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:
Savannah Williams
(916) 340-4606

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

Our 2018 parade theme was:

“The Land Of Liberty”

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

Grand Marshals - Ron & Lynn Dickerson

4th of July Champion - Ken White

Parade Announcers - Chris Murphy, Al Menshew, DJ Walker

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

Official Photographer - Sujey Diaz Photography

Official Videographer - Blue Number Media

Drone Supplier - Liquid Medium Media & Marketing

National Anthem - was sung by Tasha Williams, MJC student.

*** 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 24th annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at or call (209)681-4925.

4th of July

All-American Festival

11 AM - 3 PM

Tenth Street Plaza

1010 10th Street

Activities for Kids, Live Music,
Food and Craft Booths

12:15 – Flag Raising Cermony

12:20 – Parade Winners & Trophy Presentations

For questions call Nancy Young at (209)529-9303

2018 Parade Winners

  • Best Overall Trophy - Modesto Junk Company, Inc.
  • Overall Theme Trophy - RE/MAX Executive
  • Overall Equestrian Unit - S.M.B.U./Allstate Insurance Ramirez Agency
  • Individual Equestrian - Blazer (Stepping Stone Ranch)
  • Equestrian Club - Thundering Farm Supply Percherons (Stanislaus Farm Supply)
  • Farm Entry - Exact Corporation
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) - J.S West Co.
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Frank Sherman
  • Custom Car - Legacy Limousine Service
  • Antique Car Club - Modesto Area A’s
  • Custom Car Club - Highway 99 PT Cruiser Club
  • Motorcycle Group - Modesto Police Department
  • Marching Band - Modesto High School Marching Band
  • Musical Group - YES Company (Youth Entertainment Stage) Stanislaus Cty Dept of Ed
  • Military Unit - American GI Forum
  • Color Guard - American Legion Post #74 Color Guard
  • Corporate Entry - Roberts Auto/JMI Rocks
  • Ethnic Group - Latino Community Roundtable
  • Non-Profit Group - Stanislaus Special Olympics
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry - Modesto Shrine Club
  • Kids Group - Central Valley Hoopsource

Note: Trophies can be picked up, after July 4th, at Oak Crafts by Jeremiah - 812 7th Street in Modesto, between 10am and 3pm weekdays. For more information call (209)522-3066.

2018 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as our Judge Chairman, Emerson Johnson as our Equestrian Judge, plus Marian Kaanon, Kate Trompetter, Ricardo Cardova, Suzy Luna, Dennis Wilson, Reggie Rucker, Carol Whiteside, Eric Angelo, and Yamilet Valladolid.

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

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