Fiesta in Goleta

Viva La Goleta! Fiesta Ranchera kicked off Fiesta on June 15 at Rancho La Patera and Stow House. This is an annual collaboration between Old Spanish Days and the Goleta Valley Historical Society. It was a lively evening with performances by the 2023 Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood, Junior Spirit Olivia Nelson, musical entertainment and delicious food and beverages. Our Goleta City Council attended, and Mayor Perotte said a few words welcoming attendees to the City of Goleta. We are looking forward to a great Fiesta 2023 and appreciate the opportunity to get the party started in Goleta. For information on the upcoming Old Spanish Day festivities go to

Pictured left-to-right: El Presidente David Bolton, District 2 Councilmember James Kyriaco, Mayor Paula Perotte, Councilmember Stuart Kasdin, Junior Spirit of Fiesta Olivia Nelson, and Mayor Pro Tempore Kyle Richards (Photo courtesy of Rob Hoffman)

Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood and Jr. Spirit Olivia Nelson (Photo courtesy of Fritz Olenberger)

Fiesta Ranchera attendees (Photo courtesy of Fritz Olenberger)