Viva La Fiesta! Olde Spanish Days Aug 2-6, 2017

Viva La Fiesta! Olde Spanish Days Aug 2-6, 2017

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Fiesta Parade, largest gathering of Horses in the US, photo by SBLocal.com

The annual Fiesta (originally called “Old Spanish Days”), which is celebrated every year in August. The Fiesta is hosted by the Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Native Sons of the Golden West in a joint committee called the Fiesta Board. Fiesta was originally started as a tourist attraction, like the Rose Bowl, to draw business into the town in the 1920s.

Flower Girls and Las Señoritas are another attraction of Fiesta, as they march and participate in both Fiesta Pequeña (the kickoff of Fiesta) and the various parades. Flower Girls is for girls under 13. They throw roses and other flowers into the crowds. Las Señoritas are their older escorts. Many Señoritas join the Native Daughters at the age of 16.

Visit the Official Olde Spanish Days website for more info.
Locals and tourist line up on State St to enjoy the Fiest parade, Photo by SBLocal.com
Locals and tourist line up on State St to enjoy the Fiesta parade, Photo by SBLocal.com
Horses Parade up State Street in the largest gathering of Equines in the United States, Photo by SBLocal.com
Horses Parade up State Street in the largest gathering of Equines in the United States, Photo by SBLocal.com

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