El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade)/ 12pm (noon)


This year marks the 95th anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade. It 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. It is one of the nation’s largest equestrian parades, featuring over 600 horses, as well as many antique carriages, coaches, and wagons. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street.

Viewing the Parade is free. Seats can be set up ahead of time along the State Street segment of the Parade route only - seats can be set up no earlier than 5 PM on Thursday, August 1st. Old Spanish Days provides a section of shaded, guaranteed seating along Cabrillo Boulevard between Bath and Chapala streets. Tickets on sale now! (space is limited)

  • Catch MTD line 5 or the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle to the Seating, or lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14,17, 20,21x, the Crosstown Shuttle to Downtown and the Downtown-Waterfront shuttle.
El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade)/ 12pm (noon)

Getting Involved

For more information about the parade please contact: [email protected]

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, May 31, 2019 - Completed Application Due
  • Friday, June 7, 2019 - Acceptance Letter Mailed Out
  • Friday, June 14, 2019 - Insurance and Signed Waivers of Liability Due
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 - Parade Packet Mailed Out
  • Friday, August 2, 2019 - Parade Day

Office Phone (805) 962-8101
129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101,
[email protected]