Visitors have come from all over, including Toba City in Japan, one of Santa Barbara’s sister cities. Schneider said representatives were at Fiesta Pequeña and will be staying to celebrate all week.
“Have a great week, enjoy yourselves and have a lot of fun!” she told the crowd.
In addition to the many dance companies performing Wednesday, Spirit of Fiesta Corrie Jimenez and Junior Spirit of Fiesta Kailani Cordero shared their passion for flamenco in front of their largest audience yet.
There will be events and mercados for Old Spanish Days through the weekend. Click here for a list of upcoming events.