Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day
Parade & Festival


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

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(916) 340-4606

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Parade Start Time: 9:30AM

Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown.

Our 2020 parade theme:

“Stars And Stripes”

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

Parade Start Time: 9:30 AM Sharp!

Grand Marshals: Modesto Rotary (Downtown MoRo)

4th of July Champions: TBA

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

Festival Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2020 Parade Judges

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

“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.

4th of July

All-American Festival

11 AM - 3 PM

Tenth Street Plaza

1010 10th Street

Activities for Kids, Live Music,
Food, Arts, Crafts and Gift Venders

Flag Raising Ceremony

Click here for flyer

For questions call (209)529-9303

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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Past Parade Winners

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

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