Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Modesto Kiwanis Club & The City Of Modesto Present

Independence Day
Ceremony & Tribute


Entry Chairman:
John Field, DDS
(209) 480-1824

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(916) 340-4606

Message from our Parade Chairman: It is with great sorrow that the Modesto Kiwanis Club will not be presenting the 147th Independence Day parade in full stature this year due to state and county COVID-19 restrictions. The good news is that the Kiwanis Club and the CITY OF MODESTO will be presenting a 4th of July Independence Day Tribute that will be televised, as well as media streamed. Details Below.

City of Modesto and the Modesto Kiwanis Club


The 147th Independence Day
Ceremony and Tribute

Place: 1010 10th Street Plaza, Modesto

Time: 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Welcome/Opening Remarks: Dr. John Field, Parade Staging Chairman

Presentation of colors: American Volunteer Reserve/Honor Guard Unit

Pledge of Allegiance: United States Army Retired, Jack Nicolai

Moment of Silence

National Anthem: Parade Chairman, Jeremiah Williams

Piano: David Lenord

Prayer: “For Our Country” by Pastor Todd Johnson, Revival Center Church


2020 Grand Marshals: 100 years Rotary Past President, David Boring

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisor: Terry Withrow

State Representative:

Modesto Mayor: Ted Brandvold

NAACP President: Wendy Byrd

City of Modesto Police Chief: Galen Carroll

Retirement of colors: American Volunteer Reserve/Honor Guard Unit

Closing Remarks:

Song: “God Bless America” by Parade Chairman and Modesto Kiwanian, Jeremiah Williams

This event can be seen on Channel 7 from Modesto, Modesto website live stream and all other news media broadcasters. Social distancing and masks are REQUIRED to those speaking or in attendance. There will only be one person on the stage at a time.

This year’s parade is being organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Clubs. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July celebration!

Parade Start Time: Cancelled

Grand Marshals: Modesto Rotary (Downtown MoRo)

4th of July Champions: Dale Butler & American G. I. Forum

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: Kevin Scott

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: TBA

National Anthem: will be sung by Patty Castillo Davis.

Parade Route Vendors Contact - David Epps (209)557-2844

Food Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2020 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as Judge Chairman, plus other judges TBA.

“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 or call (209)681-4925.

Parade Entry Deadline

Your entry must be received by June 24th to secure your spot in the parade. Entries should be mailed to Modesto Kiwanis Club, 4th of July Parade, PO Box 176, Denair, CA 95316.

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