Every year, La Recepción del Presidente kicks off Fiesta week. A wonderful evening in the beautiful outdoor Plaza del Sol at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront 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 Presidenta Barbara Carroll 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 performances by the 2019 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta. As the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, dance the night away under the stars. This evening will be one not to be missed!