The 2020 was indeed perfect for a parade.
It was just in time, as most of our parks and stores have been closed since.
The 2020 parade went off well.
Find video clips below.

Sadly, and with the nation just starting on
Spike #3 in late October,

The Laguna Beach
Patriot's Day Parade

for 2021 has already been canceled.

2020 parade theme:
“Everyday Heroes”

Our 2020 theme was “Everyday Heroes”.  In arriving at this selection, one of our members suggested the motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point, which is “Duty, Honor, Country”.  That brought to mind those individuals in our lives who have exemplified these traits.  There are many around us.  Often they act quietly without calling attention to themselves.  They step up in difficult situations, know what has to be done, and then do the right thing.  They come from all walks of life and all too frequently are unsung, receiving no notice or honors for their courageous deeds.  These are our “Everyday Heroes” and we respectfully urge all to remember them and to be inspired by their example.

The 2020 Parade Honorees are

Barbara Diamond Grand Marshal
Arnold Silverman Honored Patriot
Sande St. John Citizen of the year
Roxanna Ward Artist of the Year
Jade Howson Athlete of the Year
Laila Cruz and Nathan Solomon 2020 Junior Citizens of the year
Lili Bazargan, 7th grade 2020 Essay Contest Winner
Diego Lapayese-Calderon,
class of 2021
2020 Cover Artist





On the first Saturday of each March (except for 2021), a hundred marching units assemble in Laguna Beach to step off in the annual Laguna Beach Parade. For over fifty 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.

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 Honorees at the annual Parade Fundraiser Brunch!
  Details about the 2020 Parade Honorees
The 2020 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2020 Laguna Beach Parade Lineup
The Presidents Message for 2020
2018 Parade trophy winners
2018 Parade photo album (2019 was called for rain)
  The parade route
  The Parade as it is today
  History of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade
  Past Parade Grand Marshals
  How to Participate 

Officers of the 2020 Parade

      President Ed Hanke
      Vice-president Charles Quilter
      Secretary Frank Daniel
      Treasurer Sandi Werthe

      The 2020 Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade Committee

      2019 Parade committee

      The individuals in the 2020 parade committee are:

      Back row: L-R "Diz" D'Isabella, Bob Lively, John Kountz, Jim Rue, Kathleen Fay, Tom Fay, Sande St John, Doug Miller, Vicki Broadhurst, Michele Monda, Michael Lyons, Kathy Hanke Front row: V-P Charlie Quilter, President Ed Hanke, Treasurer Sandi Werthe, Secretary Frank Daniel

   The City of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Parade Map and Diagram
History of Laguna Beach

Check this site regularly for plans for the 2020 parade.

  UP NEXT - The 54th annual Laguna Beach Parade,
will occur on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
featuring community groups, imaginative floats, spirited marching bands
and more from throughout the Southland.

Deadline for entries is on or about January 7th.
Deadline for copy to be placed in the parade program is January 11th.

The 54th 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 shworthy@cox.net.

Videos from 2020

5. 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar
11. Citizen of the Year Sande St. John and 11. Thurston Middle School Marching Band
23. Laguna Woods Senior Clown Alley and 25. Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
35. US Bank
40. Laguna Board of Realtors
46. Mater Dei High School Band, Santa Ana
47. Rotary Club of Laguna Beach
52. Laguna Beach Garden Club
53. Laguna Beach Laughter Club
70. Honors Chorus of Top of the World/El Morro Elementary Schools
73. Basset Marching performing La Bamba and Laguna Beach Water District
73. Basset Marching Band performing Souza's "The White Rose"
84. Parade President Ed Hanke

Walk with the Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee joined by Men Alive -
Orange County Gay Men's Chorus, as they march down the streets of Laguna Beach

Here also is a selection of photos from the 2018 Parade.

Also, a library of Youtube videos of marching bands from past parades can be found here


Frequently Asked Questions

This page was created by LagunaWebs.com last updated October 26, 2020