and Center Street
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: 2023 Parade Rules
Parade Route Map
1st day sales of Reserved bleacher seats for the Grand Parade are on June 5, 2023 from 10am-2pm at the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, 220 West Center St, STE 100, Provo, for 1 day only. After June 5th, tickets will be sold at the Freedom Festival offices 4626 N 300 W, Provo, UT 84604 from June 6th, 2023 until tickets are sold out. Tickets are $7 each. Call 801-818-1776 for information.
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.
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
Vice Chair Entries – Tara Catmull
Vice Chair Operations – Steve Portter
Announcers- Steve Rogers,
Announcers – Aaron Samudio
Balloons – Brandon Millet
Bands – Nancy Cannon
Bleachers – Courtney Kennard
Bleachers – Cindy Kennard
Consultant – Caitlin Johnson
Dignitaries- Ernie Perry
Dignitaries – Cindy Kennard
Equestrian – Jason Miller
Equestrian – Kelly Roundy
Fund Raising – Guy Van Dyke
Judging / Awards – Mike Casperson
Military – David Turley
Radio Comm. – Caryn Alacorn
Radio Comm.- Mike Preuss
Security – Sean Knudsen
Signs/Banners/Outwalkers – Joe Goff
Signs/Banners/Outwalkers – Sherrie Goff
Vending – Dallas Harken
Vending Asst. – Whitney Harken
Volunteers – Terry Kennard
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