2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

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Edhat readers share their photos of the 98th annual Fiesta parade in Santa Barbara.


By Fritz Olenberger

The Fiesta parade! Scroll through the photos above and below.


By Joe DeLise

My first Fiesta Parade.


By Tiare

Cute Fiesta Girls

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montecito_matt Aug 08, 2022 10:20 AM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

So much better having the parade on Cabrillo, cooler for the horses and parade participants.

Basicinfo805 Aug 07, 2022 04:41 PM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

A lot of Fiesta is bizarro : )
Agree though from years past my favorite part is seeing real horsemen (you can tell who is and who is more of a poser when you’re there) riding and handling the ropes, and Cabrillo seems like a good call going forward.

Gimli Aug 07, 2022 10:22 AM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

Sure was a hot day. But the fireman with the firehose cooling down the spectators after the parade? Yeah, California is in a bad drought situation and everyone needs to conserve water in this state. But not SB? OK. Santa Barbara is Bizarro World. (Bizarro World is in the DC Superman comics. The Bizarros do everything opposite than the people on earth. Their planet is shaped like a cube). "Ilmig ma I".

Lucky 777 Aug 07, 2022 03:05 AM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

Thank you Fritz Olenberger for capturing my mule doing the sideways two-step, we were trying to keep up with the Charro dancing horses with some smooth moves of our own! We had an excellent time, and having the route on Cabrillo was lovely. But as I had predicted and was concerned: there was NO plan for the return, so we all stood around at the end of Milpas in the sun waiting for the last Marborg trucks to signal the end of the parade, and then straggled back in a reverse of the route as the crowd packed up and left. A better return route could have been arranged, and perhaps will be by next year. It was amazing that as far as I know there were no injuries or incidents with this parade, and for part of that I credit the wide open scenic expanse of Cabrillo Blvd. and vote to keep the parade there as the new tradition.

tagdes Aug 07, 2022 03:33 PM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

Lucky, you were exactly correct when people were discussing this before. It was even stated live on KEYT during the parade that that was how it would go. I waved at you and the group coming down the hill on Valerio at maybe about 10:30 am on your ride to the carriage museum. What is the story about your outfit.

a-1659853529 Aug 06, 2022 11:25 PM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

Thanks for the horse pics, Joe. That's the only reason I pay attention -- for the horses. The pics of carriages with just a horse rump are tempting and disappointing.

Ahchooo Aug 06, 2022 08:07 PM
2022 Fiesta Parade Slideshow

What do people think: was it nice having the parade on Cabrillo? Better than on State Street? Looks really good in the photos.

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