Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara - Fiesta

Proclamación de la Presidenta 2018

“Celebrate Traditions” “Celebra Nuestras Tradiciones”

In searching for the inspiration for this year’s theme I spent a lot of time contemplating the special connection that Old Spanish Days Fiesta has with our community. The mission of Old Spanish Days is to celebrate and perpetuate the rich history of our beautiful city and its traditions; which born from necessity grew into a way of life which makes Santa Barbara distinctively unique among all of California’s coastal cities.

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2018 Spirit of Fiesta and Junior Spirit Announced

Jesalyn Contreras-McCollum Earns 2018 Spirit of Fiesta Title, Georgey Taupin Named 2018 Junior Spirit

A Santa Barbara tradition continued Saturday, April 14th as a boisterous crowd of nearly 600 people packed the auditorium of La Cumbre Junior High School for the Spirit of Fiesta Auditions. The crowd was treated to astounding performances by the 11 finalists for the Spirit of Fiesta and the nine finalists for the Junior Spirit of Fiesta.

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Fiesta 2018 dates:

  • August 1-5, 2018

Pre-Fiesta Events 2018

Fiesta Events August 1-5, 2018

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