Downtown carts ready for parade day

Source: Old Spanish Days

With a new parade route along Cabrillo Boulevard and limited parking, attendees will now be able to take advantage of downtown parking lots and arrive at the parade route via free tram shuttles.

Old Spanish Days partners with the City of Santa Barbara and the downtown organization to provide this free service to the community.

Three shuttles will run on Chapala Street, Victoria Street and Anacapa Street to the beach side of State Street. Shuttles will stop at several locations along this route, approximately every 10 minutes.

The free shuttles will start at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.

“It is important to all of us that members of our community have easy access to our Fiesta Parade,” said 2022 Presidente Maria Cabrera. “These carts are a great collaboration between three organizations that support Fiesta in so many ways. This year’s theme, Todos Juntos en Familia, is evident in this exceptional collaborative partnership that benefits our community immensely.

“I couldn’t be happier to have Fiesta back in our community this year,” said Robin Erlander, Executive Director of Downtown Organization. “And these wagons will support locals and visitors alike by providing easy access to view one of the greatest horse parades in the country. The downtown organization is pleased to partner with the City and Old Spanish Days Fiesta

The pick-up locations for the shuttle on the day of the parade are:

*In the 900 block of Chapala Street near lot 2

*1100 Block of Anacapa next to the library, across from the courthouse and between the library garage and the Granada garage

*600 Block of Anacapa near Ortega and next to Lot 10

Drop off will be at State and Yanonali near the train depot, just one block from the Parade route.

An attached map shows the entire route.

Fiesta 2022 runs from August 3-7. Long live the 2022 Party!

David H. Henry