Event Guide - 62nd Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado

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A NOTE OF GRATITUDE By Troy Bourne, 2020 Mayor of San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Parade Events Bind Our Community Together By Derek Reeve, Current Mayor of San Juan Capistrano

After a two-year hiatus, the 62nd annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire return to historic San Juan Capistrano. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas uniquely celebrates the return of the swallows to Mission San Juan Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day. However, its significance is so much more meaningful and profound. San Juan Capistrano is an exceptional town, strengthened by our cultural diversity. Traditional events that celebrate our town’s heritage such as The Fiesta de las Golondrinas, the Swallows Day Parade and Hoos’Gow Day are hallowed events that bind our community together. On behalf of our entire town, a giant heartfelt THANK YOU for joining our neighbors in our beloved Fiesta de las Golondrinas.

Featured photography by Scott Schmitt and Rick Valasek The 62nd Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire event guide is produced in partnership by the Fiesta Association and Picket Fence Media, publishers of The Capistrano Dispatch, Dana Point Times and the San Clemente Times. Copyright: No articles, illustrations, photographs or other editorial matter or advertisements herein may be reproduced without written permission of the Fiesta Association and Picket Fence Media. Picket Fence Media is located at 34932 Calle del Sol, Ste. B, Capistrano Beach, CA, 92624. Phone 949.388.7700, fax 949.388.9977, thecapistranodispatch.com. Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Proudly printed in the USA.

Thank you for joining with us once again for the Fiesta de Las Golondrinas. As a city, we feel so grateful to be able to host our friends and neighbors in this San Juan Capistrano celebration of tradition and renewal. We’re grateful for the miracles that have helped us make progress against this tragic pandemic—miracles that have allowed us to be together again—together here in this festival and also together in our children’s schools and parks, our houses of worship and the homes of our family and loved ones. We’re grateful for the heroic efforts of those in our community who have helped lift burdens. We’re grateful for the neighbors, medical and charitable groups who worked to feed, house, employ and otherwise support those families impacted most severely by the disease and its economic and social ramifications—and grateful to those whose financial generosity made that support possible. I pray that our shared difficulties, prayers and work over this period can draw us closer together as we continue to work on our shared interests as friends and as a community.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO’S PUSHED THROUGH By John Taylor, 2021 Mayor of San Juan Capistrano

If you’re reading this, you’re probably enjoying the return of the Swallows Day Parade after a two-year absence. WELCOME BACK! First off, I want to pay respect to those we have lost during this pandemic. As we enjoy the parade, we will remember you and the impact you made in our lives and how much you are missed. This parade is also an opportunity to thank all of the people who have stayed at their posts during the pandemic, from health care workers to firefighters and police officers, to the people who continued to work— grocery store workers, city staff, teachers and many, many more. All of you are heroes! I have missed this day greatly. Our parade is unique. It is a part of the DNA of our historic town. Sitting on the street edge, watching marching bands from high schools I’ve never heard of. And horses, hundreds of horses, some calm and some jittery and dancing around as their riders try to quiet them. Then there are the kids. Colorful costumes, Boys and Girls Scouts, parents beaming with pride, saying hello to old friends. Rock bands and Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico dancing and swirling little tornados of color. The smells of kettle corn and BBQ and Rotary Club pancakes find our senses, and we dine along the path and enjoy. Mostly, we enjoy each other’s company. Our town needs this parade, and I thank the Fiesta Association, our City Staff, ASAP Community Volunteers and our residents for this wonderful day. See you out there! 3



