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.
YUM!


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:
http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/2015/07/feathered-nest-friday_16.html#more





And visit Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home:
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2015/07/home-sweet-home-229.html





Visit Coastal Charm for Show & Share:
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2015/07/show-and-share-no271.html


5 comments:

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

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    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!

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

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

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