Saturday, July 18, 2015

French Festival in Santa Barbara

This weekend is the Santa Barbara
annual French Festival!

Even though I am recovering from my stay
in the hospital, I just HAD to go!!!

It was such a great event.
There is so much to see and do.

There are loads of booths
featuring activities, food, and wares for sale.

I tried on a pair of espadrilles
(and now I regret not getting a pair).

My family & I also treated ourselves to a treat of beignets.

Sorry.  I gobbled down a few before I remembered
to take a photograph.

There are also three stages with various 
French-themed performances
(such as can-can dancers, accordion players, & more).

Actors portray figures from the time of the
French Revolution.

At the Queen's Tent, there were jesters & jousters.

The event is held each year on a weekend 
around Bastille Day in Oak Park in Santa Barbara.
The entire park is decorated for the festivities!

I missed seeing the annual
"Poodles & Pals" Parade - maybe next year
my pug, Toodles, can join in the fun.

I am a frenchie-fanatic,
so I am so glad I was able to attend this fun event!

Join the party -  Feathered Nest Friday - at FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE:

And visit Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home:

Visit Coastal Charm for Show & Share:


  1. The can-can lady... Do you remember in the downstairs bathroom wallpaper when we were little?

    1. Totally! They were doing a can-can on stage, too but my photos were terrible. It makes me remember my own can-can from the end of the year show in high school. Good times!

  2. How fun is this. Looks like a great time and I love the costumes too.

  3. That looks like fun! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!