Swallows Day Parade 2024

Sat Mar 23, 2024
11:00am PT
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Mission San Juan Capistrano

We all know that the swallows always return to San Juan Capistrano, but did you know that they are welcomed with an annual homecoming parade? The annual event holds the distinction of being the nation's largest non-motorized parade.

This year's theme is "Saddle Up San Juan".

The parade marches directly through the downtown area (street closures are in effect by 10am) and is accompanied by an all-day mercado with a kids' play zone, entertainment, and more than 100 booths.

The parade takes place rain or shine. Attendees are advised to take the Shuttle Bus or arrive early as most street closures are in effect by 10am.

Note that the annual celebration at the mission takes place on St. Joseph's Day, March 19, each year.

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