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It’s that time of year for cascarones and castanets, pozole and parades, margaritas and mariachis, and most of all, pride in this annual celebration for natives as well as those new to the city and those visiting. Let the Santa Barbara Independent’s annual guide to Old Spanish Days help you get the most out of your Fiesta experience. This year’s special guide will introduce you to 2017 La Presidente Rhonda Ledson Henderson, Spirit of Fiesta Norma Escárcega, Junior Spirit of Fiesta Eve Flores, and Saint Barbara Robin Emily Hill Cederlof. Get ready for the entertainment, food, fun, and tradition that is Old Spanish Days.

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Wednesday 8/2 Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

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S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of the Queen of the Missions. 11am and 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$13. Call 682-4713.

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El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling

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El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and ice-cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. The purchase of a wristband gets you unlimited rides. 11am-11pm. Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Admission: Free; wristband: $25.

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Crazy Horse Cantina This cantina inside El Mercado del Norte features a beer garden

with live entertainment and is host during the day to Fiesta’s battle-of-the-bands competition. 11am-10:30pm. El Mercado del Norte, Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free. Ages 21+ after 5pm. Fiesta! at Paseo Nuevo Celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta with flamenco dance performances and live music in the heart of this outdoor paseo. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com

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Missions of Edwin Deakin One of the earliest artists to record all 21 California missions in color, Edwin Deakin visited each mission and made these field watercolor sketches between 1897 and 1899, documenting the missions as they were falling into ruin. His work had a profound impact on efforts to save them before they disappeared forever. Previously thought to be lost to the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, this permanent collection is one of S.B.’s most valued treasures. 10am-5pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free; donations accepted. Call 966-1601. sbhistorical.org

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Fiesta eventS Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, first block of E. De la Guerra St. Free.

Fiesta! at Paseo Nuevo Celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta with flamenco dance performances and live music in the heart of this outdoor paseo. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com

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San Francisco, this permanent collection is one of S.B.’s most valued treasures. 10am-5pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free; donations accepted. Call 966-1601. sbhistorical.org

La Fiesta Pequeña This “Little Fiesta” will have traditional songs and dance from the Californios, flamenco, Spanish classical, and Mexican folklórico. There will also be special appearances and special performances by the 2017 Spirit and Junior Spirit. 8pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free.

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S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of the Queen of the Missions. 11am and 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$13. Call 682-4713. El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful

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Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org S.B. Special Mission Treasures Tour Learn about some of Old Mission S.B.’s most precious treasures, magnificent architecture, and beautiful and historical artworks in areas not normally open to the public, including the Archive-Library! 2:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. $20. Ages 12+. Call 682-4713.

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Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464. La Misa del Presidente Community members of all faiths are welcome to enjoy High Mass followed by a festive reception in the mission’s Sacred Garden to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the Old Mission and Old Spanish Days as well as the entire Fiesta community. 10am. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free. Call 682-4713. Missions of Edwin Deakin One of the earliest artists to record all 21 California missions in color, Edwin Deakin visited each mission and made these field watercolor sketches between 1897 and 1899, documenting the missions as they were falling into ruin. His work had a profound impact on efforts to save them before they disappeared forever. Previously thought to be lost to the 1906 earthquake and fire in

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Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org

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Crazy Horse Cantina This cantina inside El Mercado del Norte features a beer garden with live entertainment and is host during the day to Fiesta’s battle-of-the-bands competition. 11am-10:30pm. El Mercado del Norte, Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free. Ages 21+ after 5pm.

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El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and ice-cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. The purchase of a wristband gets you unlimited rides. 11am-11pm. Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Admission: Free; wristband: $25.

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Fiesta eventS 10am-5pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free; donations accepted. Call 966-1601. sbhistorical.org S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of the Queen of the Missions. 11am and 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$13. Call 682-4713.

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sions in color, Edwin Deakin visited each mission and made these field watercolor sketches between 1897 and 1899, documenting the missions as they were falling into ruin. His work had a profound impact on efforts to save them before they disappeared forever. Previously thought to be lost to the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, this permanent collection is one of S.B.’s most valued treasures.

