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 Monday, July 4th!

The 2016 parade theme is “United WE Stand!”

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

Grand Marshal - Chris Murphy-ModestoView

4th of July Champions - Ed and Carol Rocha

Parade Announcers - Cecil Russell, and iHeart Radio DJs

Official Photographer - Nicholas David

National Anthem - Will be sung by Jacob Borja

**** 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 23rd annual float by emailing Rachelle Barkus at or call (209)681-4925.

4th of July All American Festival

Tenth Street Plaza

1010 10th Street

Activities for Kids, Live Music,
Food and Craft Booths

11 AM - 3 PM

See the flyer here!

2016 Modesto July Parade Trophy Winners

  • Overall Theme Trophy -
  • Overall Equestrian Unit -
  • Individual Equestrian -
  • Equestrian Club -
  • Farm Entry -
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) -
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) -
  • 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) -

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

Modesto Parade Judges

Brent Burnside, Lynn Dickerson, Jennifer Mullen, Ron Emerzian, Freddie Miller, Reggie Rucker, Carol Whiteside, Dennis Wilson and Yamilet Valladolid.

Trophies will be presented at 1:00 PM at the Fourth Of July Festival, located in front of Brenden Theatres, in the 10th Street Plaza.

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

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