Courthouse Legacy Foundation Holds Splendid Fiesta Party

At the 8th Annual Courthouse Legacy Foundation’s Fiesta Party on August 4, a sold-out crowd of 120 members and other supporters mingled and dined in the grand Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. In the Loggia, they had a premier viewing area for watching Flor y Canto and Noches de Ronda being performed in the Sunken Gardens below. This fundraising event helps support the Foundation’s mission of preserving and restoring the magnificent Courthouse.

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Did You Know...

The Sunken Garden is host to community-wide celebrations all year long. What is often mistaken about this magical place is its layout of stone walls—many are told it is the basement of the former courthouse prior to the 1925 earthquake. This is myth. The sandstone blocks that form the current day landscape were recycled from the older courthouse buildings after the 1925 earthquake.