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:
Ken McCall
(209)523-2971 ext 13


Parade Start Time: 9:30AM

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 Saturday, July 4th!

The 2015 parade theme is “Let Freedom Ring!”

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

Grand Marshals - Stanislaus County PAL (Police Activities League), Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, YES Company

4th of July Champion - Bill Goulart

Parade Announcer - Cris Murphy

Key Club Youth - Contact: Jan Jaeger

Official Photographers - Greg Savage & Mehgan Johnson

National Anthem - Will be sung by recording artist Stephanie Johnson and signed by Mary Aguirre.

**** Volunteer Sign-Up Form ****

Parade Entry Forms

New This Year

4th of July Festival Party

10th Street Plaza

(In Front of Brenden Theatres)

Kids Games, Live Music,
Food and Craft Booths

11 AM - 3 PM

“Born on the 4th of July?” Anyone 1-100, who was born on the 4th of July, is invited to join the 22nd annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at or call (209)681-4925.

2015 Modesto July Parade Trophy Winners

  • Overall Theme Trophy - Wood Colony
  • Overall Equestrian Unit - Merced County Sheriff’s Posse
  • Individual Equestrian - CSHA Royalty
  • Equestrian Club - Back Country Riders
  • Farm Entry - Fagundes Milk Truck
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) - Grapes of Wrath
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Quake Mobile DJ
  • Antique Car Club - Modesto Area Model A Club
  • Custom Car Club - Highway 99 PT Cruisers
  • Motorcycle Group - Shriners on Parade
  • Marching Band - Modesto High School
  • Musical Group - Yes Company
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group - Juline’s School of Dance
  • Military Unit - World War II Korea
  • Color Guard - Sheriff Walking Guard
  • Corporate Entry - VMI Rocks
  • Ethnic Group - Latino Community Round Table
  • Non-Profit Group - Modesto Cub Scout Pack 14
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry - Western States Liberty Bell
  • Kids Group - Funworks
  • Political Entry - Virginia Madueno
  • Dignitary (Non-judged) - Melanie Wyatt

Note: trophy winners may pick up their trophy from the Visitors And Convention Bureau at 1150 9th St # C, Modesto, CA 95354. (209) 526-5588

Modesto Parade Judges

Oscar Cabello, Lynn Dickerson, Lincoln Ellis, Ron Emerzian, Freddie Miller, Dirk Paintedman, Norm Porges, Jim Ridenour, Cecil Russell, Carol Whiteside, Dennis Wilson and Nancy Young.  Freddie Miller is our Certified Equestrian Judge.

Trophies will be presented at 1:00 PM at the Fourth Of July Festival, located in front of Brenden Theatres, in the 10th Street Plaza.

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

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