Crack confetti-filled cascarones on your friends’ heads and consume delicious food at the mercados when Fiesta rolls around. In early August, Santa Barbara salutes its Spanish history with dancing- and parade-filled days. Vivala!
The majority of the events are held downtown and are easily accessible by foot or bike from the MTD transit center or the train station.
Here’s how to get to the Mission car free:
From anywhere downtown, it is a pretty walk or bike (uphill) through residential neighborhoods.
Or take the MTD route 6 or 11 and get off at State & Los Olivos. Walk northeast up Los Olivos where the street will dead end at the Mission.