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 July 4 at 9am for the Grand Parade – the largest of its kind in the Western United States – celebrating God, freedom, family and Country with marching bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, fun filled equestrian entries and local and national performers. We will honor the military and first responders with their entries in the parade. 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 entertainment parade will begin at 8 am and it and the Grand Parade will follow the traditional route beginning at 1000 N. University Ave. and proceeding South to 200 S. and then turning East to 200 E. From there it turns North to Center St. and then turns East and ends at 900 E.
Chairperson(s)
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 and Rules

The theme for parade entries is 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.

See all Parade rule here: AFF Parade Rules 2022

Parade Route Map

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Downtown Parking Map July 2022

Bleacher Seats

1st day sales of Reserved bleacher seats for the Grand Parade are on June 6, 2022 from 10am-2pm at the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, 220 West Center St, STE 100, Provo, for 1 day only.  After June 6th, tickets will be sold at the Freedom Festival offices 4626 N 300 W, Provo, UT 84604 from June 7th, 2022 until tickets are sold out.  Call 801-818-1776 for information.

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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 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.

Parade Chair – Terry Kennard
Exec. Assist. – Applications – Tara Catmull
Announcers- Steve Rogers,
Announcers – Aaron Samudio
Balloons – Oscar Mink
Bands – Nancy Cannon
Bleachers – Courtney Kennard
Bleachers – Cindy Kennard

Consultant – Caitlin Johnson
Dignitaries- Ernie Perry
Dignitaries – Cindy Kennard
Equestrian – Robin Pratt
Equestrian – Kelly Roundy
Fund Raising – Guy Van Dyke
Judging / Awards – Mike Casperson
Military – David Turley
Military – Vernon Stout
Operations – Oscar Mink
Radio Comm. – Caryn Alacorn
Radio Comm.- Mike Preuss
Signs/Banners/Outwalkers – Joe Goff
Signs/Banners/Outwalkers – Sherrie Goff
Vending – Dallas Harken
Vending Asst. – Whitney Harken
Volunteers  – Oscar Mink
BYU Police Liaison – Rick Moreno
Provo City Fire Liaison – Lynn Schofield
Provo City Liaison – Scott Henderson
Provo City Sanitation – Bryce Rolph
Provo City Police  – Shilo Harris
Provo City Emergency Manager- Chris Blinzinger

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