Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
All over the city of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
(805) 962-8101
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La Primavera
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   Kick off the Fiesta Season right! Be there as El Presidente unveils the Fiesta poster & pin. Learn about the plans and events for this year’s Fiesta Celebration as you enjoy delectable food, Mariachis, a live band and dancing. All proceeds go to supporting free community events during the week of Fiesta.
   The cocktail hour, which begins at 5:00 PM, will be followed by the unveiling of the poster and pin around 6 PM. And, as a special treat, the Spirit of Fiesta and the Jr. Spirit of Fiesta will perform their first public dances for attendees. Tickets are $100 in advance, and if available, $115 at the door.
   La Primavera takes its name from a one-time pageant in the spring of 1920 that celebrated the heritage of Santa Barbara. The modern-day La Primavera event dates from 1972 when 500 people came to a fund-raising steak dinner at the Earl Warren Show grounds. Primavera embodies the spirit of the old Spanish days of the 1820s to 1860s when people welcomed travelers into their homes and celebrated their arrival by holding parties (fiestas) in their honor.
   Today it symbolizes renewal of friendships and builds excitement for in August. Fiesta itself had its beginnings in 1924, when a group of prominent business people decided to take some of the elements of the La Primavera pageant, i.e. colorful costumes, singing and Spanish and Mexican dances and create what we know now as Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days-Fiesta.
   Event Category & Type:   Party ( Social Events, Openings, Mixers)

VENUE
   Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101

TICKETING
   Phone:  (805) 962-8101
   Internet:  Website

OTHER
   This event is ..... Open to the Public, Indoor, Handicapped Accessible, NON Smoking, Cell Phones & Pagers Permitted, but with some restrictions, Cameras & Recording Permitted, but with some restrictions, NO Pets & Animals, All Welcome, Costume



 



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