San Juan Capistrano Hoos’ Gow Day is Friday March 11 2016.
The Streets of downtown San Juan Capistrano will be going way old school with their Wild West theme today.
This event is to help with costs of Saturday March 12 2016 Swallows Day Parade.
The San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association Hoos Gow Day begins at 9:00am till 4:00pm.
Frog Jumping Contest starts at 3:00pm.
The “Sheriff” and the “Deputies” of the Fiesta Association are dressed in their traditional black and white western garb while they roam the town in search of city slickers.
If you’re not wearing western wear, watch out!
You might just be roped into the fun!
The Deputies will “arrest” anyone not dressed in western attire (and some who are, but just look like they need time in the Hoos’Gow), or any man who is clean-shaven.
However, the rules often change to suit the sheriff and his over-zealous deputies, who are out to fill the jail.
There’s plenty of wild western “whooping and hollering” going on as our gunslingers fill the streets, shooting in celebration.
(Don’t worry; the “gunslingers” are all friendly, OC Sheriff approved, and are only shooting blanks).
The penalty for noncompliance is being thrown into the Hoos’Gow.
Jail sentences are short for those who can make “bail” by simply purchasing a Fiesta Association souvenir.
Downtown San Juan Capistrano is where Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano meet.
The Mission San Juan Capistrano is a great landmark in the area.
Check out the Mission while you are enjoying Hoos’ Gow.
The Mission is located at 26801 Ortega Highway.
San Juan Capistrano Parking
There is limited free public parking available surrounding the Mission.
Most visible lots are at the intersection of Ortega Highway and El Camino Real, both are on the north and south side of Ortega Highway and El Camino Real.
Take the Metrolink Saturday March 12 2016 for the Swallows Day Parade with their special Swallows Day promotions.
For more information call (949) 493-1976.