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Mission San Juan Capistrano

26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
(949) 234-1300 www.missionsjc.com

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May 2017
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Koi Fish Feeding

May 29 @ 12:45 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Help us feed our koi fish friends! Visitors may meet us at one of two courtyard fountains to participate in and enjoy this daily activity. Fish food is free for Mission Preservation Society Members and $1.00 for non-members.

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Curiosity Carts

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Each educational cart offers close-up learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close. Items include branding irons, spurs, horseshoes, hides, candles, pottery shards and objects used by the Juaneno Indians.

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$10

San Juan Capistrano Resident Appreciation Days

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Every Wednesday, San Juan Capistrano residents receive FREE admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano with a $10 purchase made in the Mission Store.

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Garden Tours

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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These half hour tours are conducted by the Mission Gardening Angels every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Guests wishing to tour should meet at the Front Gate.

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June 2017

Art Walks

June 2 @ 11:00 am
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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The Mission Art Walk is a docent guided tour highlighting the art collection of rare paintings related to Mission’s history within the Serra Chapel, the Spanish Colonial Room and the Mission Treasures Exhibit. Experience Spanish Colonial and Plein Air paintings as well as learn about Mission San Juan Capistrano’s goal and efforts in the conservation of its collection. www.missionsjc.com/tours/art-walks/ For groups of 15 people or more, please call Group Bookings at (949) 234-1306 to schedule in advance. Pricing is $8 per adult.…

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$3 - $5

Panning for Gold

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Try your luck at finding the gold in our custom-designed Mission trough. We'll supply the pan and the "gold" – you roll up your sleeves and pan your way to riches! Panning for Gold/Adobe Brick Making/Arrowhead Necklace Bundle: $10.00 per person, $5.00 for members *Crafts may be cancelled due to rain.

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$3 - $5

Adobe Brick Making

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Join the fun! During this hands-on activity, kids are encouraged to make and build their own adobe brick. Examine the daily lives of Mission Native Americans. Students and adults will delight in the historic fun. Panning for Gold/Adobe Brick Making/Arrowhead Necklace Bundle: $10.00 per person, $5.00 for members *Crafts may be cancelled due to rain.

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$3 - $5

Arrowhead Necklace

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Join the fun! Craft your own arrowhead necklace while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans. Students and adults will delight in the historic fun. Panning for Gold/Adobe Brick Making/Arrowhead Necklace Bundle: $10.00 per person, $5.00 for members *Crafts may be cancelled due to rain

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Special 4th Grader Q&A Sessions

June 3 @ 3:30 pm
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Offered every Saturday & Sunday at 3:30 p.m. by the Father Serra Statue. Learn all the facts you need to know for your Mission Report.

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Serra Chapel Tour

June 4 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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In honor of Saint Serra’s 300th birthday celebration, the Mission is offering guests the chance to enjoy a private tour of the Serra Chapel, the most historically significant chapel in California, every Sunday. Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of the nine missions Saint Serra founded. It is also the only Californian mission to name a church in Saint Serra’s honor. Saint Serra celebrated mass in the Mission’s newly built adobe church in 1783, just a year before he died. Mission San Juan Capistrano…

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Native American Basket Weaving

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving.

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Teacher Appreciation Day

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Father Serra’s Legacy: History Tour of Mission Church Sites

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Tour guests are invited to go behind the scenes and explore the legacy of Father Serra, as well as Mission San Juan Capistrano's current and former church buildings that have stood from 1782 to the present day. The tour also explores historic Serra Chapel (the only remaining church in which Father Serra celebrated Mass), the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the former Sala Church, and the modern Mission Basilica. A Mission guide leads guests through more than 200 years of…

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Summer Craft Days

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Mission San Juan Capistrano is pleased to offer special summer break activities for children (appropriate for ages 6-12) beginning June 19 continuing through August 11, 2017. Parent or sitter must be present to participate. Cost: $5.00 per craft/activity in addition to admission; $3.00 for members Bundle for all 3 crafts/activities: $10.00 per child in addition to admission; $5.00 for members The activities with child admission include: Monday (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Arrowhead Necklace Adobe Brick Panning for Gold Tuesday (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)…

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Homeschool Family Day

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Homeschool Family Day. Discount package includes child admission, audio tour, panning for gold, adobe brick making, koi fish food, Mission Clubhouse ID card and Mission Passport. Must book and purchase 1 week in advance. Groups must also have a minimum of 8 attendees. Please call Group Bookings at (949) 234-1306.

