Slideshow: 2016 Recepcion del Presidente
The city of Santa Barbara is gearing up for Old Spanish Days with a kickoff party on Sunday night.
La Recepcion del Presidente at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort, gives El Presidente J.C. Gordon the chance to thank the community for putting on this year's events.
The event honors Gordon and past Presidentes and serves as a fundraiser to support free Fiesta events.
The 92 annual Old Spanish Days kicks off on Wednesday, August 3.