For residents, visitors and tourists, San Juan Bautista offers a meaningful experience in an early California setting. Detached from the pressure of our modern world, the friendly people, slower pace of life, rustic original architecture and exceptional weather combine to lift your spirit.

 

January 2020

WED
1.1.20
New Year's Day

January 1, 2020
SAT
1.4.20
Living History Days

 


Step back in time to the early days of San Juan Bautista during Living History Days.

Master Gardeners: Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop. Come join Diane Mehan, Master Gardener for this free workshop. SHP Orchard, 10am – Noon, 2nd and Mariposa Streets

Register at mbmg.ucanr.edu

January 4, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
831.623.4661
SATs
1.4.20
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

January 4, 2020 8am-1pm
SAT
1.4.20
Community Pickle Ball Playdays

Drop in Playday Saturdays 9-12pm. Everybody is welcome $2 donation. For more info call Kelly 831.801.0892 or Vickie 831.297.0550. San Juan School, 100 Nyland Drive.

ONGOING EVERY SATURDAY!

January 4, 2020, 9am - 12 noon
100 Nyland Drive, San Juan Bautista
Kelly 831.801.0892
FRI - SUN
1.17 - 1.19
72nd Annual Men’s Retreat

January 17-19, 2020
St. Francis Retreat
831.623.4234
SAT
1.18.19
Literary Center Special Presentation

Preparing to publish a book: what you need to know but have trouble finding out. 10-12. Be pre-informed, know your options. Fee $10 for incidentials, RSVP The Literary Center San Juan Bautista.

January 18, 2019, 1pm-3pm
Center, 301 The Alameda, B-7 (next to Windmill Market)
director@msipress.com
MON
1.20.20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Make a difference Volunteer in your community

January 20, 2020
SAT
1.25.20
37th Annual Mission 10 Race

7:30 am:

  • Half Marathon
  • 10 Miler
  • 5K Race
  • Elliot Swank Memorial 1 Mile Kids Fun Run.

www.facebook.com/Mission10Race or www.hollisterrotary.org

January 25, 2020 7:30am

February 2020

SAT
2.1.20
Living History Days

February 1,2020, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SATS
2.1.20
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

February 1,8,15,22,29, 2020 8am-1pm
FRI
2.14.20
Valentine’s Day


Specials, throughout San Juan Bautista

February 14, 2020
MON
2.17.20
Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day Celebration & Sale

March 2020

SAT
3.7.20
Living History Days

March 7,2020 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SATS
3.2.20
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

SATURDAYS 8am-1pm
SUN
3.8.2020
San Juan Weekly Farmers Market

Every Sunday
Mariposa & 3rd to 2nd Streets
Jerry Lami: jerrylami16@gmail.com
TUE
3.17
St. Patrick's Day

SAT - SUN
3.38/29th
San Juan Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

FREE

April 2020

Wed-Wed
4.1-8.20
Poppy Jasper International Film Festival

REFER TO OFFICIAL SCHEDULE FOR TIMES

First day of Festival look for a Special Beer Release available from
Brewery Twenty-Five

Thursday, April 2nd (see schedule for times)
El Teatro Campesino Playhouse
www.pjiff
SAT
4.4.20
Living History Days

April 4,2020, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SATS
4.4.10
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

SATURDAYS 8am-1pm
Sun
4.18-19.2020
Biannual Cactus & Succulent Society Sale

The Monterey Bay Area Cactus & Succulent Society will hold their spring
show & sale at the San Juan Bautista Community
Hall, 10 Jan Jose St., San Juan Bautista. Sat. 9 to 5 and Sun. 9 to 4.
Free admission.

April,18 & 19, 2020 from 9am
San Juan Bautista Community Hall, 10 San Jose St.
SUN
4.26.20
Fremont Peak Day

Games, picnic, flag raising commemoration. Sponsored by VFW and Native Daughters of the Golden West.

April 26, 2020 11:30am - 3pm
Fremont Peak
831.623.4320

May 2020

SAT
5.2.20
Living History Days - DUTCH OVEN COOKING

May 2, 2020 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT
5.3.20
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
May 3, 2020
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
831.623.2127
FRI - SUN
5.1-3. 2020
Annual BBQ Rib Cook-off and Arts and Crafts Festival

Music, food and shopping

May 1st-3rd , 10am - 5pm
http://www.williamsltd.com
SATS
5.4.2019
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

Every Saturday, 8am-1pm
SAT
5.9.20
Aromas Country Garden Tour

Featuring artists in the gardens

SAT
5.16.2020
San Juan School Fiesta Fun Run

Fiesta Fun Run – 5K,10K & 1 Mile Fun Run 2020
Run, walk, or stroll through the streets of historic San Juan Bautista.

