Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day
Parade & Festival

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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
(916) 340-4606

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Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown.

Our 2019 parade theme is:

“Celebrating Our Freedoms”

(100 Years of Music & Service)

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

Grand Marshals - Moband

4th of July Champion - American Legion Post 74

Parade Announcers - Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Parade Route Vendors -

Official Photographer -

Official Videographer -

Drone Supplier -

National Anthem -


*** 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 annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at teach2120@yahoo.com or call (209)681-4925.

2019 Parade Categories

  • Best Overall Trophy -
  • Chairman’s Trophy -
  • Overall Theme Trophy -
  • Overall Equestrian Unit -
  • Individual Equestrian -
  • Equestrian Club -
  • Farm Entry -
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) -
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) -
  • Custom Car -
  • Antique Car Club -
  • Custom Car Club -
  • Motorcycle Group -
  • Marching Band -
  • Musical Group -
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group -
  • Military Unit -
  • Color Guard -
  • Corporate Entry -
  • Ethnic Group -
  • Non-Profit Group -
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry -
  • Kids Group -
  • Political Entry -
  • Dignitary (Non-judged) -

2019 Parade Judges

To Be Announced


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


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Parade Videos

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