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Fiesta Association Membership Mixer and 2014 Calendar of Events

Below is a press release that we received from the Fiesta Association, announcing its annual membership drive and member mixer scheduled for January 17th at San Juan Hills Golf Club. At the bottom of the announcement is the schedule for the Fiesta Association’s 2014 calendar of events. The Fiesta Association is the organization responsible for [...]

Congratulations to the Fiesta Association

We would like to congratulate the Fiesta Association and the City of San Juan Capistrano for putting on another great Swallows Day Parade and Mercado! The Patch has a photo essay here.

2013 Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair – Information and Map

The 55th annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair is this Saturday, March 23, 2013. The Swallows’ Day Parade is part of the larger Fiesta de las Golondrinas or Festival of the Swallows. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas is tied to the legendary return of the swallows to the Mission San Juan Capistrano on [...]

2013 Swallows Festival Calendar of Events

Tuesday’s Taste of San Juan was the first event put on by San Juan Capistrano’s Fiesta Association in this year’s Swallows Festival lineup. Mark your calendar for the remaining events in 2013′s Fiesta de las Golondrinas:

Kids Pet Parade: 10 AM on February 24 at Zoomars El Presidente Ball: 6:30 PM on March 16 at [...]