Patriot Day Parade

Laguna Beach's Annual Patriot's Day Parade

We will be celebrating the stars and stripes this weekend in Laguna Beach for the annual Patriot's Day Parade.

This is the 50th anniversary of the parade and it promises to be a firecracker of a blast. Started in 1967, the first Patriot's Day Parade began during a tumultuous time in our country’s history. Many were divided over the Vietnam War and we were becoming fractured as a country. Emily Ross, American Revolution War heroine, decided to start the parade as a way to bring the community together under the banner of patriotism and love for our country. In the last 50 years we have had more difficult times, disasters both in the city and as a nation, and yet we have endured. Today we continue to come together to celebrate our diversity and unity as a city, and as a country. Come out and show your support! Enjoy floats that range from goofy to traditional, classic cars, local bands, horses, the Laguna Beach Fire Department, dance troupes and much, much more. 

Patriots Day Parade Laguna Beach
Photo by Jim Rue

Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm PST
Parade Route: Starts at Laguna Beach High School on Park Avenue and Legion Street, proceed down Park Avenue, right turn on Glenneyre Street, right on Forest Avenue, and ends just past City Hall. Once the parade is over, an awards ceremony will take place on the LAGUNA ART-A-FAIR grounds.

Patriots Day Parade Laguna Beach
Photo by Jim Rue

Tip: Arrive early as street closures will take effect at 10:00am and traffic will be heavy. Take advantage of the FREE TROLLEY (running along PCH, from Cajon Street in North Laguna to the Ritz Carlton in South Laguna) starting at 9:00am and PARKING in north or south city lots. Be a part of the spirit and fun of the parade and dress in red, white and blue! 

Note: Pets are welcome, but please keep them on a leash.  

Patriots Day Parade Laguna Beach

Photo by Don Leach, COASTLINE PILOT

 ---Cover photo by Hobie Surf Shop

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