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Second Saturday Art Fair Coming to an End

We are sad to hear that San Juan Capistrano’s Second Saturday Art Fair will close December 13th after seven years. The Capistrano Dispatch has the story here. While downtown will certainly be missing something without the art fair, we totally agree with the organizers when they say:

“The Art Fair’s intent was to place artists [...]

Save the Date for San Juan Holiday Events

There are lots of exciting holiday events coming up in and around San Juan Capistrano. Below are details on two fun holiday events, courtesy of the City:

December 7th – Tree Lighting Celebration

Join us for our annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real, [...]

Second Saturday Art Fair in San Juan Tomorrow

Come out to San Juan Capistrano tomorrow for the monthly Second Saturday Art Fair. The Art Fair is located in historic downtown San Juan on Camino Capistrano, Yorba, Verdugo and Los Rios Streets from 10 AM until 4 PM. More information is available here.

Future of the Second Saturday Art Fair in Doubt

The San Juan Capistrano Patch is reporting that the Second Saturday Art Fair may close at the end of the year, citing City requirements for exhibiting artists to purchase annual business licenses, even if they only exhibit their work once or twice per year. As a result, the number of participating artists has dwindled and [...]