Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara, also known simply as Fiesta, is a week long celebration of the Spanish and Mexican cultural heritage of Santa Barbara, California.
Everyone loves a good parade and I am no exception. I return to Santa Barbara year after year for the Fiesta Historical Parade, one of the largest equestrian parades in the country.
There are rodeos, mercados, folklorico dance,traditional music, and of course, food, wine, and fun for the whole family.
If you happen to be in Santa Barbara before the official week begins, check out the website for pre Fiesta events.
For some more ideas on what to do in the area, read Explore Santa Barbara.
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We also have a grand Fiesta in San Antonio. So glad to see cultures maintain their presence.
Tinman, When is the San Antonio Fiesta?