Our 2014 Parade Theme:

Celebrating Our American Freedoms

 

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 Bay Area. 

The local community service organizations who were awarded grants from the funds generated by the 2013 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 awarded to San Ramon Education Foundation
The Heller Jeweler Grant awarded to Monument Crisis Center
Stone Valley Center Grant awarded to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Goldstein-Enright Accountancy Grant awarded to Bay Area Crisis Nursery
Pleasanton Auto Mall Grant awarded to Cancer Support Community
Home Consignment Center Grant awarded to Down Syndrome Connection
Alamo Ace Hardware Grant awarded to Senior Helpline Services
Pete's Brass Rail & Car Wash Grant awarded to Shelter Inc. of CC County
Fremont Bank Grant awarded to 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

Camp Camelot

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

VESTIA, Inc.

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:
- Parade Start 9:00 AM and ends at approximately 11:30 AM
- Online registration opens on Monday, April 1st and ends on Sunday, June 23rd at 11:59pm.  ALL parade entrants must register online.

- To register online, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/601682 and submit your parade entry information.
- Questions? Send an e-mail to kiwanisparade@gmail.com or call the Kiwanis Parade Hotline at 925-791-2633.
- A mandatory pre-parade meeting for ALL parade entrants will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 25th at the Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front Street.
- 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.
- Donations to the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation are tax deductible.  Please use our 501(c)(3) tax ID #27-0244834.

** NEW! Bike Station available! **

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).

Please note that the July 4th Parade starts at 9:00am and that spectator chairs may not be put next to the parade route until 6:00pm on July 3rd.

 



                                                                                       

July 4th Schedule
8:15am: City of San Ramon Fun Run
9:00am - 11:30pm: Kiwanis Danville July 4th Parade presented by Heller Jewelers
4:00pm - 7:30pm:
City of San Ramon's "Celebrate America, Celebrate San Ramon" event in San Ramon Central Park

The Kiwanis Danville 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:
  • 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)
  • Precision Drill Ministries


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have parade related questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions.  You may also contact our 2014 Parade Chairperson, Mike Sitton via e-mail at parade@kiwanis-srv.org for additional information.  July 4th Parade participant check in time is 7:30 am.