Modesto Kiwanis Club & The City Of Modesto Present

Modesto’s Independence Day Parade

Tuesday, July 4th


Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066


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

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(209) 422-9616

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Attention Parade Trophy Winners:
Starting Monday, July 10 (after 9 am), contact:
Jay’s Trophy Shop 1100 Carver Rd, Ste 2, Modesto.
Call (209)529-4912, to make arrangements for picking up your trophy.
Email: jaystrophy [@]
Shop Hours: M-W-Th-F: 9am-5pm, Tues. 12-5pm.

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 Fourth of July celebration, on July 4th!

Our 2023 parade theme was:

“Sun, Stars & Stripes”

New This Year

4th Of July Festival

4th of July Festival, starting at 8:00am, at Gallo Center For The Arts, 1000 “I” Street. Click here for the 4th of July Festival Flyer.

This year’s 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 Marshals

Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, Founders

Parade Champions:
Brian & Laura Gini — Collins Electrical Company

Hometown Hero:
DaRon Bland playing for the Dallas Cowboys

Parade Announcers: Chris Murphy & DJ Walker

Official Parade Photographer: Joan Barnett Lee

Official Parade Videographer & Drone Specialist: My TV 26

National Anthem: will be sung by Allison VanGuilder.

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

Food Vendors Contact - Caroline (209)581-5036

2023 Parade Judges

Lynn Dickersonson as Head Judge, Katie Barber, Yamilet Villadolid, Amy Carroll, Fallon Ferris, Johnny Garcia, George Gardner, Marian Kaanon, and Todd Aaronson.

“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 calling Jennie Dickey at (209)487-4141.

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This Year’s Fireworks Display

The Official Modesto Fireworks Display, was presented by Modesto Nuts will be at John Thurman Field starting around 7:00 pm on July 4th!

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
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2023 Parade Winners

  • Chairman’s Trophy: #52 - Roberts Auto/My Little Balloon Co./Valley Music Institute
  • Overall Equestrian Unit: #27 - Francis Mandel Farms
  • Individual Equestrian: #28 - Rosa Lopez Agency-Farmers Insurance
  • Farm Entry: #40 - Dutch Hollow Farms
  • Antique Car Pre-1940: #59 - The Grapes of Wrath
  • Classic Car Pre-1973: #95 - Modesto Mavericks Swim Team (1946 Dodge)
  • Custom Car: #25 - F & M Bank
  • Antique Car Club: #31 - Modesto Area A’s
  • Custom Car Club: #92 - Corvette Car Enthusiast
  • Motorcycle Group: #1 - Modesto Police Traffic Unit
  • Marching Band: -No Entry-
  • Musical Group: #71 - St. Andrew’s Society of Modesto
  • Dance/Drill/Cheer Group: #84 - Blossom Independent Color Guard/Dance Group
  • Military Unit: #2 - Armed Forces Honor Guard
  • Color Guard: #5 - Veterans of Foreign Wars - VFW Modesto Post 3199
  • Corporate Entry: #81 - Stanislaus Food Products
  • Ethnic Group: #77 - Filipino-American Association of Stanislaus County
  • Non-Profit Entry: #65 - Modesto Junior College
  • Comical/Entertaining Entry: #34 - Aahmes Modesto Shrine Club
  • Kids Group: #51 - 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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