Every 4th of July in Pleasant Grove, you can go see the Largest American Flag Currently Being Flown. It is 1/4 of an acre, and weighs 400 pounds. You can see it from the 1-15 if you look over toward the G on the mountainside. This flag is huge! There was a flag flown one time that was larger that made the Guinness Book of World Records, but Big Betsy is the largest flag that flies currently and they fly her every 4th of July.
We noticed the large flag when we were in Pleasant Grove watching the city fireworks. It was lit up and was quite the sight on the Fourth of July. We decided to take a closer look since the flag is on display all week.
A nonprofit organization called Follow The Flag hung a large flag over Grove Creek Canyon for the last few years in order to encourage patriotism, and to remind everyone that the 4th of July isn’t just about fireworks. This year they went above and beyond by creating the largest flag ever flown. They also hold events, and a lighting ceremony each night. You can see the events on their website.
We love seeing this beautiful flag displayed right next to our beautiful Utah mountains. It is amazing to see! Finding the flag is very easy, too! We included directions below. The flag in Pleasant Grove will be on display from July 4-July 11, 2021.
Drive to the end of 500 N (Grove Creek Blvd) in Pleasant Grove and you’ll come to the Grove Creek Trail head. There is a small parking area where you can circle through and look at the flag, or you can park and walk along the trail right underneath the flag. The trail is simple and only about 1/4 mile.