From actors and comedians to Olympic medalists and community leaders, the Swallows Day Parade has had a variety of people serve as Grand Marshal.

A Timeline of Past Swallows Day Parade Grand Marshals

1960 Barbara Stanwyck, Audie Murphy
1961 Scotty Clayton
1962 John Rovick (Sheriff John)
1963 Buddy Ebsen (actor)
1964 Claude Akins (actor)
1965 Monty Montana (actor)
1966 James Drury (The Virginian)
1967 Gary Vinson
1968 Richard Arlen (actor)
1969 George Putnam *Special Guest: President Richard M. Nixon
1970 Buck Taylor (actor)
1971 Roberta Lynn (Champagne Lady)
1972 Bill Skiles, Pete Henderson, Jimmy Rogers
1973 Andy Devine (actor)
1974 Jeanette Nolan (Dirty Sally)
1975 Brad Gates (OC Sheriff)
1976 Monty Montana (actor)
1977 Jock Mahoney (actor)
1978 Iron Eyes Cody (actor)
1979 Richard O’Neill, Alice Avery
1980 Leon Rene
1981 Pat O’Malley (actor)
1982 C. Fulton Shaw
1983 Tony Moiso
1984 Brian Goodell (Olympic gold medalist)
1985 Monsignor Paul Martin
1986 Carl Bucheim (San Juan’s first mayor)
1987 Dan Haggerty (actor)
1988 Todd Hart
1989 Rusty Richards (actor/horse trainer)
1990 Peter Sherayko (actor)
1991 Shelley Taylor Morgan (actress)
1992 Larry Bucheim
1993 Tony Forster
1994 Teeter Marie Oliveras Romero
1995 Gilbert G. Aguirre
1996 George Avila
1997 Bill and Pat Bathgate
1998 John and Marie Lacouague
1999 Elarion M. “Larry” Hernandez
2000 Joan Irvine Smith
2001 Melvin M. Rosenbaum
2002 Bill Webb, Julian Ramos, Pat Forster, Tom Hribar, William Zintl
2003 Monsignor Paul Martin
2004 Paul and Betty Valenzuela
2005 Shigeru “Shig” and Miyeko Kinoshita
2006 Gary and Collene Campbell
2007 Millie and Gil Jones
2008 Kay Shaw
2009 Melitas Forster
2010 Wyatt Hart
2011 Arturo and Maria Galindo
2012 Bill and Joan Cvengros
2013 Joe Soto
2014 Jim Curwood
2015 Ricardo Beas
2016 Sam Allevato
2017 Steve Nordeck