Last year the Patriots Day Parade was unavoidably
cancelled on account of inclement weather. Given the hundreds of participants and volunteers and their months of hard work, the parade committee has arranged a warm and sunny day for the replacement parade on
Saturday, March 7, 2015!

A few changes of our program will be needed, but in 2015 we are pleased to announce that most of our our parade honorees from 2014, including Grand Marshal Olympic Champion Janet Evans, will be joining us again on the morning of the first Saturday in March. The exception is that our junior Citizens of the Year for 2014 have graduated from Laguna Beach High School and moved on, so two of the most deserving 2015 seniors have been selected. Their names are below.

The Honoree Brunch, usually held in early February,
will not be held this yea,. however.

As the day of the parade approaches, watch this site for the President's message, the annual essay winner, additions or modifications of the parade lineup or any other last minute changes.


The 49th Annual Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade
will take place on Saturday, March 7st, 2015

“The Home of the Free
Because of the Brave”

 "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'."

To express interest in participating in the 2015 parade as a volunteer, sponsor or marching unit, send email to



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 2014 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2014 Laguna Beach Parade Lineup
The Presidents Message
2013 Parade trophy winners
The 2013 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 updated plans for the 2015 festivities!

  The 49th Laguna Beach Parade,
themed "The Home of the Free Because of the Brave", WILL take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
featuring community groups, imaginative floats, and spirited marching bands from throughout the Southland.

Deadline for entries is January 10. Deadline for copy to be placed in the parade program is January 6.

The 49th Laguna Beach 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 November 17, 2014