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 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 to come!
The 2018 Parade Essay contest winner
The 2017 Laguna Beach Parade Lineup
The Presidents Message for 2017
2017 Parade trophy winners
2017 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

      The individuals in the 2018 parade committee photo are:

      Seated L-R Treasurer/Entry Chair Sandi Werthe,  President Charlie Quilter,  Vice-president Chris Tomlin,  [missing Secretary Frank Daniel]

      Standing L-R  Tom Fay, Elizabeth Tomlin, Ed Hanke, Kathleen Fay, Jean Law, Sande St. John, Michael Lyons, Jim Rue, Kathy Hanke, “Diz” D’Isabella, John Kountz

   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 52th annual Laguna Beach Parade,
will occur on Saturday, March 3, 2018 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 52nd 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 2017 was PERFECT for a parade and a good time was had by all!

VIDEOS from 2017

Grand Marshal's Trophy goes to #46 LB Sister Cities Assn and Fete de la Musique

Band Association Sweepstakes Trophy goes to #42 Bassett High School of La Puente

#51 Oak Avenue Middle School Marching Band and Model A club

#37 The Girl Scouts

#34 Pageant of the Masters

#83 Mater Dei High School Marching Band

#61 Pacific Marine Mammal Rescue and Laguna Laughter Club

#56 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

#79 Northview High School Marching Band

#86 Spurs and Satin



Here also is a selection of photos from the 2017 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 December 14, 2017