Swallows Day 2017

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  • Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire March 25

    When you take Metrolink to the 59th Annual Swallows Day Parade, you’re choosing the easiest way to San Juan Capistrano. Avoid traffic and parking headaches, enjoy a short walk to the parade route, and spend only $10 round trip!

    Come join the parade...and mercado!

    Timing is everything when traveling to the 59th Annual Swallows Day Parade. You’ll want to arrive before 11 a.m. if you want to catch the very beginning. While the parade runs through 1 p.m., the Mercado Street Fair is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best bet is to take an early train, grab a spot on the parade route, then enjoy the Mercado.

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    Getting there on Metrolink

    It’s an easy ride on Metrolink to the San Juan Capistrano station. When the train doors open, you’re just moments from the fun.

    • Board Metrolink Train 660 on the OC Line or 857 or 859 on the IEOC Line at the station nearest you.
    • Exit at San Juan Capistrano station.
    • From the station, walk to the parade and Mercado in the Town Center Park, on El Camino Real just off Ortega Highway.
    • The Swallows Day Parade begins promptly at 11 a.m.; hours for the Mercado street fair and marketplace are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Walk back to the San Juan Capistrano Metrolink station.
    • Take Metrolink Train 667 on the OC Line or 858 or 860 on the IEOC Line from San Juan Capistrano to stations north and east.

  • 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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