A Word from El Presidente


San Juan Capistrano is back! The last time we had a Swallows Day Parade was in 2019, with our 2020 parade being canceled about 10 days before parade day. Then 2021 came and went and, alas, we were not back to any sense of normalcy. Trying to keep our sense of humor intact, we produced a 2021 commemorative pin button celebrating the 2nd Annual Cancellation of the Swallows Day Parade, all the while preparing for what we hoped would be the parade in 2022. And here we are. Our volunteers have worked tirelessly to produce the Swallows Parade and Mercado Street Faire, as well as all of the other Fiesta de las Golondrinas events. Our sponsors have been very supportive, and we are grateful. So many institutions were financially ravaged by the pandemic, and we were no different. We lost two-thirds of our funding with the two seasons being canceled, and so many people and businesses stepped in to support us, ensuring that the 2022 season was not only going to happen but be spectacular. We kept the Fiesta family together during the crisis by re-purposing our efforts toward pandemic-centric community service, and our volunteers selflessly provided so much of their time to help our town and our residents. I am grateful for the support we have received from the community and more than proud of our members. Thank you, San Juan Capistrano. Now, let’s throw a parade to celebrate!

Jim Taylor El Presidente, San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association




El Presidente, Sponsorship

First Vice President, Membership, El Presidente Ball

Second Vice President, Mercado Chair




Treasurer, VIP Pavilion


Sheriff, Farewell to Swallows BBQ




Assistant Sheriff, Farewell to Swallows BBQ


Merchandise Chair

Logistics Chair, Pet Parade Chair



Fiesta Grande Chair

Assistant Parade Chair


Support the Swallows Day Parade by becoming a member of the Fiesta Association! Visit swallowsparade.com. 4

Photo: Rick Valasek


The years 2020 and 2021 were challenges for everyone, including the Fiesta Association. A week and a half before the 2020 parade, the state was shut down for what turned out to be the longest two weeks ever. On what was supposed to be Swallows Day 2020, we participated with the Chamber of Commerce and many local restaurants and businesses in the Crisis Kitchen, providing thousands of prepared meals to our residents. Later, we joined with Focus and the Greek Orthodox Church to help distribute hundreds of tons of fresh produce. St Margaret’s Episcopal School graciously provided its parking lot for distribution and a building for temporary storage. During the crisis, San Juan Capistrano came together by providing help and support to the community, and the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association was proud to be a part of it. Now, as we move forward, we are optimistic about our community’s future and that the worst is far behind us. Now, it is time to Follow the Swallows and celebrate 2022!


Swallows Day Events A famous song notes that the swallows are coming back to San Juan Capistrano. In 2022, it’s not just the birds that are returning to the historic town— the parade itself is back on after an involuntary two-year hiatus. The annual bird migration is celebrated every year with the Swallows Day Parade. This year marks the 62nd annual Swallows Day Parade for the South Orange County town. The parade did not happen in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, though, with many previous restrictions lifted and conditions not as dangerous as they were when the public health crisis began, it’s time once again to gather along the streets in celebration. The parade and Mercado Street Faire on Saturday, March 12, are part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, or Festival of the Swallows. The festivities that day will occur in lovely downtown San Juan Capistrano, 8

which has beautiful architecture and great restaurants and businesses. The parade starts at 11 a.m. To ensure you have the best time, here are some helpful pointers to guide you through the day.


The San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association, which organizes and presents the event, recommends you arrive early, as most street closures are in effect by 10 a.m.


Taking a “convenient” shuttle bus is also an option. The shuttle is free and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Shuttle bus parking can be found at Fluidmaster (30800 Rancho Viejo Road) and the Capistrano Business Plaza (30250 Rancho Viejo Road, on the east side of Interstate 5.) The shuttle bus will drop off at the corner of El Horno and La Matanza streets—a quick jaunt to downtown.


The Mercado Street Faire is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Historic Town Center Park on El Camino Real in downtown San Juan Capistrano, just off the main parade route. There will be plenty of vendor booths to enjoy the food and shop for Western wear, as well as live country music, dancing and play time for the entire family, including a kids’ play zone.


The colorful parade, Saturday’s main event, kicks off at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a parade awards ceremony at 2 p.m., back in the Historic Town Center Park during the Mercado Street Faire. As it makes its way through downtown San Juan Capistrano, the non-motorized parade features horsedrawn floats, carriages, wagons, plenty of music and demonstrations.


