The 63rd Annual Swallow’s Day Parade & Mercado Street Faire takes place on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Swallows Day Parade: Begins promptly at 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Swallows Day is back on schedule and celebrating a return to tradition with the 63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade. Our Grand Marshal for 2023 is Actor Dennis Quaid, and our theme is Back in the Saddle Again! The Parade takes place throughout downtown San Juan
Capistrano. The Swallows Day Parade is one of the nation’s largest
“Last year our horses were quarantined because of a deadly equine
virus, so for the first time in 62 years that parade was motorized. We
are grateful to all of the motorized and specialty entries who came in
at the last minute and helped make the 2022 Parade a spectacular event. It is a spectacular event that you will want to attend. It is
organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association.”
Take the convenient Shuttle Bus or arrive early as most street
closures are in effect by 10AM. This is a fun family event celebrating
the annual return of the swallows. Parade starts at 11AM.