Fiesta Pequena (Opening Ceremonies)
The event features music and a program of Classical Spanish, Flamenco, and Mexican dances.
Being that most important Fiestas in the Spanish and Mexican tradition have always been closely connected with church celebrations, it is only fitting that Santa Barbara's annual Fiesta has included traditions with the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara.
With the gracious involvement of
the Franciscan Fathers, those traditions continue today.
This completion was celebrated on Wednesday evening as a prelude to the opening of Fiesta.
There was an Ecclesiastical Procession along the Mission corridor which continued to the steps of the Mission.
This was followed by a program which included
addresses by dignitaries, music and dancing, and was followed by a