This year choose between a 5K or 10K route. The route for both races will begin on The Alameda in front of the San Juan School Soccer Field. The route will take runners up to 2nd Street, past the Old Mission and out to our beautiful agricultural valley.

5K & 10K participants will receive a finisher’s medal and an event t-shirt.
-Medals will be awarded three deep in standard age categories.

Fun Run participants will receive a finisher’s ribbon and an event t-shirt.

Race Start Times:
8:45 a.m. 1 Mile Family Fun Run
9:15 a.m. 5K & 10K Races

My 16, 2020 8am-1pm
San Juan Bautista Scoccer Field
Jhicks@sbcoe.org

June 2019

SAT
6.1.19
Living History Days

June 1, 2019, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT
6.1.19
Vertigo Coffee Roasters, Pop Ups
June 1, 2019
Vertigo Coffee Roasters
SATS
6.1.19
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

June 1,8,15,22,29, 2019, 8am-1pm
SAT
6.1.19
Master Gardeners Public Information Booth

Ask about Master Gardener Classes

June 1, 2019, 11am-2pm
Plaza Hall Porch
831.623.4881
SAT-SUN
6.15-16
Early Days at SJB State Historic Park

Costumed Docents, storytelling demonstrations and tours.

 

June 15-16, 2019 11am - 4pm
SJB State Historic Park
831.623.4881
SUN
6.23.19
Old Mission San Juan Fiesta

Celebration with Music & Dance.

June 23. 2019
Old Mission San Juan
831.623.2127

July 2019

All Month Long
7.1-7.31
Fremont Peak Observatory programs

call to confirm dates / varies by season, including annual Star-B-Q.

 

July 2019
Fremont Peak Observatory
Info for groups call 831.623.2645
SAT
7.6.19
Living History Days

July 6, 2019, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT
7.6.19
Vertigo Coffee Roasters, Pop Ups
July 6, 2019
Vertigo Coffee Roasters
SATS
7.6.19
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

July 6,13,20,27, 2019, 8am-1pm
SAT
7.6.19
Master Gardeners Public Information Booth

Ask about Master Gardener Classes.

July 6, 20198, 11am-2pm
Plaza Hill Porch
831.623.4881

August 2019

SAT
8.4
Living History Days

August 4, 2018, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT
8.4
Vertigo Coffee Roasters, Pop Ups
August 4, 2018
Vertigo Coffee Roasters
SAT
8.4
Side Walk Sundays

Merchant Sales

August 4, 2018
SAT
8.4
Credo Studios
August 4, 2018
SAT
8.4
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

August 4, 2018, 8am-1pm
SAT
8.4
Master Gardeners Public Information Booth

Ask about Master Gardener Classes

August 4, 2018, 11am-2pm
Plaza Hall Porch
831.623.4881
SAT
8.11
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

August 11, 2018, 8am-1pm
SUN
8.12
53rd Annual Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques, collectibles, nostalgia, memorabilia, food and fun.

August 12, 2017
Downtown San Juan Bautista
FRI-SUN
8.17-8.19
Vaquero Heritage Days

Show & Sale featuring Vaquero-Style Art, Gear, Horsemanship Demos,Exhibits, Entertainment & More! Share in the history and celebration of California’s Vaquero Heritage on historic rancho land.

Fri-Sun, August 17-19, 2018
St. Francis Retreat, 549 Mission Vineyard Rd, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
831.623.1128
SAT
8.18
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

August 18, 2018, 8am-1pm
SAT
8.25
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

August 25, 2018, 8am-1pm
SUN
8.26
Aromas Day

A day in the country.

August 26, 2018, 9am - 4pm
821.277.8194

September

SAT
9.7.2019
Living History Days

September 7, 2019, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT & SUN
9.7-8, 2019
150TH CELEBRATION
SUN
9.8.2019
SIP & CELEBRATE
TUE
9.10.19
San Benito Gives

The Holiday Celebration of Lights in San Juan Bautista is a wonderful time-honored tradition which starts by the displaying of the Saints throughout historic downtown. Followed by the hanging of lights around each pole, garland around the adobe wall and the halos on the saints. Central to this celebration is the lighting of the Community Christmas tree.

Last year through your generous giving we were able to update the Community Christmas Tree. This year it is our goal to update the lights on the garland and the around each of the poles throughout the historic district.

