The annual Swallows’ Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano (March 23, 2013) offers free family fun in SoCal. This year’s theme is “Happy Trails.” The Parade is part of the Fiesta de la Golondrinas, celebrating the legend of the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day.
“The Swallows’ Day Parade is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association and takes place right in down-town San Juan Capistrano.”
WHAT: The 55th Annual Swallows’ Day Parade, free to attend.
WHEN: Saturday March 23, 2013, at 11am.
WHERE: The one-mile parade route starts at the corner of the Ortega Hwy and El Camino Real in downtown San Juan Capistrano, CA, and finishes along the primary route of Camino Capistrano.
SAVVY TIPS: Arrive early, as most street closures are in effect by 10am with the parade beginning promptly at 11am. The parade is a “rain or shine” event.