Modesto Kiwanis Club & The City Of Modesto Present
Independence Day Parade
at John Thurman Field
Valley First Credit Union & the Modesto Nuts
Message from our Parade Chairman: Because July 4th falls on a Sunday this year, our Independence Day Parade will be on Saturday, July 3rd. Submit your entry as soon as possible, spots are limited.
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 Saturday, July 3rd!
Our 2021 parade theme:
“Stars And Stripes”
This year’s parade is being organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Clubs. 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: 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
2021 Parade Judges
Ron Emerzian as Judge Chairman, plus other judges TBA.
Parade Entry Deadline
Your entry must be received by June 19th 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.
- Best Overall Trophy
- Chairman’s Trophy
- Overall Theme Trophy
- Overall Equestrian Unit
- Individual Equestrian
- Equestrian Club
- 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 Group
- Comical/Entertaining Entry
- Kids Group
- Political Entry
- Dignitary (Non-judged)