Fiesta 2023

Old Spanish Days – Fiesta Parade 2023

The Santa Barbara 4-Wheel Drive Club again showed support for the City of Santa Barbara and the 99th Annual Fiesta Parade by participating in Friday’s main parade. We had 8 of our club members volunteering to pull the 8 major sponsored floats for the parade.  

The Santa Barbara Fiesta parade is considered to be one of the largest equestrian events in the country and is one of the main fun activities for the community during Fiesta week.  The parade is attended by thousands of families and tourists lining the Cabrillo parade route along the beach-front.  

    There were ornate horse-drawn carriages as well as approximately 500 horses in this year’s event.  There were also mounted law enforcement officers, dignitaries from around the state, the fiesta Grand Marshal as well as our local Fire Department participating in the parade pulling their usual shenanigans by spraying down the crowd with water at the conclusion of the parade.

All in all, it was fun for everyone.