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Fiesta Santa Barbara

Pre-Fiesta Events

Ring in the start of Old Spanish Days with the following events. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fiesta Season Starts in Goleta

More than 800 people celebrated Fiesta Ranchera last week at Rancho La Patera and the Stow House. Read story.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Organizers Quell Fiesta Controversy

The community battle royale that combusted when dance judges hired by Old Spanish Days declared 12-year-old flamenco dancer Sadee Broida this year’s Junior Spirit — even though the rules only allow applicants between the ages of 9 and 11 — has come to an amicable conclusion. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fiesta Spirit Tryouts

Twenty-two youths dance their hearts out for a chance at being Fiesta 2012's Spirit or Junior Spirit. Read story.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mariachis and Country Music

Trace Adkins and Clay Walker are both playing the Ventura County Fair this summer. Read story.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Why Fiesta Doesn't Suck

Like many locals, this writer once avoided Fiesta. Today, he dives in. Here's why. Read story.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fiesta Listings

All of the activities and entertainment Old Spanish Days has to offer. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flor y Canto

The early songs and dances of Californio will be performed at Fiesta Friday, August 7. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eating Fiesta, Barney-Style

Here's Barney Brantingham's guide to the food booths in El Mercado and El Mercado del Norte. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fiesta In-Crowd's Favorite Food

A delectable invitation to sample the tastiness of Our Lady of Guadalupe's mercado. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Old Spanish Days Are Here Again

For Santa Barbarans, Fiesta conjures all sorts of images. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fiesta Horse Parade Lineup

Order is subject to change. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

La Presidenta

Joanne Funari moved to Santa Barbara with her husband and son 20 years ago and has spent the last 18 volunteering and working with Old Spanish Days on La Fiesta. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spirit of Fiesta

Although it’s not always easy balancing soccer schedules, dancing, and life, being Spirit has been “a cherry on top of a good year,” Leon-Haro said. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Junior Spirit

Peña is especially excited to be leading El Desfile de los Niños. Read story.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vaud and the Villains

This 19 piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret will ... Read More