But There’s More Than Just the Parade and Faire Though many of the usual Fiesta de las Golondrinas events will have passed by the time you read this, here are some of the other events from the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association you can expect during the season:


The Fiesta Association celebrates San Juan Capistrano’s early days and the start of the old West with food, music, and costume contests. Attending one can make you feel like you’ve time-traveled back to when people traveled by wagon and drank in saloons.


Contests and a night of Wild West entertainment are rolled into one evening of fun. Attendees have previously entered contests for categories including best existing mustache, best outlaw and best belt buckle.


Better wear your Western duds this day—otherwise, you might end up in “jail”! This annual tradition brings a taste of the Wild West back to downtown San Juan Capistrano. Costumed Fiesta Association members are stationed throughout town in search of city slickers who aren’t wearing at least some Western attire. You may get “arrested,” all in fun. To bail out of the old-time jail cell, try to talk your way out or purchase a Fiesta souvenir, with proceeds helping to defray costs of the Fiesta parade.


The Fiesta Association’s annual frog jumping contest is a family-friendly time for entertainment and prizes.



Scott and Diana Schmitt, both photographers, are typically behind the lens. But for the 62nd annual Swallows Day Parade, the husband and wife team will be in the spotlight as the Grand Marshals. They were slated to be the Grand Marshals in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to the festivities for two years. Two years later, they’re ready to ring in the celebration again. The photography team can usually be seen taking photos at community events such as Halloween celebrations or the city’s water utility transfer to Santa Margarita Water District. Come parade day, Scott and Diana will trade in the lens for cowboy hats. Scott and Diana, who run the photography studio San Juan Photo & Digital, as well as Accent Portraits by Diana, are an outgoing couple who instantly make friends with anyone they meet. They’re just as likely to laugh, joke, and dance with you as they are to capture your picture. Fiesta Association President Jim Taylor made the announcement of their grand marshal honors in September 2019. “Diana and I were both floored and honored at the same time!” Scott said of their reaction to being named Grand Marshals. “There was a moment of disbelief (that we had been selected) with a follow-up feeling of exultation.” Not only do they love the local area, they also love what they do. “To Diana and I, serving as the Grand Marshals for the Fiesta

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Association and the City of San Juan Capistrano is the highest honor that can be bestowed on any San Juan Capistrano resident,” Scott said. “We are eternally grateful for this opportunity to represent the city we all love.” The Grand Marshals are already well-regarded in the community, having been presented with the annual Man and Woman of the Year award and the Lifetime Achievement award during the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner in July 2019. The Schmitts have lived in San Juan Capistrano for more than 30 years, during which they’ve captured special and memorable moments in the lives of local residents. Their photo studio is also persevering through the pandemic. “San Juan Capistrano forever!” Scott said.

The parade’s first grand marshals were Barbara Stanwyck, a popular award-winning actress, and Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. 10

