Come to the largest Fourth of July parade in the state Saturday morning.
About 100 floats, bands and dancing groups will participate at the Grand Parade of Provo's Freedom Festival, said Randy Richards, who is in charge of publicity.The parade will take on the festival's theme of "Hope for America," with BYU football coach LaVell Edwards as the grand marshal.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. near Provo High School at 960 N. University Ave., from there will travel south to 100 south, go east to 200 east, then head north to Center Street and go east until it reaches the end at 900 East.
It draws a crowd of anywhere from 150,000 to 500,000 spectators, Richards said.
Spectators are not supposed to set up along the parade route until after 5:30 a.m. Along the route, there will be 20 professional announcers to describe parade entries and contest winners.
Because of Wimbleton tennis match on television, the traditional KSL-TV broadcast will not begin until 11 a.m.
Parade entries include Payson High School Pipe Band, Lehi Silver Band Wagon, Utah Valley State College Country Western Dance Team and giant helium balloons.