Old Spanish Days Fiesta is Santa Barbara’s largest celebration and one of the top regional festivals in the United States. It is expected to attract more than 100,000 people this year, making it one of the biggest celebrations to date. This year the event will take place in various locations around the city, preceded by additional pre-Fiesta events starting in April. This celebration of community fondly looks back to a period when Santa Barbara was a remote rural area under the influence of Spanish, Mexican and local Chumash Indian cultures. Fiesta celebrates a period of romance and hospitality through pageantry, dance, music, costume and cuisine.
Dating back to the first Fiesta in 1924, the Old Spanish Days volunteer Board of Directors has put on this annual five-day festival with the successful collaboration of the community including the City, County, countless other non-profit organizations, and most importantly, our Fiesta sponsors.
As we prepare to once again celebrate this time-honored tradition with our annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta, we invite you to contact us to learn how you and your organization can get involved and be part of this wonderful event, enabling you to contribute to the community and in return, receive community-wide exposure and enhanced awareness.
Viva la Fiesta!
Denise Sanford, Segunda Vice Presidente (firstname.lastname@example.org)