Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Modesto Kiwanis Club & The City Of Modesto Present

Modesto’s Independence Day Parade

Monday, July 4th


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

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(916) 340-4606

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Terry McGrath Photo

This year’s parade is in honor of Terry McGrath.

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!

Our 2022 parade theme:

“United WE Stand”

This year’s parade is being organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Clubs. Have a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration!

Parade Start Time: 9:30 AM Sharp!

2022 "Grand Marshals"

Modesto Junior College
Celebrating 100 Years of Education!

4th of July Champions: Terry McGrath Family

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy, Rick Myers & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: VSG Photo & Design

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: MyTV26

National Anthem: will be sung by Lauren Hunt.

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

Food Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2022 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as Head Judge, Lynn Dickersonson, Head Judge in Training, Todd Aaronson, Josh Bridegroom, Wendy Byrd, George Gardner, Marion Kannon, Kate Trompetter, Yamilet Valladolid, and Dennis Wilson.

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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2022 Parade Categories

  • Overall Equestrian Unit
  • Individual Equestrian
  • 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 Entry
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry
  • Kids Group

Past Parade Winners

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

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