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Upcoming Events

Mission San Juan Capistrano Resident Appreciation Day
Every Wednesday

Mission San Juan Capistrano is proud to offer free admission every Wednesday for San Juan Capistrano residents when a $10 purchase is made in the Mission Store.

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 234-1300

San Juan Capistrano Library - First Friday Film
Friday, March 7, 2014
7 pm

Great way to enjoy the evening with your family! A $2 donation supports the library.

LOCATION:
San Juan Capistrano Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
Please contact 949-493 -1752 for more information about this program

Fiesta Association: El Presidenté Ball
Saturday, March 8, 2014
6:30PM - 11:30 PM

Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you "how the West was fun" at this western style dinner dance, honoring Jeff Schroeder, El Presidente of the Fiesta Association. All colorful characters are welcome and encouraged to come dressed in Western, Spanish, Mexican or early California attire. Tickets are $55 and available at Fiesta Association meetings.

LOCATION:
El Adobe de Capistrano Restaurant

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

San Juan Capistrano Library - Family Film
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10 am

Free admission and popcorn for this fun family event.

LOCATION:
San Juan Capistrano Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
Please contact 949-493 -1752 for more information about this program

Second Saturday Art Fair
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10 AM - 4 PM

This juried monthly art fair showcases 50 talented artists, craftspeople and musicians. The show is located in historic downtown SJC on Camino Capistrano, Yorba, & Los Rios Streets.

INFORMATION:
949-493-4700

Fiesta Association: Fiesta Grande
March 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A night of Old West entertainment! Four contests are rolled into one evening of fun at the Fiesta Grandé - Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Smooth Puss.

So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.

LOCATION:
Swallow's Inn

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

St. Joseph’s Day Festivities
March 19, 2014
10 am - 2 pm

Live music, community presentations, Special Guest "Swallows Speakers", Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph's Day and Swallows Legend

Cost of General Admission to this Event is: $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (60+) and $6 for Children (Ages 4-11)

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

Fiesta Association: Hoos'Gow Day
Friday, March 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hoos’gow Day is a San Juan tradition! Bringing a taste of the Wild, Wild West back to San Juan Capistrano, the “Sheriff” and “Deputies” of the Fiesta Association dressed in their traditional black and white western wear roam the city in search of city slickers.

If you’re not wearing western wear watch out – you might just be roped into the fun! The Deputies “arrest” anyone not dressed in western attire, or any man who is clean-shaven.

LOCATION:
Downtown San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

Fiesta Association: Swallows Parade & Mercado
Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.

LOCATION:
Downtown San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-493-1976

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Ongoing Community Events

Downtown Farmer's Market

Every Wednesday, 3-7 pm

More Information

Barbershop Harmony Society Meeting

Anywhere from 20 to 40 men gather every Monday at 7 pm to learn how to 'ring chords' and make great four-part harmony. Generally familiar to those attending, the songs are great to listen to for guests and 'listening'loos' who are welcome to drop in.

Belonging to the International Barbershop Harmony Society, the San Clemente Chapter is seeking new members and is rapidly becoming a part of the vibrant San Clemente arts scene.

LOCATION:
119 N. Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente CA 92663

INFORMATION / CONTACT:
Warren Willard at (714) 742-0844 or (949) 369-7384

Camino Real Playhouse
1776 El Camino real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 489-8082

In the previous 12 seasons the Camino Real Playhouse has presented nearly 100 full scale productions including 11 Show Off playwriting festivals and 16 Shakespeare Under the Stars productions.

In addition, they have offered drama classes for both adults and children and have presented more than three dozen children's productions. Click here for current production

Living History Day
Take a step back in time and experience the romance of the Mission! Individuals portrayed, include Native Americans, founding padres, Soldiers or Leather jackets, Weavers and Gold Miners. For many years, the Living History Society has helped history come alive for visitors to the Mission. This group of dedicated volunteers, entertain adults and children of all ages, while sharing their love of history through the characters they portray.

Second Saturday of each month 11:00 am - 3:00 PM Authentic demonstrations and costumes. Free with Mission entrance.

San Juan Capistrano Architectural Walking Tour
Architecture buffs may want to sign up for a walk through 200 years of architecture in the city. The walkincludes adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and streamlined modern building s covers about a mile on level ground and lasts 90 minutes.

