San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair is Saturday March 12 2022.
Saturday March 12 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm: San Juan Capistrano Mercado Street Fair at Historic Town Center Park in Downtown San Juan Capistrano
Mercado Street Faire between Camino Capistrano and El Camino Real featuring 100 vendors, country band, dancing, beer/wine, great food, DJ, inflatables and lots of fun for the kids!
Saturday March 12 2022 at 11:00am to 1:00pm: Swallows Day Parade
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.
The parade is filled with equestrian groups, marching bands, wagons, walking groups, dignitaries and more!
San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade Event Map
San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Eco Transportation Solutions
The Shuttle runs from 8:30 A.M. until 5:30 P.M.
The 2022 Swallows Parade and Mercado Shuttle is Free This Year!
Shuttle Bus Parking
Free parking can be found at Fluidmaster located at 30800 Rancho Viejo Road, SJC and at the Capistrano Business Plaza located at 30250 Rancho Viejo Road on the east side of Interstate 5 (use the Junipero Serra Exit)
The Shuttle Bus Drop Off
At the Old Fire Station site at the corner of El Horno and La Matanza streets for the short walk into downtown San Juan Capistrano.
Shuttle bus riders may return to the Old Fire Station El Horno/La Matanza site throughout the parade until 5:30 P.M. for return back to their respective shuttle bus parking locations.
Street closure for the parade is at 10:00 A.M. with the parade starting at 11:00 A.M.
The Mercado Street Faire is open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.