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

Saturday, July 3rd


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

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(916) 340-4606

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This year’s parade is dedicated to Alfred E. Menshew

Alfred Menshew

11/15/31 - 10/09/20

The 2021 Fireworks Show

Was Presented by
Valley First Credit Union & the Modesto Nuts

Attention Parade Trophy Winners: To pick up your trophy, please contact: Jay’s Trophy Shop 1100 Carver Rd, Ste 2 Modesto Call (209)529-4912 to make arrangements for pick up. Email: jaystrophy [@]

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 Independence Day 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 & Ian Riley - KHOP

Official Parade Photographer: Kevin Scott

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: MyTV26

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 Head Judge, Todd Aaronson, Marion Kannon, Kate Trompetter, Dennis Wilson, Yamilet Valladolid, Robert Husman, Jr., Wendy Byrd, and Ron Dickerson,

“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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2021 Parade Winners

  • Chairman’s Trophy - Barkers Music
  • Equestrian Club - Merced County Sheriff Posse
  • Farm Entry - EXACT Harvesting Corporation
  • Antique Car (Pre-1940) - E Clampus Vitus (Fire Truck)
  • Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Valley Home Realty
  • Custom Car - Charlie and Joni Lucas
  • Antique Car Club - Modesto Area A’s
  • Custom Car Club - Hwy 99 PT Cruiser Club
  • Marching Band - Modesto City Schools Band
  • Musical Group - Highway 99 Band
  • Military Unit - Central CA Valley Squadron-Commemorative Air Force
  • Color Guard - Veterans of Foreign Wars - VFW Post 3199
  • Corporate Entry - Farmers Insurance - Rosa Lopez Agency
  • Non-Profit Group - She Became
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry - Dutch Hallow Farms (Yellow Bus)
  • Kids Group - Cub Scout Pack 14
  • Dignitary (Non-judged) - Jenny Kenoyer

Past Parade Winners

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

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