Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day
Parade & Festival

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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.

Our 2019 parade theme is:

“Celebrating Our Freedoms”

(100 Years of Music & Service)

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

Grand Marshals - Moband

4th of July Champion - American Legion Post 74

Parade Announcers - Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Parade Route Vendors -

Official Photographer -

Official Videographer -

Drone Supplier -

National Anthem - will be sung by 2019 American Idol singer, Ryan Hammond.

2019 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as Judge Chairman, plus Carol Whiteside, Marie Silveira, Kate Trompetter, Dennis Wilson, Suzy Luna, Adrian Crane, Marion Kaanon, Wendy Byrd, and Emerson Johnson as Equestrian Judge.


*** 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 annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at teach2120@yahoo.com or call (209)681-4925.

2019 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) -

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


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