GRAND MARSHALS Barbara Stanwyck, Audie Murphy Scotty Clayson John Rovick (Sheriff John) Buddy Ebsen (actor) Claude Akins (actor) Monty Montana (actor) James Drury (The Virginian) Gary Vinson Richard Arlen (actor) George Putnam with Special Guest: President Richard M. Nixon 1970 Buck Taylor (actor) 1971 Roberta Lynn (Champagne Lady) 1972 Bill Skiles, Pete Henderson, Jimmy Rogers 1973 Andy Devine (actor) 1974 Jeanette Nolan (Dirty Sally) 1975 Brad Gates (OC Sheriff) 1976 Monty Montana (actor) 1977 Jock Mahoney (actor) 1978 Iron Eyes Cody (actor) 1979 Richard O’Neill, Alice Avery 1980 Leon René 1981 Pat O’Malley (actor) 1982 C. Fulton Shaw 1983 Tony Moiso 1984 Brian Goodell (Olympic gold medalist) 1985 Monsignor Paul Martin 1986 Carl Bucheim (San Juan’s first mayor) 1987 Dan Haggerty (actor) 1988 Todd Hart 1989 Rusty Richards (actor/horse trainer) 1990 Peter Sherayko (actor) 1991 Shelley Taylor Morgan (actress) 1992 Larry Bucheim 1993 Tony Forster 1994 Teeter Marie Oliveras Romero 1995 Gilbert G. Aguirre 1996 George Avila 1997 Bill and Pat Bathgate 1998 John and Marie Lacouague 1999 Elarion M. “Larry” Hernandez 2000 Joan Irvine Smith 2001 Melvin M. Rosenbaum 2002 Bill Webb, Julian Ramos, Pat Forster, Tom Hribar, William Zintl 2003 Monsignor Paul Martin 2004 Paul and Betty Valenzuela 2005 Shigeru “Shig” and Miyeko Kinoshita 2006 Gary and Collene Campbell 2007 Millie and Gil Jones 2008 Kay Shaw 2009 Melitas Forster 2010 Wyatt Hart 2011 Arturo and Maria Galindo 2012 Bill and Joan Cvengros 2013 Joe Soto 2014 Jim Curwood 2015 Ricardo Beas 2016 Sam Allevato 2017 Steve Nordeck 2018 Steve Oedekirk 2019 Silvia Mazzeo Pule 2020-21 Scott and Diana Schmitt


BY JAN SIEGEL, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM CURATOR The past two years have been difficult for everyone, but particularly hard-hit have been nonprofit organizations. Without having fundraiser events, they have had no real income coming in to sustain them through the pandemic. This has been true for the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society. But the Historical Society has been fortunate to have had several people who came forward and kept us viable. Heading the top of the list is, of course, our incredible president, Tom Ostensen. Tom always sees the positive in any situation, and he seized on the pandemic as a way of building a barn on site without having to be concerned about public traffic during construction. The barn was initially to be commissioned to house a horse and buggy carriage from the 1890s donated to the Historical Society by Carmen Oyharzabal. The Society also was gifted an early 1900s carriage used by the telephone company in town and from Camino Real Playhouse, which was the site of the telephone company in San Juan Capistrano,

an original switchboard. Harrison Taylor, with his Ghost Walk, has always been our biggest fundraiser, and when we lost the event in 2020 because of the pandemic, the Taylor team brought the Historical Society into the 21st century by offering a virtual tour or walking tour with bar code technology. While it was not as popular as the actual Ghost Walk, it was well-received and kept the Society afloat. Fortunately, the ghosts were back in 2021 and were even more “shocking” than before. This will continue to be the highlight of the Historical Society year. Nina Ostensen organized a pop-up tent sale on the grounds of the Historical

Society in the summer of 2020. It was so popular that it was repeated at Christmastime and again in 2021. The Society rented space to merchants who sold their wares. This will be an ongoing activity. The Exhibition Committee was able to highlight some events in the windows of the Leck and Silvas Adobe, Halloween and Day of the Dead exhibits, a historical Christmas Tree, and a ladies hat collection—all viewed during 2020-2021. Thanks to Chevon Vermeulen, the office manager, our phones were open, and individual tours were booked. One of the unintended consequences of the pandemic was that people were

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cleaning out and downsizing their collections. While the Historical Society maintains that it accepts only artifacts from leading local families, we were the recipients of these downsizing efforts. The Pryor family donated not only a sofa and rocking chair that had been purchased by the family for the O’Neill Museum property when they lived there, but also a guitar from the family used in the 1880s. Monique Rae donated her antique hat collection, which was the basis of our 2020 exhibit. A 1937 wedding dress was donated by the Hammond family, whose parents were married in Serra Chapel (and their father taught at Capistrano Union High School). Once the pandemic ends, these items will be on view at the Historical Society. The Society motto “Remembering Our Past Insures Our Future” has never been as meaningful as it has been in the past two years. We look forward to the end of the pandemic and the continuation of our history, our culture, and our Historical Society. Come and visit us at 31831 Los Rios Street.



