As of August 3, 2021, select large public events have been canceled. Please visit the official website for Old Spanish Days for up-to-date event information.
Now in its 97th year, Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara is a beloved Santa Barbara tradition since 1924 dedicated to honoring and preserving the city’s history, spirit, culture, heritage, and traditions. The annual five-day festival, called “Fiesta” by locals takes place from August 4 to 8, 2021 with this year’s theme, “Honoring our Generations.”
Throughout the week, visitors and locals alike are invited to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers that comprise the rich cultural heritage of Santa Barbara through authentic music and dance.