San Juan Capistrano Events

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Carriage Rides: Downtown rides on a horse drawn carriage will continue every Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3/adults, children are free.

Repair Requests: Residents wishing to report repair needs in the community such as graffiti, streetlight outages, tree or sidewalk issues, can now do so on the city’s website, or call: 949.443.6339

Writer’s Group:  Anyone looking for advice on writing or a place to share ideas can join the Writers Group at the San Juan Capistrano Public Library the second Tuesday of every month in the Fireplace Room from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. The library is located at 31495 El Camino Real. Information:  949.493.1752

Farmer’s Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, El Camino Real and Yorba in Historic Town Center Park. Information: 949.493.4700.

Mission Tours: Tours run daily between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $2 per child, plus the cost of admission, which ranges from free to $9. Information: 949.234.1300.

English Classes: South Coast Literacy offers free English classes for adults at 31372 Matanza from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. No registration necessary. All levels available. Information: 949.661.5230.

Grief Support: A monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one meets 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion, on the first Thursday of every month. Information: 949.493.5911.

Living History Day: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every 2nd Saturday of the month on the grounds of the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Living History Society members dress in period attire to portray important figures in the Mission’s history. The event is free with paid admission to the Mission. Information: 949.234.1322 or

Koi Fish Feeding: Help feed the koi fish at the Mission Tuesday through Friday at 12:45 p.m. Fish food is provided. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway. Free with paid admission. Information:

2-for-1 Deal: Every Wednesday the Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering a 2-for-1 deal to SJC residents. Proof of residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill is required. Information: 949.234.1400.

Art Fair: The Second Saturday Art Fair features more than 60 artists, musicians and crafts people. Running April – December along Camino Capistrano and Yorba Verdugo and Los Rios streets. Information: 949.493.4700 or

Trail Work: Put your trail maintenance skills to volunteer for projects requiring more time or skill than our weekend extreme weeding. Drinks and snacks provided. Bring work gloves if you have them. This work is every fourth Friday of the month, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Richard & Donna O’Neill Conservancy, on Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano. Pre-registration is required. Email for reservations and directions. Information: 949.489.9778. Do not use the map on

Police Website: The city’s Police Services Department new website allows residents to submit anonymous tips, sign up for programs and find information on the I-5/Ortega Highway interchange project. The site also links to the city and Sheriff’s Department website, police reports and sheriff’s blotter.

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