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


Parade Start Time: 9:30AM

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 Friday, July 4th!

The 2014 parade theme is “Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave.”

See the Mid-Valley Chevy Club - Car Show, in front of the Gallo Center For The Arts, from 7:00 am to Noon.

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

Grand Marshals - Salvation Army, United Way and Modesto Symphony Orchestra

4th of July Champions - Curtis & Nancy Grant

Parade Announcers - Dave Bowman & Chris Murphy

Key Club Youth - Contact: Jan Jaeger

Official Photographer - Cory Warner

National Anthem - Will Be Sung By - Araceli Sabala of Apostolic Jubilee Center Will be filming the 2014 Fourth of July Parade.

Parade Entry Forms

New This Year

"Win A 65 Mustang"...BY.... Supporting Local Youth Through YFC

All 1000 Tickets Have Been Sold

"Born on the 4th of July?" Anyone 1-100, who was born on the 4th of July, is invited to join the 22nd annual float by emailing Sarah Griffin at or call (209)247-5441.

2014 Modesto July Parade Trophy Winners

  • Chairman’s Trophy - Papa John’s Pizza
  • Overall Theme Trophy - ShadowChase Running Club
  • Overall Equestrian Unit - Merced County Sheriff’s Posse
  • Individual Equestrian - CSHA
  • Equestrian Club - El Rematito
  • Farm Entry - Wood Colony
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) - Allen Velthoen
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Modesto City Schools
  • Custom Car - Franklin and Downs Funeral Home
  • Antique Car Club - Modesto Area Model A Club
  • Custom Car Club - Pharcyde
  • Motorcycle Group - Modesto Police Department
  • Marching Band - MusiCadets
  • Musical Group - Clampers
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group - Juline School of Dance
  • Military Unit -
  • Color Guard - Shriners
  • Corporate Entry - Roberts Auto
  • Ethnic Group - SBG Group
  • Non-Profit Group - United Way
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry -
  • Kids Group - PJ’s Dance
  • Political Entry - Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen

Note: trophy winners may pick up their trophy from the Visitors And Convention Bureau at 1150 9th St # C, Modesto, CA 95354. (209) 526-5588

2014 Modesto Parade Judges

Dale Butler, Norm Porges, Ron Emerzian, Oscar Cabello, John Ervin, Jim Ridenour, Cecil Russell, Doug Miller, Larry Hughs, Nancy Young, Maggie Mejia and Lincoln Ellis. Plus Freddie Miller — Certified Equestrian Judge.

Parade entry award winners will be announced immediately following the parade at the judges stand, located in front of the court house on the corner of 11th Street and “I” Street.

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

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