events in santa barbara, ca near hotel indigo at the state house
"The Little Fiesta" officially opens Old Spanish Days on the steps of Santa Barbara's historic Old Mission. This event features Fiesta's traditional songs and dances: tunes of the Californios, Flamenco, Spanish classical and Mexican folklórico dances. Food is available for purchase from local vendors. This event is held at the Old Mission Santa Barbara located at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This event is free. Catch MTD's line 22 and ride to the show. MTD Stop: Old Mission.
The Fiesta Historical Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States and this year marks the 90th anniversary. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach, to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street. Viewing the Parade is free but there are shaded Reserved Seats available for purchase. Visit Fiesta Ticket Information to purchase Reserved Seats.
Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening. Mercado de la Guerra is located in De La Guerra Plaza, on the first block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This event is free.
Catch MTD's lines 2, 6, 11, 14, 22. MTD stop Anacapa & Carrillo. Also MTD lines 20, 21x & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop Anacapa and De la Guerra. Also the Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle stops at State and De la Guerra. & the Crosstown Shuttle. MTD Stop: State and De la Guerra.
Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing. Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids, and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor.
Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area. This event is free. Catch MTD's lines 3, and 11. MTD Stop: State and Las Positas.
An evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating museums, galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment.
Our museum partner, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara offers a First Thursday contemporary performance each month at their main space located in the Paseo Nuevo Mall on the Upper Arts Terrace. April 3rd will be Julia Barbosa Landois & Erik Sanden performing Live Ballast. Check it out. Free admission. Come early and enjoy their pre-performance Happy Hour. Happy Hour begins at 5pm and the show at 7.
Image Caption: Julia Barbosa Landois, Culo de Oro/The Golden Ass, 2011, Performance still. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Courtesy Walley Films.