What a great Fiesta 2016! It was a great privilege and honor to serve as this year’s El Presidente. I am truly appreciative of Santa Barbara’s involvement and appreciation of Fiesta.
I began this year by inviting everyone to learn how the sea influenced early Santa Barbara, and by asking everyone to join in celebrating the generosity, lifestyle, hospitality and friendliness of the spirit of old Santa Barbara through Fiesta.
This time period was known as a time of great fiestas, vaquero horsemanship and laughter. As we enjoyed all of the different Fiesta events, it became evident that the theme “Santa Barbara: The Coastal Frontier” let us explore how the sea continues to bring our history and culture, and families together.
It was an honor to participate with the community in our beloved tradition!
¡Viva La Fiesta!
El Presidente 2016