Upcoming Events & Celebrations

See what is happening in San Juan Capistrano.

The Miracle Worker
Date: - March 10-26, 2017
Start Time: Please visit website for times
Cost: Please visit website for pricing
Address: 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Camino Real Playhouse
Phone: (949) 489-8082
Event Description: Based on a remarkable a true story, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic and tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

Frog Jumping Contest
Date: Friday - March 24, 2017
Start Time: 4PM...
End Time: until the Frogs Jump Home
Cost: FREE
Address: 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Mission Grill
Phone: (949) 493-1976
Event Description: Prizes ... Music ... Frogs ... So Much More!

Hoos'Gow Day
Date: Friday - March 24, 2017
Cost: FREE except if you get caught not wearing western wear!
Address: All over the streets of San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Fiesta Association
Phone: (949) 493-1976
Event Description: Hoos’Gow Day is a San Juan tradition! Bringing a taste of the Wild West back to San Juan Capistrano. The “Sheriff” and the “Deputies” of the Fiesta Association are dressed in their traditional black & white western garb while they roam the town in search of city slickers. If you're not wearing western wear, watch out! You might just be roped into the fun! The Deputies will “arrest” anyone not dressed in western attire (and some who are, but just look like they need time in the Hoos’Gow), or any man who is clean-shaven. However, the rules often change to suit the sheriff and his over-zealous deputies, who are out to fill the jail. There's plenty of wild western “whooping and hollering” going on as our gunslingers fill the streets, shooting in celebration.

59th Annual Swallows Day Parade & Mercado Street Fair
Date: Saturday - March 25, 2017
Start Time: 9AM Mercado, 11AM Parade
Cost: FREE
Contact: Fiesta Association
Phone: (949) 493-1976
Event Description: The 59th Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph's Day, which is March, 19th. The Parade takes place throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Swallows Day Parade is one of the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is a spectacular event that you will want to attend. It is organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Take the convenient Shuttle Bus or arrive early as most street closures are in effect by 10AM. This is a fun family event celebrating the annual return of the swallows. Parade starts at 11AM. Come by car or even train and be sure to mark your calendar to start making the Swallows Day Parade an annual tradition for you and your entire family. You will be so glad that you did!

On Golden Pond
Date: - March & April 31-16, 2017
Start Time: Please visit website for times
Cost: Please visit website for pricing
Address: 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Camino Real Playhouse
Phone: (949) 489-8082
Event Description: This is the love story of Ethel and the curmudgeonly Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond, Maine for the forty-eighth year. It is a touching, funny, and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years.

The 9th Annual Leaders for Philanthropy Night
Date: Thursday - April 06, 2017
Start Time: 5:30pm
End Time: 8:30pm
Cost: $40 each (see website for sponsorships)
Address: 26284 Oso Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding
Phone: (949) 240-8441
Event Description: Proceeds from the event directly support our therapeutic riding programs for more than 860 children and adults with disabilities served annually.

CVCS Presents: Shrek The Musical
Date: Thursday-Saturday - April 06-08, 2017
Start Time: 7pm April 6, 7 & 8. 2pm on April 8
Cost: see website for pricing
Address: 32032 Del Obispo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: CVCS
Phone: (949) 493-5683

First Friday Film - Florence Foster Jenkins
Date: Friday - April 07, 2017
Start Time: 7pm
End Time: 9pm
Cost: $2 Donation
Address: 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Friends of the Library
Phone: (949) 248-5132
Event Description: The inspiring true story of the world's worst singer. Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. In 1944 Jenkins bought her way onto the Carnegie Hall stage, performing an awful concert that became the stuff of legend. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg create a dynamic trio that brings early century New York City to life. Wondrous sets and costumes transports us to time and place and the story cast tells us the story. A $2 donation supports the library. Please contact 949-248-5132 for more information about this film.

Free Kid's Movie @ The Library (Disney's Moana)
Date: Saturday - April 08, 2017
Start Time: 10am
End Time: 12pm
Cost: FREE
Address: 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Friends of the Library
Phone: (949) 248-5132
Event Description: Bring the kids to the San Juan Capistrano Library on Saturday, April 2 for a FREE showing of the Disney's Moana in La Sala Auditorium at 10 a.m.

Spring Eggstravaganza
Date: Saturday - April 15, 2017
Start Time: 10am
End Time: 1pm
Cost: All Activities are FREE
Address: 31790 Paseo Adelanto, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Los Rios Park
Phone: (949) 493-5911
Event Description: Egg Hunt, Marionette Show, Crafts & Games, Face Paining, Free Hot Dogs & Popcorn, Photos with the Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo

Third Thursdays Shop & Dine SJC (Apr)
Date: Thursday - April 19, 2017
Start Time: 5PM
End Time: 8PM
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Event Description: Third Thursday Shop & Dine takes place on the third Thursday of each month throughout historic downtown San Juan Capistrano. The event takes place from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and focuses on providing downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries in San Juan while enjoying in-store entertainment, special events and promotions. (Promotions vary by location, please check with location for more details.)

