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
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 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.