La Fiesta Pequena Highlights
Scroll through the above photos of the main show and dress rehearsal by Fritz Olenberger
[Updated with photos from the main event]
Photographer Fritz Olenberger shares aerial view photos of the La Fiesta Pequeña dress rehearsal.
The sneak preview took place at the Santa Barbara Mission steps on Tuesday evening. Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., the main show takes place.
The official opening of Old Spanish Days Fiesta has taken place in this beautiful setting since 1927. La Fiesta Pequeña, “Little Fiesta”, is a colorful, historical program which includes traditional songs and dance from Californios Spirit. This event is free to the public.
By Ronald Williams
During Fiesta Pequena tonight at the Old Mission danced Sophia Cordera, Spirit of Fiesta 2019, who is an AP Honors student at Santa Barbara High School.
Paloma Valenzuela, 2019 Junior Spirit of Fiesta, who is in the 4th grade at Foothill Elementary. She enjoys math because it allows her to challenge and exercise her brain. She also enjoys art because she can be creative and use her imagination.