Well, okay, I admit it was the practice for La Fiesta Pequena, the event that officially starts Fiesta in Santa Barbara. The practice is held on Tuesday at 6, which suits our summer bedtime of 8 o'clock much better than the real event, which is held on Wednesday starting at 8 o'clock.
It features gorgeous costumes and flamenco dancing.
And, lots of Opa hugs.
The kiddos varied between watching the show up close, running around, and acting like loons (or maybe that was just J). ;)