Friday, August 2, 2013

Viva La Fiesta! Santa Barbara's Annual Fiesta Party Begins!



Viva La Fiesta!

Welcome!

Proclamación del Presidente

Our 2013 Theme: Vaqueros y Vaqueras
It is my privilege and great honor to welcome you to celebrate our 89th year of Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. I first began my involvement in Fiesta as a volunteer in 1976, moving on to join the board in 1991. I have filled various roles over the past twenty-two years, including the Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, and second and first Presidente. As a fifth-generation Californian and Santa Barbara native I have great pride in our wonderful city, and through my time with Old Spanish Days I have gained a great appreciation for how our community comes together every year to create this special event and carry on our many traditions.
Fiesta originated in 1924 to celebrate Santa Barbara’s history and our Spanish and Mexican heritage through pageantry including dancing, parades, and general camaraderie. Part of California and Santa Barbara’s rich heritage is the vaqueros, the horsemen and cattle herders of Spanish Mexico who came to California in the 1700s and became the area’s first cowboys. The vaquero tradition continues in California and the rest of the United States to this day. The Fiesta Rodeo and Stock Horse Show continues this tradition of celebrating the vaqueros, with generations of cowboys and cowgirls competing, and in more recent years, the addition of the Professional Bull Riders. Fiesta itself has grown into a wonderful family affair, put on for locals and visitors alike, to celebrate the colorful history of this city and state, including vaqueros, folklorico dance, and traditional songs. Dedicated sponsors and thousands of volunteers allow the continuation of these community-building traditions, such as the local non-profit fundraising of the Mercados, and free public events including Fiesta Pequena, Noches de Ronda, and the Fiesta Historical Parade, one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States.
I invite you to slip on your boots, strap on your spurs, jump on your horse and join Old Spanish Days and the County and City of Santa Barbara in our most beloved community celebration; Fiesta 2013, July 31st through August 4th in beautiful Santa Barbara.
Viva los Vaqueros y Vaqueras!
Josiah Jenkins
El Presidente 2013
Photo by Nik Blaskovich

Fiesta Events August 3 and 4, 2013




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Casa Cantina12:00 noon–12:00 midnight
Community Event $$ MAP
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual 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 relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Entrance fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.
 

 

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Challenger Tour7:45pm
OSD Event $$ TIXS MAP
The toughest sport on earth returns with the nation’s top riders competing in this fast growing sport. The action is so close, you’ll feel the sweat and dirt! Ticket prices TBA. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Tickets available by calling (805) 688-5093 or call Jedlicka’s at (805) 687-0747. For more information visit www.sbfiestarodeo.com.
 

Casa Cantina12:00 noon–12:00 midnight
Community Event $$ MAP
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 11th annual 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 relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Entrance fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado11:00am-9:00pm
Community Event FREE 
Enjoy one of the best traditions of Fiesta. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment.  Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family.

 
Flor y Canto7:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP 
Here is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th century. Interwoven with historic narration, the musical numbers are accompanied on replica acoustic instruments. These unique songs & dances are performed by local residents in authentic costumes much as they would have been 150 years ago. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show. Held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.

Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”)8:00pm
OSD Events FREE MAP MUSIC
A splendid variety show of music, singing, fiery Flamenco from Spain, and vivid Folklórico dances from many regions of Mexico. Held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo 7:30pm
OSD Event $$ MAP 
Riders compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’ and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visithttp://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours11:00am-4:00pm
Community Event $$ 
Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. Tours are Mon and Tues at 11:00am & 1:30pm; Wed, Thur, Fri at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm. Saturday tours are at 10:30pm & 1:30pm. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.

Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast *7:00am-12:00pm
Community Event $$ 
The Kiwanis club will be hosting the 62nd Annual Fiesta Pancake Breakfast this year. Over 4,000 guests are served at this event and all proceeds go directly to support activities that benefit children in south Santa Barbara County. It is a great opportunity for the community to get involved. Held in Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. For tickets call (805) 896-9083.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros);7:00am and 12:00noon
OSD Events FREE MAP
Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class plus eliminations for the Open Stock Horse and Hackamore Classes. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visithttp://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

83rd Annual El Desfile De Los Niños (Children's Parade)10:00am
Community Event FREE MAP
The charming Children's Parade is organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area. Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria Street to Ortega Street. Viewing the parade is free. To participate in the parade please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 564-5418 for information and an application. Ice cream for Parade participants is sponsored by MarBorg Industries. 
 
Exposición de Fotografía; 9:30am-6:00pm on Saturdays
OSD Event FREE 
Art show at Samy’s Camera held July 3 - August 3, featuring photographs by Fritz Olenberger. An Artists Reception will be held Saturday, July 13th from 3:00-6:00pm at Samy’s Camera. Photographs of Old Spanish Days Fiesta will be featured.
Samy’s Camera, 614 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara. Event is free to the public.

El Mercado Del Norte11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC
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. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 3, and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas.



El Mercado de la Guerra11:00am–11:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP MUSIC

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. Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 22. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.
Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”)8:00pm
OSD Events FREE MAP MUSIC
A splendid variety show of music, singing, fiery Flamenco from Spain, and vivid Folklórico dances from many regions of Mexico. Held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros);7:00am & 12:00noon
OSD Events FREE MAP
Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. Riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class plus eliminations for the Open Stock Horse and Hackamore Classes. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For tickets and information please visithttp://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 688-5093, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta.

Courthouse Fiesta Tours10:00am–3:00pm
Community Event FREE MAP
Guided tours (every half hour) of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. These tours are free. For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.

Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show10:00am–7:00pm
OSD Event FREE MAP
A statewide gathering of artisans and crafts people displaying a wide variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, and other handcrafted wares. Held on Cabrillo Boulevard, west of Stearns Wharf. This event is free.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado11:00am-9:00pm
Community Event FREE 
Enjoy one of the best traditions of Fiesta. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment.  Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family.

Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros)Final Event, 1:30pm
OSD Event $$ MAP
Riders compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-down Roping, Steer Stopping, Team Penning, Mutton Bustin' and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing and Bull Riding. This event is held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com , call (805) 588-5093 or visit the Showground's box office during Fiesta.

West Coast Symphony 46th Annual Free Fiesta Concert3:30pm
Community Event FREE 
Bring the family, snacks, and lawn chairs for an afternoon of beautiful music conducted by Christopher Story VI. Held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 2, 3, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x, 22 & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.


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