Shuttle Parking and Pickup


30800 Rancho Viejo Rd.

Free Shuttle • Runs 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


30200 Rancho Viejo




Equestrian Awards




Please help support the Annual Swallows Day Parade. These commemorative packs are available for purchase for $10 at our Merchandise booth in the Mercado.

Staging Area




Shuttle Rotary Pancake Breakfast Drop-off LA MATANZA AND Pickup



Blue Dots = Portable Toilets

11 a.m. Presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association, the Swallows Day Parade is the grand finale of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas and one of the largest non-motorized parades in the country. The Parade begins promptly at 11 a.m.



o Rd.





Fiesta Association Command Post

Walking Group & Band Awards Playhouse

Swallow’s Inn

Heritage Barbecue


Tisha Bellantuoni Montica Kirsch Maria Elena Banks William Crisp Sydney Haik David Blair



10 Portable Toilets MERCADO



HTC PARK: Lost & Found





El Adobe 11 Portable Toilets

9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Mercado Street Faire features an array of food, vendors, and entertainment at the Historic Town Center Park on El Camino Real, just off Ortega Highway.


Photo: Rick Valasek

So many people and businesses suffered during the pandemic and subsequent shutdowns. There was plenty of financial pain to go around and none of us were immune. And yet our sponsors rallied and supported us coming out of this crisis. Our 2020 sponsors carried


their sponsorships over to whenever we would be allowed to bring the parade back—and so many came back in 2022 and contributed even more. All of the restaurants who participated in the recent Taste of San Juan are heroes to us, as are all of the members of the communi-

ty who bought tickets and merchandise to help fund the 2022 Parade. You are all a huge part of this event, and there is no way it would have ever happened had you not supported it. We are eternally grateful to everyone who helped us either with sponsorships, donations, in-kind donations, or

even if you bought a button, garter or badge. You are the reason the parade was able to come back in 2022 after two years of hibernation—so if anyone ever asks you who puts the parade on, you can honestly tell them you did. Thank you! —Jim Taylor, Fiesta Association President


Best Exotic Pet Tied for 1st Place: Olivia and Blue – The poison dart frog Ky & Alana – Leopard tortoise 2nd Place: Piper – Parakeet

Best Team Costume 1st Place: Rosie & Maggie – BernieDoodle – Cow costumes 2nd Place: Franco & Vinnie – with Trevor the lab

Best Domestic Pet 1st Place: Rosie & Maggie 2nd Place: Hadley and Sage

Best Barnyard Pet 1st Place: Carrick & Steele – Waffle the chicken

Best Bird 1st Place: Piper – Parakeet

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For the 62nd annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas season, married couple Marie and James Kelly are proudly representing the Fiesta Association as senior dignitaries—roles they are carrying over from the 2020 season, a time they were ready to celebrate before COVID-19 put a stop to everything.


“We are super-excited to have such a long run of this honor!” Marie said. Marie has waited a long time for the distinction and is excited to be the new Ms. Fiesta. She has been a member of the association for years and said it’s full of fantastic people. “I hope to represent the town and community we have,” Marie said. “Everyone knows everyone.” James Kelly, this year’s Señor San Juan, and Marie are locals in San Juan Capistrano after moving from Dana Point, and they have several children. They were chosen for their dignitary roles during the annual Farewell to the Swallows BBQ in 2019—a time Marie always looks forward to because she appreciates seeing the community coming out to celebrate the occasion. “Thank you to all the volunteers,” Marie said. “A lot of them are good quality people.” James Kelly also performs in The James Kelly Band, which has played at Swallow’s Inn and other local venues. The James Kelly Band even performed during the return of MissionFest in 2021 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. The two have also helped with veteran causes and raised awareness of the struggles that veterans face. The James Kelly Band frequently travels to Chattanooga, Tenn., to play music for Freedom Sings USA, which uses music to help veterans heal from ailments. Marie also teaches line dancing in the community, another testament to her love for the Western lifestyle.