We are seeking donations to secure the updated lights and decorations. Any donation received during the San Benito Gives will go directly toward the replacement of outdated lights and will help to ensure our traditions carry on.

September 10, 2019 - 24 hours
Online
San Juan Community Business Association
SUN
9.15.2019
Chicken Festival

September 15, 2019
Historic San Juan Bautista
Margot's Ice Cream Parlor 831.623.92.62
SUN
9.22.19
Mexican Independence Day Festival

September 22, 2019
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Parish Office 831.623.2127
SUN
9.22.2019
Street Mandala Project Art San Juan Bautista

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September 22, 2019
Ramona 831.245.8470
SAT
9.28.2019
Indigenous Peoples Culture Event - Prayer Run
September 28, 2019
Starting at Old Mission SJB to Indian Canyon
Kanyon Sayers-Roods at Kanyon@kanyonkonsulting.com
SAT
9.28.2019
Vertigo Day

3pm

  • Tours, $15 per person

4:30

  • Lecture, $10 per person.
  • Combo lecture/tour $20. Per person.

8:10

  • FREE Movie Showing State Historic Park Plaza.
September 28, 2019, 3pm
San Juan Bautista
831.623.4881
SATS
97-28
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

September 7-28th, 8am-1pm

October 2019

SAT
10.5
Living History Days

October 5,2019, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT
10.5.2019
Monterey Bay Area Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale

October 5 & 6th, 2019
Community Hall, San Juan Bautista
SUN
10.18.20
Gold Coast Rods Car Show

October 18, 2020
Historic San Juan Bautista
Otis 831.601.2375
THURSDAY
10.24.19
Dia de los Muertos Altar Workshop

This is a free hands-on workshop! You will learn the meaning of all the different elements that make a traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos altar to commemorate loved ones who have departed. You also have the opportunity to contribute to a community altar that will remain available for exhibit at ETC during November 1-3.

October 24, 5:30pm - 8pm
ETC Playhouse, 705 Fourth St. SJB
Reserve a spot: Gonzalezcris1987@gmail.com
FRI - SAT
10.25 - 10.26
12th Annual Ghost Walk

6:30 pm

  • 1st tour starts
  • Ghost & Paranormal Activities Tour.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista.

Nighttime tour tickets on our website.

October 25-26, 2019, 6:30pm
THUR
10.31
Children’s Halloween Party

FREE HALLOWEEN PARTY

new location ~

 

October 31, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library, 801 Second Street

November 2019

FRI
11.01.19
Jardines de San Juan Annual Dia de los Muertos Party

Free Admission
Tequila & Mezcal Tasting $20.
Live music by Groupo Macabra
Taco Bar & Face Painting
Day of the Dead Costume Contest

November 1, 2019, 5-10pm
Jardines Restaurant & Back Garden
831.623.4466
FRI
11.01.19
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FIESTA

Join BenitoLink for Dia de los Muertos Fiesta
Altar
Music by Tanner Hallinan Quartet (Latin)
Or d’oevres
Raffle
Face painting 6-7:30
Must be 21

Tickets through Eventbright: $15
At the door $20.

November 1, 5:30 - 10pm
18th Barrel Tasting Room, 322 Third Street, SJB
lesliedavid@benitolink.com or Laura Romero at lauraromero@benitolink.com
Fri-Sunday
11.01-03
El Teatro Campesino Presents DIA DE LOS MUERTOS


featuring: ESPERANZA DEL VALLE
Friday- 8pm
Saturday -2pm & 8pm
Sunday 12 pm & 5pm

November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
El Teatro Campesino Playhouse
831.623.2444
SAT
11.02.2019
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION - FREE

FOOD & MERCHANDISE VENDORS, OUTDOOR KIDS ACTIVITIES, DJ, FACE PAINTING + MORE

Catrina & El Catarin “Welcome Address”
Calaverita Dance Followed by DJ
Raffle #1
Folklorico Dance – Estrellas de Esperanza
Raffle #2/ Hula Hoop Contest
Local Poets
Son Jarocho – Hermanas Salcedo
Raffle #3
Danzantes Calpullitzpapalotl
Procession Thru Streets of San Juan Bautista
“America de los Muertos’ Teatro Performance
Community circulo & closing

November 2nd, 2019
EL TEATRO CAMPESINO, 705 Fourth Street, SJB
831.623-2444
SAT
11.2.19
Living History Days

November 2, 2019 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
831.623.4881
SUN
11.03.19
CONCIERTO TESTIMONIC Y HORA SANTA GE'LA

