Cub Scout Pack 1776
27Jun/22

Danville 4th of July Parade

The Kiwanis-Danville Parade will take place on Monday, July 4th, 2022 from 9am-noon in downtown Danville, California. This year's parade theme is Celebrating our local Olympians to recognize our local community members who have taken part in the Olympic movement.

When: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 7:45am
Where (map): Downtown Danville โ€” Banners will start after the police and fire department at the beginning of the parade and end at Town and Country Drive just past the grandstand.
Meeting point: Corner of Railroad Avenue and Love Lane (Staging Area F) in front of the big tree at the San Ramon Valley High School
Wear: Class A uniform, including cap, sunscreen, comfortable shoes for walking
Bring: Water in reusable water bottle, light snacks

RSVP: Evite

Pack 1776 (Bib #512), as well as other Scouts units, will participate by carrying a 20-foot banner toward the front of the parade. Everyone in the pack will walk together, behind a single banner. Depending on the number of Scouts and parents participating, we may be able to take turns holding the banner. 

The banner will have a pipe that bends in the middle so the banner can be bent back to form a forward pointing arrow in areas that have pinch points.  We will have a spotter to look out for restaurant โ€œparkletsโ€ that encroach into the street especially after Diablo Road.

Please ensure that your Scouts and participants follow safety and parade rules, and directions from orgnizers and peace officers.

Parking (map)
Parking is available at several municipal lots including:

  • Clock Tower Parking Lot
  • Danville Library/Community Center Parking Lot
  • Front Street Municipal Parking Lot
  • Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot
  • Rose Street Parking Lot
  • Village Theatre 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 the Crossroads Shopping Center located at Hartz Way and San Ramon Valley Blvd. in the back by JD Academy Of Salon + Spa. Accessible seating along the parade route will be offered at the grandstand viewing area at Oak Court and San Ramon Valley Blvd. A golf cart shuttle will be available to transport individuals to the viewing area from the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Route (map)
The banners start after the police and fire department at the beginning of the parade and end at Town and Country Drive just past the grandstand. At the corner of Town and Country Drive and San Ramon Valley Blvd., turn right. There will be a sign several hundred feet up the drive on the left side where we will drop off the banner.  We will remove the pipes, roll up the banner, and leave it at the sign. Scouts and parents are free to leave at that point, or stay in the crowd to enjoy the floats and the rest of the parade.

While the entire parade will take 2.5-3 hours, it typically takes about 40 minutes or so to walk the entire distance. 

Parade details
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.

The Parade will take place along Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard from approximately 9am to noon, starting at San Ramon Valley High School at Railroad Avenue.

To improve logistic management, the Parade route will be modified to end at Town and Country Drive. This adjustment will allow for a simplified street closure which improves logistic management for the Town and Kiwanis, and allows employees, customers, and residents to easily access neighborhood shopping centers and homes off Boone Court.

The parade can be seen from either side of the street and there is always plenty of room for everyone!

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