93rd Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta
August 2 @ 11:00 am - August 6 @ 11:00 pm
This year’s theme for the annual Old Spanish Days festivities is “Unidos en Comunidad (Unity through Community),” chosen by La Presidente Rhonda Henderson because, in her words, “Fiesta has always meant one thing— community!” A celebration of Santa Barbara’s unique history and culture, Fiesta brings locals and out of towers alike to the streets of Santa Barbara for traditional Spanish and Mexican-American foods at the Mercados, while listening to live music and enjoying vibrant dance performances—plus all entertainment is free. Celebración de Los Dignatarios (DIGS!)—presented jointly by Old Spanish Days and Santa Barbara Zoo—is the hot place to dance the night away alongside lions, snow leopards, elephants and elected officials! Other favorite Fiesta traditions include a rodeo, El Desfile Des Los Ninos (children’s parade) and El Desfile Historico (historical parade), as well as Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) held in the Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. | Various Santa Barbara locations, 805/962-8101, oldspanishdays-fiesta.org.