This is the site of the
Laguna Beach
Patriot's Day Parade

“Celebrating Our 50th Year”


Here are photos from our 49th parade, taken from the corner of
Park Street and Glenneyre, on March 7, 2015
A library of Youtube videos of past marching bands
can be found Here



On the first Saturday of each March, a hundred marching units assemble in Laguna Beach to step off in the annual Laguna Beach Parade. For over forty years, Orange County has enjoyed the parade and its entrants, the celebrities and music, and the community spirit of this charming city by the sea.

Entries in the popular event range from civic and veterans organizations to school bands, floats, vintage automobiles, and light-hearted novelty groups. The parade also honors citizens who have served the community and those who have served the nation in time of war or national emergency.

The 2016 Parade Honorees are

City Council member Kelly Boyd Grand Marshal
Marine Lieutenant Carlos McAfee Honored Patriot
Stu Saffer, editor of StuNewsLaguna Citizen of the Year
Nick Hernandez Jr. and Sam Stinnett, champion skim boarders Athletes of the Year
Dion Wright, longtime Sawdust Festival exhibitor Artist of the Year
Elle Mahdavi and Alexander Rounaghi 2016 Junior Citizens of the Year

This parade site is intended to give you all the information you need to enjoy or participate in the Laguna Beach Parade. Please take a look around and enjoy the celebration.

   Laguna Beach Parade

  Meet the 2016 Honorees at the Parade Fundraiser Brunch!
  Details about the 2016 Parade Honorees
The 2016 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2016 Laguna Beach Parade Lineup
The Presidents Message
The names of 2015 Parade trophy winners are here!
2015 Parade photo album
  The parade route
  The Parade as it is today
  History of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade
  Past Parade Grand Marshals
  How to Participate 
  A new link to the archive of past parade honorees will appear here soon

Officers of the 2016 Parade

      President Charles Quilter
      Vice-president Ed Hanke
      Secretary Kathleen Fay
      Treasurer Sandi Werthe

      The 2015 Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade Committee

      The individuals in the 2015 parade committee photo are:

      Officers Seated L-R: 
      Secretary Kathleen Fay, President Ed Hanke, Treasurer Sandi Werthe, Vice-pres Charlie Quilter

      Standing L-R: 
      Michael Lyons, Jim Rue, Elizabeth Tomlin, Kathy Hanke, John Kountz, Anne Wood,
      Christopher Tomlin, Diz d’Isabella, Sande St John, Jean Law,  Don Black,  Doug Miller

   The City of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Parade Map and Diagram
History of Laguna Beach

Check this site regularly for plans for the 2016 parade, scheduled as usual for the first Saturday in March!

  UP NEXT - The 50th Laguna Beach Parade,
which will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
featuring community groups, imaginative floats, spirited marching bands
and more from throughout the Southland.

Deadline for entries is January 15.
Deadline for copy to be placed in the parade program is January 11.

The 50th Annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade
P.O.Box 5147
Laguna Beach, CA 92652-5147

To contact the parade committee dial: (949) 494-6016 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

This page was created by last updated Febuary 5, 2016