Competencia de los Vaqueros (Fiesta Stock Horse Show &Rodeo) Junior Tri-Counties riders compete in the Non-Pro Stock Horse Class and Buckaroo Class, Breakaway Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, and Barrel Racing. 8am and noon. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 688-5093.sbfiestarodeo.com.
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. www.santabarbaracourthouse.org
Picturing Old Spanish Days These works of art celebrate the common joys of our unique culture and highlight our architecture, our dances, our costumes, our food … our Fiesta. There are paintings created from the 1890s to the 1920s and later, more modern takes on our unique hybrid of Spanish, Mexican, and American culture. The exhibit shows through August 28. 10am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460. sullivangoss.com
Project Fiesta! Building A Complete History of Old Spanish Days This installation will make you fall in love with Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with personal stories, vintage posters, restored costumes, historical photographs, and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. 10am-5pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free; donations accepted. Call 966-1601.santabarbaramuseum.com
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-$12. Call 682-4713.santabarbaramission.org
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.
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 (across from City Hall). Free.
El Mercado del Norte Enjoy Fiesta foods, souvenirs at the Fiesta Bazaar, rides and attractions at the Fiesta Carnival, and icy 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.
Fiesta! at Paseo Nuevo Celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta with flamenco dance performances and live music in the heart of this outdoor paseo. Noon-6:45pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com/event/fiesta
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 Courtyard, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$10. Ages 21+. Call 965-0093. sbthp.org
El Desfile Histórico This year marks the 92nd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade, one of the largest equestrian parades in the U.S. with floats and dancers. 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-$35. Click here for the parade lineup.
Crazy Horse Cantina This cantina inside the Mercado features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot during Fiesta. 5-10:30pm. El Mercado del Norte, Mackenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. Ages 21+. Free.
Fiesta After Parade Exhibition Hours Continue the Fiesta feeling following the Desfile Histórico and view the Project Fiesta! Building A Complete History of Old Spanish Days exhibition, with vintage posters, restored costumes, historical photographs, and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions. 2:30-5:30pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free. Call 966-1601. santabarbaramuseum.com
Courthouse Legacy Foundation’s Annual Fiesta Party: Fiesta with Fiery Flair 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 up close and personal with VIP onstage seats or take in the breathtaking, 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. $50/members; $75/nonmembers (includes annual membership). Ages 21+. Call 770-7222.sbclf.org
Flor y Canto Interwoven with historical narration, Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th century will be performed by residents in authentic costumes. Bring a picnic dinner and blankets for lawn seating. 7pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 962-6464.
PRCA Performance: Competencia de los Vaqueros The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo riders of this organization will compete in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and more. 7:30pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $20-$35. 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. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.