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August 2022

  • Aug 06 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 06 Sat

    Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show

    Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show – Cabrillo Boulevard, West Beach
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 


    Stroll along the beautiful beachfront Cabrillo Boulevard just West of Stearns Wharf and browse for handmade treasures created by local artisans.

  • Aug 06 Sat

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo - Saturday, August 6, 2022

    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.

  • Aug 05 Fri

    Flor y Canto

    OSD EVENTFREEDANCEMUSIC


    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 5, 2022
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Aug 05 Fri

    The Historical Parade (El Desfile Histórico)

    OSD EVENTFREEDANCEMUSIC


    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) 


    Get Deluxe Covered Reserved Seating

  • Aug 05 Fri

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo - Sunday, August 7, 2022

    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.

  • Aug 05 Fri

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo - Friday, August 5, 2022

    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.

  • Aug 04 Thu

    Noches de Ronda

    OSD EVENTFREEDANCEMUSIC


    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.


    Thursday-Saturday, August 4-6, 2022
    Sunken Gardens, Santa Barbara County Courthouse
    8 PM - 10 PM


    Thursday Schedule


    Friday Schedule


    Saturday Schedule

  • Aug 04 Thu

    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)/ 5–10pm/ Thursday, August 4, 2022

    OSD EVENTYESFOODDANCEMUSIC


    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios) – Santa Barbara Zoo
    Thursday, August 4, 2022


    Get your tickets! 

  • Aug 04 Thu

    Casa Cantina

    COMMUNITY EVENTYESFOODDANCEMUSIC


    Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!

  • Aug 04 Thu

    La Misa del Presidente/ 10am / Thursday

    OSD EVENTFREE


    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.

  • Aug 04 Thu

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show - Thursday, August 4, 2022

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show – Earl Warren Show Grounds
    Sunday, August 7, 2022
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    For more information and to apply, visit www.sbfiestarodeo.org


    Sunday August 7, 2022 9:00 AM Dome Arena
    • Team Penning
    • Team Sorting


    Sunday August 7, 2022 8:00 AM Mountain View Arena
    • Reining Classes
    • Cowboy Ranch Riding (Pattern Class)

  • Aug 03 Wed

    La Fiesta Pequeña

    COMMUNITY EVENTFREEDANCEMUSIC


    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, August 3, 2022
    Old Mission Santa Barbara
    8 PM - 10 PM


    Buy Reserved Seatimg

  • Aug 03 Wed

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

    OSD EVENTFREEFOODDANCEMUSIC


    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.


    Schedule of Events

  • Aug 03 Wed

    El Mercado del Norte/ 11am–10pm / Wednesday-Saturday

    OSD EVENTFREEFOODDANCEMUSIC


    After a 2-year hiatus, the Mercado del Norte at Mackenzie Park is back for Old Spanish Days! It is open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. from Wednesday, August 3rd – Saturday, August 6th.

    El Mercado del Norte is a free admission, family-friendly event featuring a full carnival with rides and games, the MOST food vendors and merchant vendors to date, live music and dancing and the Crazy Horse Cantina! 


    This family-friendly Mercado has a little bit of everything for everyone! 


    Schedule of Events

  • Aug 03 Wed

    Courthouse Fiesta Tours/ Wednesday-Sunday

    COMMUNITY EVENTFREE


    free one-hour guided tours of this beautiful Spanish-Moorish Historic Landmark take place every half-hour between 10am and 3pm Wednesday through Friday, except during the Friday parade, and every hour Saturday and Sunday.

July 2022

  • Jul 31 Sun

    La Recepción del Presidente

    La Recepción del Presidente – The Carriage and Western Art Museum
    Sunday, July 31, 2022
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM


    Get Tickets

  • Jul 09 Sat

    Fiesta Costume Sale 2022

    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 on  Saturday, July 9, 2022
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Jul 07 Thu

    Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Project Fiesta!

    Project Fiesta! A History of Old Spanish Days will be held at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.  Celebrate the pageantry, fashion and traditions of our city’s most cherished cultural festival - Fiesta!

June 2022

  • Jun 16 Thu

    Fiesta Ranchera

    June 16, 2022
    5 PM - 10 PM
    The Stow House
    304 North Los Carneros Road
    Goleta, CA 93117


    Tickets

May 2022

  • May 21 Sat

    La Primavera / 5 –10 PM / Saturday, May 21, 2002


    Join La Presidente Maria Cabrera and the Old Spanish Days Board for the unveiling of the Official Old Spanish Days 2022 Poster, Pin and theme. Enjoy dinner and the first dances by the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta. Dance the night away  to "The Roosters" as we welcome Spring and the start of the Fiesta Season in Santa Barbara. 


