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Postcard: Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara

written by Penny Sadler

Mariachis in the Fiesta Santa Barbara, parade, @PennySadler 2013

Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara, also known simply as Fiesta, is a week long celebration of the Spanish and Mexican cultural heritage of Santa Barbara, California.

Everyone loves a good parade and I am no exception. I return to Santa Barbara year after year for the Fiesta Historical Parade, one of the largest equestrian parades in the country.

There are rodeos, mercados, folklorico dance,traditional music, and of course, food, wine, and fun for the whole family.

If you happen to be in Santa Barbara before the official week begins, check out the website for pre Fiesta events.

For some more ideas on what to do in the area, read Explore Santa Barbara.

All materials copyright Penny Sadler 2012-2013. All rights reserved.

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megtraveling June 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

It looks like a great parade!

Tales and Travels of the Tin Man June 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm

We also have a grand Fiesta in San Antonio. So glad to see cultures maintain their presence.

Penny June 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Tinman, When is the San Antonio Fiesta?


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