Spring has officially sprung. As the first buds of the season are coloring the county, don’t let the April showers keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair – and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for entertainment.
Lamb and Wool Festival
Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point has never been more exciting. You’ll be counting sheep, but definitely not while falling asleep. Come watch the sheep shearing process, learn about wool use and fiber arts and watch a sheep dog presentation. Ewe won’t regret it!
When: April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point
Pedal Provo Ghost Tour
No need to save the frights for October — Provo is cycling up its own kind of fear by taking to the streets on bicycles and learning the city’s horror stories. Two different routes are available, one on Friday nights and one on Saturday nights, which means double the scare. All stories are true, and riders will never look at Provo the same again. Get ready for some spooks and spokes.
When: Friday, March 24 (River Trail Edition): 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 (Cemetery & City Edition): 8:30 p.m.
Where: River Trail Edition: Exchange Park in Provo
Cemetery & City Edition: West side of Provo Cemetery
Cost: $10 – $16
Play flower the leader all the way through Ashton Gardens for this year’s Tulip Festival, which is starting a week earlier than normal because of the warm weather. This is the 13th annual Tulip Festival, and you’ll see 280,000 tulips, in hundreds of varieties, that were imported directly from Holland. There are 15 themed gardens throughout the gardens, so make sure to have your camera ready.
When: April 7 – May 6
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $17–$20 general admission; $14–$17 for children
Adventure Hunt Provo
Want an all-day adventure full of adrenaline and Instagram-worthy photos? The Adventure Hunt is the weekend activity for you. Grab a teammate, register, download the app and wait until 9 a.m. on Saturday. The app will then have Provo’s official Adventure List for you and your teammate to complete. Once you reach 20 points from completing items on the list, you’ll unlock the Treasure Map and Clues. This year’s treasure chest includes GoPros, Stance socks, KZ shades and beanies, Mission belts, Allett wallets, Red Bull and a free 6-day/5-night trip for two to a luxury villa in Panama. Let the countdown to the treasure chest begin.
When: April 8 at 9 a.m.
Ice Breaker Triathlon
Start your summer off right — this race is the unofficial kickoff to Utah’s triathlon season. There’s a 300-meter pool swim, then a 12-mile bike ride and finally a 5K run. This is the perfect event to get you warmed up for some full-length triathlons. There’s also a kids’ race afterward. Register and race your family over to American Fork.
When: April 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: American Fork