Crazy Horse Cantina This cantina inside El Mercado del Norte features a beer garden with live entertainment and is host during the day to Fiesta’s battle-of-the-bands

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Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Division The nation’s top riders and brave cowboys risk it all in thrilling eight-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks against monstrous animal athletes weighing up to 2,000 pounds. 7pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $25-$80. Call 688-5093. sbfiestarodeo.org Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) More than 200 performers will create an evening of dance and song, from flamenco to Mexican folklórico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. 8pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

Friday 8/4 Courthouse Fiesta Tours Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

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DIGS! Celebración de los Dignatarios Enjoy food from the Central Coast’s finest eateries, experience wines and tequilas, and dance to the sounds of DJ Hecktik by sunset. All-in-one pricing includes admission, drinks, and food. 5-10pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. $110-$125. Ages 21+. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org

Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and ice-cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. The purchase of a wristband gets you unlimited rides. 11am-11pm. Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Admission: Free; wristband: $30.

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El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, first block of E. De la Guerra St. Free.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. 11am-9pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 227 N. Nopal St. (corner of Nopal and Montecito sts.). Free.

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Loquita’s Fiesta Parade Party Enjoy a paella lunch with pintxos and a glass of sangria with an amazing view of the parade. The full bar will be open for purchases for those who want a little extra celebration. 11am-3pm. Loquita, 202 State St. $50. Call 880-3380. loquitasb.com

Fiesta! at Paseo Nuevo Celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta with flamenco dance performances and live music in the heart of this outdoor paseo. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com

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El Desfile Histórico (The Historical Parade) This year marks the 93rd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade, one of the largest equestrian

Courthouse Legacy Foundation’s Annual Fiesta Party Celebrate Fiesta from the second floor of the Courthouse, overlooking the Sunken Gardens and Las Noches de Ronda festivities. The Loggia and Mural Room are the perfect places to view this annual Fiesta celebration while enjoying cocktails and great food. You can also get breathtaking and sweeping city views from the Clock Tower. Enjoy exclusive and private use of the Courthouse for the evening. 6:30-9:30pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. $75. Ages 21+. Call 770-7222. sbclf.org S.B. Fiesta Rodeo

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Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org

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competition. 11am-10:30pm. El Mercado del Norte, Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free. Ages 21+ after 5pm.

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PRCA Performance: Competencia de los Vaqueros The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo riders will compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’, Saddle Bronc Riding, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. 7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $20$35. Call 688-5093. sbfiestarodeo.org

saTurday 8/5 Fiesta Pancake Breakfast Come hungry for all-you-can-eat pancakes while you support the veterans in S.B. 7am-2pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $7. Call 568-0020 or 636-7961. Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show Browse for handmade treasures created by artisans as you stroll along the beautiful beachfront. 10am-7pm. Cabrillo Blvd., west of Stearns Wharf. Free.

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Meet in the Mural Room for a guided tour of the Moorish-Spanish building. Tours happen every 30 minutes. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464. Missions of Edwin Deakin One of the earliest artists to record all 21 California missions in color, Edwin Deakin visited each mission and made these field watercolor sketches between 1897 and 1899, documenting the missions as they were falling into ruin. His work had a profound impact on efforts to save them before they disappeared forever. Previously thought to be lost to the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, this permanent collection is one of S.B.’s most valued treasures. 10am-5pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free; donations accepted. Call 966-1601. sbhistorical.org

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Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) More than 200 performers will create an evening of dance and song, from flamenco to Mexican folklórico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. 8pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

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87th Annual Desfile de los Niños (Children’s Parade) Young people of Santa Barbara, their parents, and other parade participants will don traditional costumes and celebrate the rich culture of the area. Ice cream is provided for participants. The parade will go down State Street from Victoria Street to Ortega Street. 10am. Free. Call 564-5418.

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Flor y Canto (Flower and Song) Interwoven with historical narration, Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th century will be performed by area residents in authentic costumes. Bring a picnic dinner and blankets for lawn seating. 7pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.

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Fiesta eventS performers ages 16 and younger. 1-5pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

Crazy Horse Cantina This cantina inside El Mercado del Norte features a beer garden with live entertainment and is host during the day to Fiesta’s battle-of-the-bands competition. 11am-10:30pm. El Mercado del Norte, Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Free. Ages 21+ after 4pm.

Fiesta Pancake Breakfast Come hungry for all-you-caneat pancakes while you support the veterans in S.B. 7am2pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $7. Call 568-0020 or 636-7961.

