Postcard: Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara

Mariachis in the Fiesta Santa Barbara, parade, @PennySadler 2013

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.

All materials copyright Penny Sadler 2012-2013. All rights reserved.


Movement – weekly photo challenge

For this weeks photo challenge, Movement, I went back to my Fiesta Old Spanish Days album and found this one. I took this at the Fiesta Historical Parade, where I captured so many memorable moments. The band is the Oxnard High School Marching Band. Marching band equals movement; right? It’s fun to try different angles with the camera and not always shoot something expected. Lines and light capture my eye and I think are a great way to show movement. Read more about Fiesta Old Spanish Days in my post for last weeks photo challenge here.