Stars and Stripes fly high in Danville

Town readies for annual July 4 Parade

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One of the great traditions of Danville is the annual Kiwanis 4th of July parade.  Each year, thousands of residents from throughout the San Ramon Valley come to downtown Danville to enjoy the bands, floats and excitement of the huge event.

With crowd estimates at 40,000 this year, the Town of Danville has made several preparations for the influx of people and how the parade will affect traffic around the downtown.

The Town wishes to remind residents of several issues:

        Start time:        This year's parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday July 4, 2011. 

        Route Change:  This year's parade route has changed slightly.  The parade will end at Sycamore Valley Road West.  From there, parade 
                                  participants will proceed west towards Sheri Lane.  Spectators who normally set up south of the intersection of
                                  San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road should set up north of Sycamore Valley instead.

        Accessibility:   Each year many people 'reserve' their spot along the parade route by placing chairs and tape on the sidewalks on the
                                 the evening of July 3, 2011.  Residents are reminded that they may not set up prior to 6:00 p.m. and any chairs or other
                                 items put on the sidewalks before 6:00 p.m.  will be removed.  Residents are also urged not to block the ramps at
                                 intersections so that disabled residents may still use the sidewalk. 

        Parking:           Residents are asked to arrive early, carpool when possible and use available parking. Parking can be found at:
                                 Front Street Municipal Parking lots
                                 Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking lots
                                 Clocktower Parking Lot on Railroad Avenue
                                 Park and Ride Lot on Sycamore Valley Road 

       Traffic:              Through traffic can use the following surface streets:
                                 Danville Boulevard from El Cerro Boulevard north
                                 Del Amigo Road
                                 Verona Road
                                 San Ramon Valley Boulevard south of West Sycamore Valley Road

 

For more information on the parade contact Economic Development Coordinator Jill Bergman at (925) 314-3369 or jbergman@danville.ca.gov.  Information and registration can be found on the Kiwanis website at www.kiwanis-srv.org.