2019 Kiwanis 4th of July Parade @ Danville, california

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In partnership with the Town of Danville

The annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade will take place on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 from 9am-noon in downtown Danville, California. 

The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has organized and conducted the annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade in partnership with the Town of Danville since 1975. The parade attracts 30,000-40,000 spectators each year and is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate America's birth.

 

Celebrating the American Legion's 100th Anniversary

This year's parade theme is Celebrating the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary, which gives us an opportunity to honor the American Legion’s remarkable century of service.

Danville’s American Legion Mt. Diablo Post 246 will serve as the Parade Marshall. Visit americanlegionpost246.org to learn more about the American Legion and Mt. Diablo Post 246.

 
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Presenting Sponsor

 
 
 

A Team Effort

The parade is co-sponsored by the Town of Danville, supported by community groups such as the Aktion Club, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, National Charity League, and Boys Team Charity, and sponsored by local businesses and individuals (see our Sponsors page). All proceeds raised are redistributed to local nonprofits through grants issued by the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation (see our Grants page). 


Parade Details

 

Date & Time

The parade will begin at 9:00am on the morning of Thursday, July 4th, 2019, and will run 2-3 hours.

 

Location

The parade starts at the north end of town near San Ramon Valley High School and travels south along Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard for about one mile, ending at Sycamore Valley Rd. The parade can be seen from either side of the street and there is always plenty of room for everyone!

 

Seating

Sidewalk space is available for bring-your-own-seating on a first come, first served basis after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3rd. Parade-goers are kindly asked to respect the following:

  • When placing chairs, do not block handicap accessible ramps on the street corners or sidewalk access. Please be mindful of those who need to use the ramps as well as local merchants and property owners along the parade route. All unattended items set-out prior to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 are subject to removal. Please note that the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley, Town of Danville, and other organizing groups are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Reminder that chalk and tape may NOT be used to reserve seating along the parade route as it creates a mess and in no way reserves your space. Volunteers and/or Town Maintenance staff may remove these markings and materials as part of the sweep.

  • Please be considerate. The downtown Danville area will be very crowded before, during, and after the parade. In addition to the above requests, everyone in attendance is asked to exercise patience, consideration, and common sense throughout the event and cooperate with one another so that all can see and enjoy this great annual tradition.

 

Parking

Parking is available at several municipal lots including:

  • Front Street Municipal Parking Lot

  • Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot

  • Clock Tower Parking Lot

  • Danville Library/Community Center Parking Lot

  • Rose Street Parking Lot

Given the expected crowd size, parking in or near the downtown Danville area will be very limited and alternative travel arrangements such as walking or biking are strongly recommended. Parade-goers may consider parking at the Sycamore Park & Ride parking lot and use Iron Horse Trail to walk to the downtown Danville area. Accessible parking near the parade route is available at Diablo Road at Front Street, and accessible seating along the parade route will be offered at the intersection of Hartz and Prospect.

 

STREET CLOSURES

The streets along and surrounding the parade route will close at approximately 6am on the day of the parade. Please arrive early and plan on parking on the outskirts of town and walking or biking to downtown Danville.

Specifically, the following streets will be closed:

  • Danville Boulevard between El Cerro Boulevard and Railroad Ave.

  • Railroad Ave. between Hartz Ave. and Love Ln.

  • Love Lane between Railroad Ave. and Verona Ave.

  • La Gonda Way between El Cerro Boulevard and Danville Blvd.

  • Hartz Avenue between Railroad Ave. and Hartz Way

  • San Ramon Valley Boulevard between Hartz Way and Sycamore Valley Rd.

  • Westbound Sycamore Valley Road and Remington Loop between San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sheri Ln.

Through traffic may utilize Danville Boulevard from El Cerro Boulevard north San Ramon Valley Boulevard south of Sycamore Valley Road West.

 

ANIMALS

Due to noise, crowds, heat, the presence of young children, and nature of the event, we do not advise bringing non-service animals to the 4th of July Parade.

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Refreshments

Some businesses in the downtown Danville area will be open during the parade and may offer food and beverages for purchase. Street vendors are not permitted. Parade-goers are encouraged to bring refreshments with them to the parade.

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

 

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

Many parade entrants choose to distribute promotional items to parade-goers along the parade route. While we welcome this tradition, please note that parade entrants are only permitted to hand items out during the parade, and entrants are NOT PERMITTED to throw items under any circumstances. Spraying water is also strictly prohibited.

We ask members of the community to assist entrants in abiding by these important rules by not encouraging the throwing of items or spraying of water during the parade.

 

if you see something, say something

In addition to the safety tips provided throughout this page, the Danville Police Department requests the community's assistance in reporting any suspicious activity: If you see something, say something.

Please report any suspicious activity to law enforcement personnel patrolling the parade route. If you cannot locate an officer and feel something constitutes a safety hazard and should be dealt with immediately, call 911. If you feel what you are seeing does not need an immediate response, you can contact the Danville Police Department's non-emergency number, (925) 820-2144. 

 

ENTRANT REGISTRATION

Members of the community, including individuals, nonprofits, businesses, government, neighborhood, school, and other community groups are invited to participate in this year’s 4th of July Parade. Registration will close on Tuesday, June 18th. Please click below for more information and to sign up!

 

Current Entrants

When available, a list of current entrants will be provided below.

 

Questions?

The Annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade is organized and conducted by the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley. The 2098 Parade Committee includes Parade Chair Stuart Steele and Parade Co-Chairs Kent Screechfield, Tory Taylor, and Larry Hotz,

Please contact parade@srvkiwanis.org or 925-272-8207 with any questions.

 

Donate

The Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley has been organizing and running the parade since 1975. Our affiliated SRV Kiwanis Foundation raises funds from the parade which we then re-distribute to local charities throughout the Tri-Valley area through our grants program. The SRV Kiwanis Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3); donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your interest in supporting our cause through a financial donation.

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Parade photos (previous years)

Sponsors