Old Spanish Days – Fiesta

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

Fiesta Events Calendar 2024

Pre-Fiesta Events

  • Sat Apr 6

    Spirit of Fiesta Auditions

    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.”

    Saturday, April 6, 2024
    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

  • Sat May 11

    La Primavera

    OSD EVENTYESFOODDANCEMUSIC

    May 11, 2024

  • Thu Jun 20

    Fiesta Ranchera

    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. This is an All-Inclusive event! 

    June 20, 2024

  • Sat Jul 13

    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

  • Sat Jul 27

    Los Niños de las Flores Garden Party

    Saturday, July 27, 2024

  • Sun Jul 28

    La Recepción del Presidente

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

  • Wed Jul 31

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

  • Thu Aug 1

    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.

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

Thursday, August 3, 2023

  • Thu Aug 1

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

    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.

    Thursday, August 1, 2024

  • Thu Aug 1

    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.

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

  • Thu Aug 1

    El Mercado de la Playa/ Thursday-Sunday

    OSD EVENTFREEFOODDANCEMUSIC

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

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

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

    OSD EVENTYESFOODDANCEMUSIC

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

  • Thu Aug 1

    Las Noches de Ronda/ 8pm/ Thursday-Saturday

    Las 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.

Friday, August 4, 2023

  • Thu Aug 1

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

    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.

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

  • Thu Aug 1

    El Mercado de la Playa/ Thursday-Sunday

    OSD EVENTFREEFOODDANCEMUSIC

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

    Las Noches de Ronda/ 8pm/ Thursday-Saturday

    Las 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.

  • Fri Aug 2

    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) 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

  • Thu Aug 1

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

    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.

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

  • Thu Aug 1

    El Mercado de la Playa/ Thursday-Sunday

    OSD EVENTFREEFOODDANCEMUSIC

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

    Las Noches de Ronda/ 8pm/ Thursday-Saturday

    Las 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.

  • Sat Aug 3

    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.

  • Sat Aug 3

Sunday, August 6, 2023

  • Thu Aug 1

    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

  • Thu Aug 1

    El Mercado de la Playa/ Thursday-Sunday

    OSD EVENTFREEFOODDANCEMUSIC

    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