Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Mercado de la Guerra Part of Fiesta 2021

Posted Jun 22, 2021
Mercado de la Guerra Part of Fiesta 2021

SANTA BARBARA, CA - At the site that many consider the heart of Fiesta, local non-profit leaders joined Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara officials, and members of the local dance community, to announce Mercado de La Guerra will return to this year’s Fiesta.

Sidelined last year due to the restrictions, Mercado De La Guerra has been a part of Fiesta since the early days. Now in its 97th year, Fiesta in Santa Barbara offers a variety of free events to the public during the first weekend of August. No event exemplifies everything that is Fiesta more than the Mercado. From food to song and dance to providing a platform for local non-profits to earn their important annual operating revenues, Mercado De La Guerra is truly the heart of Fiesta.

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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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July 10, 2021
Costume Sale 9am - 1pm  - The Carriage and Western Art Museum

Sunday, August 1, 2021
5 pm La Fiesta del Presidente – The Carriage and Western Art Museum

Fiesta Week
Los Niños de la Flores


August, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
6:30 pm Fiesta Pequeña Live from Old Mission Santa Barbara

7:00pm on KEYT Channel 3


Thursday, August 5, 2021
Los Dignitarios – Santa Barbara Zoo, time TBD


Friday, August 6, 2021
9-5 pm Fiesta Stock Horse Show – Earl Warren Show Grounds

12-12:30 pm Documentary: El Desfile Histórico – the Historic Parade, Channel 1013

8-9:30 pm Noches de Ronda


Saturday, August 7, 2021

9-5 pm Fiesta Stock Horse Show – Earl Warren Show Grounds

10-6 pm Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show – West Beach

7-7:30 pm Documentary: El Desfile Histórico – the Historic Parade, Channel 1013

8-9:30 pm Noches de Ronda


Sunday, August 8, 2021

9-5 pm Fiesta Stock Horse Show – Earl Warren Show Grounds

10-5 pm Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show – Cabrillo Boulevard, West Beach


A Special Thank You to our Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2021 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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