Old Spanish Days – Fiesta

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


Due to 2021 restrictions, and multiple factors, El Desfile Histórico will not be held this year. OSD is looking forward to the popular Fiesta Parade’s return in 2021. This year, a special historical documentary will be televised on Channel 1013, Friday, August 6 at 12 noon, and Saturday, August 7 at 7 pm.

August 2024

  • 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 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.