Special Events at the Hilton

At Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, we want to inspire your next holiday so you and your loved ones can create unforgettable memories. 


Wine & Dessert Fireside Chat with Julia Child's Family | May 19th

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience and the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort invite you to join us for a night under the stars and by the ocean, honoring Santa Barbara legend Julia Child. Guests will enjoy a fireside chat with Julia Child’s My Life in France co-author and grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme, and niece Phila Cousins. Conversation led by author, co-producer of Inside Julias Kitchen podcast and Director of Outreach for The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Lauren Salkeld.

Tickets include a Fess Parker wine tasting, along with a dessert flight from Hilton’s Executive Chef, Yesica Arredondo. Experience great wine and food and learn about Julia Child's life in Santa Barbara at this one-of-a-kind event. Join us on the Hilton’s front lawn with views of the Pacific Ocean. Additional food and beverage from the Hilton's Set Restaurant will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $49.00 per person. Must be 21 years of age or older. Sales tax included in the ticket price. Gratuity not included. Hotel will validate parking for all event attendees. 

Photo used with permission, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

To make a reservation, click the link below. 

Restaurant Week 2022 | May 16th - 22nd

Get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week 2022! Our executive chef has prepared a special pre-fixe menu highlighting The Set Restaurant. 

Available from May 16th - 22nd at The Set. Our Restaurant Week menu will be available for dine-in only. It is not available for to-go or through room service. 

Memorial Day Weekend | May 28th

Fun for the whole family, celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort! With live reggae music, drink specials, & all-you-can-eat barbecue, join us on the front lawn for a Memorial Day barbecue. 

The Memorial Day barbecue is available for $65 Adult | $28 (ages 4-11) children 3 & under eat for free 

A 10% discount will be available for all military veterans. For more information or reservations, contact us at (805) 564-4333 or SBAFP_SpecialEvents@Hilton.com. Reservations can also be made by clicking the button below. 

Jack Daniel's Pool Party

Splish, splash and sip at the pool for Jack Daniel's fire and apple whiskey samples. The pool will also be offering drink specials featuring Jack Daniel's products & menu specials with Jack Daniel's authentic barbecue sauce. 

Available on Saturday, May 28th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Must be 21 years of age or older. More details will be available soon. 

S'mores Pits

Guests of The Set Restaurant can dine oceanfront and fireside this winter. Reserve one of our fire pit dining stations to dine and dessert. 

Each fire pit seats up to 4 adirondack chairs. Fire pits are available in 90-minute increments. S'more kits & blankets are available for purchase from your Set server. 

$75.00 food & beverage minimum spend at each fire pit. To reserve a firepit, please click the button below. 

Treat Trolley

In for a treat? Be sure to look out for the Treat Trolley as it will make its way around the resort with various seasonal treats!

More information will be available soon. 

Picnic Baskets To Go

Baskets will feature delicious chef’s custom picnic menu, select 12 oz. cans of wine (equal to one bottle), and an authentic Mexican beach towel.

More information will be available soon. 

Father's Day | June 19, 2022

Celebrate all of the fathers in your life this Father's Day with burgers and booze on the Front Lawn. 

More information will be available soon.