Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Viva La Fiesta!
A Gathering of Friends
for more details: www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org
August 4-8, 2010
every year there is a contest for the official Fiesta Poster
Wednesday of Fiesta Week 8 p.m.
Fiesta officially begins with Fiesta Pequena, "Little Fiesta", on the steps of Santa Barbara's historic Old Mission, featuring Fiesta's traditional songs and dances. Food is available from local vendors
open to the public and free
Thursday August 5th
El Presidente's Prayer Service
Non-denominational prayer service for all held at the Old Mission followed by a Garden Reception.
information 805-6824713. Prayer Service open to public.
Celebracion De Los Dignatorios
5pm - 10 pm-$$
Held at the SB Zoo, $85/per person in advance or $100 at the gate. Tickets available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114478.
Appetizers and wines presented by local restaurants and winesries. Dance to the sounds of Soul City Survivors. Park at the DoubleTree and catch the Dignatatious shuttle inthe parking lot. Or, ride MTSD's Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle at MTD stop.
Friday, August 6th
El Desfile Historico / Parade
12:00 noon - FREE
The Fiesta Historical Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the U.S. The Parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Blvd., proceeeds east along the beach, to State St, then up State St. to Sola St.
Many of the beautiful old carriages and buggys seen in the parade are stored at the Carriage Museum, and were in actual use in local ranches years ago.
Flor y Canto
7 p.m. FREE
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show int he Courthouse Sunken Garden. Original Spanish California dances and songs from the 19th century performed by local residents in authentic costumes much as they would have been 150 years ago.
Saturday, August 7th
80th ANNUAL EL DESFILE DE LOS NINOS
10 a.m. FREE
This is a not to be missed parade. Organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department, young people of Santa Baqrbara, their parents and other parade participants don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of their Santa Barbara heritage.
Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria to Ortega Streets.