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Upcoming Events

The Kid's Pet Parade
Saturday, February 16, 2019
(Rain Date is February 23, 2019)
10 am - 1 pm

Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child). A special "Judges Choice" prize will be awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows' Day Parade.

LOCATION:
Los Rios Park
31747 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

El Presidenté Ball
Saturday March 16, 2019
6 P.M. to 10 P.M.

The El Presidenté Ball celebrates the origins of the old west when San Juan Capistrano was in its early days. All colorful characters are welcome and encouraged to come dressed in Western, Spanish, Mexican or early California attire. Enter the best-dressed contest! Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.

LOCATION:
El Adobe
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Day and the Return of the Swallows Celebration is a world-renowned tradition celebrating the annual return of the famous swallows to Capistrano. This tradition was started by Father O’Sullivan in the 1920’s at Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark and home of the swallows, and is carried each year on March 19th.

Free for Mission Members. Festival Admission for General Public go on sale on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (pst).

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6 P.M. to 9 P.M.

This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests are rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. There is a $5 entry fee per category for each contestant entered.

For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.

LOCATION:
Swallow's Inn
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Fiesta Association The Fifth Annual Frog Jumping Contest
Friday, March 22, 2019
4 pm

Located across from Mission San Juan Capistrano - Prizes … Music … Frogs … and Much More!

LOCATION:
Mission Grill
31721 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Fiesta Association Hoos’Gow Day
Friday, March 22, 2019
9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Hoos’Gow Day is a San Juan tradition! Bringing a taste of the Wild West back to San Juan Capistrano. The “Sheriff” and the “Deputies” of the Fiesta Association are dressed in their traditional black and white western garb while they roam the town in search of city slickers. If you’re not wearing western wear, watch out! You might just be roped into the fun! The Deputies will “arrest” anyone not dressed in western attire (and some who are, but just look like they need time in the Hoos’Gow), or any man who is clean-shaven.

LOCATION:
Downtown San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado
Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association.

Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.

LOCATION:
Downtown San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Mission San Juan Capistrano Resident Appreciation Day
Every Wednesday

Mission San Juan Capistrano is proud to offer free admission every Wednesday for San Juan Capistrano residents when a $10 purchase is made in the Mission Store.

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 234-1300

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Ongoing Community Events

Downtown Farmer's Market

Every Wednesday, 3-7 pm

More Information

Barbershop Harmony Society Meeting

Anywhere from 20 to 40 men gather every Monday at 7 pm to learn how to 'ring chords' and make great four-part harmony. Generally familiar to those attending, the songs are great to listen to for guests and 'listening'loos' who are welcome to drop in.

Belonging to the International Barbershop Harmony Society, the San Clemente Chapter is seeking new members and is rapidly becoming a part of the vibrant San Clemente arts scene.

LOCATION:
119 N. Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente CA 92663

INFORMATION / CONTACT:
Warren Willard at (714) 742-0844 or (949) 369-7384

Camino Real Playhouse
1776 El Camino real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 489-8082

In the previous 12 seasons the Camino Real Playhouse has presented nearly 100 full scale productions including 11 Show Off playwriting festivals and 16 Shakespeare Under the Stars productions.

In addition, they have offered drama classes for both adults and children and have presented more than three dozen children's productions. Click here for current production

San Juan Capistrano Architectural Walking Tour
Architecture buffs may want to sign up for a walk through 200 years of architecture in the city. The walk includes adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and streamlined modern building s covers about a mile on level ground and lasts 90 minutes.

A donation of $5 per person is requested. All proceeds support the Friends of the Library. Prospective walkers should call 949-489-0736, and meet at the train depot on Verdugo Street in San Juan Capistrano at 10 AM on Saturday.

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Concerts & Musical Events

San Juan Summer Nights
Concerts begins 6 pm

Free concert series with entertainment, kids area, food and exhibit booths.

Concerts are held on the third Wednesdays, June through September.

Location: Historic Town Center Park

Phone: 949-493-5911

The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, Ca
(949)496-8930

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Annual Events

Annual Swallow Day Parade & Mercado

Welcoming the annual return of the swallows from their winter home in Argentina. This world renown event includes 3 weeks of celebration - parades, mercado, hoosegow day, and much more.

San Juan Summer Nights
Concert begins 6 pm

Free concert series with entertainment, kids area, food and exhibit booths.

Location: Historic Town Center Park

Phone: 949-493-5911

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual County BBQ

Over 1500 attendees attend this traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.

LOCATION: The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center 26284 Oso Road San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION: 949-240-8441

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Local Musicians

Christina & Velvet Bleu
With Velvet Bleu, their signature style is a seasoned blend of folk, classic jazz and classical rock balladry.

 

Gale Storm
This official website for Gale Storm offers a selection of her cds, autographed photos and memorabilia.

Los Tanyaderos
Created and directed by renowned mezzo-soprano vocalist Bonita Nahoum Jaros, Los Tanyaderos is an ensemble of two to ten performers dedicated to the preservation of the ethnic music of endangered cultures.

 

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