Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day Parade


Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Entry Chairman:
John Field, DDS
(209) 480-1824

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams

Celebration Banner

Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown. This year is no exception. A downtown parade at 9:30 a.m., kicks off this year’s Fourth of July celebration, on Tuesday, July 4th!

The 2018 parade theme is:

“The Land Of Liberty”

After the parade, be sure to stop by the All American Festival, from 11am - 3pm, at Modesto Centre Plaza, in front of Brenden Theatres. Click here for flyer.

Organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Club. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July celebration!

Grand Marshals - Ron & Lynn Dickerson

4th of July Champion - Ken White

Parade Announcers - Chris Murphy, Al Menshew

Official Photographer -

Official Videographer -

National Anthem - will be sung by Tasha Williams, MJC student.

*** Volunteer Sign-Up Form ***

** Parade Entry Forms **

“Born on the 4th of July?” Anyone 1-100, who was born on the 4th of July, is invited to join the 24th annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at or call (209)681-4925.

4th of July
All-American Festival

11 AM - 3 PM

Tenth Street Plaza

1010 10th Street

Activities for Kids, Live Music,
Food and Craft Booths

12:15 – Flag Raising Cermony

12:20 – Parade Winners & Trophy Presentations

For questions call Nancy Young at (209)529-9303

Modesto Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as our Judge Chairman, as our Equestrian Judge, Marian Kaanon, Kate Trompetter, Ricardo Cardova, Suzy Luna, Cecil Russel, Dennis Wilson, Reggie Rucker, Carol Whiteside, Eric Angelo, and Yamilet Valladolid.

Thank A Kiwanian:  Kiwanis Club of Modesto, and North Modesto Kiwanis

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Ron & Liz Dickerson - Grand Marshalls