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Danville's Kiwanis 4th of July parade

Original post made on Jul 3, 2013

This festive, hometown event attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local residents and flag-wavers from the Bay Area and beyond. Cheer on the bands, gymnasts, Scouts and other community organizations as they proudly march by, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, July 4, along Hartz Avenue.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 4:35 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Bill, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

A list of street closures would be helpful, is this available somewhere?

Posted by Geoff Gillette, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

Geoff Gillette is a registered user.

Hi Bill,

Thanks for the question. Here's the street closure information.

Street Closures: Closures are scheduled from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Danville Boulevard between El Cerro Boulevard and Railroad Ave.
Railroad Ave. between Hartz Ave. and Love Lane.
Love Lane between Railroad Ave. and Verona Avenue.
La Gonda Way between El Cerro Boulevard and Danville Boulevard
Hartz Avenue between Railroad Ave. and Hartz Way.
San Ramon Valley Boulevard between Hartz Way and Sycamore Valley Road
Westbound Sycamore Valley Road and Remington Loop between San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sheri Lane.

Through traffic may utilize:

Danville Boulevard from El Cerro Boulevard north
Del Amigo Road
Verona Road
San Ramon Valley Boulevard south of West Sycamore Valley Road

For those who wish to bike down, there will be free supervised bike parking in the parking lot right next to Country Waffles.

Info on the parade can also be found on the Town's online newsletter at Web Link

Have a great July 4th!

Geoff Gillette
Town of Danville
Public Information Coordinator
(925) 314-3336
e-mail -

Posted by Kyle, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

Can you confirm the parade start time? The San Ramon Times has been advertising the start at 9:30am, not 9:00am as you have stated...

Posted by Geoff Gillette, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Geoff Gillette is a registered user.

Hi Kyle,

Thanks for asking, glad for the heads up. Yes, the parade does start at 9am. Can you e-mail me a link to the article you saw that said 9:30am please?

I did see a column today about the parade and other activities that listed the start time as 9am. It was at Web Link

As I mentioned before we have the relevant details about the parade on our online newsletter at Web Link

Hope this helps and thanks again for checking! Enjoy the holiday!


Geoff Gillette
Public Information Coordinator
Town of Danville
(925) 314-3336

Posted by Kyle, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Here's from the paper's website - but I originally saw this same info in print.
Danville Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade: It begins at 9: 30 a.m. at Hartz and Railroad avenues, travels down Hartz to San Ramon Valley Boulevard, ending about 11:30 a.m. at Sycamore Valley Road. About 120 entries are expected.

When you click on the Kiwanis website it says 9:00am...

Posted by bibi, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

The event would be much more enjoyable and friendly if the town of Danville would prevent people from staking out "their " territory. What ever happened to the good old days in Danville when everyone just came and had a good time?

Posted by archie, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Gee, our old Lasalle ran great! Web Link

Posted by bibi, a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Common courtesy was great too...Archie!!

Posted by AC, a resident of Alamo
on Jul 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm


Unfortunately the good old days are gone. We now have at least 20 times the number of citizens. We can't just all show up and sit in the front row.

Some who seem to long for the good old days would not survive well without all the modern conveniences. (like using the internet)

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