The 61st Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire
was held on March 23, 2019 in downtown San Juan Capistrano. Watch it below!!
The 62nd Swallows Day Parade will take place Saturday March 21, 2020!
The Swallows Day Parade is part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, or Festival of the Swallows, a celebration of the return of the migratory songbird to Mission San Juan Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day. During this three-month Fiesta de las Golondrinas, the Fiesta Association is responsible for various fundraising and community activities including Taste of San Juan, Kids Pet Parade, El Presidenté Ball, Fiesta Grande which includes the Hairiest Man & Soiled Dove Contests, and the infamous Hoos’Gow Day round-up, all culminating with the Swallows Day Parade and The Mercado.