Tardes de Ronda (Afternoon of Gaiety) This afternoon of dances and songs from various Mexican regions features

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El Mercado de la Guerra Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment, all while strolling through this colorful Mexican market. 11am-11pm. De la Guerra Plaza, first block of E. De la Guerra St. Free.

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sunday 8/6 Casa Cantina This annual Mexican-style cantina invites all to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta. Noon-midnight. Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org

El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and ice-cold drinks and live entertainment at the Crazy Horse Cantina. The purchase of a wristband gets you unlimited rides. 11am-11pm. Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Admission: Free; wristband: $30.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. 11am-9pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 227 N. Nopal St. (corner of Nopal and Montecito sts.). Free. Fiesta! at Paseo Nuevo Celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta with flamenco dance performances and live music in the heart of this outdoor paseo. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com

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2016 Fiesta Historical Parade

Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) More than 200 performers will create an evening of dance and song, from flamenco to Mexican folklórico. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. 8pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.

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PRCA Performance: Competencia de los Vaqueros The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo riders will compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Stopping, Mutton Bustin’, Saddle Bronc Riding, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. 7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $20-$35. Call 688-5093. sbfiestarodeo.org

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21st Annual S.B. Mariachi Festival This festival featuring Pedro Fernandez, Mariachi Los Camperos, Mariachi Sol de México de Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Los Reyes, and Mariachi Herencia de Mexico will show you the heart and soul of mariachi. 5:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $55-$115. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com

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P y l e v o L r u O y o j n E e Award Winning Com Margaritas

Join Us Before Noches de Ronda at the Court House Gardens and Concerts at the Bowl

Happy Hour 3-6 Quench your thirst after the Fiesta Parades

Lunch 11-4 • Dinner 4-10

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Flower Girls 2017 happen every hour. 10am-3pm. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464. Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show Browse for handmade treasures created by artisans as you stroll along the beautiful beachfront. 10am-7pm. Cabrillo Blvd., west of Stearns Wharf. Free. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado Enjoy a wide array of authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment. 11am-9pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 227 N. Nopal St. (corner of Nopal and Montecito sts.). Free. Fiesta! at Paseo Nuevo Celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta with flamenco dance performances and live music in the heart of this outdoor paseo. Noon-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com

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Missions of Edwin Deakin One of the earliest artists to record all 21 California missions in color, Edwin Deakin visited each mission and made these field watercolor sketches between 1897 and 1899, documenting the missions as they were falling into ruin. His work had a profound impact on efforts to save them before they disappeared forever. Previously thought to be lost to the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, this permanent collection is one of S.B.’s most valued treasures. Noon-5pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free; donations accepted. Call 966-1601. sbhistorical.org

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S.B. Mission Docent Tours Trained docents will lead a special tour of the Queen of the Missions. 1:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Free-$13. Call 682-4713.

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Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Performance: Final Event Riders will compete in Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Stopping, Team Penning, Mutton Bustin’, and Saddle Bronco Riding, plus PRCA Team Roping, Barrel-Racing, and Bull Riding. 2pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $10-$25. Call 688-5093. sbfiestarodeo.org West Coast Symphony Orchestra 48th Annual Fiesta Concert Under the direction of conductor Dr. Michael Shasberger, the concert will feature music with a Spanish flair. Bring snacks and lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. 3:30pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. cieloperformingarts.org n


Meet Fiesta 2017’s

eina del Mar Parlor No. 126, Native Daughters of the Golden West, has selected Robin Emily Hill Cederlof to portray Saint Barbara, the city’s patron saint, during the 2017 Old

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Spanish Days Fiesta, a Fiesta tradition since 1926. A fifth-generation Californian, Robin Emily Hill Cederlof was born in Santa Barbara and raised in Goleta, the daughter of the late Earl M. Hill and Rose Ann Fullerton Hill. Her father’s ancestor, George Washington Hill, settled on a 40-acre farm in Goleta near Fairview and Encina Avenues on July 4, 1874. He and his descendants grew lima beans, walnuts, and lemons. Earl Hill managed the farm and became Goleta’s first chiropractor. The new Saint Barbara attended Goleta Valley Junior High School and Dos Pueblos High School. She holds a radiologic technology degree from Santa Barbara City College. Mrs. Cederlof has been involved with Fiesta activities since childhood. She participated in the children’s parade, performed with the Doris Smith Dance Studio, and at the age of 16 became a volunteer for Old Spanish Days, delivering posters, badges, and programs to sponsors after school. She has served 11 years as a marshal for the historical parade. Robin Cederlof will ride on the parlor-sponsored St. Barbara float in El Desfile Histórico and appear at Mission Santa Barbara’s Fiesta Pequeña and at Las Noches de Ronda in the Courthouse Sunken Gardens n Robin Emily Hill Cederlof nightly.

