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Fiesta Santa Barbara

Pre-Fiesta Events 2013

Old Spanish Days kicks off with the following events. Read story.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

S.B.'s Madcap Mayor

Former Santa Barbara mayor E.O. Hansen ruffled more than a few feathers during his short, controversial reign. Read story.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 Fiesta Spirit Auditions

Youths will strut their footwork in hopes of becoming Spirit and Junior Spirit for this year’s Old Spanish Days. Read story.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Santa Barbara Fiesta 2012

Old Spanish Days documentary by Brian Peddicord. Read story.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

El Presidente

In line with his theme of Viva la Familia, Ricardo Castellanos credits his family and friends for their support and their stories. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

El Presidente of the Past

El Presidente in 1948 and 1949, Jack Rickard turned Fiesta's light back on following the four-year blackout imposed by World War II. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Junior Spirits 2012

This year, two young women will be representing the Junior Spirit of Fiesta: Sadee Broida and Jesalyn McCollum. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Dance of Life

Jeanice Lugo shares a story of Fiesta, Flamenco, and her daughter’s spirit. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fiesta Happenings

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

Thursday, August 2, 2012

He’s in a Taco State of Mind

Fiesta snuck up on and hit me with a raging appetite for Mexican food. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fiesta Horse Parade Lineup

Fiesta Horse Parade Lineup Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Party Favors – Cascarones

Anyone who has been in Santa Barbara during Old Spanish Days has seen — and possibly been cracked over the head with — the colorful, confetti-filled cascarones. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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
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