SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

La Fiesta Pequeña, or ‘the little fiesta’. It's our community at it's best.

Family, tradition, song, dance and spirit, all choreographed into a magical display on the steps of the old mission.

Combine that with the bustling mercados, and you've got a spectacular start to Old Spanish Days.

Here are some sights and sounds from Fiesta 2012.