This Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 AM is the Freedom Festival 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.
I will be in the parade, riding in style on Provo Beach’s authentic Surrey Bike! The Surrey Bike is a red, 4-person bike with a canopy and a large Provo Mayor banner – you can’t miss me! Keep your eyes peeled because I will be giving out limited edition patriotic #Vote4Provo shirts along the parade route!
If you see me – cheer loud and I will do my best to make sure you get a shirt!
Also, make sure to check out the Provo 311 Booth – they will be located on the north corner of the Library. They will be giving out awesome Provo Swag including: sunglasses, water bottles and fun 3D firework glasses! The firework glasses are great for watching the firework displays at night but also work as a fan to keep you cool during the day while you are enjoying all of the Freedom Festival activities.
You can also purchase Freedom Festival pins at their booth along with Provo City flags! The pins are available for a $5 donation. Those who buy a pin will have the chance to be one of 100 winners who will receive two free tickets to the Stadium of Fire. You can purchase a hand-held Provo City flag for $2 or a 3×5 flag for $15. Cash, check, or card is accepted.
PARADE ROUTE & ROAD CLOSURES
The parade will follow the same route that it has in previous years. It begins at 960 North University Ave and proceeds south to 100 South and then turns east to 200 East. From there it turns north to Center Street and then turns east and ends at 900 East.
Please take note of the following road closures: University Ave and Center Street will be closed from 6:30 AM to about Noon on Saturday, July 4. University Ave will be closed from Bulldog Blvd to 300 South, Center Street will be closed from University Ave to 900 East, and 900 East will be closed from 800 North to 150 South.
PARADE SPECTATOR RULES
For more information visit freedomfestival.org.