Old Spanish Days Fiesta Stories

Fiesta Crowds Solid and Not Too Rowdy

Fiesta Crowds Solid and Not Too Rowdy

The Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara drew large crowds, as it does annually, but police say no major problems were reported.

Slideshow: Old Spanish Days 2014

Various events and activities around Santa Barbara during the 90th Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration.

Photography by Oscar Flores

Slideshow: 2014 Fiesta Photo Contest Entries (133 Photos)

Here are just a few of the photos that viewers have sent in for our Fiesta Photo Contest! A BIG THANK YOU to all that entered on our Facebook pages! Be sure to check the comments on the photos you posted to see if you've won.

Fiesta Cruiser Ride Smaller This Year

Annual Fiesta Cruiser Ride Smaller This Year

Police say fewer people turned out for the unsanctioned event this year.

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Fiesta Arrests May Surpass Last Year's Totals

Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Riley Hardwood is tracking arrests during Old Spanish Days.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Attracts Local Fiesta Crowd

If you are looking for the most authentic Old Spanish Days food head to Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado.

Fiesta Parade 2014

Old Spanish Days Parade in Santa Barbara Draws Huge Crowd to See Historic Event

The Old Spanish Days parade drew a massive, cheering crowd in Santa Barbara today. It was full of history, color, pageantry, music and flying confetti.

Fiesta Heat

Surviving Heat at Festivals and Fiesta Takes Planning

Hot temperatures no matter where you live, can make life miserable, and for those going to county fairs or the Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days celebration, it could be miserable without some planning.

La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Film

Fiesta Movie Featured Judy Garland in the 1930's

A click on YouTube and you can go back in time with Old Spanish Days, to scene played out by Hollywood actors.

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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days at our historic mission Thursday.

First Fiesta Food Brings Out Big Crowds

The first Fiesta food brought large crowds to the mercados again this afternoon for the beginning of what might be a four day feast for some of them.

Mercado Opens

Fiesta Mercado Opening Brings Out Dignitaries and Dancing

A red ribbon snapped in two Wednesday morning when Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider officially opened the mercado at De La Guerra Plaza.

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