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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 2020

Curiosity Carts

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
Free with paid admission to the Mission

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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July 2020

Historic Bell Ringing: Feast of Saint Junipero Serra

July 1 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 pm on of July, repeating until July 1, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

In honor of the Feast of Saint Junipero Serra, join us for a ringing of the historic bells on July 1 at 12:00 p.m. The historic bells ring every year on these dates: · March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph · July 1 Feast Day of St. Serra · September 11 Patriot’s Day · September 17 Constitution Day · September 23 St. Serra’s Canonization Day · October 23 Feast Day of St. John of Capistrano · November 1 Founder’s…

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September 2020

Historic Bells Toll for 9/11 Memorial

September 11 @ 10:00 am
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An event every year that begins at 10:00 am on of September, repeating until September 11, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

The historic bells ring every year on these dates: · March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph · July 1 Feast Day of St. Serra · September 11 Patriot’s Day · September 17 Constitution Day · September 23 St. Serra’s Canonization Day · October 23 Feast Day of St. John of Capistrano · November 1 Founder’s Day · November 24 St. Serra’s Birthday · December 8 Day of Remembrance, honoring the victims of the 1812 earthquake. And also 7 times…

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Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on September 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

Voted One of Orange County’s Best Fetés, Romance of the Mission benefit gala and concert is one of the most magical, romantic events of the year.  Join us for a reception in the Mission’s spectacular front gardens, a concert in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church and a four-course plated dinner in the Central Courtyard. Proceeds benefit Mission preservation.

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Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

Voted One of Orange County’s Best Fetés, Romance of the Mission benefit gala and concert is one of the most magical, romantic events of the year.  Join us for a reception in the Mission’s spectacular front gardens, a concert in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church and a four-course plated dinner in the Central Courtyard. Proceeds benefit Mission preservation.

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Historic Bell Ringing: Constitution Day

September 17 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 1:00 pm on of September, repeating until September 17, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

In honor of Constitution Day, there will be a special ringing of the historic bells at 1:00 pm. The historic bells ring every year on these dates: · March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph · July 1 Feast Day of St. Serra · September 11 Patriot’s Day · September 17 Constitution Day · September 23 St. Serra’s Canonization Day · October 23 Feast Day of St. John of Capistrano · November 1 Founder’s Day · November 24 St. Serra’s…

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Art Walks

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

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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October 2020

Historic Bell Ringing: Feast of St. John of Capistrano

October 23 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 pm on of October, repeating until October 23, 2020

The historic bells ring every year on these dates: · March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph · July 1 Feast Day of St. Serra · September 11 Patriot’s Day · September 17 Constitution Day · September 23 St. Serra’s Canonization Day · October 23 Feast Day of St. John of Capistrano · November 1 Founder’s Day · November 24 St. Serra’s Birthday · December 8 Day of Remembrance, honoring the victims of the 1812 earthquake. And also 7 times…

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November 2020

Historic Bell Ringing: Founder’s Day

November 1 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 pm on of November, repeating until November 1, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

In honor of the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano by Saint Junipero Serra on November 1, 1776, the historic bells will ring at noon on November 1. The historic bells ring every year on these dates: · March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph · July 1 Feast Day of St. Serra · September 11 Patriot’s Day · September 17 Constitution Day · September 23 St. Serra’s Canonization Day · October 23 Feast Day of St. John of Capistrano…

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Panning for Gold

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
$3 – $5

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 are subject to availability and may be cancelled due to weather or other staffing needs. Please call (949) 234-1314 to verify availability the day of your planned visit.

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Historic Bell Ringing: Saint Junipero Serra’s Birthday

November 24 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 pm on day 24 of November, repeating until November 24, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

Join us for the ringing of the historic bells in honor of Saint Junipero Serra's Birthday. The historic bells ring every year on these dates: · March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph · July 1 Feast Day of St. Serra · September 11 Patriot’s Day · September 17 Constitution Day · September 23 St. Serra’s Canonization Day · October 23 Feast Day of St. John of Capistrano · November 1 Founder’s Day · November 24 St. Serra’s Birthday ·…

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Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

November 26
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of November, repeating until November 26, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mission Store are both closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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December 2020

Capistrano Lights Opening Night

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 5:30 pm on day first of December, repeating until December 4, 2022

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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Join us on Saturday, December 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the opening nights of our holiday programming Capistrano Lights. Capistrano Lights is a unique one of a kind holiday experience where history meets holiday. On opening night you will enjoy a reading of the first Christmas, photos with Santa, cookie decoring kits, special performances and much more! Capistrano Lights is a ticketed event, members received pre-sale opportunities and discounted tickets. For more information including pricing and ticket…

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Closed in Observance of Christmas

December 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of December, repeating until December 25, 2020

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States

Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mission Store are both closed in observance of Christmas.

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January 2021

Garden Tours

January 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
Free with paid admission to the Mission

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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