Operation Light up your Fiesta Spirit

Posted Jul 18, 2020

SANTA BARBARA, CA –July 18, 2020 – Organizers of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara invite the community to light up their homes and businesses this Fiesta season to help keep the Fiesta Spirit Alive. 

In a community collaboration with local hardware store, The Home Improvement Center, the public can go to the store at 415 E Gutierrez St. in Santa Barbara to purchase the official 2020 Fiesta Poster and Pin as well as Fiesta banners and outdoor yellow, red and green lights. 

"Operation ‘Light up your Fiesta Spirit’ is just one way to honor our beloved festival while bringing joy and solidarity into our neighborhoods,” said El Presidente Erik Davis. “We hope seeing the colors and symbols of Fiesta remind the community that we’re all in this together and that there are better days ahead. Hope, joy and optimism have always been a big part of this reimagined Fiesta. Please join us and Light up your Fiesta Spirit Santa Barbara!”

Operation Light up your Fiesta Spirit

 “We are proud to support this effort to bring some Fiesta Spirit to local homes, business storefronts and gardens, Viva la Fiesta!” said store owner Gary Simpson.  Gary and his wife Jill Nada have been collecting Fiesta posters for 38 years.  They are all on display in the store now through August 9.

Operation Light up your Fiesta Spirit

Official 2020 Fiesta posters and pins are also available at locally owned Viva Santa Barbara in the Paseo Nuevo Mall and at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.  Fiesta banners and flags can also be purchased from the Carpinteria Flag Factory.  

Merchandise including 2020 t-shirts, posters and pins are available on the Old Spanish Days website at www.sbfiesta.org and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. 

If you would like to support Old Spanish Days, please consider a tax deductible donation at www.sbfiesta.org/support or purchase items like the 2020 poster from the online store at www.sbfiesta.org/shop.  All proceeds benefit Old Spanish Days.

Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation dedicated to honoring and preserving Santa Barbara’s history, spirit, culture, heritage and traditions.  Putting the health and safety of the community first, Fiesta 2020 has been reimagined and will hold many of its signature events online, on television or in ways that adhere to physical distancing practices, all while promoting and encouraging community-wide participation.  

The theme of this year’s Fiesta is “¡Vamos a Bailar!”, in English, “Let’s Dance!”. 

More information about Fiesta 2020 can be found at www.sbfiesta.org