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Celebrate the 4th at Freedom Festival’s Grand Parade in Provo

FILE: Provo's annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade, featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers.
FILE: Provo's annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade, featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers.
Deseret News

PROVO — The city’s annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade — featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers — will begin at 9 a.m. on the Fourth of July at 960 N. University Ave.

The parade will then proceed south to 100 South and then turn east to 200 East, where it will turn north to Center Street and then east at 900 East. Residents should be aware University Avenue will be closed from Bulldog Boulevard to 300 South, Center Street will be closed from University Avenue to 900 East, and 900 East will be closed from 800 North to 150 South from 6:30 a.m. until about noon.

Spectators may “stake out” their claim to a spot along University Avenue no earlier than Sunday, July 3, at 3 p.m. All other portions of the parade route cannot be claimed or reserved until Monday, July 4, at 5 a.m.

All motor vehicles located on the parade route must be moved prior to 8 p.m. on Sunday, 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.