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 Sunday, March 19, 2017 marking the return of our famous swallows to Capistrano and the coming of spring – a time of renewal and rebirth.
This annual celebration includes:
“Swingin’ with the Swallows” swing concert! 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tribute to Our Nations Veterans – Flyover by WWII Planes.
Ringing of the historic bells
Live mariachi music
Special Guest Presentation On Cliff Swallows
Mission Basilica School performances
Flamenco dance performances
History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend
St. Joseph’s Day is FREE for Mission Preservation Society Members!
$15 for Adults and Seniors
$6 for Children (Ages 4-11)
Admission includes afternoon “Swingin’ with the Swallows” Concert! 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Discounted admission rates on event day for Veterans and Military with ID:
$9 for Adults and $8 for Seniors