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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209)681-4925.
4th of July
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,
Eric Angelo, and
Thank A Kiwanian: Kiwanis Club of Modesto, and North Modesto Kiwanis