2014 Celebrities


Theme Grand MarshalGeorge WestPresident of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education Dr. George West has been serving preschool through graduate level students in Fullerton and Orange County for over 40 years. He has served the community as a teacher, professor, administrator, and school board member. Currently Dr. West is the Dean [...]


Celebrity Grand Marshal Carolyn Hennesy Emmy Award®-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy’s gutsy, truthful work has earned her fans around the world. She won a Daytime Emmy® nomination for her role as “Diane Miller” on General Hospital, a part she still enjoys. Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s [...]


Aubrey is so excited to be participating in her first Garden Grove Strawberry Festival and also riding in her first parade! Aubrey is almost 7 years old and she plays the spunky and clever, "Lily" on ABC's hit comedy, Modern Family. In addition to acting, Aubrey loves singing and dancing and is hoping to get [...]


With his co-starring role as Doug on FOX's Surviving Jack and recent guest appearances on Modern Family, Melissa & Joey, Community, Shake It Up, Big Time Rush, iCarly" and Victorious, Thomas Kasp is poised to become one of 2014's hottest young stars. The busy young actor also recently starred opposite Josh Lucas in the family film [...]


An inspiration to all, Lauren Potter has proven herself to be a young woman of strength and character. When professionals told her she “couldn’t” or “wouldn’t,” she worked harder – sometimes to the point of exhaustion. Barriers and limitations put before her became a personal challenge to let people know she is worthy of high [...]

2003-2015 Kate Linder

When you’re a young, struggling actress with only a few television credits to your name, even an audition for a one-day role with one line of dialogue on a daytime soap is something to lift your hopes and add a sparkle to your eye. It was almost 32 years ago, in April, 1982, Linder got [...]


Tyree Brown portrays Jabbar Trussell, Crosby and Jasmine's young son on the popular show Parenthood. Brown's natural ability to act and improvise alongside his co-star, Dax Shepherd, at such a young age earned him a series regular position on the show. He won a Young Artist Award for his supporting role on "Parenthood" in 2013. [...]


 Xolo Maridueña portrays Victor, adopted son of Julia and Joel Graham on NBC's drama series Parenthood. For Maridueña, being involved in the entertainment industry runs in the family. Most of his early years were spent in radio studios with his mother. Watching other artists perform there piqued his curiosity and interest in the field, and [...]


Jorge Diaz stars in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.  He also currently stars in the hit HULU series East Los High as the fun loving goofball "Paulie." He is the lead voice of "Noah" and other characters on the Emmy Nominated PBS series Oh Noah!, which is an interactive web series [...]


Born December 16, 2000 and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Lance Lim is an outgoing, natural, mostly self-trained actor and singer whose current career highlight is his breakthrough series regular role of “Runyen” in the NBC’s Growing Up Fisher.  Lance’s prior credits include a co-star role in the Disney XD pilot Kirby Buckets in 2012 [...]


Cameron Ocasio is an incredibly talented television, film, and theater actor, playing one of the leads in Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Award winning hit comedy “Sam & Cat.” Starring as “Dice” opposite Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande in the “iCarly”/ “Victorious” spin off, Cameron shows that he has the acting chops and comedic timing to shine. [...]


Chloe Noelle, currently starring as "Emma Garza" on True Blood, was born in Los Angeles.  She began her career on television in 2010 appearing on several commercials, including Target, Kool-Aid, Quaker Oats, and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. She has appeared on stage the same year, including productions of Annie as Molly and Seussical the Baby Kangaroo, both held at theaters in the Greater Los [...]




Miss Outstanding Teen Sara Silberman Sara Silberman is a 15-year-old sophomore at Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). She has been studying with the Classical and Contemporary Dance conservatory for the past four years. Dancing since the age of two, Sara has always been focused on her ballet training, performances being her favorite part [...]


Joining us for the sixth year in a row is the Sk8Kings All-Star Demo Team! Sk8Kings was founded by World Champion Richy Carrasco. Known as “The 360 King” – Richy has the Guinness World Record for spinning 360's on his skateboard (142 spins!) and holds a world speed record in downhill slalom racing! Richy and [...]