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 and credit cards. 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 150 E. 200 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.
There is limited reserved handicap seating. Parking and reserved seating must be occupied before9:00 A.M.
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.
Mark Gelter, Announcers Chair
Bryan Mathews, Automobiles Chair
Michael Rawson, Automobiles Assistant
Erick Hollenbaugh, Balloons Chair
Nancy Cannon, Bands Chair
Cary McConnell, Bleachers Co-Chair
Andrea McConnell, Bleachers Co-Chair
Brett Beasley, Dignitaries Chair
Joseph Osmond, Equestrian Entries Chair
Kelly Roundy, Equestrian Assistant
Tara Catmull, Exec. Assistant-Applications Chair
Janese Christensen, Float Base Chair
David Griffith, Flyover Chair
Mike Casperson, Judging / Awards Chair
Shane Frey, Military Entries Chair
Terry Kennard, Parade Co-Chair
Josh DeWitt, Parade Operations Chair
Curtis Canon, Parade Route Clean-up Chair
Megan Kennard, Pre-parade Chair
Doreen Nelson, Publicity Chair
Suzanne Barney, Radio Coordination Chair
Carter Castaneda, Security Chair
Bruce Simon, Signs/Banners Chair
Dallas Harken, Vending Chair
Whitney Harken, Assistant Vending Chair
Rachael Beasley, VIP Catering Chair
Milliece Dunkel, Volunteer Chair
Matthew Andrus, BYU Police Liaison
Scott Henderson, Provo City Liaison
Gary Jolley, Provo City Fire Liaison
Matt Siufanua, Provo City Police
Blake Romney, Provo Ch17 Liaison
Alan Leftwich, Provo City Sanitation Liaison