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St. Joseph Day and Return of the Swallows

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

Mar 19 2023
St. Joseph Day and Return of the Swallows

Children in Swallows costumes perform at a previous St. Joseph\'s Day Celebration

Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day and Return of the Swallows celebration at the Mission

St. Joseph’s Day will feature live entertainment, ringing of the historic Mission bells, local food and craft vendors, activities for children and a virtual presentation by world famous swallow’s expert Dr. Charles R. Brown.

“Traditions that bring us together help build a community.  San Juan Capistrano is proof that traditions like the return of the swallows is how to build a fabric of a very unique and special place. We are happy to serve as the City’s unofficial ambassador on the

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$20 Adults | $17 Seniors | $14 for Children (5+)

Contact: (949) 234-1300

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Festivities included with General Admission include:

• Ringing of the historic bells
• Live Mariachi music
• Community presentations
• Native American Storytelling
• Flamenco dance performance
• History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend
• Virtual Lecture on the State of the Swallows
• Coloring Pages
• Complimentary Tours
• Craft Station for Kids and more


* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



Mission San Juan Capistrano

26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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