Plaza De La Guerra was designated a public square in 1853 and has since served as an important civic and cultural space for Santa Barbara. It is a venue for festivals, open-air food markets, and political activism. Most famously, De La Guerra is a central hub of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days, or “Fiesta,” which takes place annually during the first weekend of August.
Plaza De La Guerra is a small grassy area with a U-shaped, one-way street around its perimeter that offers short-term parking. It has several benches and tall palm trees.