Ministerio Uncion Divina Te Invita Al
Concierto Testimonio y Hora Santa
Ge’ La
Padre Alberto Cabrera

Donacion $10.00

Domingo 3 De Noviembre, Hora 4:00pm-7:00pm (Puerta Se Abren Alas 3:00pm)
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Kenia Hernandez, 831.484.4246
SAT
11.16.19
Holiday Stroll, Sip & Mingle OPEN HOUSE

November 16, 2019 4-8pm
Throughout Historic Downtown District
831.623.9338 or birdbits2000@yahoo.com
SUN
11.17.2019
BABY GRAMPS IN CONCERT

Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian: Baby Gramps plays an antique acoustic National steel-bodied resonator guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20’s & 30’s, folksongs, sing-a-longs.

According to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is one of the 50 most influential musicians of the last 100 years.

Space is limited

November 17th, 4:00 pm
Credo Studios, 1 Polk St., SJB
Ramona (831) 245 - 8470
SAT
11.30.2019
HEAVEN'S LIGHT - A Christmas Concert

Laure de Marcellus, Mezzosoprano
Alberto Urroz, Piano

Proceeds benefit the Mission Parish
Lauredemarcellus.com

Tickets Limited

November 30th, 7:30 pm
Mission San Juan Bautista
831.623.2127
SATS
11.2-30
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

November 2-30, 2019, 8am-1pm

December 2019

FRI
12.06 - 12.22
LA PASTORELA - 2019

***NEW THIS YEAR***
“La Pastorela” will be presented inside the ETC Playhouse!
705 Fourth St. San Juan Bautista

One of the masterpieces of the centuries-old tradition, this story recounts the humble shepherds trek to Bethlehem to adore the Christ Child, but along the way, they encounter evil forces that will stop at nothing to keep them from reaching the baby.

English/Spanish runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

December 6-22nd, 2019, Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
EL TEATRO CAMPESINO PLAYHOUSE, 405 4TH ST, SJB
ETC: 831.623.2444
SAT
12.7
Living History Days

December 7, 2019, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
SAT
12.07.2019
YOSAL - HOLIDAY AT THE MISSION


Winter Concert 2019
A festive celebration of the season featuring performances from our talented
Pre-Orchestra & Orchestra ensembles
at the “Mission of Music”

December 7th, 7:00pm
Mission San Juan Bautista
831.756.5335 or info@yosal.org
SAT
12.7.19
14th Annual Holiday of Lights Celebration & Parade

11 am

  • Merchants Open house
  • State Park “Living History Day”
  • Park Decorating
  • Cowboy Christmas Songs
  • Saloon Dancing
  • Cider and Cookies

6pm

  • Parade

7pm

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Caroling on the corner.
December 7, 2019
Historic Downtown San Juan Bautista
TUE
12.10.19
Oriana Choral/Holiday Choir Performance

CHECK BACK TO CONFIRM
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
SAT
12.14.19
HOLIDAY POTLUCK, A LIVING NATIVITY & CHRISTMAS FOLK MUSIC OF CALIFORNIA

The Parish of San Juan Bautista invites you to our

HOLIDAY POTLUCK
A LIVING NATIVITY & HISTORIC
CHRISTMAS FOLK MUSIC OF CALIFORNIA!

Parish Potluck w/music of Los Arribenos de San Francisco – Mission Museum 6-7pm

Living Nativity w/ Music by Mission Parish Musicians & Singers, Church 7-8pm

Free to the Pubic  Please Bring a dish, Dessert, Refreshment to Share.  Sign up after mass or call 831.623.2127 email: maria.avina@oldmissionsjb.org

December 14, 2019
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Maria Avina 831.623.2127
FRI
12.20.19
Bonfire with Santa Arriving on Firetruck

December 20, 2019, SUNSET
Community Center, 10 San Jose Street
FRI
12.21.19
Annual Winter Solstice Observation
December 21 2018, 6am
Old Misison San Juan Bautista, 406 Second Street
Living History Days

1st Saturday of the month, 11am - 4pm
State Historic Park
Vertigo Coffee Roasters, Pop Ups
1st Saturday of the month
Side Walk Saturdays

Merchant Sales

1st Saturday of the month
Credo Studios
1st Saturday of the month
Master Gardeners Public Information Booth

Ask about Master Gardener Classes

2nd Saturday of the month, 8am-12pm
Plaza Hall Porch
831.623.4881
Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce

Every Saturday, 8am-1pm