Saturday, Feb. 15
Noon. During the annual Kids’ Pet Parade at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano, children between the ages of 5 and 12 can show off their favorite animals in a variety of contests such as Best Team Costume, Best Domestic/Household Pet, Best Exotic Pet, Best Barnyard/Farm Animal and Best Bird. All pets must be leashed, haltered, or caged, and an adult must accompany children. A special “Judges Choice” prize will be awarded, and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows Day Parade. Some past winners have included potato bugs, dogs, ducks and ponies. Signups start at 10 a.m., with the parade scheduled to kick off at noon. For more information, email Jimmy Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Los Rios Park, 31747 Los Rios Park, San Juan Capistrano. swallowsdayparade.com. 949.493.1976.