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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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!

Grand Marshals: MJC - 100 years of Education

4th of July Champions: Terry McGrath Family

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: TBA

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: TBA

National Anthem: will be sung by TBA.

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

Food Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2022 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as Head 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.

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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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