The Laguna Beach
Patriot's Day Parade

“One America”

On the seal of our nation is written the Latin phrase, E Pluribus Unum, which means “From Many, One.” It celebrates the idea that the citizens of our nation and community come from all walks of life. Our differences are reflected in the practice of democracy during the election process. After the people’s voice has been heard and our elected representatives assume their offices, we believe it is good to remind ourselves once again that there is but one nation, the United States of America. More simply put, we proudly say: “One America.”


A good time was had by all!
Here are photos from our 50th parade on March 5, 2016.

3D Marine Aircraft Wing Band MCAS Miramar passes the reviewing stand

The Bassett High School Olympian Marching Band passes the reviewing stand

And here are clips from the corner of Park and Short on the morning of March 5, 2016

A library of Youtube videos of marching bands from past parades 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

Kelly Boyd Grand Marshal
Marine Lieutenant Colonel Carlos K. McAfee, USMC(ret) 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 the 2016 Parade trophy winners will appear here soon!
2016 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 2016 Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade Committee

      The individuals in the 2016 parade committee photo are:

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

      Standing L-R: 
      Joan Black, Don Black, Diz d’Isabella, Sande St John, Frank Daniels,
      Michelle Clark, Jim Rue, Michael Lyons, John Kountz, Kathy Hanke

   The City of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Parade Map and Diagram
History of Laguna Beach

Check this site regularly for plans for the 2017 parade, scheduled as usual for the first Saturday in March!

  UP NEXT - The 50th Laguna Beach Parade,
took 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 as January 15.
Deadline for copy to be placed in the parade program was January 11.

Next years deadlines will be similar.

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 October 2, 2017