From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
Hold onto your horses, cowgirls and cowboys, the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days are in full swing. With a daily carnival, Saturday fish rodeo, Saturday street dance and more, there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy. If you want to go to the Spanish Fork Fiesta Day Rodeo — which became the first Utah rodeo committee ever inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame — you’ll need to go on Monday.
When: July 21–23 and 25 at 8 p.m.
Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds
Cost: $11.50–$16.50 for adults; $6–$13.50 for children
Jell-O, food fight! Jiggle on over to Thanksgiving Point and stick to the most delicious fight found on a lawn. With Jell-O fights every hour, inflatable water slides, and a Utah Foods Cook-Off, smiles and stickiness are guaranteed.
When: July 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for children
Pioneer Day Extravaganza
Provo is celebrating Pioneer Day a day earlier this year with some old-fashioned fun. Listen to fiddle and folk music, visit live animals, play pioneer games, sample pie from the Pi-oneer Cook-off contest and take a ride either on a pony or in a covered wagon.
When: July 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: North Park, 500 N. 500 West in Provo
Mapleton Pioneer Day Parade
Join the line along Main Street as Mapleton celebrates Pioneer Day. The parade starts on 1200 North takes a left on Main St. and ends at Maple St. And if you are lucky, you might even catch some candy on the side.
When: July 23 from 9 a.m.
Where: Along Main Street in Mapleton
Lehi Foam Days
Suit up. Lehi city’s annual Foam Day means a fluffy, wet day is ahead. Not in a foamy mood? The park will also have games, bounce houses, entertainment, food and shopping.
When: July 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Lehi Sports Park, 2000 W. 700 South in Lehi