The weather in March 2018 turned out to be perfect
for a parade and a good time was had by all.
Fortune has not smiled on the
2019 parade, however.

Marching units converge from all over southern California for our parade,
but upon hearing the forecast, some of them started canceling days ago.

Rain is forecast from 1am until at least 6pm
on Saturday in Laguna Beach.

Hence, no parade.
Sorry, folks. Next year will be better.

2019 Parade canceled due to expected rain

The Laguna Beach
Patriot's Day Parade

2019 parade theme:
“Everyday Heroes”

Our 2019 theme is “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 2019 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
Alexis Yang and Cal Nielson 2019 Junior Citizens of the year
Cleo Washer 2019 Essay Contest Winner
Diego Lapayese-Calderon 2019 Cover Artist





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 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 2019 Parade Honorees
The 2019 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2019 Laguna Beach Parade Lineup
The Presidents Message for 2019
2018 Parade trophy winners
2018 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 

Officers of the 2019 Parade

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

      The 2019 Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade Committee

      2019 Parade committee

      The individuals in the 2019 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 53rd 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 53rd 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

Videos from 2018

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 is a selection of videos taken from in front of the library (more to come)

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 last updated March 1, 2019