Capistrano Volkswagen Community Events
One of our favorite times of year is here! June kicks off a season of outdoor community events that we are proud to be a part of.
As one of our loyal customers, we wanted to let you know about some of the ways we try to spread a little Smileage throughout the community we know and love, and invite you to attend/participate in as many of these events as you can.
Casa Teresa: Home with a Heart
Casa Teresa was founded in 1976 as a safe haven for pregnant women, over the age of 18, who are alone and without support, offering resources and options they wouldn’t otherwise have.
This tournament has become one of the most important events for Casa Teresa, raising funds through the generous support of sponsors and golfers that directly aid the women and babies that call Casa Teresa home. In 2022, this event raised an incredible $130,000! As the Hole-in-One sponsor, we’re proud to be part of this important local cause, and look forward to another successful year. And hopefully someone goes home in a brand new car!
San Clemente Car Show
The 27th Annual San Clemente Car Show will be coming to Avenida Del Mar on June 10th from 10am-3pm. Enjoy a day filled with incredible cars, live music, food, shopping, and more! This free event is filled with fun for the whole family, even dogs!
We’ll be out there with the Volkswagen ID.4 EV and first-ever Mazda CX-90 on display. Be sure to stop by and say hi!
Rotary Club Golf Tournament in San Juan Capistrano
You may not be familiar with all the Rotary does, but after our General Manager, Gary Willenborg, joined in 2022, we’ve been actively involved in supporting their events that benefit local and international efforts that address concerns like health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment.
Spots are still available to participate in the Golf Tournament.
Bug in #47 Drag Racing, Car Show, Swap Meet
This will be the second round in the 2023 Capo VW/EMPI Triple Crown of VW drag racing season, with some of the World’s fastest VWs racing.
No matter what your VW interest is, this event has it all: 1/8 mile drag racing, Car Show open to all VW models, and huge Swap Meet and Vendor Display.
We’ll be out there supporting the VW community with the Volkswagen ID.4 EV. Hope to see you there!
Gates open at 7am at the Irwindale Raceway.
Buses by the Beach SoCal
We’ve partnered with Buses by the Beach SoCal for the second year in a row to completely take over our parking lot and showroom, to host some of the most pristine and unique VWs you’ll ever see! After a huge turnout last year, we are anticipating up to 200+ vintage air-cooled Volkswagens to be on display at our dealership!
Help us keep the Volkswagen community and culture alive in San Juan Capistrano. This event is free to anyone who wants to display their air-cooled VW or attend as a spectator. No pre-registration is required. Doors open for display vehicles to load in starting at 7am (vehicles must remain on display until 2pm). The event is open to the public 9am-2pm.
This event is family and pet friendly, with TK Burgers serving up lunch from 10:30am-1pm.
You’ll also have a chance to support Relay for Life while here, with all proceeds from raffle ticket sales, accessory/merchandise sales, and event t-shirt sales being donated to directly benefit those battling cancer here in Orange County. Our goal is to raise $20,000 this year! More details to come in September on additional fund-raising efforts planned.
Festival of Butterflies
Goin Native is instrumental in maintaining the Los Rios Park, a certified wildlife garden, that we all love in downtown San Juan Capistrano. Did you know you can even volunteer every first Monday and on Fridays from 8:15-11:15am to help tend to the beautiful garden? This is just one of many efforts they are behind to help beautify our community and the environment.
Another one of our favorite events of theirs is the family-friendly, Festival of Butterflies that is hosted right at the Los Rios Park!
We’ll be out there enjoying nature with the Volkswagen ID.4 EV. Be sure to stop by our display for a butterfly sticker!