Event Highlight: La Recepción del Presidente

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Photos: Fritz Olenberger

The start of this year's Old Spanish Days Fiesta is right around the corner! La Recepción del Presidente is the official kick-off event for Santa Barbara's famous week-long celebration.

The stunning outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort provides ocean views and the perfect backdrop for dancing, music, food, and fun.

Upon arrival, guests are personally greeted by the official receiving line of La Presidenta Barbara Carroll and her family, as well as her Fiesta family including the Spirits, Saint Barbara and Vice Presidentes.

Guests in colorful Fiesta attire are treated to an amazing Mexican buffet and festive cocktails with talented musicians singing and dancing. The 2019 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta will showcase their winning dances as the highlight of the event.

After dinner, the dance floor opens up for guests to join in on the fun as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. 

It's an intimate introduction of what's to come during this year's Old Spanish Day's Fiesta and it's not to be missed!

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