San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Mercado Street Fair Guide Saturday March 25 2023

San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association.
San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade Courtesy of San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association.

San Juan Capistrano Festival of the Swallows Mercado Street Fair Saturday March 25 2023.

The 63rd Mercado Street Fair and 63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade is Saturday March 25 2023.
Mercado Street Fair is at 9:00am-5:00pm.
Parade at 11:00am in Downtown San Juan Capistrano

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.

This is a fun family event celebrating the annual return of the swallows.

Mercado Street Fair Highlights

Country Western Festival

Live Country Music

Parade Awards

Family Friendly Events


Beer and Wine




The Mercado Street Faire is at Historic Town Center in downtown San Juan Capistrano at 9:00am-5:00pm.
Historic Town Center is located at 31872 El Camino Real (on El Camino Real, just off Ortega Hwy)

Swallows Day Parade Features

Theme is “Back in the Saddle Again”

Parade Grand Marshall Actor Dennis Quaid

One of the Nation’s Largest Non-Motorized Parade





San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade Map Saturday March 25 2023

Swallows Day Shuttle and Parking

Downtown San Juan Capistrano Street Closures at 10:00am-4:00pm

Free Shuttle at 8:30am-5:30pm

Shuttle Pickup at Fluidmaster at 30800 Rancho Viejo Road
Shuttle Pickup at Capistrano Business Plaza located at 30250 Rancho Viejo Road

Shuttle Drop Off and Return at Old Fire Station site at the Corner of El Horno and La Matanza Streets
Short Walk into Downtown San Juan Capistrano

Take the Metrolink To Swallows Day

Lyft and Uber

Times and Dates are subject to change.
Please contact the event organizer for the most up to date information

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