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Celebrate the Famous Swallows with Free Metrolink Tickets

Each year in March, tiny swallows begin to arrive at San Juan Capistrano after winging hundreds of miles from Argentina. To celebrate these world-famous birds and the colorful history of the city, San Juan Capistrano rolls out the largest non-motorized parade in the nation and holds a street fair with more than 175 vendors.

This year, the 62nd annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado will occur on Saturday, March 21. Other activities include live music, crafts, demonstrations and more.

By taking Metrolink to this popular event, you'll skip freeway traffic, parking hassles and arrive in time to grab a great spot on the parade route. Metrolink drops you off within a short walk to all the festivities. Enter here for a chance to win two free Metrolink tickets.

While you’re there, enjoy the other attractions that make San Juan Capistrano a favorite destination among Metrolink riders. The beautiful city has something for everyone -- a petting zoo for the little ones, an historic mission, great food and shopping, and easy walkability. Special deals on these and other attractions are available by showing your Metrolink ticket.

Save with a $10 Weekend Day Pass, valid system-wide for multiple trips on Saturday or Sunday. Children 5 and under ride free (three children can ride free with an adult using a valid ticket).

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