Old Spanish Days Fiesta Stories


Illegal Food Vendors Will be Cited During Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara Police say health issues from illegal street vendors selling food items have led to an increase in their enforcement plan for Old Spanish Days.

Courtesy: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara Historical Museum's Underground Vault Holds Hidden Treasures of Fiesta

An underground vault filled with thousands of historic Old Spanish Days pieces were opened exclusively for NewsChannel 3.

Slideshow: Santa Barbara Historical Museum Vault of Fiesta Artifacts

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum houses some of Fiesta's most guarded artifacts. This underground vault opened exclusively for KEYT NewsChannel 3. Here's what we found.

Slideshow: Fiesta Del Museo 2016

'Fiesta del Museo' has become one of the most popular events preceding Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the event is home to silent and live auctions, dancing, live music, great food,

Fiesta Flower Girls Gather For Annual Group Photo

Over 130 flower girls and las senoritas lined up in front of the Old Santa Barbara Mission for their annual group photograph.

Sewing Up Success Weeks Before Old Spanish Days

One of the most prolific seamstresses in our area is putting the finishing touches on dozens of dresses for this year's five day Fiesta celebration.

Old Spanish Days trying to get mylar bits out of the party

El Presidente Calls for Mylar Ban During Fiesta to Protect the Environment

The festive cascarones also known as colored confetti filled eggs are sold and cracked wildly during Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara.  It's part of the event's tradition.  There's now a call to keep mylar out of the eggs or any baggies filled with confetti this year.

'Parasols in Paradise' Bringing Shade to Everyone During Old Spanish Days

How many times have you forgotten to put on sunscreen lotion when going to festivals, family gatherings, parades and other events? Dealing with those nasty sunburns can be a hassle. With Old Spanish Days Fiesta less than three weeks away, one local business wants to put the power of shade in the palm of Fiesta-goers' hands for those particularly sunny days.

Fiesta Grand Marshal has tight connection with theme

Jean-Michel Cousteau Selected as Grand Marshal For 2016 Fiesta Historical Parade

Old Spanish Days Fiesta announced the selection of Jean-Michel Cousteau Tuesday as Grand Marshal for the 2016 El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade).

John Palminteri photo

Slideshow: Jean-Michel Cousteau Selected as Grand Marshal For 2016 Fiesta Historical Parade

Old Spanish Days executive committee announced the selection of Jean-Michel Cousteau as Grand Marshal for the 2016 El Desfile Histórico Parade. Tuesday's announcement comes just over three weeks from one of Santa Barbara's most popular events and one of the largest equestrian parades in the country.

Read the full story, here.

Fashion Week Fiesta Style

One way to prepare for the 92nd Old Spanish Days in August is to plan your wardrobe.

Old Spanish Days less than a month away in Santa Barbara

Historic Old Spanish Days Now Less than a Month Away in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's 92nd Old Spanish Days event will be taking place starting August 3 but already plans are in place for many events and some pre-parties that will have the town yelling "Viva La Fiesta!"

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