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Fiesta Fun Enlivens Santa Barbara

It's just about time for one of Santa Barbara's biggest celebrations. The Old Spanish Days Fiesta kicks off on Wednesday and continues through the weekend with parties, parades, markets, and plenty of food.

Fiesta has a long history in Santa Barbara, dating back to 1924. According to the official website, the festival celebrates the "colorful music, dance and song, together with a spirit of friendliness, hospitality and tolerance" to honor the "Spanish, Mexican and North American pioneers who first settled here and built the city."

For a taste of fiesta, check out the following free events:

El Mercado de la Guerra
11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Wed.-Sat.
De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street
Spanish and Mexican-American foods, crafts and souvenirs, and live entertainment

El Mercado Del Norte
11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Wed.-Sat.
Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street
Food court, souvenirs, rides and attractions, and live entertainment

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri.-Sun.
227 North Nopal Street
Authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment

Las Noches de Ronda (“Nights of Gaiety”)
8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.
Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street
Variety show of music, singing, Flamenco from Spain, and Folklórico dances from many regions of Mexico

El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade)
Noon, Friday
Starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach, to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street

82nd Annual El Desfile De Los Niños (Children's Parade)
10 a.m., Saturday
Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria Street to Ortega Street

For a full listing of events, visit the Old Spanish Days Fiesta events calendar.

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