Saturday, February 18, 2023
(Rain Date is February 25, 2023)
Signups start at 10 AM
Parade starts at 12 PM
Judging follows Parade

Los Rios Park
31747 Los Rios Street,
San Juan Capistrano

In addition to the Kids Pet Parade, we will also be holding an Animal Rescue Expo. Come and visit the rescue booths and learn how you can adopt, foster and even volunteer!

Children between the ages of 5 – 12 can show off their favorite animals in contests for:
• Best Team Costume (owner and pet)
• Best Domestic/Household Pet
• Best Exotic Pet
• Best Barnyard/Farm Animal
• Best Bird

All pets must be leashed, haltered, or caged, and an adult must accompany children.

You can pre-register your entry online HERE

Winners will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows Day Parade. Some past winners have included potato bugs, dogs, ducks and ponies.

If you could please bring your completed application with you that would be great, but if not, no worries. We can sign you up on the spot!

For more information please contact Jonathan Jenkins at

Click here for a Pet Parade Application