San Juan Hills Golf Club's 3rd Thursday Concert - Slim Man
Date: Thursday - April 20, 2017
Start Time: 5:30pm Dinner Service, 7:30pm concert
End Time: 10pm
Cost: $30 for concert
Address: 32120 San Juan Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: San Juan Hills Golf Club
Phone: (949) 493-1167
Event Description: Hop into Spring with the popular sounds of Slim Man! Event doors will open at 5:30pm for dinner service. Offering full menu, St. Patty's Specials, featured win and full bar service. Concert will begin at 7:30pm.

Third Thursdays Shop & Dine SJC (May)
Date: Thursday - May 18, 2017
Start Time: 5PM
End Time: 8PM
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Event Description: Third Thursday Shop & Dine takes place on the third Thursday of each month throughout historic downtown San Juan Capistrano. The event takes place from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and focuses on providing downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries in San Juan while enjoying in-store entertainment, special events and promotions. (Promotions vary by location, please check with location for more details.)

More Senior Moments
Date: - May & June 26-11, 2017
Start Time: Please visit website for times
Cost: Please visit website for pricing
Address: 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Camino Real Playhouse
Phone: (949) 489-8082
Event Description: When elderly Rose catches her husband with another woman in the nursing home, she decides to go on a quest for the sexual adventure she has been denying herself for the past 60 years. Also, a bonus of 2 vignettes from the original production of Senior Moments are performed. This is the much awaited sequel to the award winning play Senior Moments by Don Fried that was honored for Playwriting at the American Association of Community Theater Region 7 finals in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Date: - May 5-21, 2017
Start Time: Please visit website for times
Cost: Please visit website for pricing
Address: 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Camino Real Playhouse
Phone: (949) 489-8082
Event Description: A happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850's as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution. This boot-stomping portrait of small-town vice is uplifting and hilarious.

San Juan Summer Nites - Redneck Rodeo
Date: Wednesday - June 21, 2017
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 8pm
Cost: FREE (Food & Drink available for purchase)
Address: 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Historic Town Center Park
Phone: (949) 493-5911
Event Description: Live Music, Great Food, Beer & Wine. Free youth activities, dancing & business expo.

Third Thursdays Shop & Dine SJC (Jun)
Date: Thursday - June 22, 2017
Start Time: 5PM
End Time: 8PM
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Event Description: Third Thursday Shop & Dine takes place on the third Thursday of each month throughout historic downtown San Juan Capistrano. The event takes place from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and focuses on providing downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries in San Juan while enjoying in-store entertainment, special events and promotions. (Promotions vary by location, please check with location for more details.)

San Juan Summer Nites - U2 Experience
Date: Wednesday - July 19, 2017
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 8pm
Cost: FREE (Food & Drink available for purchase)
Address: 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Historic Town Center Park
Phone: (949) 493-5911
Event Description: Live Music, Great Food, Beer & Wine. Free youth activities, dancing & business expo.

San Juan Summer Nites - The Trip (Classic Rock)
Date: Wednesday - August 16, 2017
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 8pm
Cost: FREE (Food & Drink available for purchase)
Address: 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Historic Town Center Park
Phone: (949) 493-5911
Event Description: Live Music, Great Food, Beer & Wine. Free youth activities, dancing & business expo.

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival
Date: Saturday & Sunday - September 16 & 17, 2017
Start Time: Opens 11am
End Time: Closes 11pm Saturday Closes 10pm Sunday
Cost: Admission is FREE
Address: 27129 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church/San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival
Phone: (949) 542-3445
Event Description: Come find your "kefi" at San Juan Capistrano's Annual Greek Festival hosted by Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church. The weekend event evokes the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. Enjoy the hospitality (philoxenia) of San Juan Capistrano's Greek community, meet some new friends and experience a glimpse of Greece without leaving Southern California. Lots of traditional Greek dishes to choose from! Try the flavorful lamb chops and souvlakia, a tasty gyro sandwich, or a delicious Greek village salad. Enjoy Greek wine tasting and beers in our sports bar taverna while listening to live Greek music. For your sweet tooth, we have plenty of yiayia's Greek pastries to compliment your Greek coffee or refreshing iced coffee frappe. Watch a Greek folk dance performance by our costumed troupe and learn to dance like Zorba! There is plenty of shopping at the Greek bazaar and activities for kids. Enter the raffle for a chance to win great prizes. A fun-filled weekend for the whole family!

San Juan Summer Nites - Smith (Country)
Date: Wednesday - September 20, 2017
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 8pm
Cost: FREE (Food & Drink available for purchase)
Address: 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Contact: Historic Town Center Park
Phone: (949) 493-5911
Event Description: Live Music, Great Food, Beer & Wine. Free youth activities, dancing & business expo.

21st Annual Vintage Food & Wine Festival
Date: Saturday - October 07, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM
Address: 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 493-4700
Event Description: 21st Annual Vintage Food & Wine Festival held at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Enjoy Food, Wine, Dancing and Lots of Fun. 21 and over.

Is your event not listed here? Please contact the SJC Chamber of Commerce at (949) 493-4700 or info@sanjuanchamber.com