The San Juan Capistrano Hoo’s Gow Day and Frog Jumping Contest is Friday March 23 2018
The Hoo’s Gow Day is the day before San Juan Capistrano Swallow’s Day Parade!
Friday March 23 2018 at 9:00am to 4:00pm: Hoo’s Gow Day in The Streets of San Juan Capistrano California.
Hoos’Gow Day is a San Juan tradition!
Bringing a taste of the Wild West back to San Juan Capistrano. 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; our “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.
“Bail” money is used to help defray the costs of the parade.
For more information call (949) 493-1976.
Friday March 23 2018 at 4:00pm: Frog Jumping Contest at Mission Grill
Saturday March 24 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm: San Juan Capistrano Mercado Street Fair at Historic Town Center Park in Downtown San Juan Capistrano
Saturday March 24 2018 at 11:00am to 1:00pm: San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade in Downtown San Juan Capistrano