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  • The whales and swallows are back! Celebrate their return with Metrolink.

    March in Orange County means migrating whales and the return of the swallows to San Juan Capistrano. Take Metrolink to enjoy the fun while avoiding driving and parking hassles.

    Dana Point Festival of Whales March 4 & 5 and 11 & 12

    The California gray whales are back! For two weekends, the city of Dana Point celebrates their migration with a festival. It begins with the annual parade on March 4th and includes many fun activities, such as whale-watching excursions.

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    Swallows Day Parade and Mercado March 25

    Celebrate the return of the swallows to San Juan Capistrano. The 59th Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair is an easy walk from the Metrolink station.

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    Buy Metrolink Weekend tickets on your smartphone

    Plan ahead for March fun by purchasing your tickets in advance using Metrolink’s mobile ticketing app. Buy tickets for the family at the $10 weekend fare. Also, three children ride free with an adult using a valid ticket. Tickets are not sold onboard.

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