboration for our community events. The announcement of the theme of Fiesta’s 100th Anniversary is an exciting moment for our community.

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2024 Pre-Fiesta Events

April 6 Spirit & Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Audition Watch the live stream
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.
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.
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.
Stock Horse and Rodeo

Sunday, August 
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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