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Local Hero Fests

Online resources include templates and plans that can be customized for groups hosting Local Hero Festivals in community centers and schools. DVDs of award-winning short films from our International Film Festival are available upon request to enrich local hero fests.

The City of Laguna Beach, the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, local merchants and artists join with The MY HERO Project to support an annual celebration of local heroes. This all-ages event is held at {sevendegrees}, a state-of-the-art, multimedia venue.

The MY HERO Project teamed up with The New Roads School and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce to produce a video to highlight heroes in public service and education for this annual event.
Download a step by step guide to hosting a local hero fest

Mary Fegraus, founding executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation
Nancy Caruso, marine biologist involved with the Orange County Ocean Restoration and Kelpfest
Jodie Gates, founder of the Laguna Dance Festival, is also the Vice Dean & Director of the Kaufman School of Dance at USC
Heroes on stage at the Laguna Hero Fest '14