Friday, August 1, 2014

Viva La Fiesta! Santa Barbara Fiesta July 30 - August 3rd


Here is an updated Fiesta Schedule




2014 Event Calendar: Old Spanish Days

Every Day of Fiesta

Courthouse Fiesta Tours; 10:00am–3:00pm FREE
Guided tours will be led 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
For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk 
located in the lobby near the main archway. 

Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours; 11:00am-4:00pm $$
Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. Thursday tours are at
11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
For more information and pricing please contact the 
Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713
.
El Mercado de la Guerra; 11:00am–11:00pm, FREE
Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on
American foods with proceeds supporting local Santa Barbara County non-profits, 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



El Mercado Del Norte; 11:00am–11:00pm, FREE
Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing! Check out our four distinct 
"neighborhoods" for all the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy 
Fiesta foods with proceeds supporting local Santa Barbara County non-profits; 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 in San Roque 

Casa Cantina; 12:00 noon–12:00 midnight $$
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
Entrance fee required for general public, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information 
please call (805) 965-0093. This is a twenty-one and over event, ID is required.

Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”); 8:00pm, FREE
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

Friday, August 1st, 2014


Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 7:00am & 12:00noon, $$
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. 
For tickets and information visit http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com, 
call (805) 967-6331, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta. 

El Desfile Histórico; 12:00 noon, FREE
The Fiesta Historical Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States. The parade 
starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach, to State Street, then up 
State Street to Sola Street. Viewing the Parade is free but there are shaded Reserved Seats available 
for $15.00. Call (805) 962-8101 to purchase Reserved Seats. 


Flor y Canto; 7:00pm, FREE
Here is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances & 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. 


Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”); 8:00pm, FREE
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


All other venues as outlined above are also open

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast *; 7:00am-12:00pm, $$
The Kiwanis club will be hosting the 61st Annual Fiesta Pancake Breakfast this year. Over 4,000 
guests are served at this event and all proceeds go directly to support activities that benefit children in 
south Santa Barbara County. Held in Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 
93101. Tickets are $6.00 each and are available by contacting Alvinn Wallace at (805) 967-1860.
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Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 8:00am & 12:00noon, $$
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 http://www.sbfiestarodeo.com, 
call (805) 967-6331, or visit the Showground’s box office during Fiesta. 

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show; 10:00am – 7:00pm, FREE
Walk by the beachside and peruse a diverse gathering of artisans and crafts people displaying a wide 
variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, and other handcrafted wares for sale on Cabrillo Boulevard, 
west of Stearns Wharf. 

83rd Annual El Desfile De Los Niños (Children's Parade); 10:00am FREE
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.


Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival; 5:30pm $$ 
Enjoy an afternoon of amazing music by several mariachi bands and singers at the Historic Santa 
Barbara Bowl, 1122 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. For tickets or more information 
please contact the Santa Barbara Bowl - www.sbbowl.com or (805) 962-7411.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado; 11:00am-9:00pm, FREE
Come 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!

all other venues as outlined above are also available same times on Saturday

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo (Competencia de los Vaqueros); 8:00am & 12:00noon, $$
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

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show; 10:00am – 6:00pm, FREE
Walk by the beachside and peruse a diverse gathering of artisans and crafts people displaying a wide 
variety of paintings, carvings, pottery, and other handcrafted wares for sale on Cabrillo Boulevard, 
west of Stearns Wharf. This event is free.

West Coast Symphony 46th Annual Free Fiesta Concert; 3:30pm FREE 
Bring the family, snacks, and lawn chairs for an afternoon of beautiful music conducted by 
Christopher Story VI at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens

Viva La Fiesta...until 2015!
(information and photos obtained from OldSpanishdays-Fiesta.org)
most photos by Fritz Olenberger





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