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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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 and ask for Chuck, to make arrangements to pick up your trophy. Email: jaystrophy [@] Hours: M-W-Th-F: 9am-5pm, Tues. 12-5pm.

Terry McGrath Photo

This year’s parade was in honor of Terry McGrath.

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 July 4th!

Our 2022 parade theme was:

“United WE Stand”

Organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Clubs who wish you a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration!

Parade Start Time: 9:30 AM Sharp!

2022 "Grand Marshals"

Modesto Junior College
Celebrating 100 Years of Education!

4th of July Champions: Terry McGrath Family

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy, Rick Myers & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: VSG Photo & Design

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: MyTV26

National Anthem: was sung by Lauren Hunt.

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

Food Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2022 Parade Judges

Ron Emerzian as Head Judge, Lynn Dickersonson, Head Judge in Training, Todd Aaronson, Josh Bridegroom, Wendy Byrd, George Gardner, Marion Kannon, Kate Trompetter, Yamilet Valladolid, and Dennis Wilson.

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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2022 Parade Winners

  • Chairman’s Trophy: #54 - Roberts Auto Sales / My Little Balloon Company
  • Overall Equestrian Unit: #28 - Rosa Lopez - Famers Insurance
  • Individual Equestrian: #58A - E Clampus Vitus - A Horse of Course
  • Farm Entry: #42 - Dutch Hollow Farms
  • Antique Car Pre-1940: #23 - Les & Pat Alderson Fire Truck
  • Classic Car Pre-1973: #67 - Elise McCarthy (1966 Mustang in-line 6)
  • Custom Car: #70 - American Auto Depot
  • Antique Car Club: #31 - Modesto Area A’s
  • Custom Car Club: #41 - Hwy 99 PT Cruiser Club
  • Motorcycle Group: #1 - Modesto Police Traffic Unit
  • Marching Band: #24 - Modesto City Schools Band
  • Musical Group: #79 - The Ernie Bucio Band
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group: -No Entry-
  • Military Unit: #7 - Commemorative Air Force, Central CA Valley Squad
  • Color Guard: #3 - Veterans of Foreign Wars - VFW Modesto Post 3199
  • Corporate Entry: #54 - Roberts Auto Sales / My Little Balloon Company
  • Ethnic Group: #77 - Filipino-American Association of Stanislaus County
  • Non-Profit Entry: #50 - Stanislaus Special Olympics
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry: 1st Place: #43 - Aahmes Modesto Shrine Club Mini Lizzies
    2nd Place: #35 - Central Valley Faithfuls (49ers)
  • Kids Group: #76 - Stanislaus County Library Foundation

Click here for Past Parade Winners

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

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