For Those of You Who Like to Wake Up to This . . .

Here are the rules about reserving space (camping out) for the parade:
The Freedom Festival’s Grand Parade will be on Wednesday, July 4, at 9 a.m. Reservation of space within the public right of way along University Avenue may begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday; and along Center Street, 100 South and 200 East at 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
Provo City will post signs along the parade route to remind the public of the rules. Provo City Police and volunteer parade staff will be stationed along the parade route on Tuesday and Wednesday to remind the public as well. Property that is left unattended may be removed by the police. 
Due to safety concerns and prior property damage, no overnight camping will be allowed in the lawn of the Provo City Library this year.
The parade will be broadcast live on Provo Channel 17 and rebroadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8 p.m. for two weeks. Provo Channel 17 is available to Provo cable subscribers. It is also streamed online at
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  1. Allison

    I think camping out the day before should be abolished. It’s unsightly and destructive. Last year, I saw people with full size mattresses set up, sleeping through most of the parade, and then leaving it unattended to take up space, while they watched elsewhere. Canopies, tents, and umbrellas are annoying and disruptive to other parade goers. I think it’s time for some more stringent rules. 5am stakeout time should be more than sufficient for the entire route, and blankets and chairs should be completely adequate… No need for queen mattresses.

  2. Anonymous

    People have already been staked out on the public right of way along University Ave for hours. It is almost 1:30 now, an hour and a half from the time that may begin.

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