Pre-Fiesta Events

Sunday, July 30, 2017

La Recepción del Presidente 6–10 pm

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Every year, La Recepción del Presidente unofficially kicks off Fiesta week. A wonderful evening in the beautiful outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, this event brings together Fiesta history with the excitement of the Fiesta to come. Guests are warmly greeted by the official receiving line of La Presidente Rhonda Henderson and her family, as well as her Fiesta family including the Spirits, Saint Barbara and Vice Presidentes.

The evening includes guests in their finest Fiesta attire, a tasty Mexican buffet, entertainment by talented artists including the Spirits, and concludes with dancing as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Old Spanish Days Annual Costume Sale 9am

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Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to find your fiesta costumes! Held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 on July 8th, 2017 starting at 9 AM. This event is free to the public.