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Children’s Fiesta Parade

Children’s Fiesta Parade

Children’s Fiesta Parade, Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Children’s Fiesta Parade will be celebrating its 86th year in 2016. A favorite event during the week-long Old Spanish Days Fiesta Celebration, the parade is organized by the Parks and Recreation Department and serves more than 2,500 children and their families each August. In addition, more than 40,000 spectators line the parade route to view the parade.

Families entering for the first time are joined by families who are 10th or more generation parade participants. An entry can be one family of three, a family of siblings and all the cousins, an entire neighborhood or special clubs/groups. At the parade’s conclusion, all participants receive free ice cream. A must see!

There is no cost to participate. Contact the Children's Fiesta Parade Headquarters at (805) 564-5418 to have an application sent to you, click here for an application and instructions or stop by the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 620 Laguna Street, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm to pick up one (closed every other Friday). Applications available now. Application deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016.

Please join the Facebook event for the parade to stay informed of the latest news and information.

The public is invited to view this delightful parade on Saturday, August 8, starting at 10am. The Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria to Ortega Streets.

The Children’s Fiesta Parade is funded by a generous grant from the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation; the ice cream is provided by MarBorg Industries. Photos of previous years' parades are available online on the Parks and Recreation Department's Flickr stream.

Contact Us!

Anita Ho
Parade Coordinator
620 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Ph: (805) 564-5418
Fax: (805) 564-5480

Fiesta Parade Forms

Children’s Fiesta Parade
Instructions and application form

Desfile de los Niños
Regulaciones y formulario de inscripcion

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2016