The 2015 Swallows Day Parade marked 57 years of festivities and was held on Saturday March 21, 2015. The 2016 Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire is scheduled to be held on March 12th, 2016 so that the following Saturday can be a day of celebration at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano when the swallows return on Saint Joseph's day.

The Swallows Day Parade is part of the much larger Fiesta de las Golondrinas or Festival of the Swallows. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas is tied to the legendary return of the swallows to the Mission San Juan Capistrano on St. Joseph's Day. The fame of this event and the yearly return of the Swallows have reached all parts of the world.


57th Annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas Parade Sponsors: 

During this three-month Fiesta de las Golondrinas, the Fiesta Association is responsible for various fund raising and community activities including New Membership Mixer, Taste of San Juan, Kids Pet Parade, El Presidenté Ball, Fiesta Grande which includes the Hairiest Man & Soiled Dove Contests, and the infamous Hoos’Gow Day round-up. All culminating with the Swallows Day Parade and The Mercado. We invite you to get involved with the Fiesta Association. The San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association is an all-volunteer organization that manages and produces the annual Swallows Day Parade and the many other fun and exciting Fiesta de las Golondrinas events that are held throughout the year.

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