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Picnic at the Mission is an annual fundraiser and online auction in support of preservation and helping keep Mission San Juan Capistrano stay open.

Event Information

Join us in bidding farewell to the swallows of Capistrano by being part of our Fall Fundraiser featuring a weekend of picnics and on online auction. Reserve a very special picnic for up to 6 people with food and beverage included. The doors are closed to the public for this very private small group event. For an additional fee, enjoy a sunset tour to cap your experience (limited availability). Only 30 tables will be available for each evening and picnics are located throughout the grounds with the option of dining table style or on the ground with boho decor. Reservations for picnics and tours begin online in September.

Ticket Information

Check back soon for details regarding Picnic at the Mission!

2 people: $200 +tour: $300
4 people: $400 +tour: $500
6 people: $600 +tour $700        

Picnic Hours 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunset Tour 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please Note: Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Masks required upon entry. Guests must stay at designated picnic area unless participating in sunset tour. Children must be included in table count. COVID safety guidelines will be enforced. All proceeds support California Landmark #200 and will help us keep our doors open!

Ticket Policies

Ticket sales are final. Mission San Juan Capistrano is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. It requires immense effort and administration to process ticket orders. We are unable to accommodate refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding.

Should there be conditions related to weather, rain, emergency or other conditions beyond control of Mission staff that should necessitate cancellation of the event, tickets will not be refunded. Please consider the cost of your tickets a charitable donation in support of Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark #200 and 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization #95-1904079.

Online Auction

Check back soon for details regarding Picnic at the Mission’s online auction 2021! Below are some highlights of last year’s online auction.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

2 Night Ocean View Stay
Dinner for 2 in Raya
Donated by:
The Ritz-Carlton,

Laguna Niguel

Heritage Barbecue

Lifetime “Front of the Line” Pass
Donated by:
Heritage Barbecue

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Foursome of Golf, Monday – Thursday
Donated by:
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

2020 Picnic at the Mission Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who helped keep the Mission doors open by making a donation, joining us for “Picnic at the Mission” or bidding in our online auction. We thank you for your continued support of California Landmark #200. A special thank you to all our generous donors who helped make this event happen and those that purchased auction items.. 

Special Thanks to our Picnic at the Mission San Juan Capistrano Sponsors

Saturday, October 24
Laura and James Baratta
The Griffith Family
S.D. Morrison

Sunday, October 25
Bette and Wylie A. Aitken
Vicky and Michael Carabini
GMU Geotechnical, Inc.

Special Thanks to our Picnic at the Mission San Juan Capistrano Committee Members

Vicky Carabini
Kerry Herbert
Tracie Sullivan
Laura Baratta
Chris Griffith
Laura Freese
Evonne Morton

Underwriting and Sponsorships

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact the Events Department at (949) 234-1317.

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Member benefits include free daily admission and other exclusive perks.

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Closed for Annual Gala on September 13, 2024.
Closed early on Good Friday.
Hours subject to change


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