Loquita celebrates Fiesta in the Funk Zone!

Posted on Jul 26 by SEASONS Magazine

Celebrate Fiesta Loquita-style this August!

Since 1924, Santa Barbarans have celebrated Fiesta “Old Spanish Days” as an expression of city pride of the storied heritage from Spanish founders and from the Spanish, Mexican and North American pioneers who first settled in the area. The tradition of colorful music, dance, and song together with a spirit of friendliness, hospitality and tolerance are part of the tradition and preservation of Fiesta “Old Spanish Days” in Santa Barbara.

If you want to avoid the crowds on State Street and enjoy the parade with a delicious Spanish style lunch, come to Loquita for their Fiesta Parade Party on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! For 25 early bird ticket holders, curbside seating is available on a first come, first served basis in front of Loquita’s State Street entrance (202 State St.). All guests are served Loquita’s popular sangria, paella, pintxos and Fiesta party favors. Tickets for the Fiesta Party are available for purchase online.

The celebration does not end there! Join ACME Hospitality the following day, Saturday, August 5, as they host a celebration of Fiesta weekend with live flamenco dancing by Zermeño Dance Academy. Scheduled performances are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and admittance is complimentary. Guests can view the show in the parking lot of Acme Hospitality and Fig Mountain Brewery at the corner of Yanonali Street and Helena Avenue. For guests enjoying early dining at Loquita on Saturday, there is a 6 p.m. dance performance by Contra Tiempo Flamenco Dance Group. Don’t miss out on this fabulous Fiesta fun, and enjoy a weekend of celebrating Santa Barbara history with your favorite Spanish restaurant!

—Stephanie Oliveira

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