July 4
·
9:00 am

Grand Parade

 
July 4
9:00 am

University Avenue

and Center Street

Provo

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 no reserved handicap seating.
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The Largest in Utah
Join us on Friday, July 4 at 9am for the Grand Parade – the largest of its kind in the state of Utah – highlighting freedom through bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons and local and national performers. Entries will be given the unique challenge to promote patriotism among the 300,000 spectators, through music, displays, dance, and other creative and meaningful expression. The parade will follow the same route that it has in previous years. It begins at 960 N. University Ave. and proceeds south to 100 S. and then turns east to 200 E. From there it turns north to Center St. and then turns east and ends at 900 E.
Chairperson(s)
Alan DeWitt -
ffparade.chair@gmail.com
Terry Kennard -
tdk98@comcast.net
Parade Entries: Tara Catmull -
ffgrandparade@gmail.com
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Parade Entry Theme

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.

Parade Route Map

Parade-Route-Map-2014

Bleacher Seats

Starting June 2, reserved bleacher seats for the Grand Parade may be purchased at the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets are $7.00 each. 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.

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Parade Spectator Rules

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).

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.

A Special Thank you

We recognize the efforts and sacrifices made by each volunteer and the families who support them and we desire to draw your attention to these wonderful individuals and the effort made in your behalf.

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

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