"Americans cherish freedom, but all too often we do not reflect how this came to be.  
We honor those brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in our defense
through our 238-year history as a nation.  We should also remember those who risked all
to gain so many other freedoms that have become part of our Constitution.  We also revere those
who fought for our right to speak openly, to assemble without fear, to end slavery, to have
a right to vote, for the right to personal privacy, and so many other privileges that we enjoy
today in the 'home of the free'."


The weather held and the parade began at 11am sharp on Saturday, March 7, 2015!
And here's proof:
Click here for a myriad of photos taken at the corner of Park Street and Glenneyre

An hour before the parade the Laguna Concert Band
performed at the Peppertree Parking Lot

The band is also proud to have as a member of their organization,
Carol Reynolds, 'Artist of the Year' for the 2015 parade!
We couldn't be prouder of our French horn!


Program Cover art by Max Caspar

Program cover art by Max Caspar

“The Home of the Free
Because of the Brave”



The beginning
photo by Rick Lang - to see it huge click here

A library of Youtube videos of past marching bands can be found Here,
and it will be updated in the days following the 2015 parade.



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 2015 Parade Honorees are

Janet Evans, Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Grand Marshal
Robert R. Mosier, U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II Honored Patriot
Wayne Baglin Citizen of the Year
Alisa Schwarzstein Cairns and Ian Cairns, world champion surfers Athletes of the Year
Carol C. Reynolds Artist of the Year
Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis 2015 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

  Details about the 2015 Parade Honorees
The 2015 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2015 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 2015 Parade

      President Ed Hanke
      Vice-president Charles Quilter
      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 FIFTIETH 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 10. Deadline for copy to be placed in the parade program is January 6.

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 shworthy@cox.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

This page was created by LagunaWebs.com last updated March 7, 2015