SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - If you want to enjoy Fiesta without the downtown crowds, you may want to check out one of the best kept local secrets: The Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado.
This mercado is known for its authentic fiesta fare and entertainment. The three day mercado is happening in the Our Lady of Guadalupe church parking lot on Nopal and Montecito streets. It features fun for the whole family; from games, to cascarones, a Mexican gift shop and of course a wide array of the most authentic Mexican cuisine you can find.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado will be open again Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.