The Santa Barbara Independent’s Old Spanish Days guide is here to help you make the most of your celebration — from tours of the Old Mission and the courthouse to the authentic food and drink offered at the mercados and Guadalupe Church to passionate dance performances, festive parades, and more. In this special section, Tyler Hayden introduces you to this year’s important Fiesta figures including La Presidenta Barbara Carroll; Spirit and Junior Spirit, Sophia Cordero and Paloma Valenzuela, respectively; Saint Barbara Debra Fedaleo;  and Los Vaqueros of the El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade) and area ranchers John and Brandy Branquinho. (via Santa Barbara Independant)

¡Bienvenido, quédate un rato, y viva la fiesta!

Fiesta Schedule and Event Info HERE