Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley
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Parade

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.

Overview

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.

Theme

This year's parade theme is Celebrating Community Service.

Route

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.

SeatING

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. 

STREET Closures

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

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. 

ALCOHOL

Per Town of Danville ordinances, consumption of alcohol in a non-designated area is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

ANIMALS

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.

Parade Entrants

Below is a list of entrants for this year's parade. Please note that this list is subject to change.

  1. Alamo Boy Scout Troop 216
  2. American Legion Mt. Disblo Post 246
  3. Appleget Family
  4. Assemblywoman Catharine Baker
  5. Autism Speaks
  6. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties
  7. Best Dam Steelband
  8. Beth Batchelor's 100th Birthday Celebration
  9. Blue Star Moms
  10. California Highway Patrol
  11. California Spirit Elite
  12. CallidusCloud
  13. Canine Companions for Independence
  14. CHALLENGE DAIRY PRODUCTS, INC.
  15. City of San Ramon - Vice Mayor Dave Hudson
  16. City of San Ramon - Councilmember Scott Perkins
  17. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
  18. College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors
  19. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  20. Contra Costa Clean Water Program
  21. Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
  22. Contra Costa County Sheriff David O. Livingston
  23. Contra Costa County Supervisor District 2
  24. Councilmember Karen Stepper
  25. Councilmember Lisa Blackwell
  26. Councilmember Robert Storer
  27. Crow Canyon Sea Lions
  28. Cub Scout Pack 203
  29. Cub Scout Pack 205 from Creekside Elementary
  30. Cub Scout Pack 805
  31. Cub Scout Pack 814
  32. Cub Scout Pack 815
  33. Cub Scout Pack 882
  34. Cub Scouts Pack 996
  35. Danville Community Band
  36. Danville d Elegance Foundation
  37. Danville Little League All Stars
  38. Danville Oaks Rugby
  39. Danville Square
  40. Danville Vice Mayor Newell Arnerich
  41. Devil Mountain Brigade
  42. Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse Club
  43. Diablo Valley Corvettes
  44. Dodge Brothers Club
  45. Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
  46. East Bay Regional Park District's Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol
  47. East West Kung Fu
  48. Eastown Church
  49. Eden Aoba Taiko
  50. Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
  51. Forest Home Farms Historic Park
  52. Fremont Bank
  53. Girl Scout Troop 33403 from Creekside Elementary
  54. GoSimpleSolar by Semper Fidelis Construction, Inc
  55. Have a Ball Foundation
  56. Humboldt Creamery
  57. I Can Do That Theatre Company
  58. IM Fit
  59. Kids' Country
  60. Knights of Columbus
  61. KSFO Hot Talk Radio
  62. Las Trampas Girl Scouts
  63. Latitude 35
  64. Math Class
  65. Mayor Renee Morgan
  66. Mechanics Bank Danville Branch
  67. Mersey Beach
  68. Michael Beck Band
  69. Miss Contra Costa County Scholarship Program
  70. Mixed Nuts
  71. Monte Vista High School Mountain Bike Team
  72. Monte Vista High School Spirit Program
  73. Mt Diablo Detachment 942 of the Marine Corps League
  74. Northern California Dodge Brothers and Sisters Group
  75. Nurse Next Door
  76. Op Groove band (OPGB)
  77. Pack 809
  78. Patrick Vanier for Contra Costa Distict Attorney
  79. RPM Mortga
  80. Safeway
  81. San Ramon Bears
  82. San Ramon Regional Medical Center
  83. San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
  84. San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
  85. San Ramon Valley Girls Atheletic League
  86. San Ramon Valley High School Marching Band
  87. San Ramon Valley High School Spirit Leaders
  88. San Ramon Valley Little League
  89. San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds Football & Cheer
  90. San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
  91. San Ramon Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 75
  92. Senator Steve Glazer
  93. Sentinels of Freedom
  94. Some Gave All - The Joey Graves Foundation
  95. Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc. (Northern California Division)
  96. Special Olympics
  97. Splash Swim School
  98. Steven Hom Insurance Services, Inc.
  99. Street Smarts San Ramon Valley
  100. The Breakfast Klub
  101. The Caledonian Club of San Francisco, Prince Charles Pipe Band
  102. The Drop Daddies
  103. The Fabulous CruiseTones
  104. The Harley Family
  105. Tommy Bean Blues Band
  106. Tri valley quarter midgets
  107. Troop 185 Danville
  108. Troop 805
  109. TroopsDirect
  110. TVLL Baseball
  111. Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley
  112. What the Fluff Mobile Pet Grooming
  113. ZenKali

REGISTRATION

Parade registration is now closed. 

Kids on Bikes

Kids on Bikes registration is now closed.

Questions?

Contact Piet Brouwer, Kiwanis Chairman of the Parade, at parade@srvkiwanis.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.)