This Year’s Fiesta Mercado Has Been Canceled

••• Now available to rent for September and October: 1685 Fernald Point Lane for $150,000 per month. If you’ve ever walked that part of the beach, you’ve probably noticed the property—it’s the one set way back off the sand.

••• As you’ve likely heard by now, Fiesta’s four-day Mercado De La Guerra has been canceled because of Covid. (“No event exemplifies everything that is Fiesta more than the Mercado. From food to song and dance to providing a platform for local non-profits to earn their important annual operating revenues, Mercado De La Guerra is truly the heart of Fiesta.”) Other events are still on.

••• The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, meanwhile, “is proud to welcome the Mujeres Makers Market to the courtyard of Casa de la Guerra on Friday, August 6, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as SBTHP reopens Casa de la Guerra to celebrate Fiesta week 2021. The two-day market will feature jewelry, vintage clothing, vintage home décor, ceramics, plants, and much more.”

••• Intriguing new service in town: Galavant, which is organizing live music and other performances to various spaces—which look like private homes—around the area. The next one, on August 10, will feature Uncle Uncle and Wryn at a location on the Mesa.

••• Two more Santa Barbara shows announced: comedian Jo Koy (August 27) and the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival (September 11).

••• I don’t pay much attention to real estate listings in the Santa Ynez Valley, but one recently caught my eye because the property is called Hell Hound Hill Ranch (although the listing has subsequently shortened it to 3H Ranch). Anyone who buys it should embark on a full-scale branding barrage—stationery, T-shirts, barbecue sauce, Spotify channel….

••• No one guessed the location of July 24’s Where in Santa Barbara…?, so here’s the answer.


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