Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Eleventh Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us in the beautiful Mission Courtyard for this highly-anticipated celebration of talent, interpretation and inspiration of Mariachi music.
This exciting day features live music performances by mariachi groups from across Southern California and beyond as they compete on stage for cash prizes before a panel of distinguished judges. Festival highlights also include: ringing of the historic Mission bells, a special performance of the National Anthem, performances by Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano, bilingual marionette shows and exhibition performances by local Capistrano Community Mariachi Program. Don’t miss this inspiring and memorable experience at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano!
Click here to download the Event Schedule
Click here to see Battle of the Mariachis Festival General Information
Click here to see photos from the Tenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis
Gather friends, family or colleagues and enjoy a beautiful day of live music and great food together at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano by purchasing a reserved table to the Battle of the Mariachis. Whether celebrating Mother’s Day (May 10th, 2015), another special occasion, or coming together to experience this unique musical event, your group is sure to share a special and memorable day together.
Reserved tables are limited and will sell quickly! Purchase early to ensure guaranteed seating for your group and to reserve a table of your top choice!
For detailed information regarding Reserved Tables, click here
Table Prices and Locations: Click on the map below.
To Purchase Reserved Tables:
Online: Reserved tables are currently SOLD OUT!
Phone: Call (949) 234-1317
At the Gate House: Seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
$15 for Adults and Seniors; $6 for Children (ages 4-11)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Click here to purchase online!
Individual tickets include admission into the Mission for the day (Gates open at 9:00 a.m.) and admission to the event (begins at 11:00 a.m.)
Seating Information: Ticket does NOT include reserved seating. There is open seating provided throughout the Mission for General Admission ticket holders. Individual seats are first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended to get a seat. Please note that lawn chairs or outside chairs of any kind are NOT permitted into the Mission.
There is a limited number of individual admission tickets, and tickets are expected to sell out! To maintain a safe, accessible and enjoyable environment, admission tickets will no longer be sold when limit is reached. Purchase tickets early and in advance to ensure admission to the festival!
TICKETS MAY SELL OUT! Advance purchase is strongly encouraged!
ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS:
Mission Members receive FREE admission to the Battle of the Mariachis Festival. Members also receive 10% off at the Mission Store and other benefits throughout the year. Become a Member Now!
New! Members: Please RSVP (free of charge!) to attend the Battle of the Mariachis Festival. RSVP lets us know you will plan to attend, and signs you up for important email information for attending the Battle of the Mariachis.
Valid membership ID card is required for free entry and must be shown at time of entry.
Free entry for Members includes admission into the Mission for the day (Gates open at 9:00 a.m.) and admission to the event (begins at 11:00 a.m.)
Seating Information: Free admission for Members does NOT include reserved seating. There is open seating provided throughout the Mission for General Admission ticket holders and Members. Individual seats are first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended to get a seat. Please note that lawn chairs or outside chairs of any kind are NOT permitted into the Mission.
EVENT RSVP FOR MEMBERS: Click here to RSVP
The following are our local food vendor partners for the Battle of the Mariachis Festival:
El Adobe de Capistrano
Aguas frescas and fresh fruit
Las Golondrinas Mexican Food
Shaved ice, Churros, Cotton Candy & Lemonade
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of these food vendors serving onsite at the event. Outside food, small cooler bags and small carrying coolers are also permissible. For safety and accessibility, large coolers and rolling coolers are NOT permitted.
Please be aware: ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED from being brought into, sold or consumed at the Battle of the Mariachis Festival. In order to maintain a safe and family-friendly environment for this special event held at a historic and religious landmark, alcohol is NOT permitted.
Food Information for Reserved Tables:
Purchase food onsite from the event vendors or place a food order in advance in the following ways:
For Catering Delivery to your Table:
Sundried Tomato American Bistros & Catering
Offering “Fiesta Bar” catered platters for reserved tables.
Providing delivery to your reserved table for the event.
Click Here to see menu for reserved table orders
For Pick-Up/Take-Out on your way to the event:
El Adobe de Capistrano
Place an order for a party platter for pick-up.
Pick-up food for take out.
Place an order for a party platter for pick-up.
For all our recommended local restaurant partners for dining while in San Juan Capistrano or placing a to-go order for the Battle of the Mariachis Festival, visit these links:
San Juan Capistrano Downtown 2015 Map and Guide
Mission Preservation Society Restaurant Members
Dining and Exploring after the event:
The Battle of the Mariachis Festival ends by 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the evening or stay for the weekend in historic San Juan Capistrano!
For dining, accommodations, and exploring in San Juan Capistrano before or after the Battle of the Mariachis Festival, check out our all our recommended destinations to eat, shop, stay and play in the historic downtown.
Click the link to download a San Juan Capistrano Downtown 2015 Map and Guide or be sure to pick up your own map upon your visit to the Mission.
Announcing the participating groups for the Eleventh Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival!
Youth Category (Middle/High School)
Open Category (College/Post High School)
Mariachi Group Registration:
There are still limited spaces to participate in the event. Final registration deadline is Friday, April 17, 2015.
Click here for all the details and to REGISTER NOW!
2015 DISTINGUISHED JUDGES PANEL
Thank you to our generous Presenting Sponsor, The Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation.
Community Level Sponsor
A special thank you to our events partners:
For accommodations for the
Battle of the Mariachis:
Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano
33711 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Click here for Rates
For information on sponsorship opportunities, see our 2014 Signature Event Sponsorship Opportunities or call (949) 234-1321.