2017 Kiwanis 4th of July Parade
The Annual Kiwanis 4th of July parade took place from 9am-noon on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, in downtown Danville, California. The event had over 100 entries and drew around 40,000 spectators the day of the parade.
The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has organized and conducted the Annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade since 1975. The parade attracts 40,000-50,000 people to downtown Danville each year, and offers a great way to build community, enjoy festivities, and celebrate America's birth. The parade is co-sponsored by the Town of Danville, sponsored by local businesses and individuals (see our Sponsors page), and supported by community groups such as the Aktion Club and Boy Scouts of America. All proceeds raised through sponsorship and participant registration fees are redistributed to local nonprofits through grants issued by the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation (see our Grants page).
Date & Time
The parade will begin at 9:00am on the morning of Tuesday, July 4th, and will run roughly 2-3 hours.
This year's parade theme is Celebrating Community Service.
The parade starts at the North end of town, and goes down Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, for about one mile. You can view the parade along either side of the street. Please note that the Town of Danville allows you to set up chairs along the parade route at 6pm on July 3rd, but asks that you do not use tape or chalk to mark out your spot. There is plenty of room for everyone to see the parade, so if you show up on the morning of the 4th, you will still have a great view of the parade.
Sidewalk space is available for bring-your-own-seating on a first come, first served basis. In past years, parade-goers have set blankets and chairs out the evening before the parade to 'reserve' their spot. Parade organizers will continue to support this tradition, but members of the community are kindly asked to respect the following:
- No chairs placed or other forms of setup to begin before 6pm on Monday, July 3rd. Anything placed prior to this time is subject to removal!
- Marking sidewalks with chalk, tape, or other materials is prohibited. Marking sidewalks places the burden of cleanup on parade organizers, volunteers, the Town of Danville, and downtown merchants. Markings are subject to removal
- Please be considerate. Space is limited and the downtown area will be very crowded before, during, and after the parade. In addition to the above items, everyone in attendance is asked to exercise patience, consideration, and common sense throughout the event.
The streets along the parade route will close at 7am on the day of the parade. Please arrive early or plan on parking on the outskirts of Town and walking/biking in to the parade route.
Parking in or near the downtown area will be very limited and alternative travel arrangements such as walking or biking are strongly recommended. Disabled parking and bike parking will be available. We recommend that patrons park at the Sycamore Park and Ride. Walk to the parade along the Iron Horse Trail.
Per Town of Danville ordinances, consumption of alcohol in a non-designated area is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Due to noise, crowds, heat, and the presence of young children, we do not advise bringing non-service animals to the 4th of July Parade.
Below is a list of entrants for this year's parade. Please note that this list is subject to change.
- Alamo Boy Scout Troop 216
- American Legion Mt. Disblo Post 246
- Appleget Family
- Assemblywoman Catharine Baker
- Autism Speaks
- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties
- Best Dam Steelband
- Beth Batchelor's 100th Birthday Celebration
- Blue Star Moms
- California Highway Patrol
- California Spirit Elite
- Canine Companions for Independence
- CHALLENGE DAIRY PRODUCTS, INC.
- City of San Ramon - Vice Mayor Dave Hudson
- City of San Ramon - Councilmember Scott Perkins
- College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
- College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Contra Costa Clean Water Program
- Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
- Contra Costa County Sheriff David O. Livingston
- Contra Costa County Supervisor District 2
- Councilmember Karen Stepper
- Councilmember Lisa Blackwell
- Councilmember Robert Storer
- Crow Canyon Sea Lions
- Cub Scout Pack 203
- Cub Scout Pack 205 from Creekside Elementary
- Cub Scout Pack 805
- Cub Scout Pack 814
- Cub Scout Pack 815
- Cub Scout Pack 882
- Cub Scouts Pack 996
- Danville Community Band
- Danville d Elegance Foundation
- Danville Little League All Stars
- Danville Oaks Rugby
- Danville Square
- Danville Vice Mayor Newell Arnerich
- Devil Mountain Brigade
- Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse Club
- Diablo Valley Corvettes
- Dodge Brothers Club
- Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
- East Bay Regional Park District's Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol
- East West Kung Fu
- Eastown Church
- Eden Aoba Taiko
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
- Forest Home Farms Historic Park
- Fremont Bank
- Girl Scout Troop 33403 from Creekside Elementary
- GoSimpleSolar by Semper Fidelis Construction, Inc
- Have a Ball Foundation
- Humboldt Creamery
- I Can Do That Theatre Company
- IM Fit
- Kids' Country
- Knights of Columbus
- KSFO Hot Talk Radio
- Las Trampas Girl Scouts
- Latitude 35
- Math Class
- Mayor Renee Morgan
- Mechanics Bank Danville Branch
- Mersey Beach
- Michael Beck Band
- Miss Contra Costa County Scholarship Program
- Mixed Nuts
- Monte Vista High School Mountain Bike Team
- Monte Vista High School Spirit Program
- Mt Diablo Detachment 942 of the Marine Corps League
- Northern California Dodge Brothers and Sisters Group
- Nurse Next Door
- Op Groove band (OPGB)
- Pack 809
- Patrick Vanier for Contra Costa Distict Attorney
- RPM Mortga
- San Ramon Bears
- San Ramon Regional Medical Center
- San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
- San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
- San Ramon Valley Girls Atheletic League
- San Ramon Valley High School Marching Band
- San Ramon Valley High School Spirit Leaders
- San Ramon Valley Little League
- San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds Football & Cheer
- San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
- San Ramon Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 75
- Senator Steve Glazer
- Sentinels of Freedom
- Some Gave All - The Joey Graves Foundation
- Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc. (Northern California Division)
- Special Olympics
- Splash Swim School
- Steven Hom Insurance Services, Inc.
- Street Smarts San Ramon Valley
- The Breakfast Klub
- The Caledonian Club of San Francisco, Prince Charles Pipe Band
- The Drop Daddies
- The Fabulous CruiseTones
- The Harley Family
- Tommy Bean Blues Band
- Tri valley quarter midgets
- Troop 185 Danville
- Troop 805
- TVLL Baseball
- Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley
- What the Fluff Mobile Pet Grooming
Parade registration is now closed.
Kids on Bikes
Kids on Bikes registration is now closed.
Contact Piet Brouwer, Kiwanis Chairman of the Parade, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 791-2633 with any questions. (Please note that you will be prompted to leave a voice message at this number - leave a detailed message and you will be called back as soon as we are able to.)