Signature Events


Saint Joseph’s Day and The Return of the Swallows Celebration
A world-renowned tradition celebrating the famous swallows of Capistrano.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Sixteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival
One of the most highly-anticipated, well-regarded Mariachi events on the West Coast, showcasing the talent, interpretation and inspiration of young mariachi musicians from across Southern California and beyond.
Saturday, May 9, 2020
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Music Under the Stars
A benefit concert series for Mission preservation and education programs hosted in the beautiful Mission courtyard.
2020 Concert Dates: June 27, July 6, July 11, August 8, and August 22
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Symphony at the Mission: A Premier Concert
Symphony at the Mission will return to the summer concert series. Guests enjoy spectacular performances, dining and dancing in the beautiful courtyard of the historic Mission. Symphony at the Mission is held in partnership with Pacific Symphony and helps to raise critically needed funds to save Mission San Juan Capistrano for generations to come.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala Concert and Dinner
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 display. Underwriting opportunities available.
Friday, September 11, 2020
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Capistrano Lights
Celebrate the holidays at Orange County’s only Mission with 30 days of festive programming and a nightly tree lighting. Create lasting memories with family photos under our 10′ wreath, our complimentary Christmas tree lighting and music program with our 30′ tree at 5:00 p.m. and make your prayer for peace and goodwill by placing a candle in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church. Visit the Serra Chapel open after hours, California’s most historic chapel.
December 6, 2020 through January 6, 2021
Opening Night on Saturday, December 5, 2020
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