The 2010 Swallows' Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 20th. The Fiesta del las Golondrinas celebrates the legend of the return of the swallows to the Mission at San Juan Capistrano. Even before the Swallows' Day Parade (the largest non-motorized parade in the nation!) gets started you can enjoy a festive pancake breakfast from 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. The family fun continues all day long. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. at Historic Town Center Park and winds through town. Be sure to arrive early for good parking or to allow time to ride the shuttle. Bring a stroller for your munchkin and pack some blankets or beach towels if you don't want to lug around chairs. Here is a link to the parade route: http://www.swallowsparade.org/pdf/2007/parademap.pdf
After the parade, head back to Historic Town Center park to eat, drink, shop and be entertained at the Swallows' Day Mercado. Don't miss traditional country music performed by The Working Cowboy, over 100 vendor booths, incredible food and a kids' fun zone. Plan time to stay for the awards ceremony for parade entrants. If you have time left to wander, don't miss historic Los Rios Road or the gardens at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Zoomar's petting zoo is also located on Los Rios Road if your family is up for even more adventure. Be sure to pack water, sunscreen and a camera to capture all the fun.
|Bring cash for delicious food and souveniers. Click below for a parking, shuttle and route map: Shuttle: $2.00/adult http://www.swallowsparade.org/pdf/Shuttle2008.pdf|
Historic Downtown Center Park