Old Spanish Days – Fiesta

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


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June 2024

  • Jun 20 Thu

    Fiesta Ranchera

    June 20, 2024

    Join us for a festive evening at the beautiful Rancho La Patera gardens to sample appetizers, wine, and beer from local restaurants, wineries, and breweries.  Enjoy performances by the 2024 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta, musical entertainment by guitarist Tony Ybarra and dance the night away, under the stars, with Area 51. This is an All-Inclusive event! 

    Benefiting Old Spanish Days and the Goleta Valley Historical Society

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July 2024

  • Jul 13 Sat

    Fiesta Fashion Sale (Formerly Costume Sale)

    Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to get Fiesta ready! Held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
    Saturday, July 13, 2024
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Jul 26 Fri

    Los Niños de las Flores Garden Party

    Saturday, July 27, 2024

  • Jul 28 Sun

    La Recepción del Presidente

    La Recepción del Presidente – The Santa Barbara Club
    Sunday, July 28, 2024

  • Jul 31 Wed

    Courthouse Fiesta Tours/ Wednesday-Sunday

    Santa Barbara County Courthouse Fiesta Tours


    Free one-hour docent-guided tours of this beautiful Spanish-Moorish Historic Landmark take place every hour between 10: 30 am and 3:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

  • Jul 31 Wed

    El Mercado De La Guerra/ 11am to 10pm/ Wednesday-Saturday


    Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    Thursday, August 1, 2024
    Friday, August 2, 2024
    Saturday, August 3, 2024

  • Jul 31 Wed

    La Fiesta Pequeña


    La Fiesta Pequeña, “Little Fiesta”, is a colorful, historical program which includes traditional songs and dance from Californios Spirit. This event is free to the public.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    Old Mission Santa Barbara
    8 PM - 10 PM

August 2024

  • Aug 01 Thu

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo

    For more information and schedule, go to sbfiestarodeo.org

    Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association events, including Bareback Riding, Tie down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’, Saddle Bronc Riding, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. Bareback Riding, Tie down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’, Saddle Bronc Riding, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

    Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4, 2024

  • Aug 01 Thu

    La Misa del Presidente/ 10am / Thursday


    This Roman Catholic Mass dates back to the first day of Fiesta in 1936 and today is followed by a festive reception in the Mission’s Sacred Garden.

    Thursday, August 1, 2024

  • Aug 01 Thu

    El Mercado de la Playa/ Thursday-Sunday


    El Mercado de la Playa (Formerly Mercado del Norte) 
    Open Thursday-Saturday 12pm -10pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm
    La Playa Stadium parking lot at City College

  • Aug 01 Thu

    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)/ 5–10pm/ Thursday, August 3

    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)/ 5–10pm


    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)
    Thursday, August 1, 2024 (Proceeds benefit the SB Zoo and Fiesta)

  • Aug 01 Thu

    Las Noches de Ronda/ 8pm/ Thursday-Saturday

    Las Noches de Ronda


    Las Noches de Ronda, “Nights of Gaiety,” is held in the famous Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances.

  • Aug 02 Fri

    The Historical Parade (El Desfile Histórico)


    One of the largest equestrian parades in the country, the Fiesta Historical Parade is unique to Santa Barbara and features floats depicting episodes from the history of the state and city. Descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish Pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and organizations all reenact historical scenes.

    Along Cabrillo Boulevard from Castillo Street to Calle Puerto Vallarta (Santa Barbara Chromatic Gate) 

  • Aug 02 Fri

    Flor y Canto


    Flor Y Canto is Celebrating it's 20th year!

    Here is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances & songs of the 19th century. Interwoven with historic narration, the musical numbers are accompanied on replica acoustic instruments.

    Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
    Friday, August 2, 2024
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Aug 03 Sat

    El Desfile de los Niños (Children's Parade)

    Cabrillo Blvd, Garden Street to Calle Cesar Chavez
    10:00 AM

    The charming Children's Parade is organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area.

  • Aug 03 Sat