Mission San Juan Capistrano announces the return of its community celebration marking the annual return of the swallows and St. Joseph Day on Saturday, March 19. The world-famous return of the swallows was started by Father O’Sullivan in the 1930’s at Mission San Juan and is celebrated each year on St. Joseph Day, a liturgical feast day recognized in the Catholic Church.
St. Joseph Day includes live entertainment, ringing of the historic bells, local food and craft vendors, virtual presentation by world famous swallows expert Dr. Charles
Visitors will experience the Mission’s history with station tours, Legacy of Saint Serra exhibit in the historic Sala building, Native American basket weaving demonstrations
and a St. Joseph’s Table display honoring St. Joseph in an effort to feed those less fortunate. A special exhibit, “Journey to Renewal” will debut featuring conserved artwork, made possible by Jan and the Honorable Warren Siegel.
Gates open at 9 a.m. and the last event will be held at 2 p.m.
For ticket reservations and pricing, visit www.missionsjc.com/swallows. Mission San Juan Capistrano is located at 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano.