Santa Barbara has many local dance schools that instruct students in the multi-cultural dances of Spain, Mexico and early California. Young performers dedicate countless hours preparing for this annual event and for an honor to represent Old Spanish Days as the “Spirit of Fiesta” and the “Junior Spirit of Fiesta.” This colorful and exciting event is held at La Cumbre Junior High.
The official kick off for the 2018 Fiesta season! Join La Presidenta Denise Sanford and the Old Spanish Days Board in celebrating the upcoming 94th Annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta. This annual celebration presents the opportunity for La Presidenta to unveil the official Fiesta poster design, and pin. La Primavera will be held at the Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum and will feature wonderful entertainment, the first official performances of the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta, and dancing the night away under the stars.
This event is presented by COX Communications. Fiesta attire strongly encouraged!
This collaborative event with Goleta Valley Historical Society and Old Spanish Days is a party not to be missed! With strong support from the City of Goleta and local companies, this event is held at the historical Rancho la Patera Gardens for an evening of fabulous food from local restaurants. The evening also includes performances from the 2018 Spirit and Junior Spirit and Fiesta, live entertainment, and ending the evening with dancing among the gardens to Area 51.
Every year, La Recepción del Presidente unofficially kicks off Fiesta week. A wonderful evening in the beautiful outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, this event brings together Fiesta history with the excitement of the Fiesta to come. Guests are warmly greeted by the official receiving line of La Presidenta Denise Sanford and her family, as well as her Fiesta family including the Spirits, Saint Barbara and Vice Presidentes.
The evening includes guests in their finest Fiesta attire, a tasty Mexican buffet, entertainment by talented artists including the performances by the 2018 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta.
As the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, dance the night away under the stars. This evening will be one not to be missed
Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to find your fiesta costumes! Held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 on July 7th, 2018 starting at 9 AM. This event is free to the public.