Missing 4th of July 2020

The 4th of July Parade has always been a special event in Modesto. It brings people together, we celebrate, we connect and we feel like we are a close community. Unfortunately, the Parade has been cancelled and we will all have to share our memories. We will be looking forward to reconnecting with our parade friends next year. There will still be a special Modesto Kiwanis and City of Modesto 4th of July Tribute that will be streamed and on TV from 10th St Plaza. Thanks for the Modesto Kiwanis for all of the hard work that goes into the Parade each season and please join me in thanking them.


Photo: Al Menshew, Jeremiah Williams and Chris Murphy during preparations for the 2019 Parade.



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.