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Native American Basket Weaving Demonstrations

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving.

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Music Under the Stars 2017 – Celebrate Summer! Kick-Off Concert: The Long Run – Experience the Eagles with Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Join us Saturday, June 24th, 2017 for our Celebrate Summer! Kick-Off Concert! The show will feature The Long Run – Experience the Eagles, a group widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute act performing today. Show will also feature opening act, Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac, ! With two excellent tribute acts in one night, this is a show you will not want to miss!! Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of…

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$15

Stretch and Strength Classes

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Stretch & Strength Class Series Hosted at Mission San Juan Capistrano in partnership with I Heart Yoga May 25, June 29, July 27 & August 24 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. $15 per person Join us for the fourth annual Stretch and Strength Class Series hosted in partnership with I Heart Yoga. Enjoy an evening of stretch, peace and renewal at Mission San Juan Capistrano. This rare opportunity is offered after hours in the beautiful Mission…

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July 2017

Historic Bells Ring: Feast of St. Junipero Serra

July 1 @ 12:00 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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In honor of the Feast of Saint Junipero Serra, there will be a historic bell ringing ceremony.

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Music Under the Stars 2017 Retro Revival – Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Tribute with the Blue Breeze Band: Classic Motown Hits

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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By audience popular demand, Music Under the Stars 2017 Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, 2016 will feature a ‘Saturday Night Fever” dance evening to music of the Bee Gees and Motown hits! Join us to see the Bee Gees Gold at the Mission – a truly authentic tribute to the Bee Gees. The night will heat up with opening act, the Blue Breeze Band, bringing a set of your Motown favorites! Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series…

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Music Under the Stars 2017 Legends of Rock: Stones & Stewart – Jumping Jack Flash: Tribute to the Rolling Stones with Martin Andrew as Rod Stewart

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 we’ll celebrate a Rock & Roll summer with our next Music Under the Stars 2017 performances! The show features Jumping Jack Flash: The World’s Greatest Rolling Stones Live Concert Re-Creation also featuring Martin Andrew as the legendary Rod Stewart! Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of preservation and sustainability of Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark #200 and museum. Music Under the Stars features a primarily tribute…

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August 2017

Music Under the Stars 2017 Tribute to Americana – Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival with Petty Breakers: Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Music Under the Stars 2016 on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 features the return of Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Together with opening act, Petty Breakers: Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, our Tribute to Americana concert is sure to inspire the American spirit in you! Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of preservation and sustainability of Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark #200 and museum.…

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Music Under the Stars 2017 Rock & Rock Summer Series Finale – The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan” & The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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On Saturday, August 19th, 2017 we’ll celebrate the Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale of Music Under the Stars 2017! The show will feature a loved and timeless tradition at the historic Mission, The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan.” Our opening set features the returning The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll. Don’t miss this incredible night to end our Music Under the Stars 2017 series! Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a…

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September 2017

Labor Day: Grounds Open

September 4
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Historic Bells Toll for 9/11 Memorial

September 11 @ 10:00 am
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Mission San Juan Capistrano hosts its annual can’t-miss event, the Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala, concert and dinner presented by the Mission Preservation Foundation every September. Proceeds benefit the much-needed preservation of Orange County’s only mission. The most exclusive gala benefit hosted in Orange County every year. Features a pre-show hosted reception, extravagant entertainment in the Great Stone Church and the most romantic dinner setting in the Central Courtyard.

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Historic Bells Ringing for Constitution Day

September 17 @ 1:00 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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In honor of Constitution Day, there will be a special bell ringing ceremony at 1:00 pm.

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