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Confetti cleanup will go on for weeks in Santa Barbara

Fiesta Confetti Cleanup will Continue for Days or Weeks Depending on Where the Eggs Cracked

The tiny bits of confetti  around Santa Barbara by the millions  will take weeks to pick up although there is a big effort underway to clean the streets, gutters and local businesses.

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Slideshow: 2015 Fiesta Photo Contest Entries

Congratulations to all of this year's Fiesta Photo Contest winners! And a BIG THANK YOU to Samy's Camera and everyone who participated and entered their Fiesta photos. See you all next year!


Fiesta Pequena, Mercados and an Egg Cracking Begining to Old Spanish Days

We all know Old Spanish Days have many different times and places that could be called the "official" opening.  Fiesta Pequena on the steps of the Old Mission is the traditional site.

Slideshow: Old Spanish Days 2015

Old Spanish Days is here again! We kick things off with La Recepción del Presidente.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Opens to the Delight of Many Fiesta Goers

The ever so popular Our Lady Of Guadalupe Mercado sold out of tamales on Friday, but don't worry, fresh batches are on hand for Saturday and Sunday.

Water conservation part of Fiesta planning

Water Woes Watched During Fiesta

The largest televised equestrian parade around didn't waste water.

Mutton Busting is a Crowd Pleaser at Fiesta Rodeo

Mutton Busting is Real Crowd Pleaser at Fiesta Rodeo

Around ten boys and girls gave Mutton Busting a try at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Parade preps including wedding plans

Equestrian Parade Preps Include Wedding Plan

Preparing for the largest equestrian parade west of the Rockies included much more than feeding and saddling more than 600 horses it involved planning a wedding, too.


Fiesta Parade Draws Thousands to the Waterfront and Downtown for Old Spanish Days Event

What's called the largest equestrian parade in the country, El Desfile Historico brought thousands of people many hours in advance, to the waterfront and downtown Santa Barbara.  It's an annual Fiesta event that began 91 years ago.


La Misa Del Presidente Brings Romance and Wedding Vows to Fiesta

The annual La Misa del Presidente held this morning at Santa Barbara's Old Mission drew over 400 people, many were couples, ready to renew their wedding vows.

Blanco Wins PBR Touring Event in Santa Barbara

No Bull: Blanco Outlasts Competition to Win PBR Touring Event at Fiesta

Luis Blanco was one of the few riders to have a solid performance at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Fiesta moves onto Sunken gardens

Dancing Under The Stars At Las Noches De Ronda

Dancers used courtrooms as dressing rooms to change costumes for Las Nochas de Ronda performances.

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