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Santa Barbara's festival scene is a community cornerstone. Since the early days, celebration has always been an important aspect of life here and the highlights now continue throughout the year from the blossoming festivals of spring to the outdoor happenings of summer, to the harvest celebrations of fall and the holiday acknowledgements of winter, ours is a jam packed festival calendar.
Join Paseo Nuevo at they celebrate Old Spanish Day's Fiesta with Flamenco dance performances and live music in Center Court all week long. See website for specific performances and times. Viva la!
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!
Old Spanish Days Fiesta event provides an education to residents and visitors about the history, customs and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican and early American settlers. Enjoy live international performances, parades and much more entertainment!
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began at Casa Cantina in the Courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to to enjoy live music, sip a cold cerveza, margarita, or glass of wine and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!
Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.
Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor.
As the August sun slowly sets behind the "Queen of the Missions", experience the Franciscans hospitality as they welcome all to enjoy the official opening of Old Spanish Days Fiesta at this beautiful setting as they have since 1927. La Fiesta Pequeña, "Little Fiesta", is a colorful, historical program which includes traditional songs and dance from Californios, Flamenco, Spanish classical and Mexican folklorico, an appearance from Saint Barbara, and a special performan...
The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with Santa Barbara Downtown, will lead a curated art crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities.
Presented jointly by Old Spanish Days and the Zoo, this fundraiser honors Santa Barbara’s elected officials and features live entertainment, dancing, mariachis, margaritas, and tempting treats from over 20 local restaurants. It’s Fiesta’s wildest party!
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