Junior Miss Fiesta

Allie Smolinski is the junior dignitary for the Fiesta Association this year. When she was last featured in the 2020 parade guide, she was going to Harold Ambuehl Elementary School. Obviously, things have changed a bit since then. Allie is now in the seventh grade at Marco Forster Middle School. Her hobbies include painting and baking. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, she was also into musical theater. That interest still holds true now. During the past few years of the pandemic, she has created lots of art projects and crafts, and stays busy continually learning new things through YouTube.


Eric has a stellar career spanning over 40 years and still going strong. His film and television credits number over 600 and he is one of only a handful of actors who can make that claim. Eric is an Academy Award nominee and has multiple Golden Globe nominations. He is known for so many films, some of which include The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Specialist and The Dark Knight. We are grateful and honored that Eric is participating in the 62nd Annual Swallows Day Parade!



Dating back to the 1950s, the Swallows Day Parade has gone from a school carnival to a community tradition that’s become a signature of San Juan Capistrano’s friendly and charming vibe, as well as a historically important event. A small and passionate group of residents came together in 1958, beginning as a committee to the San Juan Capistrano Businesses Council, the predecessor organization to the San Juan Chamber of Commerce. This set in motion the transformation of the event from a small-town carnival to an equestrian and Western parade. Activities have come and gone, but the parade remains an enduring feature central to the revelry and celebration. Given the growth of the activity schedule, the importance of a sovereign organization to oversee the events became clear—hence, the volunteer group becoming the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association in 1987. Other civic organizations have linked with the Fiesta Association since then, giving rise to the monthlong Fiesta

de las Golondrinas, or Festival of the Swallows. The Fiesta Association also pays tribute to the city’s Spanish, American Western and Juaneño Indian heritage through the seasonal events, in addition to heralding the return of the swallows. The Fiesta Association is also integral in welcoming new residents to San Juan Capistrano as the area continues growing. Through volunteer opportunities and promoting the town’s legacy, transplants and longtime residents alike develop a sense of pride for living in this pretty and tightknit South Orange County area. The city solidified the Fiesta Association’s importance to the community in 1995 by proclaiming the Fiesta Association the lead coordinating organization, with approval rights for all Fiesta de las Golondrinas events. The parade was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic—the only postponements throughout the event’s history.

Anyone interested in joining the Fiesta Association is welcome to become a member and contribute to the history of San Juan Capistrano. Visit swallowsparade.com for more information. 22

Alvarado Intermediate School Band American Legion Post 721 & VFW Post 3801 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention American West Reenactors Assemblywoman Laurie Davies 73rd District Bahai Spiritual Assembly of SJC Ballet Folklorica de San Juan Capistrano Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Academy Buccaneers of Tortuga Buy My Bikes, Inc. CA State Firefighters’ Association California Highway Patrol Camino Real Playhouse and Capistrano Acting Academy Canine Companions for Independence City of San Juan Capistrano City of San Juan Capistrano Youth Advisory Board College & Career Advantage Corazones Alegres C-Star Pleasure Riders Cub Scout Pack 12 SJC Del Obispo Elementary School Elsinore High School JROTC Family Assistance Ministries Farmers & Merchants Bank Giano Intermediate Gladiator Band & Colorguard Grand Marshal - Schmitts 24

Grupo Folklorico Alebrijes Harbor Point Church Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano Historic Mission SJC Docent Society Hole in the Wall Gang Hula Connection J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center JSerra Catholic High School Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, OC - Acjachemen Nation Kinoshita College & Career Prep Academy Las Vaqueras Ladies Riding Club (Eq. & Float) Laura’s House Legion of Mary (with Mission SJC) Lion Pride Marching Band - Eastside HS Long Beach Mounted Police Marco Forster Middle School Merced County Sheriff Posse Mini Madness Miniature Therapy Horses Mission Basilica School Moulton Museum Mormon Battalion OC Stompers Orange County Sheriff ’s Dept. Mounted Color Guard OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Oxford Prep Academy Marching Champions Padre Junipero Serra/ Las Tortugas Riders

