Five-Year Calendar of Events


2021

Wednesday, February 17 • Ash Wednesday • visit www.missionparish.org for mass times and information on the distribution of ashes at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

Friday, March 19 • St. Joseph’s Day/Return of the Swallows Celebration (Virtual Event)

Thursday, April 22 • Mission San Juan Capistrano Celebrates Earth Day (Virtual Event)

CANCELLED • Saturday, May 15 • Seventeenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival* 

CANCELLED • Saturday, July 3 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #1*

CANCELLED • Saturday, July 10 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #2*

CANCELLED • Saturday, August 7 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #3*

Saturday, August 21 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #4*

Friday, September 17 • 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala*

Saturday, October 23 – Sunday, October 24, 2021 • Fall Picnic at the Mission* 

Thursday, December 2 – Thursday, January 6 • Capistrano Lights Nightly Program*


2022

Wednesday, March 2 • Ash Wednesday • visit www.missionparish.org for mass times and information on the distribution of ashes as Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

Saturday, March 19 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • St. Joseph’s Day/Return of the Swallows Celebration*

Saturday, March 26 • 11:00 a.m. • San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade

Saturday, May 14 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival*

Saturday, June 25 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #1*

Saturday, July 9 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #2*

Saturday, July 23 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #3*

Saturday, August 6 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #4*

Saturday, August 20 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #5*

Friday, September 16 • 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala*

Saturday, December 3 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Capistrano Lights: Opening Event*

Sunday, December 4 – Friday, January 6, 2023 • Capistrano Lights Nightly Program*


2023

Wednesday, February 22 • Ash Wednesday • visit www.missionparish.org for mass times and information on the distribution of ashes at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

Sunday, March 19 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • St. Joseph’s Day/Return of the Swallows Celebration*

Saturday, March 25 • 11:00 a.m. • San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade

Saturday, May 13 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Nineteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival*

Saturday, June 24 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #1*

Saturday, July 8 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #2*

Saturday, July 22 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #3*

Saturday, August 5 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #4*

Saturday, August 19 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #5*

Friday, September 15 • 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala*

Saturday, December 2 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Capistrano Lights: Opening Event*

Sunday, December 3 – Saturday, January 6, 2024 • Capistrano Lights Nightly Program*


2024

Wednesday, February 14 • Ash Wednesday • visit www.missionparish.org for mass times and information on the distribution of ashes at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

Tuesday, March 19 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • St. Joseph’s Day/Return of the Swallows Celebration*

Saturday, March 23 • 11:00 a.m. • San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade

Saturday, May 11 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Twentieth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival*

Saturday, June 29 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #1*

Saturday, July 13 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #2*

Saturday, July 27 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #3*

Saturday, August 10 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #4*

Saturday, August 24 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #5*

Friday, September 13 • 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala*

Saturday, December 7 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Capistrano Lights: Opening Event*  

Sunday, December 8 – Monday, January 6, 2025 • Capistrano Lights Nightly Program*


Dates Subject to Change. *Events may require a separate ticket.*
Includes: Community and Signature Events. No Private Events or Events Hosted by Mission Volunteer Organizations.
Revised March 2020.