and Center Street
The theme for parade entries should be based on America’s Freedom Festival mission statement, “To celebrate, teach, honor, and strengthen the traditional American values of God, family, freedom and country”. Please submit application online. See link the upper right corner of this page.
Starting June 1, reserved bleacher seats for the Grand Parade may be purchased at the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets are $7.00 each and UVCVB will only be accepting cash only. The offices of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau are located at 220 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601. For directions or other information call (801) 851 -2100.
Spectators may “stake out” their claim to a spot along University Avenue no earlier than July 3, at 3:00pm per Provo City Ordinance. All other portions of the parade route can not be claimed or reserved until July 4, at 5:00am.
This includes trying to “reserve or occupy, or attempt to claim, reserve or occupy, either in person or by the placement of ropes, tents, chairs, sleeping bags, blankets, or other devices or barriers, any public property as a position for observing [the] public parade” (SECTION 9.14.220).
Handicap parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the church located at 85 E. 300 S. in Provo. Vehicles must enter the parking lot from 200 South. There is limited reserved handicap seating. Parking and reserved seating must be occupied before 9:00am.
All motor vehicles located on the parade route must be moved prior to 8:00pm on July 3, 2014 or “shall be considered a public nuisance and may be towed from the public street”.
Please note that in order to reserve a spot on the parade route at least one person must be present. Any items left unattended may be moved.
Portable toilets will be located every other block along the parade route.
We recognize the efforts and sacrifices made by the hundreds of volunteers and their families who have worked to bring you this year’s Grand Parade, but would like to draw special attention to these dedicated individuals who serve as members of America’s Freedom Festival Grand Parade Committee and who have sacrificed their time in your behalf throughout the entire year to bring you one of the nations greatest parades.
Announcers – Mark Gelter
Automobiles – Mark Jackson
Balloons – Erick Hollenbaugh
Bands – Nancy Cannon
Bleachers – Eric Patterson
Bleachers – Kylie Patterson
Dignitaries – Richard Williams
Equestrian Entries – Wally Breitenstein
Equestrian Entries – Kelly Roundy
Exec. Assist. – Applications Chair Tara Catmull
Float Bases – Janese Christensen
Flyovers – David Griffith
Judging / Awards – Mike Casperson
Military Entries – Vernon Stout
Parade Chair – Alan DeWitt
Parade Co-Chair Entries – Terry Kennard
Parade Operations – Josh DeWitt
Parade Route Clean-up – Curtis Cannon
Pre-parade Chair – Megan Kennard
Publicity – Dorene Nelson
Radio Comm. – Coordinator Jeremy Stallard
Security – Brent Taylor
Signs/Banners/Outwalkers – Joe Goff
Signs/Banners/Outwalkers – Sherrie Goff
Vending – Dallas Harken
Vending Asst. – Whitney Harken
VIP Catering – Rachael Beasley
Volunteer Chair – Laura Cabanilla
Volunteer Asst. – Dane Jo
Volunteer Asst. – Trevor Carmack
Volunteer Asst. – Kanani Carmack
BYU Police Liaison – Lynn Stokes
Provo Ch17 Liaison – Brett Borget
Provo City Fire Liaison – Lynn Schofield
Provo City Liaison – Scott Henderson
Provo City Sanitation – Bryce Rolph
Provo City Police Liaison – Jeff Lougee
Provo City Police Liaison Asst. – Shilo Harris