Food & Drink

June 2020

  • Jun 18 Thu

    Fiesta Ranchera/ 5-10pm/Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Fiesta Ranchera


    This event is held at the historical Rancho la Patera Gardens for an evening of fabulous food from local restaurants. The evening also includes performances from the 2019 Spirit and Junior Spirit and Fiesta, live entertainment, and ending the evening with dancing among the gardens to Area 51.

August 2020

  • Aug 02 Sun

    La Recepción del Presidente/ 5-10pm/ Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

    La Recepción del Presidente


    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.

  • Aug 05 Wed

    El Mercado de la Guerra/ 11am to 11pm/ Wednesday-Saturday

    El Mercado de la Guerra/ 11am to 11pm


    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.

  • Aug 05 Wed

    El Mercado Del Norte/ 11am–11pm / Wednesday-Saturday

    El Mercado Del Norte/11am–11pm


    Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor.

  • Aug 05 Wed

    Crazy Horse Cantina/ 11am–10:30pm/ Wednesday-Saturday

    Crazy Horse Cantina/ 11am–10:30pm


    The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play.

  • Aug 05 Wed

    Casa Cantina/ 12pm-12am/ Wednesday-Saturday

    Casa Cantina/12pm-12am


    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 06 Thu

    DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)/ 5–10pm/ Thursday, August 6, 2020

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


    Experience which wines and tequilas pair with a stunning sunset over the Pacific while you stroll the lush gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo. Come hungry, food from the Central Coast's finest eateries is included in the price of the ticket and drinks are included as well.

  • Aug 06 Thu

    Professional Bull Riders (PBR)/ 7:00pm/ Thursday Aug 6, 2020

    Professional Bull Riders (PBR) 7:00pm


    This is a great opportunity for rodeo fans of all ages to witness the greatest riders in the world – and where every seat is up close and personal! Fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-soaked performance...

  • Aug 07 Fri

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado/ 11am–9pm/ Friday-Sunday

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado/ 11am–9pm


    Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family!

  • Aug 08 Sat

    Courthouse Legacy Foundation’s Las Noches de Ronda/ 6:30-9:30pm/ Saturday

    Courthouse Legacy Foundation’s Las Noches de Ronda/ 6:30pm-9:30pm


    View Las Noches festivities from the Courthouse's 2nd Floor Loggia and Mural Room. You can also take in the breathtaking, sweeping city views from the Clock Tower. This exclusive, annual fundraiser for the Courthouse Legacy Foundation is not to be missed! Fiesta attire strongly encouraged. No tickets sold at door. Must be 21 to attend.

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