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
...pending Athlete of the Year
Alexis Yang and Cal Nielson 2019 Junior Citizens of the year
...pending 2019 Essay Contest Winner
...pending 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 2019 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 2019 Parade

      President Ed Hanke
      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 2019 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 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 shworthy@cox.net.

 

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 LagunaWebs.com last updated November 18, 2018