Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in the most exciting local way possible by attending the Annual Kiwanis July 4 Parade in downtown Danville. A tradition since 1975, the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon has returned to organize another spectacular parade that draws crowds of both local residents and visitors. This parade has become an iconic event in the Bay Area which offers families and spectators the opportunity to build community, enjoy entertainment, and celebrate America’s birth.  People come from all over the Tri-Valley including but not limited to Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and Dublin.

The theme of this year’s parade is Celebrating Community Service. Accordingly, all of the proceeds raised through sponsorship and participant fees will be redistributed to local Bay Area nonprofit organizations. Past recipients of parade proceeds have gone to family assistance programs, local schools and teachers, and support for the elderly and terminally ill. This makes the Kiwanis July 4 Parade a fantastic event to attend in order to support and help give back to the local community.

The parade begins at 9 AM on July 4th and will run for two to three hours. This patriotic event is expected to attract between 40,000 and 50,000 viewers to downtown Danville. Given the popularity of this holiday parade, sidewalk space is available for bring-your-own-seating on a first come, first served basis. Parade-goers are able to set up blankets and chairs before the parade to reserve particular spots. In order to secure a seat, parade organizers are allowing individuals to set up chairs beginning at 6 PM on July 3. If you are unable to reserve a space before the parade begins, there will still be plenty of standing room for everyone to see and enjoy the parade.

The parade route will begin at the North end of Danville and proceed down Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, for approximately one mile. The parade will end near Sycamore Boulevard. Excellent views of the parade are achievable from either side of these streets. The streets involved in the parade route will be closed starting at 7 AM on the morning of the parade. This means that you should plan on arriving early, parking on the outskirts of town, or walking and biking to the parade route. Make sure to leave your pets at home. Crowds, noise, and the typical July heat mean that you should avoid brining your pet to the parade.

Come enjoy a spectacular array of entertainment opportunities as over 100 groups will be walking and performing in the parade. The parade will include gymnasts, dancers, band, Boy and Girl Scout troops, sports clubs, veterans, local community organizations, and beyond. Horses and antique cars will also make an appearance throughout the parade route. With such a wide variety of participants, this amazing parade appeals to everyone from children to adults and is a fantastic way to celebrate the birth of our nation.

Before your barbeque, pool party, and the fireworks begin make sure to start your morning by taking in the Annual Kiwanis July 4 Parade in downtown Danville. Kick off Independence Day with family, friends, and flag-wavers from the Bay Area and beyond.