Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley
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Parade

2018 Kiwanis 4th of July Parade

The annual Kiwanis 4th of July parade will take place from 9am-noon on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, in downtown Danville, California. Please review the information below for more details, and check back often for updates!

Overview

The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has organized and conducted the Annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade since 1975. The parade attracts 30,000-40,000 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 Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, and will run roughly 2-3 hours.

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 approximately 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. We recommend that patrons consider parking at the Sycamore Park & Ride parking lot and use Iron Horse Trail to walk to the downtown Danville area. Accessible parking and bike parking will be offered, and additional information will be posted here when available.

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.

REGISTRATION

Parade registration will open in February 2018. Please review the 2017 parade entrant information below for general guidelines on participating in the parade. Please note that this information is subject to change; updated guidelines for 2018 will be posted in the near future.

Questions?

Contact Stuart Steele, Kiwanis Chairman of the Parade, at parade@srvkiwanis.org with any questions.

Previous years parade photos