Promotions - 2023 Swallows Day Parade

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  • Swallows Day Parade and Mercado

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    Skip traffic and parking. Take Metrolink!

    Attend the 63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado the easy way: Take Metrolink! You’ll skip traffic and parking hassles and arrive in time to grab a great spot on the parade route through downtown San Juan Capistrano. Metrolink drops you off within a short walk of all the festivities. Join us Saturday, March 25, 2023!

    Only $10 Round Trip

    Let Metrolink take you to all the fun!

    Taking Metrolink on the weekends won’t break the bank! Adults, ride as much as you want Saturday or Sunday for just $10. Kids 17 and under ride free. Each paying adult can bring up to three kids for free! All monthly ticket holders ride for free on weekends.
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    Train Schedules to
    San Juan Capistrano

    Metrolink’s OC line and IEOC line can get you to the Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair.

    Added Trains
    Metrolink and Amtrak have teamed up to give you more opportunities to travel to the Parade. Both Metrolink and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner will honor each other’s tickets and passes to San Juan Capistrano for this event!

    Event Information

    Don’t miss the 63rd Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado in downtown San Juan Capistrano. It is an integral part of the city’s tradition. This year’s theme is Back in the Saddle Again! featuring actor Dennis Quaid as Grand Marshal.

    Parade: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Mercado: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    See event website for more details.

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    Buy Metrolink tickets at the station or on your phone.

    Get your tickets any time with your smartphone and the Metrolink Mobile App or buy them at Metrolink stations with ticket vending machines.
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