    Viva La Fiesta 2022!


    Tickets and parking are limited - UBER and LYFT encouraged!

August 2021

  • Aug 07 Sat

    Documentary: El Desfile Histórico – the Historic Parade

    Documentary: El Desfile Histórico – the Historic Parade
    Channel 1013
    7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

  • Aug 07 Sat

    CANCELLED: Tardes de Ronda/ 1–5pm/ Saturday

    We are sorry to inform you that Noches de Ronda has been canceled for 2021.

    As much as we would love to bring Noches de Ronda to the Santa Barbara community, Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. recognizes our higher duty to preserve the health and welfare of our community. Based on the spike of the COVID-19 Delta Variant cases and on our extensive review with health officials, it is important that we keep our families, visitors, and community safe. It was extremely difficult to make this decision; however, we look forward to having a grand return in 2022.

  • Aug 07 Sat

    Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show

    Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show – West Beach
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


    Stroll along the beautiful beachfront Cabrillo Boulevard just West of Stearns Wharf and browse for handmade treasures created by local artisans.

  • Aug 07 Sat

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show - Saturday

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show – Earl Warren Show Grounds
    Saturday, August 7
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    For more information and to apply, visit www.sbfiestarodeo.org


    Saturday August 7, 2021 8:00 AM Dome Arena
    • Chuck Doss Memorial Old Timers Team Roping
    • Old Timers Steer Stopping
    • Tri-County steer Stopping
    • #8 Team Roping
    • #5 Earl Souza Memorial Roping
    • Tri-County Tie-Down Roping
    • Tri-County Ladies Breakaway Roping


    Saturday August 7, 2021 1:00 PM Dome Arena
    • Junior/Senior Team Roping
    • Junior Team Roping (13-17)
    • Junior/Senior Team Roping (12 & Under)
    • Breakaway Roping (13-17 Girls)
    • Breakaway Roping (12 & Under, Boys & Girls) • Tie-Down Roping (13-17 Boys)
    • Girls Goat Tying (13-17)
    • Girls & Boys Goat Tying (12 & Under)


    Saturday August 7, 2021 8:00 AM Mountain View Arena
    • Ranch Horse Confirmation
    • Cowboy Ranch Trail (Pattern Class)
    • Cowboy Ranch Riding (Rail Class)

  • Aug 06 Fri

    Documentary: El Desfile Histórico – the Historic Parade

    Documentary: El Desfile Histórico – the Historic Parade
    Channel 1013
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 

  • Aug 06 Fri

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show - Friday

    Fiesta Stock Horse Show – Earl Warren Show Grounds
    Friday, August 6
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    For more information and to apply, visit www.sbfiestarodeo.org


    Friday August 6, 2021 9:00 AM Dome arena
    • Fiesta Ranch Horse Class
    • Alisal Ranch Horse Class
    • Open Stock Horse Class
    • Hackamore Class
    • Non-Pro Stock Horse Class
    • Buckaroo Class Non-Pro Limited
    • Open Ranch Class (2 Person)


    Friday August 6, 2021 5:00 PM Dome arena
    • Barrel Racing (7 & Under Unassisted)
    • Barrell Racing (8-12)
    • Barrel Racing (13-17)


    Friday August 6, 2021 2:00 PM Mountain View Arena
    • Pole Bending (7 & Under Unassisted)
    • Pole Bending (8-12)
    • Pole Bending (13-17)
    • Single Stake (7 & Under Unassisted)
    • Single Stake (8-12)
    • Keyhole (13-17)
    • Keyhole (8-12)
    • Keyhole (7 & Under Unassisted)
    • Ribbon Jerking (7 & Under Unassisted/Off Horse)
    • Dummy Roping (7 & Under)
    • Dummy Roping (8-12)

  • Aug 05 Thu

    CANCELLED: Noches de Ronda

    Noches de Ronda
    Santa Barbara Courthouse
    August 5 - August 7, 2021
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Aug 05 Thu

    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)

    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios) – Santa Barbara Zoo
    Thursday, August 5, 2021
    Time 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Tickets $250 (Proceeds benefit the SB Zoo and Fiesta)

  • Aug 05 Thu

    La Misa del Presidente/ 10am/ Thursday

    OSD EVENTFREE


    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.

  • Aug 04 Wed

    CLOSED TO PUBLIC: La Fiesta Pequeña

    We are sorry to inform you that this event is now closed to the public.

