Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley
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Parade

2017 Kiwanis 4th of July Parade

The Annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade is scheduled for the morning of July 4th, 2017 in downtown Danville. Planning is well underway, and additional details will be posted on this page in the coming months. Please review the information below for an overview of this year's event, and be sure to check back often for updates. Please also note that plans are subject to change without notice. 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.)

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 facilitated 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 two hours (roughly three hours from the start of the parade on one side of town to the end of the parade on the other.)

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, primarily due to the unsightly nature of markings left following the parade and burden cleanup puts on parade organizers, volunteers, the Town of Danville, and downtown merchants. Markings are subject to removal and those found to be inappropriately marking sidewalks may be cited by the Danville Police Department.
  • 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

There will be several road closures made to accommodate the parade. A map of the route will be posted here when it is available. Please check back regularly for additional details.

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. Please check back often for a route and parking map, as well as other additional details.

EntrANT REGISTRATION

Registration opened March 15th and will end on June 14th at 6pm. Registration is available online only. If you or your organization would like to participate in the parade, please click the button below:

Kids on Bikes

Want to participate in the parade? Click the button below to learn more about Kids on Bikes, and register online to be one of the first 100 kids to ride your bike in the Danville 4th of July Parade!

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.)