Competencia de los Vaqueros (Fiesta Stock Horse Show &Rodeo) Tri-County riders compete in the Alisal Ranch Horse Class, Fiesta Ranch Horse Class, Old Timers Team Roping, and Steer Stopping. 8am. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call 688-5093. sbfiestarodeo.org
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.
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
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: $25.
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.
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.
DIGS! Celebración de los Dignatarios Dance, listen to music, enjoy food from the Central Coast’s finest eateries, and experience wines and tequilas by sunset. New this year: 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
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. 7:30pm. 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. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free.