    Please avoid ALL grass areas on the Mission property and the Rose Garden!

    Any blankets and chairs that are set up early will be removed and stacked for pick up.

    Please check the Fiesta website at www.sbfiesta.org for updated information.

    Stay safe and healthy Santa Barbara!

    Viva la Fiesta!

  • Aug 04 Wed

July 2021

  • Jul 10 Sat

    Fiesta Costume Sale 2021

    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 on  Saturday, July 10, 2021
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

June 2021

April 2021

  • Apr 17 Sat

    2021 Spirit of Fiesta Auditions Live Broadcast

    OSD EVENTFREEDANCEMUSIC


    Young performers dedicate countless hours preparing for this annual event and for the honor to represent Old Spanish Days as the “Spirit of Fiesta” and the “Junior Spirit of Fiesta.”

August 2020

  • Aug 07 Fri

    The BOMB & Chris Fossek August 7th

    Join us for a fun evening of music and dance as we continue to LIVE STREAM our summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on our YouTube Channel and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

  • Aug 07 Fri

    The Reimagined Fiesta Caravan Parade will not go on as planned

    The Fiesta Spirit lives in the heart.


    As we have done from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Old Spanish Days (OSD) continues to make decisions that are in the best interest of public health and safety.  To that end, we are not going to proceed with our small but spirited reimagined Fiesta caravan car parade that was scheduled for Friday, August 7.   

  • Aug 05 Wed

    La Fiesta Pequeña on TV August 5

    Watch a live broadcast of La Fiesta Pequeña on KEYT Newschannel 3 on Wednesday, August 5, at 8pm. This televised spectacular will feature live performances by the Spirit of Fiesta, the Jr. Spirit of Fiesta, and other live musical acts. The show will also feature historical clips and live commentary while the full of the August moon rises over Santa Barbara!

  • Aug 02 Sun

    La Recepción del Presidente/ 5-10pm/ Sunday, August 1nd, 2021

    OSD EVENTYESFOODDANCEMUSIC


    Every year, La Recepción del Presidente kicks off Fiesta week. A wonderful evening in the beautiful outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, this event brings together Fiesta history with the excitement of the Fiesta to come.

July 2020

  • Jul 31 Fri

    Mezcal Martini July 31st

    Join us for a fun evening of music and dance as we continue to LIVE STREAM our summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on YouTube and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

  • Jul 24 Fri

    King Bee July 24th

    Join us for a fun evening of music and dance as we continue to LIVE STREAM our summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on YouTube and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

  • Jul 23 Thu

    Official Online Auction July 24 - August 9

    Participate in our first-ever Online Auction:  Auction items include 10 limited-edition medal 2020 posters, wine from Windrun Wine, and paintings by local artists, Grace Fisher, Chris Potter and Richard Schloss.


    Auction open July 24 - August 9, 2020


    Visit www.sbfiesta.org/auction to bid on items that benefit Old Spanish Days. 

  • Jul 17 Fri

    False Puppet July 17th

    Join us for a fun evening of music and dance as we continue to LIVE STREAM our summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on YouTube and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

  • Jul 10 Fri

    Spencer the Gardener July 10th

    Join us for a fun evening of music and dance as we continue to LIVE STREAM our summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on YouTube and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

  • Jul 03 Fri

    Area 51 July 3rd

    Join us for a fun evening of music and dance as we continue to LIVE STREAM our summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on YouTube and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

June 2020

  • Jun 26 Fri

    Tony Ybarra y Los Compadres June 26th

    Join us for a magical evening of music and dance as we kick off our LIVE STREAM summer concert series "Fiesta music and dance Fridays". Bringing our community together while staying apart.


    Tune in from home (or anywhere you happen to be) starting at 5:30 PM as we live stream on our Facebook page. We will also be streaming on YouTube and on our website at www.sbfiesta.org.

May 2020

  • May 16 Sat

    La Primavera/ 5-10pm/ Canceled

    OSD EVENTYESFOODDANCEMUSIC


    Join El Presidente Erik Davis and the Old Spanish Days Board to kick off the upcoming 96th Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Celebrate at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara with an all-inclusive evening of amazing food, drinks and entertainment.

April 2020

  • Apr 18 Sat

    Spirit of Fiesta Auditions/ 12pm-4:30pm/ Canceled

    OSD EVENTYESDANCEMUSIC


    Young performers dedicate countless hours preparing for this annual event and for the honor to represent Old Spanish Days as the “Spirit of Fiesta” and the “Junior Spirit of Fiesta.”