Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day
Parade & Festival


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

Celebration Banner

Parade Start Time: 9:30AM

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

Our 2019 parade theme:

“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 Champions: American Legion Post 74

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: William Harris Photography

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: My TV 26

National Anthem: was sung by 2019 American Idol singer, Ryan Hammond.

Singer Sponsor: City Tire

Parade Route Vendors Contact - David Epps (209)557-2844

Festival Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2019 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as Judge Chairman, plus Carol Whiteside, Marie Silveira, Kate Trompetter, Dennis Wilson, Suzy Luna, Adrian Crane, Marion Kaanon, Wendy Byrd, Ron Dickerson, and Emerson Johnson as Equestrian Judge.

*** 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 or call (209)681-4925.

2019 Parade Winners

  • Best Overall Trophy - Roberts Auto/Valley Music
  • Chairman’s Trophy - My Little Balloon Co. - Denise Seymour
  • Overall Equestrian Unit - Mid Valley Agricultural Services
  • Individual Equestrian - Mid Valley Agricultural Services
  • Equestrian Club - Los Charros de la Vivian Road
  • Farm Entry - EXACT Harvesting Corporation
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) - Don’s Mobile Glass
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Central Valley British Car Club
  • Custom Car - Modesto Kiwanis
  • Antique Car Club - Modesto Area A’s
  • Custom Car Club - Impalas Car Club Modesto
  • Motorcycle Group - Modesto Police Traffic Unit
  • Marching Band - Modesto City Schools
  • Musical Group - The Wet Bandidos
  • Military Unit - Central CA Valley Squadron-Commemorative Air Force
  • Color Guard - American Legion Post #74 Color Guard
  • Corporate Entry - Frantz Wholesale Nursury
  • Non-Profit Group - Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry - Sit Means Sit Dog Training
  • Kids Group - YES Company
  • Political Entry - Councilmember Kristi Ah You

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

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