A donation of $5 per person is requested. All proceeds support the Friends of the Library. Prospective walkers should call 949-489-0736, and meet at the train depot on Verdugo Street in San Juan Capistrano at 10 AM on Saturday.

Walk of Faith Church Hymn Sing Potluck
1st Saturday of the Month
5:00 pm

We will sing together in four parts the Hymn of the Month and share our memory verses. Be sure to bring something to share for the potluck, just in case the nourishment from God doesn't completely fill you up.

INFORMATION:
949-606-0409

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Now On Stage
- A Guide to San Juan Capistrano Theater


Trouble Bubbles at the Hot Springs
February 28 – March 22, 2014

It’s time to BOO the Villain, CHEER for the Hero and throw foam rocks! Based loosely upon San Juan Capistrano history... you’ll learn lots of fun facts.

Location:
Camino Real Playhouse
El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
Box Office (949) 489-8082

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Concerts & Musical Events

Barbershop Harmony Society

Anywhere from 20 to 40 men gather every Monday at 7 pm to learn how to 'ring chords' and make great four-part harmony. Generally familiar to those attending, the songs are great to listen to for guests and 'listening'loos' who are welcome to drop in.

Belonging to the International Barbershop Harmony Society, the San Clemente Chapter is seeking new members and is rapidly becoming a part of the vibrant San Clemente arts scene.

LOCATION:
119 N. Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente CA 92663

INFORMATION / CONTACT:
Warren Willard at (714) 742-0844 or (949) 369-7384

Capo Valley Symphony
The Mission presents a Symphonic Celebration Series with Sunday Evening Pops Concerts by the Capistrano Valley Symphony, May - September featuring classic symphony sounds and show tunes and popular music from the 40's to the present day in the beautiful Mission courtyard.

The music began at 6:15 p.m. each evening; 2009 Dates: May 30, June 28, July 26, August 29 and September 20

Music Under the Stars
Featuring dining and dancing in the beautiful Mission courtyard to a variety of live music including Big Band, Latina, Top 40 and more!

Concert runs from 6:30-9:30 pm. Seven concert evenings are scheduled for 2009. Tables are available.

Multicultural Art Series
The Series provides multiple shows each year, with one show per month from November through February, and 2 shows per month the rest of the year.

Concert times are 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Performances last about one hour.

San Juan Summer Nights Concert begins 6 pm

Free concert series with entertainment, kids area, food and exhibit booths.

Location: Historic Town Center Park

Phone: 949-493-5911

The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, Ca
(949)496-8930

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Annual Events

Annual Swallow Day Parade & Mercado
Welcoming the annual return of the swallows from their winter home in Argentina. This world renown event includes 3 weeks of celebration - parades, mercado, hoosegow day, and much more.

Mission San Juan Capistrano Art Exhibits

949-234-1322

Music Under the Stars
Featuring dining and dancing in the beautiful Mission courtyard to a variety of live music including Big Band, Latina, Top 40 and more!

Concert runs from 6:30-9:30 pm each evening. Eight concert evenings are scheduled for 2004. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 seniors. Tables are available.

San Juan Summer Nights Concert begins 6 pm

Free concert series with entertainment, kids area, food and exhibit booths.

Location: Historic Town Center Park

Phone: 949-493-5911

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual County BBQ

Over 1500 attendees attend this traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.

LOCATION: The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center 26284 Oso Road San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION: 949-240-8441

Vintage at the Mission - October

An annual celebration produced by the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the return of its famous, small swallows to their winter home in Goya, Argentina. Includes dancing, entertainment, dining and wine tasting.

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Local Musicians

Christina & Velvet Bleu
With Velvet Bleu, their signature style is a seasoned blend of folk, classic jazz and classical rock balladry.

 

Gale Storm
This official website for Gale Storm offers a selection of her cds, autographed photos and memorabilia.

Los Tanyaderos
Created and directed by renowned mezzo-soprano vocalist Bonita Nahoum Jaros, Los Tanyaderos is an ensemble of two to ten performers dedicated to the preservation of the ethnic music of endangered cultures.

 

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