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


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 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 - Filipino-American Assoc. of Stanislaus Co.
  • Overall Equestrian Unit - Thundering Farm Supply Percherons
  • Individual Equestrian - Raven & Skyler Ring
  • Equestrian Club - Back Country Riders
  • Farm Entry - Frank Sherman
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) - Allen Velthoen - 1922 Packard
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Central Valley British Car Club
  • Custom Car - Legacy Limousines
  • Antique Car Club - Modesto Area Model A Club
  • Custom Car Club - Highway 99 PT Cruisers
  • Motorcycle Group - Modesto Police Department
  • Marching Band - Music Cadets
  • Musical Group - Moose Lodge
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group - PJ’s Dance Studio
  • Military Unit - Commemorative Air Force
  • Color Guard - American Legion Post 74
  • Corporate Entry - Roberts Auto Sales
  • Ethnic Group - Sons Of Italy
  • Non-Profit Group - Victory Outreach Church
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry - J.M. Fagundes
  • Kids Group - Tallcott Academy & Beyer Robotics
  • Political Entry - Eggman for Congress
  • Dignitary (Non-judged) - Congressman Jeff Denham

Note: Trophies can be picked up at Modesto Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Modesto Parade Judges

Brent Burnside, Lynn Dickerson, Jennifer Mullins, 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,  North Modesto Kiwanis, Kiwanis Club of Greater Modesto

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