The 2012 Swallows Day Parade will be held March 24th this 2012. The celebration, part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas series of events in San Juan Capistrano, is San Juan Capistrano's biggest event.
The famous cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano, that leave town every year in late October, are returning from their winter vacation spot 6,000 miles south in Goya, Corrientes, Argentina, and the city is ready to celebrate.
They land at the Mission in San Juan, California around St. Joseph's Day, March 19, and a crowd of visitors from all over the world will be in town to witness their arrival and celebrate with a series of events of 'Fiesta de las Golondrinas' and culminates with the Swallows Day Parade.
This year's 54th Swallows' Day Parade is 'How the West was Fun!'
The Swallows' Day Parade is one of the nation's largest non-motorized parade and will feature over 100 parade entries, including 500 horses in different equestrian entries, high school, junior high and military bands, folkloric dancers, historical reenactments and community groups. It is organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association and takes place right in downtown San Juan Capistrano.
The Parade and Mercado will be lots of family fun celebrating the Old West and the return of the swallows. Arrive early, as most street closures are in effect by 10:00 a.m. with the parade beginning promptly at 11 a.m.!
For more information visit: http://www.swallowsparade.com/parade.aspx