The Fiesta Association has a board
of directors which comprises 11-15 members. The balance of the
membership comprises the "general members". This makes the Fiesta
Association not only the largest volunteer organization in the
city, but because of the make of the members, the most fun. Many
strong friendships have occurred within the group because of their
association with the Fiesta. We see ourselves, and take great
pride in considering ourselves, as a family. We have a large job
to do and it is the strength of this "Family" that gets it done.
And, we can always take in more members. "The more the merrier."
Come join us!
easily recognizable, especially during Fiesta
Events. Our "deputies" wear the distinctive black
and white western-style outfits with the one-of a
kind deputy badge. Many of us wear very large
western-style guns on one, or sometimes both, hips.
And of course, the traditional black hat, vest and
boots. You must be a member to be a Fiesta deputy,
but you can be a member without having to be a
We welcome you to the
2013 Fiesta de las Golondrinas and all of its happenings.
Who are these Fiesta Association
we are overwhelmed with the responsibilities of
life and wonder how we can have a brief respite
without having to jump on the next train out of
town to escape.
you have ever lived in or been a visitor to San
Juan, especially during the month of March, you
most likely have seen a group of people who have
discovered how to escape the mundaneness of
everyday life. Dressed in western attire from the
1860's to present, in the signature colors of black
and white, this group known as the Fiesta
Association, exists solely to preserve the
celebration of the return of the swallow's to San
The Fiesta brings many
events to the community such as the the
Kids Pet Parade,
the El Presidente Ball
(a great night to drop inhibitions and dress up in terrific outfits),
the rip-roaring Hoosegow Day
where the Fiesta has license to throw you in their hoosegow if
you are not dressed western, sporting facial hair, or if you look
cross-eyed at them. All these events are held to help raise funds
to pay for the biggest event in San Juan - the Swallows' Day Parade.
Many people mistakenly believe the parade is funded and put on
by the city. Nope, it is those folks in the black and white dress
of the Fiesta Association.
They are people who saw Fiesta members having such a good
time bringing all the aforementioned events to the community,
or those that love to preserve the history of the swallow's return
(which is older than the city itself) or people who want to belong
to an organization that is famous worldwide for presenting the
largest non-motorized parade in the U.S.A.. To be a member, you
do not have to live in San Juan - some of our members come from
as far away as Germany, nor do you have to like country western
music or dance. Seriously, the Fiesta welcomes all who want to
be a part of history, of community, and who want to be part of
a 'family' that works hard at having fun. The Fiesta Association
and all of its events are open to everyone. Please join the Fiesta Association
in preserving the Swallows' Day Parade by joining or by giving
us your support by attending the our events.
Instead of Jumping on
the next train out of town to escape, join the Fiesta Association
and chelp crfeate the "Spirit of San Juan" for the Fiesta
de las Golondrinas.
To learn more about the Fiesta Association call (949) 493-1976
Membership Application: You're Wanted!