Santa Barbara is celebrating 95 years of its Old Spanish Days Fiesta.
The annual event kicked off Wednesday with the opening of the colorful mercados at De La Guerra Plaza and Mackenzie Park. Wednesday evening, singers and dancers will perform on the steps of Old Mission Santa Barbara during La Fiesta Pequeña.
Special events will be held throughout Santa Barbara through Sunday.
There are two parades scheduled. El Desfile Histórico starts at noon on Friday and El Desfile de los Niños starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Click here to see a full calendar of events.