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

Celebration Banner

Click Here For Downloadable 2016 Parade Photos

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 2017 parade theme is:

“Modesto, USA”

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

Grand Marshals - Court Appointed Special Advocates, Women’s Haven, Modesto Gospel Mission

4th of July Champions - Ron & Janice Emerzion

Parade Announcers - Chris Murphy, Al Menshew

Official Photographer -

National Anthem - Will be sung by Joshua Aguilara

*** 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

For questions call Anthony Butera at (209)315-5245

2017 Modesto July Parade Trophies To Be Awarded

  • 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)

Modesto Parade Judges

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

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

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