Each year, the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley raises funds though parade sponsorships, entry fees and community service projects. To date, over $1,000,000 has been raised and donated to local community service organizations in the San Ramon Valley.
The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has been the organizer of the parade in Danville since 1975. The parade current draws 30,000 to 40,000 people, making it the largest single event in the San Ramon Valley.
The local community service organizations who were awarded grants from the funds generated by the 2014 parade were announced at our Grants Breakfast last May, where nearly $42,000 in Grants were awarded to 40 separate organizations, including:
The David Romano Memorial Grant
San Ramon Education Foundation
The Heller Jeweler Grant
Monument Crisis Center
Stone Valley Center Grant
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Goldstein-Enright Accountancy Grant
Bay Area Crisis Nursery
Pleasanton Auto Mall Grant
Cancer Support Community
Home Consignment Center Grant
Down Syndrome Connection
Alamo Ace Hardware Grant
Senior Helpline Services
Pete's Brass Rail & Car Wash Grant
Shelter Inc. of CC County
Fremont Bank Grant
Agape Villages Foster Family Agency
Also including the followng recipients:
American Assn of University Women
Assistance League of Amador Valley
Assistance League of Diablo Valley
Blue Star Moms
Child Abuse Prevention Council of CC
Children's Skin Disease Foundation
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Danville Community Band
Discovery Counseling Center
Families Helping Families
Friends of the Danville Library
Gardens at Heather Farm
Hope Hospice, Inc.
Hospice of the East Bay
Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa
Moment by Moment
Museum of the San Ramon Valley
Nayeli Faith Foundation
Ombudsman Services of CC
San Ramon Library Foundation
San Ramon Historic Foundation
STAND! Against Domestic Violence
Sonrise Equestrian Foundation
St. Timothy's Adopt-a-Family Bike Program
The Taylor Family Foundation
The Lucille Glass Mauzy Foundation
We Care Services for Children
Youth Homes, Inc.
In addition to awarding grants to the worthy organizations above, the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation also honored all requests for funding for Grad Nights to our public high schools and supported the Kiwanis Key Clubs in each of our four area high schools.
Some key points regarding this year's parade:
Online registration opens on Wednesday, April 15th and ends on Sunday, June 21st at 11:59pm. ALL parade entrants must register online.
A mandatory pre-parade meeting for ALL parade entrants will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 24th at the Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front Street.
Parade Start 9:00 AM and ends at approximately 11:30 AM
Shuttle bus service will be provided before and after the parade for all participants. Pre-parade pickups occur at the Sycamore Valley Road park n' ride with drop off at the parade staging areas (at the beginning of the parade route near San Ramon Valley High School). After the parade, pick-up at Sycamore Valley Road to the staging areas.
Parade Sponsorship proceeds are placed in the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation, a 501c3 public charity, and returned to non-profits in the community through its annual Grants Program. The registration fee is tax deductible. Please use our 501(c)(3) tax ID #27-0244834.
Free, monitored bicycle parking will be available from 8am until noon at 675 Hartz Avenue in the Balford Building parking lot (next to Country Waffles).
The Kiwanis July 4th Parade is an incredible event which attracts over 40,000 attendees including local community residents as well as friends and family from areas far beyond Danville. The 2014 Parade starts at 9:00am and runs from the corner of Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue, continues down Hartz and San Ramon Valley Boulevard and ends at the corner of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road.
Previous parade entries have included:
San Ramon Valley & Monte Vista High School Marching Bands
Best Dam Steel Band
Sycamore Lawn Mower Brigade
Eden Taiko Drummers
Cruisetones 1950's Band
California Historical Artillery Society (mounted living history from 1840-1918)
Chinese Lion Dance Team
Concord Blue Devils (band and precision drill team)
If you have parade related questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You may also contact our 2015 Parade Chairperson, Ron Kosich at 925-683-5354 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. July 4th Parade participant check in time is 7:30 am.