Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Modesto Kiwanis Club & The City Of Modesto

Independence Day Parade


Entry Chairman:
Kevin Scott
(209) 750-1968

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(209) 422-9616

Attention Parade Trophy Winners:
Starting Friday, July 12 (after 9 am), contact:
Jay’s Trophy Shop, 1100 Carver Rd, Ste 2, Modesto.
Phone: (209)529-4912 and ask for Chuck, to make arrangements for picking up your trophy.
Email: jaystrophy [@]
Shop Hours: M-W-Th-F: 9am-5pm, Tues. 12-5pm.

***Winner’s List Below***

Parade Start Time: 9:30AM

Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown. This year was no exception. A downtown parade at 9:30 a.m., kicked off this year’s Independence Day Celebration, on Thursday, July 4th!

Our 2024 parade theme:

Red, White and “Bloom”!

The parade was organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Clubs who wish you a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration!

Parade Start Time: 9:30 AM Sharp!

Grand Marshal

The Modesto Garden Club
(Celebrating Their 100th Year)

Parade Champion:
Darin Morris

Darin Morris - Parade Champion

Hometown Hero:
Jeffrey Reed
Reed Family Companies

Darin Morris - Parade Champion

TNT Fireworks Logo

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: Rojas Photography

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist:
Rojas Photography

National Anthem: will be sung by Tara Tyler

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

Food Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2024 Parade Judges

Yamilet Valladolid (Head Judge), Fallon Ferris, Johnny García, George Gardner, Khani Gustafson, Ana Kanbara, José Moreno, Sam Pierstoff, Dr Brian Sanders and Marian Kaanon, as an alternate.

This year’s Honorary Judges: Lynn Dickerson.

“Born on the 4th of July?”

Anyone 1-100, who was born on the 4th of July, is invited to join the annual Born On The 4th Of July Float.

Call Kevin Scott at (209) 750-1968 to register and get more details. Be prepared to show your I.D.

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Parade Entry Deadline

Your entry must be received by June 26th 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.

This Year’s Fireworks Display

Details To Be Announced

Parade Links

Media Support

Cumulus Media
Modesto View

2023 Parade Mobile DJs

Central-Unit - Mobile DJs Sounds In Motion - Mobile DJs TNT Productions Martinez DJ Service Diamond D Productions Diamond D Productions


Modesto Independence Day
2016 Independence Day Parade Photos
57 Chevy Convertible

2024 Parade Winners

  • Chairman’s Trophy: #39 - Stanislaus Food Products
  • Best Overall Theme: #39 - Stanislaus Food Products
  • Overall Equestrian Unit: #32 - Modesto Police Dept. Mounted Unit
  • Individual Equestrian: None
  • Farm Entry: #66 - Dutch Hollow Farms
  • Antique Car Pre-1940: #42 - The Grapes of Wrath
  • Classic Car Pre-1973: #100 - Jerry & Lily Thompson (66 Impala Convertiable)
  • Custom Car: #99 - Jaime Clark Gray
  • Antique Car Club: #34 - Modesto Area A’s Car Club
  • Custom Car Club: #77 - Vettes With Attitude
  • Motorcycle Group: #64 - Modesto Junior College
  • Marching Band: #23- Modesto City Schools Combined Band
  • Musical Group: #11 - Hit Replay Band
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group: #65 - Naylee Canady / Baton Soloist
  • Military Unit: #3 - American Legion Post #74
  • Color Guard: #2 - Armed Forces Honor Guard
  • Corporate Entry: #69 - Funworks
  • Ethnic Group: #89 - Filipino-American Assoc of Stanislaus County
  • Non-Profit Entry: #85 - Modesto Junior College
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry: #25 - Modesto Nuts Baseball Club (BRONZE SPONSOR)
  • Kids Group: #35 - Cubscout Pack 14 Modesto

Click here for Past Parade Winners

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

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