61th Annual Swallow's Day Parade Saturday, March 23

Mar 20, 2019 381

BY: Vicky Carabini

Join us as we march with Italian pride in the largest non-motorized parade in the country.  Our Italian entry has won many awards and continues to be an exciting addition to the parade.  If you join our parade entry wear Italian colors, dress in traditional clothes or Carnivale costumes. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

We are meeting at San Juan Elementary School (31642 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano). Each participant in our entry needs to sign in by 10:00am. We will be ready to sign you in at 9:30am. Once you have signed in you are free to walk around town or enjoy breakfast in town and visit the Mercado. The parade starts promptly at 11:00am.
When you sign in I will be able to tell you what time to line up.  The Mercado Street Faire is a fun event just off the main Parade route where the whole family can go to eat, dance, play, and shop. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of a traditional country music band. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the band! We have family entertainment and a kid’s play zone in the Historic Town Center Park. 

For parking and shuttle information go to: http://www.swallowsparade.com/events/swallows-day-parade/shuttle-bus/ or take the train to San Juan Capistrano on Swallows Day www.octa.net/Metrolink


12:30pm - 3:00pm This year’s post parade party at Zoomars couldn’t get any more ITALIAN! Hosted by owner Carolyn Franks, our spicy Italian from New Jersey. Chef Giuseppe from Cucina Caprese will bring his traditional wood burning pizza oven!  Fresh pizza, lasagna and Italian desserts will be served. We will have beer, wine, and water.  Jim Bianchi will keep us on our feet playing traditional Italian music.   Food and drink from Cucina Caprese will be sold individually.  All are welcome whether you walk in the parade or just come for the party. Children participating will have free access to Zoomars Petting Zoo (http://zoomars.com).

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