Montecito Journal Seen Around Town: Fiesta with a Flair

The La Fiesta Pequeña or Little Fiesta is actually a Big Fiesta when it comes to Santa Barbara’s celebrations of its Spanish and Mexican heritage. It’s the official kick-off party attended by hundreds filling the lawn in front of the Santa Barbara Mission with blankets and chairs and coolers. When the clock strikes 8 pm, the Mission bells ring out, and it’s time to turn the Mission steps into a stage and the dancing begins. 

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