san_juan_capistrano_swallows_day_parade_2012Swallows Day Parade is tomorrow, rain or shine! With over 200 entries and about 40,000 spectators expected, this event is the largest in the city of San Juan Capistrano and the South County cities.

This it the 54th instance of the  Swallows Day Parade,  ending the month-long celebration known as Fiesta de las Golondrinas, or Swallows Festival, in honor of the small birds that traditionally make their spring and summer home in and around San Juan Capistrano.

The festival began as a school carnival, grew into an equestrian parade and through the years added several other events, such as Hoos'gow Day, Fiesta Grande and the El Presidente Ball. This year's Parade has over 200 entries, including many horses, marching bands and many more.  There's a shuttle from the Rancho Viejo Road to the Parade, so people can park their cars on that side of the freeway. There's many streets closures, so plan ahead.

Check out a video from last years event:

If you are planning on going to San Juan Capistrano today after 6pm and before 4am tomorrow, the streets around Canmino Capistrano will be closed, but with different access opened. By tomorrow, from 6am to 10am, some will be partially closed, and fully closed from 10am to 4pm.

  • La Zanja St between Camino Capistrano
  • El Camino Real between La Zanja St and Acjachema St
  • Paseo Naranja
  • Paseo Nogal
  • Guadalupe St
  • Ysidora St
  • Andres Pico Rd
  • Don Juan Ave
  • Acjachema St
  • El Homo St
  • La Matanza St
  • Las Calera St

The following streets will will also be closed from 10:00am to 4:00pm for the Swallows Day Parade:

  • Ortega Highway between I-5 and Camino Capistrano
  • Camino Capistrano between Avenida Golondrina and La Zanja St
  • Del Obispo St between Alipaz St and Ortega Highway
  • Verdugo St
  • La Zanja St between Los Rios St and Camino Capistrano
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