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Fiesta Revelers Go Wild for Celebración de Los Dignatarios

More than 1,500 partygoers gather for a fundraiser presented by Old Spanish Days and the Santa Barbara Zoo

Old Spanish Days director Wendy Figueiredo and Santa Barbara Zoo member A. Arthur Fisher, author of 'Fiesta, The Celebration of Old Spanish Days,' are joined by a furry friend at Thursday evening's Celebracion de Los Dignatarios at the zoo. (Melissa Walker / Noozhawk photo)
Old Spanish Days director Wendy Figueiredo and Santa Barbara Zoo member A. Arthur Fisher, author of Fiesta, The Celebration of Old Spanish Days, are joined by a furry friend at Thursday evening's Celebración de Los Dignatarios at the zoo. (Melissa Walker / Noozhawk photo)

One of the most anticipated and popular Fiesta celebrations is the annual Celebración de Los Dignatarios that once again drew a large crowd of more than 1,500 people to the Santa Barbara Zoo on Thursday evening.

The fundraiser, presented by Old Spanish Days and the zoo, honors Santa Barbara’s elected officials with live entertainment and delectable treats from more than 20 local restaurants.

Check back for a complete iSociety report on the Celebración de Los Dignatarios, dubbed “Fiesta’s wildest event.”

Noozhawk iSociety columnist Melissa Walker can be reached at [email protected]. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkSociety, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Become a fan of Noozhawk on Facebook.

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