The Freedom Festival is one of Utah's biggest annual festivals. It is a week-long celebration of American independence and freedom! With tons of activities, from parades and carnivals to tributes of art, there is something for everyone!

Freedom Days

freedom days ride

Freedom Days is a 3-day event that is sure to thrill the whole family. There will be live entertainment, a carnival, art exhibits, handcrafted jewelry, food trucks and more!

When? July 2-4, throughout the day

Where? Provo Center Street (Downtown Provo)

Cost? An "All Day Pass" is $16, which allows you to avoid lines and go on as many rides as you want!

Balloon Fest

balloon fest

The early bird catches the Balloon Fest! As the balloons inflate, people can walk around them and watch and then see them take off into the sky. Over 25,000 spectators come from all over to see the 25 spectacular giant balloons!

When? July 2-4, 6 AM-8 AM

Where? 1100 N Freedom Blvd Provo (Bulldog Field)

Cost? Free!

Colonial Fest

colonial heritage festival

Travel back in time with colonial demonstrations, exhibits, debates, storytelling and much more at this heritage celebration. Play colonial games, see old shops like apothecaries, blacksmiths, broom makers, gunsmiths, and wood workers, or check out the gun shows.

When? July 2-4, 9 AM-7 PM

Where? SCERA Park in Orem

Cost? Free!

Cries of Freedom

cries of freedom candy bomber

At this event, there are tons of shows celebrating our country, including "Cries of Freedom--The Musical," an animal show, and clog performances.There is also a room where you can pretend you are an immigrant and go through the process of coming to America or you can "meet" historical figures, like Ben Franklin and George Wahington!

When? July 2-4, 9 AM-7 PM

Where? SCERA Park in Orem 

Cost? Free!

Freedom Run freedom run

Whether you are an avid runner or a beginner, you can take part in the Freedom Run! There is a race for all levels, including a 10k, 5k, or the mayor's one-mile Fun Run. This year, 5,500 runners are anticipated for this event.

When? July 4, 7 AM

Where? Kiwanis Park in Provo

Cost? $15-$40

Grand Parade

provo city float grand parade

Experience the largest 4th of July Parade in Utah with bands, professional floats, enormous balloons, performers and more! Approximately 300,000 spectators are expected at the parade in Provo. Be one of them!

When? July 4th, 9 AM

Where? Provo High School on University Ave to 900 E and Center St

Cost? Free! Pre-purchased bleacher seats are $7 and guarantee a top notch viewing spot

Stadium of Fire

stadium of fire

The event everyone has been waiting for, and by far the largest event of the Freedom Festival each year, is the Stadium of Fire. This year, the headliner performance will be OneRepublic, so it's going to be awesome. The night will include other performances and then conclude with an amazing firework show!

When? July 4, 8 PM

Where? BYU Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo

Cost? $35-$250

Happy Birthday to America! We hope you can find something awesome to do to celebrate! For a full list of Freedom Festival events go here

Check out our fireworks blog to find out additional places having fireworks shows!