July 4
·
9:00 am

Grand Parade

  • July 4
  • 9:00 am
  • University Avenue

    and Center Street

    Provo

  • Free
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The Largest in Utah
Join us on Tuesday, 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 and traditional family values to around 300,000 spectators, through music, displays, dance, and other creative and meaningful expression. The parade will follow a slightly different rout this year. It begins at 960 N. University Ave. and proceeds south to 200 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 -
Terry.kennard@freedomfestival.org
Parade Entries: Tara Catmull -
ffgrandparade@gmail.com
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Vendors & Volunteers

Click here to apply to be a parade vendor.

Click here to volunteer to help with the parade.

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

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Bleacher Seats

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.

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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 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

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