As the August sun slowly sets behind the “Queen of the Missions”, experience the Franciscans hospitality as they welcome all to enjoy the official opening of Old Spanish Days Fiesta at this beautiful setting as they have since 1927. La Fiesta Pequeña, “Little Fiesta”, is a colorful, historical program which includes traditional songs and dance from Californios8 Spirit. This event is free to the public.
Blankets, chairs or any other items left to reserve seating at Fiesta Pequena will not be allowed until 6 AM on Wednesday, the morning of the show. Any items before this time will be removed and confiscated by the City Parks Department. Thank you for your compliance.
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.
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.
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 $25 on Wednesday and Thursday and $30 on Friday and Saturday.Catch MTD's lines 3, 6 and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas and State & Palo Colorado.
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.