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Old Spanish Days Fiesta gives Santa Barbara residents plenty of reasons to celebrate

1 Aug 2012 11:57 AM
Old Spanish Days Fiesta gives Santa Barbara residents plenty of reasons to celebrate

Check out the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara to embrace the city's rich culture and traditions. The city will host the 88th annual event from August 1, 2012, to August 5, 2012, and the fiesta promises to be a fun-filled time for residents of all ages.

This festival celebrates the Rancho Period of Santa Barbara's history, long before the development of commercial properties and luxury homes in the area. The period represented a simpler time in the city's past, which featured many carpenters, ranch owners and tanners.

You can see history come to life with a trip to this one-of-a-kind festival. La Fiesta Pequena kicks off the event under the full August moon, as attendees can gather to enjoy traditional dances and music. Additionally, food and souvenirs will be available from local vendors, so there are plenty of chances to pick up mementos from the celebration.

The five-day fiesta offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy Spanish arts and crafts, open-air marketplaces, California-Mexican food and more. Take a trip to this festival to experience some of the area's history.