Rancho Arroyo (musical) Rancho Jalisco (musical) Ricardo’s Place Restaurant Riverside Co. Sheriff ’s Dept. Mounted Saddleback Canyon Riders Saddleback College Adult Education San Gabriel High School Band Shea Therapeutic Riding Center SJC Fiesta Riders SJCFA Riderless Horse - Nina Leone & Jim Schuler SJC Fiesta Assoc. Dignitaries - James K elly, Senor San Juan & Marie Kelly, Ms. Fiesta; Jr. Dignitaries - Allie Smolinski as Junior Miss Fiesta SJCFA Dingy Dash Boat SJCFA Pet Parade Winner San Juan Capistrano Historical Society SJC Sister City Capestrano Italy San Juan Elementary School San Juan Hills High School Stauffer Middle School Band St. Margaret’s Episcopal School St. Margaret’s Pack 757 Bears Den USMC - 1st Division Marine Band USMC - Battalion - Camp Pendleton USMC - Last Mounted Color Guard Barstow Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society Yvonne Camerena - Spanish Equestrian

Taco Bell Dotti Smith Parade Announcer Mike Hughes Comedian

O’Reilly Auto Parts Suzette Masters Comedian Ron Ruhman Comedian

The Stand Jonathan Morgan Jenkins Producer Mark Schwartz Actor

VIP Pavilion Chase Bank

Charlie Ware Ranch Spokesperson

Landi Morgan Parade All-Star

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

Kirk Morgan Parade All-Star

Christina Sepe Spanish Announcer

Swallow’s Inn

Marie Callender’s

Jorge Vasquez Spanish Announcer

Leanna Bradshaw Fiesta Association

Parmiss Mediterranean Restaurant

Jim Taylor Fiesta Association

Allison Ehret Comedian

Tisha Bellantuoni Singer

Tom Riehl Comedian

William Crisp Singer

Dawn Kamber OC Talk Radio Garrison West Radio Personality

L’Hirondelle David Mason Radio Personality Leslie Endlich Parade Announcer

Jonathan Volzke Public Affairs

Mission VIP




PRESENTING SPONSOR St Margaret’s Episcopal School PARADE DIVISION SPONSORS Fluidmaster Rancho Mission Viejo JSerra Catholic High School Sycamore Trails Stables MERCADO STREET FAIRE SPONSORS The Toll Roads Tuttle-Click Capistrano Ford Inn at the Mission

PRESENTING SPONSOR St Margaret’s Episcopal School


Fluidmaster Rancho Mission Viejo JSerra Catholic High School Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, 5th District

San Juan Hills Golf Club




The Toll Roads Cefali and Cefali

Swallow’s Inn Boot Barn



VCS Environmental SDG&E PacTech Law

TELEVISION SPONSOR Santa Margarita Water District




City of San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce CR&R Ed Stewart and Associates F&M Bank Boots Leone Phased Electric, Inc. ValPak

MEDIA SPONSOR Picket Fence Media

VIP PAVILION SPONSORS San Clemente Inn SDG&E Stephanie Frisch Insurance 101 Services Santa Margarita Water District ZOOMARS/River Street/ Frontier REI Ganahl Lumber MEDIA SPONSORS Picket Fence Media The Capistrano Dispatch TASTE OF SAN JUAN SPONSOR Santa Margarita Water District EL PRESIDENTE BALL SPONSOR American Horse Products KIDS’ PET PARADE SPONSOR Ricardo’s Place FIESTA GRANDE SPONSORS VCS Environmental Capo Smoke Shop Wildfire Mercantile HOOS’GOW DAY SPONSORS Millennium Housing U-Haul SPECIAL THANKS CR&R Ed Stewart and Associates Broadstone Vilara F&M Bank Sweet Home Capistrano Bakery