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Swallows Day Parade 2023

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Swallows Day Parade 2023

Swallows Day is back on schedule and celebrating a return to tradition with the 63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade. Last year our horses were quarantined because of a deadly equine virus, so for the first time in 62 years that parade was motorized. We are grateful to all of the motorized and specialty entries who came in at the last minute and helped make the 2022 Parade a spectacular event.

Our Grand Marshal for 2023 is Actor Dennis Quaid and our theme is Back in the Saddle Again!

63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade & Mercado Street Faire

The Swallows Day Parade begins promptly at 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
The Mercado Street Fair is open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
The VIP Pavilion is open 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

The 63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day, which is March, 19th.

The Parade takes place throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Swallows Day Parade is one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is a spectacular event that you will want to attend. It is organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association.

Take the convenient Shuttle Bus or arrive early as most street closures are in effect by 10AM. This is a fun family event celebrating the annual return of the swallows. Parade starts at 11AM.

Come by car or even train and be sure to mark your calendar to start making the Swallows Day Parade an annual tradition for you and your entire family. You will be so glad that you did!

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