Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day Parade

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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. This year is no exception. A downtown parade at 9:30 a.m., kicks off this year’s Fourth of July celebration, on Wednesday, July 4th!

Our 2018 parade theme:

“The Land Of Liberty”


After the parade, be sure to stop by the All American Festival, from 11am - 3pm, at Modesto Centre Plaza, in front of Brenden Theatres. Click here for flyer.


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 -

National Anthem - will be 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 teach2120@yahoo.com 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 Categories

  • Best Overall Trophy -
  • 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) -

Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as our Judge Chairman, TBAas our Equestrian Judge, Marian Kaanon, Kate Trompetter, Ricardo Cardova, Suzy Luna, Ron Emerzian, Dennis Wilson, Reggie Rucker, Carol Whiteside, Eric Angelo, and Oscar Cabello.


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


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