“Old Spanish Days” is Santa Barbara’s largest celebration and one of the top regional festivals in the United States. It is expected to attract more than 100,000 people this year, making it one of the biggest to date.
This year “Fiesta!” will take place in various locations around the city August 3rd through the 7th.
This celebration of community fondly looks back to a period when Santa Barbara was a remote rural area under the influences of Spanish, Mexican, and local Native American cultures. Fiesta celebrates a period of romance and hospitality through pageantry, dance, music, custom, and cusine. (photo below is of the brochure for the Santa Barbara Fiesta 2016)