This past weekend was an eventful one for all of us locals here in Santa Barbara, with the 91st Old Spanish Days Fiesta in full swing. The cultural treasure brought thousands of people to the waterfront and downtown Santa Barbara for an assortment of festivities, from live music performances to the Old Spanish Days Historical Parade. From Aug. 5th through Aug. 9th, spectators were given an all-encompassing experience to learn about traditions, customs, and history of the Old Spanish Days, with this year’s theme “Fiesta Romantica” focusing on the passion, charm, and romance of Fiesta.
Aside from the unexpected stabbing incident, the Fiesta came out to be a success amongst residents and visitors, who overflowed the Old Spanish Days Fiesta geotag on Instagram with photos and videos. See some of our favorites below: