Admission to all Parade activities-including the Ferrari sports car display in Washington Square Park and a variety of hands-on activities for children and families - is FREE  
Grand Marshal - Paul Tonelli
  • Born and raised in Daly City
  • Our Lady of Mercy '76 & St. Ignatius '76
  • San Francisco State Univ. '88 - I always say, "college was 10 of the best years of my life"
  • Currently reside in Atherton with my wife of 22 years, Lisa, our dog, Gidget, and our cat Clover
  • Started in radio in April '87 doing airborne traffic reports for KSJO San Jose, K-101, and KNBR
  • Hooked up with Lamont for "The Lamont & Tonelli Show" in June '89 at 92.3 KSJO in San Jose wich ran until '03
  • January 2003 we signed with 107.7 The Bone and we've been there ever since
  • S.F. 49ers Stadium P.A. Announcer 2008 to present
  • My father Dino Tonelli and my uncle Bill Tonelli both grew up in North Beach 1912-1927 at two different residences on Taylor Street, the family moved to the Excelsior District in 1927
  • My father and uncle became pharmacists and eventually came to own Central Drug Co.  with two pharmacies on Mission Street
  • My brother Jerry continues to run our family pharmacy Central Drug Store at 4494 Mission Street at the corner of Mission & Santa Rosa.  It has been a continuously operating drug store for over 100 years.
  • Member Italian American Social Club since 1985
  • Member Monte Cristo Club since 2008
  • Board Member Italian Community Services since 2011
  • Football Coach St. Ignatius College Prep 1991-2015 
  • Atherton Planning Commission 2012 to present
  • Atherton Civic Center Advisory Committee 2013 to present
  • Atherton Park and Recreation Commission 1998-2004
  • President - Business Golf Association Northern CA 2013-2015
  • Member - St. Ignatius Alumni Association  2008 to present





Grand Marshal - Brian Boitano

Olympic champion Brian Boitano single-handedly changed the face of professional figure skating by raising the level of competition. Boitano's competitive record is unmatched. He has won over 50 gold medals including, 4 national titles, 2 world titles, an Olympic title and more professional titles than any other skater in the history of the sport. Brian is a member of the USOC Hall of Fame, skating’s World Hall of Fame. He is known for his speed and powerful command of the ice and most notably for winning Olympic Gold in the "Battle of the Brians." 

In 2009 Brian debuted a television series on the Food Network.  The weekly cooking show, "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" showcased his culinary skills and witty off-ice personality.  "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" was named one of the top 10 Food Network shows to watch by TV squad.   Brian’s cookbook "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" was published and reached number 3 on the Amazon hot new release list.

In 2013 Brian completed a full restoration of his family home in Italy.   
This project resulted in an HGTV series titled The Boitano Project which garnered the highest ever ratings for a home improvement series.
Brian's long list of accomplishments includes winning a Primetime Emmy for his starring role in Carmen on Ice (HBO) and producing more than 30 TV specials. 

In 1998, Brian founded Youth Skate. Since its inaugural year, more than 9000 of San Francisco’s inner-city youth have been introduced to the sport of ice-skating.

Brian continues to train and skate for tours and television specials as his career spans the worlds of food, skating and entertainment.

The Route
The Parade action begins at 12:30 pm at the foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets in Fisherman's Wharf, proceeds south through North Beach on Columbus Avenue, and ends in Washington Square in front of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Parade viewing is available throughout the route.