SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

El Presidente Josiah Jenkins kicked off this year's Old Spanish Days with a reception held at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Rotunda.

Sunday's event honored the present and past presidents of Old Spanish Days. Jenkins rode in on his horse Homer to kick of the night. Both the senior and junior spirits of fiesta performed.

The 89th Old Spanish Days Fiesta officially kicks off Wednesday with live coverage provided by NewsChannel of La Fiesta Pequeña at the Santa Barbara Mission.

Slideshow: Recepción del Presidente

POSTED: 02:51 PM PDT Jul 29, 2013    UPDATED: 02:24 PM PDT Aug 02, 2013 

El Presidente Josiah Jenkins kicked off this year's Old Spanish Days with a reception held at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Rotunda.

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Photo Credit: Oscar Flores