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DAVIS KIWANIS CLUB - KIDDIE PARADE

 

A CITY OF DAVIS 4TH OF JULY TRADITION

 

The Kiwanis Club of Davis has planned and organized the 4th of July Kiddie Parade since 1960.  However, this special Independence Day event dates back to 1935.  According to historical accounts, two sixth grade girls in College Park, indignant that the fourth was not being celebrated in their home town at that point in time, organized a parade that was to become a wonderful tradition for Davis families. 

 

The parade features Kids of any age through 6th grade entering their creations in one of six categories: wagons, bicycles, scooters, strollers, walkers and groups.  Kiwanis Club and Davis Senior High School Key Club members judge the hundreds of entries and select for award those children who have best displayed creativity and enthusiasm in representing the Independence Day theme.

 

The parade also regularly features the Davis Senior High School Pep Band, the City of Davis’ antique fire engine and the Nation’s Colors are presented by our local Boy Scout Troops.  The parade is relatively short in deference to the young age of the participants.  The participants gather on C Street between Second and Third Streets where the judging takes place.  At precisely 10 a.m., the participants march north on C Street until they arrive in Central Park.  Awards are then presented in the Park.