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 2015 parade theme is “Let Freedom Ring!”

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

Grand Marshals - Stanislaus County PAL (Police Activities League), Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, YES Company

4th of July Champion - Bill Goulart

Parade Announcers - TBA

Key Club Youth - TBA

Official Photographer - TBA

National Anthem - Will Be Sung By - TBA

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 22nd annual float by emailing Sarah Griffin at or call (209)247-5441.

Modesto Parade Judges

Oscar Cabello, Lynn Dickerson, Lincoln Ellis, Ron Emerzian, Freddie Miller, Dirk Paintedman, Norm Porges, Jim Ridenour, Cecil Russell, Carol Whiteside, Dennis Wilson and Nancy Young.

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

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