Saint Joseph’s Day and The Return of the Swallows Celebration

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Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano CA

Mar 19
Saint Joseph’s Day and The Return of the Swallows Celebration

St. Joseph’s Day and the Return of the Swallows Celebration is a world-renowned tradition celebrating the annual return of the famous swallows to Capistrano. This tradition was started by Father O’Sullivan in the 1920’s at Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark and home of the swallows, and is carried each year on March 19th.

Join us for this historic celebration full of tradition, community, and festivity, on Monday, March 19, 2018 marking the return of our famous

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St. Joseph’s Day is FREE for Mission Preservation Society Members!

Show your Member ID card upon entry in order to receive free admission.


$12 for Adults and $11 for Seniors
$8 for Children (Ages 4-11)

Discounted admission rates on event day for Veterans and Military with ID:
$11 for Adults and $10 for Seniors

Group Rates (Groups of 15 or more)
Bring a tour group or social group to experience St. Joseph’s Day/Return of the Swallows Celebration!

$10 for Docent-Guided Tour and $9 for Self-Guided Tour
To make a group reservation, please call (949) 234-1306.


Mission San Juan Capistrano

26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Full map and directions

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