Mission San Juan Capistrano will host the eighth annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the scenic Central Courtyard.
The event is presented in part by the support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation.
There will be live musical entertainment and great food as Mariachi performers compete for cash prizes before a panel of judges. There also will be the ringing of the historic bells at 10:30 a.m., followed by a bilingual marionette show throughout the day.
Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and $5 for children ages 4-11. Admission is free for Mission Preservation Society Members as well as for current volunteers with identification. Children under 3 are admitted free as well.
Tickets are available now in person at the Gate House or online at missionsjc.com. Reserved tables with seating for ten people are also available. To reserve a table, call 949-234-1321 or email: email@example.com
The Mission was founded on November 1, 1776 by Padre Junipero Serra as the seventh in the chain of the 21 California missions established by Spain, and is Orange County’s only mission.
Every year, over 50,000 students visit the Mission and engage in an inspirational learning experience via the Mission Matters programming, as part of their State required California history studies.