Provo City will once again host the renowned Freedom Festival, packed with a remarkable lineup of events. I Invite each and every one of you to come and experience the patriotic spirit that fills our city during the Freedom Festival. It is a wonderful way to connect with your neighbors, friends, and family, and to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy in our beautiful nation.
Stadium of Fire
Kick off the long weekend with an electrifying night as the legendary rock group, Journey, returns to Provo to mark their 50 years of chart-topping music. Join us at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, July 1 at 8:00 pm for the USA’s premier independence celebration, which will include a thrilling F-35 jet flyover from Utah’s Hill Air Force Base and conclude with the nation’s BIGGEST stadium fireworks spectacle.
Ride UVX Don't miss the FREE UVX ride to the ultimate Fourth of July celebration at LaVell Edwards Stadium! Avoid the hassle of traffic and parking. Let the UVX take you to the Stadium of Fire for an electrifying evening of fireworks and entertainment! Bus Schedule: Return Time: Last UVX buses 12:29 a.m. (to Provo) and 12:35 a.m. (to Orem) - Last FrontRunner Train headed north at 12:23 a.m. Learn more: https://www.rideuta.com/sof
Firework Reminder Remember, fireworks season doesn’t start until SUNDAY, JULY 2! Citizens WILL see fireworks on July 1 during a short Big 12 announcement and the annual Stadium of Fire show—but they are approved, permitted displays. Let's all do our part and adhere strictly to this date, not just for the letter of the law, but for the safety, peace, and harmony of our community.
Road Closure Heads-up
Please take note of the road closures around Lavell Edwards Stadium on Friday and Saturday. Pay attention to changes in traffic patterns, as well as following instructions from traffic control officers. Be safe, take your time, and plan ahead as you travel this weekend.
Start your Fourth of July morning with the largest parade of its kind in the Western United States. Join us at 9:00 am for a vibrant celebration of God, freedom, family, and country, showcasing marching bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, equestrian entries, and performances by local and national talent. We will be honoring our military and first responders with special parade entries.
Please remember that 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, 2023 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.
Experience the beauty and majesty of hot air balloons at our ever-popular Balloon Fest. Each morning on July 1st, 3rd, and 4th, from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, you can witness around 25 of these enchanting giants take to the skies. Be sure to arrive at Fox Field by 6:00 am to watch the balloons inflate!
Don't miss the "Balloon Glow" on July 3rd from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Here, you'll see top pilots from around the nation competing in the thrilling Hare and Hound competition and unique jousting events.
On Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, Downtown Provo will be buzzing with Freedom Days, a 2-day event filled with mouth-watering treats from our food vendors and unique items from local craftsmen. There will also be a wide selection of musical genres to enjoy live. The booths will be open at different times each day:
July 3 – 10am-11pm
July 4 – 11am-7pm
For more information about these events, please visit freedomfestival.org.