The charming Children's Parade is organized by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area. The parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria Street to Ortega Street. Viewing the parade is free.
To participate in the parade please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 564-5418 for information and an application.
Ice cream for Parade participants is sponsored by MarBorg Industries.
Free guided tours of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building take place between 10 AM and 3 PM, every 'half-hour' Wednesday thru Saturday and 'every-hour' Sunday. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
For more information please call (805) 962-6464 or visit the information desk located in the lobby near the main archway.Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.
Stroll along the beautiful beachfront Cabrillo Boulevard just West of Stearns Wharf and browse for handmade treasures created by local artisans. The Arts and Crafts show is an all-day event on both Saturday and Sunday of Fiesta week. Enjoy the arts and crafts while you take in Santa Barbara’s beautiful marina and a spectacular view of our coastal mountains.
Come explore the Queen of the Missions during special docent led tours. This beautiful landmark is located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For more information and pricing please contact the Santa Barbara Mission at (805) 682-4713.
Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.
Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.
Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area.
Wristbands for the Carnival are $30 on Wednesday and Thursday and $35 on Friday and Saturday.Catch MTD's lines 3, 6 and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas and State & Palo Colorado.
Enjoy one of the best traditions of Fiesta. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado serves up a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment.
Visit a local secret at 227 North Nopal Street and experience homemade goodness for the whole family!MTD Routes: 2, 14, and 20.
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta! Held at Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. General Admission fee required, free admission for SBTHP members. For more information please call (805) 965-0093.
This is a twenty-one and over event - ID required.
The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the Cantina turns into a beer garden with entertainment from the top area bands.
After 5 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and after 4 PM on Saturday the Cantina is a 21 and over only event - ID required.
Held in the historical Sunken Gardens on Saturday afternoon, the always highly attended “Afternoon of Gaiety” features the talents of performers under the age of sixteen. The Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens are located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
View Las Noches festivities from the Courthouse's 2nd Floor Loggia and Mural Room. You can also take in the breathtaking, sweeping city views from the Clock Tower. This exclusive, annual fundraiser for the Courthouse Legacy Foundation is not to be missed! Fiesta attire strongly encouaged. No tickets sold at door. Must be 21 to attend.
Tickets are available by phone at (805) 770-7222 or at www.sbclf.org
Las Noches de Ronda, “Nights of Gaiety” is held in the famous Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances. Over 200 performers entertain nightly and donate their time to this wonderful event. Admission is free to the public.
Blankets and chairs can be set up no earlier than 9 AM on the day of the event - please note that anything of plastic or nylon material will be removed.Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11 and 20. MTD Stop: Anacapa and Anapamu.
Tri-Counties Non-Pro riders compete in amateur Steer Stopping, Team and Tie-down Roping and Open Ranch Horse Class
Come to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and see the latest installation of “Project Fiesta: A History of Old Spanish Days”
In celebration of the 95years of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, the Museum invites the community to explore our spectacular exhibition, Project Fiesta! Discover the origins and experience the pageantry, fashion and traditions of this most cherished cultural festival through displays of beautiful restored costumes, posters, artwork, artifacts and historical photos.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Closed Monday. Admission Free. 136 East De la Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Visit Museum website