Event Info | Reserved Tables | Ticket Info | Food | Mariachi Groups | Entertainment & Judges | Sponsors

Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Tenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 10, 2014 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 year’s special tenth annual celebration!

To see photos from the Ninth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival, click here.


RESERVED TABLES SOLD OUT! General admission tickets are still available.

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 11th, 2014), 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 seat 10 or 6. The price of the table includes admission for each guest into the event for the day and a guaranteed, reserved seat for each table guest. (Children 3 and under do not need a ticket.)

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!

Table Prices and Locations:
Click on the map below.

2014 Music Under the Stars Concert Map


Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 AM: Discounted Tables On Sale to Mission Members

Mission Members can purchase tables one week before they are on sale to the General Public. Members also receive a 10% discount on table purchases. To receive these benefits and others, become a Member today! To purchase membership and a table at the same time, please call (949) 234-1321.

Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00 AM: Tables On Sale to General Public

To Purchase Reserved Tables:

Purchase tables by clicking here beginning January 7th at 9:00 AM

Reserve a Table

Phone: Call (949) 234-1321

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)

Mission Members receive free admission to the Battle of the Mariachis Festival all day. ID card required for entry. Join now!

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.)

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!

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE: Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00 AM

To Purchase Individual Tickets:

Phone: Call (949) 234-1316 (Se habla español)

Order Form: Fax or email an order form. Download form here.

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

TICKETS MAY SELL OUT! Advance purchase is strongly encouraged!


Battle of the Mariachis 2014
El Adobe de Capistrano
Gourmet Mexican food

Battle of the Mariachis 2014
El Campeon
Aguas frescas, fruit cocktail, frozen fruit bars

Battle of the Mariachis 2014
Hawaiian Delight
Churros, shaved ice, cotton candy

Battle of the Mariachis 2014
SoHo Taco Truck
Gourmet, traditional Mexican tacos

Battle of the Mariachis 2014
Border Grill Truck
Gourmet tacos, burritos and quesadillas

Guests are encouraged to purchase food inside the Mission at the many excellent food vendors onsite for the event. Outside food, small cooler bags and small carrying coolers are permissible. Rolling coolers are NOT permitted.

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.


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The Battle of the Mariachis Festival is an incredible performance opportunity for young mariachi musicians! All semi-professional youth mariachi groups are invited to participate.

Registrations now being accepted! Register now!

For Information and to Register, click here or call (949) 234-1321.

To see mariachi groups who participated in 2013, click here.

To see the mariachi groups who received awards in 2013, click here.


Special Guest Emcee, Juan Morales
Click here for bio
Performance of the National Anthem by Vocalist, Maria Rojo
Finalist in 2013 La Reina del Mariachi
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Click here for video

Exhibition Performances by Capistrano Community Mariachi Program
Click here for more information

Ballet Folklorico de San Juan Capistrano

Franklin Haynes Marionettes presents "Las Marionetas en Defile"



Judge, Laura Sobrino
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Judge, Desiree Garcia
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Judge, Lauryn Salazar
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Judge, Margarita Chavez
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Judge, Tizoc Ceballos
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Judge, Juan Mendoza
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Thank you to our generous Presenting Sponsor, The Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation.

A special thank you to:

For accommodations for the
Battle of the Mariachis:

Residence Inn

Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano
33711 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 443-3600
Click here for Rates

Farmers & Merchants Bank
Farmers and Merchants Bank

Shine Lighting

Shine Lighting


Advanced Presentation Support

Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals

Information on past years’ festivals:

Watch video clips broadcasted from the Orange County Register: Click here for 2010 event video and Click here for 2011 event video.

Click here to see photos from the 2012 Eighth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival from the Orange County Register.

Click here to download list of 2012 Award Winners

Click here to download contacts for 2012 Competing Groups. Please hire them for your next event!

Mission San Juan Capistrano plans fun, day and night for the whole family! For event dates and times, visit our calendar.

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact Christine Robinson at (949) 234-1321.

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