The Laguna Beach
Patriot's Day Parade

2018 parade theme:
“Waves of Freedom”

Our 2018 theme is "Waves of Freedom". Our community is located on the Pacific coast, so waves have always been a part of our lives. Indeed, the flag waving above the shore at Monument Point is an iconic image of Laguna Beach. That image reminds us how freedom has grown in our nation since its founding in 1776. Beginning with the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, we can trace our "waves of freedom" through its amendments such as the right to due process, the abolition of slavery, and the granting of voting rights to women and minorities. Waves ebb and flow and that is why we believe that the many freedoms in our republic should be treasured and never taken for granted.

The 2018 Parade Honorees are

Glori Fickling Grand Marshal
George Ciampa Honored Patriot
Heidi Miller Citizen of the year
Laguna Beach Art Museum Artist of the Year
Laguna Beach Water Polo Foundation 10u-12u-14u Girls Junior Olympic Champs Athlete of the Year
Joseph (Joey) Ravenna and Marisa Schatz 2018 Junior Citizens of the year
Alexandra Keyser 2018 Essay Contest Winner
Jackson Blake Pihl 2018 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 2018 Honorees at the Parade Fundraiser Brunch!
  Details about the 2018 Parade Honorees
The 2018 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2018 Laguna Beach Parade Lineup
The Presidents Message for 2018
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 
  A new link to the archive of past parade honorees will appear here soon

Officers of the 2018 Parade

      President Christopher Tomlin
      Vice-president Charles Quilter
      Secretary Frank Daniel
      Treasurer Sandi Werthe

      The 2018 Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade Committee

      2018 Parade committee

      The individuals in the 2018 parade committee are:

      Standing L-R Ed Hanke, Kathy Hanke, Diz D'Isabella, John Kountz, Don Black, Jim Rue, Sande St. John, Jean Law, Mike Lyons, Kathleen Fay Seated L-R VP Charlie Quilter, Treasurer Sandi Werthe, President Chris Tomlin, 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 2018 parade,
scheduled as usual for the first Saturday in March!

  UP NEXT - The 53rd annual Laguna Beach Parade,
will occur on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
featuring community groups, imaginative floats, spirited marching bands
and more from throughout the Southland.

Deadline for entries is about January 12th.
Deadline for copy to be placed in the parade program is January 8th.

The 53nd 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


The weather in March 2018 turned out to be PERFECT for a parade
and a good time was had by all!

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 9, 2018