kick off party

Kick-Ass Kick-Off Party!

Friday, June 23rd 6-9 p.m.

The Santa Ynez Historical Museum will be kicking off Old Santa Ynez Days with the biggest party of the weekend!  It’s Friday Night, so mosey over to the Historical Museum for a traditional Pig Roast with all the fixin’s courtesy of The Pork Palace  Then, it’s time to kick up your heels to the lively sounds of The Cash Cooper Band, so put on your fanciest go-to-town duds and your best dancin’ boots, because Santa Ynez is “where the west was wild!”

Tickets are just $75 inclusive of BBQ, Libations and Dancing!
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While you’re here, visit the museum (open Saturday and Sunday during the Old Santa Ynez Days weekend) to walk through Santa Ynez’s storied past, with fascinating exhibits from the Chumash period through early 20th Century ranching days, including the most impressive collection of carriages west of the Mississippi. Check out the current exhibit – The Evolution of the California Stock Saddle.

Old Santa Ynez Day Parade

Old Santa Ynez Day Parade

Saturday, June 24th -Parade beings at 10 a.m.

Each June, in the heart of downtown Santa Ynez, Western culture and tradition is celebrated with a street faire and parade in the spirit of the Old West. Dust off your spurs and join us for a Grand Parade honoring the Santa Barbara County Cattlewomen,, will we be leading the parade.  Of course, there will be equestrian units, but also expect dancing troupes, floats, costumes and our favorite, local cow.  The parade will travel the length of Sagunto Street, from Meadowvale to Edison, so grab your spot early!

Interested in participating in the parade?  Click for more information about the Old Santa Ynez Days Parade

Street Faire

Saturday, June 24th 9am – 2pm

Enjoy a nice cold locally crafted beer with a delicious selection of food before shopping with local and artisan street merchants or kicking up your heels to the music of the Cadillac Angels. The young-uns will have a ball in the Kid’s Koral and participating in the traditional Santa Ynez Tortilla toss. Be sure to get your commemorative Old Santa Ynez Day leather badge ($1!)so you don’t end up riding in the jail in the parade.  We can’t wait to welcome you with our warm Western hospitality and have some fun!

Interested in showcasing your wares?  Click here to download the Vendor Booth Form

4th Annual Old Santa Ynez Days Rodeo

4th Annual Old Santa Ynez Days Rodeo

Saturday, June 24th from 1:00 pm
Sunday, June 25th from Noon

This two-day Pro Rodeo is a PRCA qualifying event and the main fundraiser for the Santa Ynez Valley Western Heritage Foundation, which contributes to local youth in agriculture and other related programs. Come out and enjoy some delicious local food, music and vendors while you take in the amazing horsemanship and roping skills of the professional cowboys and cowgirls. You can expect all of the exciting events – Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Tie-Down Roping, Break-Away, Bareback Bronc, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Steer Wrestling!  Not to be outdone by the adults, Junior events include Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, the always popular Mutton Bustin’ and…(wait for it!) Stick Horse Races!

Just $35 per day or $50 for the full 2-days. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  Grab your tickets here!

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Contact Us!

Contact Us!

Questions? Give us a shout.

Kickoff Party –
Parade & Faire –
Rodeo –
Santa Ynez Chamber of Commerce – or (805) 350-8517

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