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33) Carriages/Wagons  American Riviera Bank 34) Group of Western Riders  Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club & Heritage Riders 35) Walking Group  Chumash Color Guard 36) Charro Group  Rancho Arroyo 37) Floats  Tierra de Oro Parlor #304 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West 38) Band  S.B. High School Marching Dons 39) Walking Group  Empty Spot 40) Charro Group  Rancho El Paraiso 41) Posse  Kings County Sheriff’s Posse 42) Group of Western Riders  Rodeo Honorary Vaquero 43) Group of Western Riders  S.B. Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo 44) Carriages/Wagons  Montecito Bank & Trust 45) Carriages/Wagons  Wells Fargo

46) Floats  S.B. Mariachi Festival 47) Band  Oxnard High School Marching Band 48) Charro Group  Los Tequileros de Jalisco 49) Walking Group  U.S. Navy: Naval Base Ventura County 50) Charro Group  Charros de Santa Ynez 51) Group of Western Riders  Lonesome Cowboys & Cowgirls 52) Group of Spanish Riders  Rancho Las Palmas 53) Floats  Garcia Dance Studio 54) Band  Santa Paula High School Cardinals 55) Charro Group  El Arenal 56) Carriages/Wagons  Impulse Advanced Communications 57) Carriages/Wagons  Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf 58) Posse  Merced County Sheriff’s Posse 59) Carriages/Wagons  Gang from Crocker Row 60) Carriages/Wagons  Friends of Fiesta 61) Walking Group  S.B. Unified School District 62) Charro Group  Rancho Jimenez J 63) Mounted Color Guard  Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team 64) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. Shrine Club 65) Posse  Empty Spot 66) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. Historical Museum 67) Group of Western Riders  Shalhoob Group 68) Carriages/Wagons  Los Rancheros Pobres 69) Posse  Ventura County Sheriff’s Posse 70) Floats  Linda Vega Dance Studio 71) Charro Group  Rancho Los Dos Amigos 72) Group of Western Riders  The Valley Center Vaqueros 73) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. Elks Lodge 74) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. Police Activity League 75) Mounted Color Guard  Presidio Mounted Soldiers 76) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. Firefighters Association 77) Floats  The Castro Family Party

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1) Walking Group  Fiesta Flower Girls 2) Walking Group  The Therapy Mini Horses 3) Walking Group  Spirit of Fiesta 4) Band  Mariachi Mexicanisimo 5) Floats  Saint Barbara Float (exhibition entry) 6) Posse  Long Beach Mounted Police 7) Group of Western Riders La Presidente 8) Carriages/Wagons  La Presidente’s Family 9) Floats  S.B. Mission: Blessings of Love 10) Charro Group  Southern California Charros 11) Carriages/Wagons  Grand Marshal 12) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. Mayor Helene Schneider & Junior Spirit 13) Mounted Color Guard  The New Buffalo Soldiers 14) Group of Spanish Riders  De la Guerra Wedding Party 15) Mounted Color Guard  S.B. County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit 16) Carriages/Wagons  S.B. City Council 17) Carriages/Wagons  Community West Bank 18) Group of Spanish Riders  Los Padres Trail Riders 19) Carriages/Wagons  Union Bank 20) Posse  Santa Monica Mounted Posse 21) Carriages/Wagons  La Presidente Honoraries 22) Carriages/Wagons  U.S. Forest Service 23) Carriages/Wagons  KEYT 24) Walking Group  S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation 25) Floats  California Missions Foundation 26) Charro Group  Familia Charra and Charros Unidas de Villa 27) Charro Group  Grupo Charro Los Compadres 28) Carriages/Wagons  Past Presidentes 29) Group of Spanish Riders  Camarillo White Horses 30) Carriages/Wagons  Elected Officials 31) Posse  Escondido Mounted Posse 32) Carriages/Wagons  Cox Communications

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This year marks the 93rd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade (or El Desfile Histórico), one of the largest equestrian parades in the U.S., featuring more than 600 horses as well as floats, dancers, and antique carriages, coaches, and wagons. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach to State Street, and then goes up State Street to Sola Street. Noon. Free-$38.

