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 Monday, July 4th!

The 2016 parade theme is “United WE Stand!”

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

Grand Marshal - Chris Murphy-ModestoView

4th of July Champions - Ed and Carol Rocha

Parade Announcers - Cecil Russell, and iHeart Radio DJs

Official Photographer - Nicholas David

National Anthem - Will be sung by Jacob Borja

**** 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 23rd annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at or call (209)681-4925.

4th of July All American Festival

Tenth Street Plaza

1010 10th Street

Activities for Kids, Live Music,
Food and Craft Booths

11 AM - 3 PM

See the flyer here!

2016 Modesto July Parade Trophy Winners

  • Overall Theme Trophy -
  • Overall Equestrian Unit -
  • Individual Equestrian -
  • Equestrian Club -
  • Farm Entry -
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) -
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) -
  • 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) -

Note: 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.

Modesto Parade Judges

Brent Burnside, Lynn Dickerson, Jennifer Mullins, Don Wood, Holly Beckstrom, Reggie Rucker, Carol Whiteside, Cindy Birdsill and Yamilet Valladolid. Holly Beckstrom is our Equestrian Judge and Ron Emerzian is our Judge Chairman.

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

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