Freedom Festival Parade 2017

Tuesday, July 4th at 9:00 a.m. 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 again this year but instead of riding a bike like I have in the past, I will be in a horse and carriage! You can’t miss me.

I’m looking forward to the amazing opportunity of being the parade Grand Marshal. As Mayor, I’ve enjoyed attending the Freedom Festival events and supporting their efforts to educate, honor, and celebrate. I’m thankful for the support and honor received from this tribute. If you see me along the parade route, please say hi!

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. They’ve got t-shirts, bandanas, paper fans, fidget spinners, and so much more!


Take note of the parade map below. The Freedom Festival has made changes to the parade route. It begins at 960 North University Ave and proceeds south to 200 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.


Spectators may “stake out” their claim to a spot along University Avenue no earlier than July 3, at 3:00 PM per Provo City Ordinance. All other portions of the parade route can not be claimed or reserved until July 4, at 5:00 AM. 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 8:00 PM on July 3, 2015 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.

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