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Get to Know the 2017

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SpIriTS OF FIESTa La prEsidEnTE e r very year, two young dancers are chosen as the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta, and this year, it’s a graceful, strong, leaderly spirit that 2017 Spirit of Fiesta Norma Escárcega and Junior Spirit Eve Flores carry with them to the stage. It’s been a year of milestones for Escárcega. Besides the Spirit coronation, she graduated from San Marcos High School as their senior class vice president with AP and honors classes under her belt. The Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center volunteer and future probation officer hopeful has danced flamenco for 15 years. “It is definitely an honor,” Escárcega said of the Spirit title. She hopes she can be a role model to other dancers, showing they “can be true to who they are, no matter the style of dance or personality. When you dance with passion and love, you can accomplish anything.” Spirit of Fie

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For Flores, the Junior Spirit life has been very exciting. “I’m super excited to go place to place, to take it all in and learn what I can accomplish at Fiesta,” said the ambitious 5th grader, an environmentally conscious Hope School student who enjoys spelling bees and math competitions. “I know there’s so much in store for me.” She spent her first three years of school in Mexico, where she learned ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and more, but found the perfect fit in flamenco when she moved here in 3rd grade. Flores says she loves dancing because “I can express myself without using words and share my personality onstage,” and hopes she can inspire young dancers like herself.“If you try your hardest,” she said,“you can get it, no matter what.” — Richie DeMaria

honda Ledson henderson, La Presidente of 2017’s Old Spanish Days, vividly remembers the Fiesta parades of her youth. “My parents said it was my birthday party,” laughed the August baby. “They were really good storytellers—and really cheap.” They were right, in a way, too: Henderson would remain very close to Fiesta in the years to come. A lifelong lover of Fiesta history and lore whose family can count multiple generations in California — her father’s side arrived as immigrants and established a dairy farm on Rancho Los Osos — Henderson takes on the role of La Presidente after serving for 10 years on the Old Spanish Days Board. “It is truly an honor,” she said of the title. For Henderson, Fiesta is all about togetherness, emphasizing this year’s theme, Unity Through Community, or Unidos en Comunidad. “Fiesta truly is a community event — it takes more than 4,000 volunteers and over 40 nonprofits, and it couldn’t happen without them,” she said, citing everyone from the dancers to the police personnel who make it all happen. Mentioning the generous spirit of the late Father Virgil Cordano,

Rhonda Ledson Henderson she hopes to honor the history of Old Spanish Days while “bringing as many people together as possible.” —RD

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Live Spanish music and Flamenco dance performances in Center Court

SATURDAY, August 5 Noon to 2:30pm Trio Guadalajara 2:45 to 3:30pm Garcia Dance Studio 3:45 to 4:45pm Zermeño Dance Academy 4:45 to 5:45pm Linda Vega Dance Studio 6:00 to 7:00pm FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara* SUNDAY, August 6 1:00-3:30pm Gilberto Gonzales *dance accompanied by live music. Bold = live music.

Text ‘Fiesta’ to 41487 to link to the full schedule on the go.

Located at State Street between Ortega and Canon Perdido Streets

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THURSDAY, August 3 Noon to 1:00pm Linda Vega Dance Studio 1:00 to 2:00pm Zermeño Dance Academy 2:00 to 4:30pm Cougar E & Guests 4:30 to 5:30pm FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara* 5:45 to 6:30pm Cruz Dance & Entertainment

FRIDAY, August 4 2:00 to 3:15pm Zermeño Dance Academy 3:25 to 4:00pm Contra Tiempo Flamenco 4:45 to 5:45pm Linda Vega Dance Studio 6:00 to 7:00pm FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara*

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WEDNESDAY, August 2 Noon to 1:00pm FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara* 1:15 to 2:00pm Zermeño Dance Academy 2:00 to 4:30pm Martinez Brothers 5:00 to 6:00pm Linda Vega Dance Studio 6:00 to 7:00pm Zermeño Dance Academy

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