Five-Year Calendar of Events


2020

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

POSTPONED – Saturday, March 21 • 11:00 a.m. • San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade hosted by San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association www.swallowsparade.com

CANCELLED – Saturday, March 21 • 2:00 p.m. • Mariachis at the Mission (live entertainment at the Mission following the Swallows Day Parade)

CANCELLED – Wednesday, April 22 • 10:00 a.m. • Mission San Juan Capistrano Celebrates Earth Day + STEM Programming

CANCELLED – Tuesday, April 28 • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Autism Spectrum Disorder Accessibility Hour (call Group Bookings at 949-234-1306 for pricing and to make a reservation)

CANCELLED – Friday, June 19 • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. • Autism Spectrum Disorder Accessibility Hour (open an hour early. Call Group Bookings at 949-234-1306 for pricing and to make a reservation)

Saturday, June 27 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #1* Abba Fab: The Premier Abba Experience

Saturday, July 11 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #2* Queen Nation: Relive the Magic of Queen

Saturday, July 25 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #3*  Premier Concert: Symphony at the Mission. Presented with Pacific Symphony

Saturday, August 8 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #4* Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Tribute

Saturday, August 22 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #5* The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”

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

NEW DATE! OCTOBER 10th – (formally May 9) • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Sixteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival*

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

Sunday, December 6 – Wednesday, January 6, 2021 • Capistrano Lights Nightly Program*


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

Saturday, March 20 • 11:00 a.m. • San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade

Saturday, May 15 • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Seventeenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival*

Saturday, June 26 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #1*

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

Saturday, July 24 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #3*

Saturday, August 7 • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Music Under the Stars #4*

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

Friday, September 10 • 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala*

Saturday, December 4 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Capistrano Lights: Opening Event*

Sunday, December 5 – Thursday, January 6, 2022 • 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. • Eighteenth 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.