Swallows Day Parade 2022

Sat Mar 12, 2022
11:00am PT
All ages
Free

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?

After a two year hiatus, the parade returns for its 62nd edition. The annual event holds the distinction of being the nation's largest non-motorized parade.

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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