About Town: Your Guide to Utah Valley’s Must-See Events


By utahvalley360.com



Camera and Soul: Milton Goldstein Photographs

National Parks

BYU Museum of Art. Exhibit features photographs of the natural monuments of the American West. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon.-5p.m. For more info visit www.byu.edu/moa/



Art of the Ancient Mediterranean:

Egypt, Greece, Rome.

BYU Museum of Art.

The 204 works displayed in the exhibition are from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The works span a period from pre-dynastic times in Egypt, 6,000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D.

Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon.-5p.m. For tickets and more information call (801) 422-8287.



Fine Arts in the Gardens

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

In partnership with the Timpanogos Singer Songwriter Association, Thanksgiving Gardens hosts a summer series of music, storytelling, poetry and art. Displays and performers throughout the gardens. Every Friday, 7– 9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children


First Fridays of the Month

Storefront Galleries

Local artists showcase their work in vacant commercial properties. The Storefront Galleries will join the First Fridays Downtown Gallery Stroll, which are held the first Friday of the month in downtown Provo from 6-8 p.m. Call (801) 623-0615 for more information.


Ongoing through July 31

Lucille Stoddard

Annual Women’s Exhibit

UVSC Woodbury Art Gallery

Featured artists include Lee Udall Bennion, Jacqui Biggs Larsen, and Penny Creasy. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information call (801) 426-6199.


July 26 – August 27

Ryan S. Brown


Featuring the classical landscapes, still life and figures of oil painter Ryan S. Brown

41 W. 300 North, Provo. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information call (801) 374-0016  or visit www.TerraNovaGallery.com




Summer in the Village

Kids Village offers unique opportunities for children to learn skills in an interactive environment. Sessions are Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sunny Summer Days (July 5-9)

Bugs, Slugs, and Butterfly Hugs,

(July 12-16)

Westward Ho! (July 19-23)

To Market, To Market (July 26-30)

Rocks, Trees, and Dirty Knees

(August 2-6)

Helping Hearts (August 9-13)

For more information call (801) 235-9999.


Tuesdays, Thursdays

Canopy Capers

Every Tuesday and Thursday the whole family is invited to enjoy stories and bring lunch to the Provo City Library 550 North University Avenue, Provo between noon and 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.provo.lib.ut.us or call (801) 852-6682.


Ongoing through July 28

Shakespeare for the Young

Children age 5 and up are invited to come act out a different play each week with BYU’s Company Shakespeare Troupe. Every Wednesday at 4:15 at the Orem City Library, 58 N. State Street, Orem. For more information call (801) 229-7161.


Ongoing thru July 30

Summer Acting

at the Hale Center Theater

Youth ages 7-17 participate in acting workshops covering improv, storytelling, puppetry, creative drama, auditioning and other stage basics. Two-week sessions, one to two hours, M-F. $90-120. 225 W. 400 North, Orem. For more information call (801) 226-5248.





Thanksgiving Point

Cooking classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $25.

For more information, or to register call (801) 768-2300 or visit www.thanksgivingpoint.com



Signing with Babies Classes

Communicate with your baby before they can speak. Monthly classes include four hours of instruction, and parents learn 100 signs, songs and techniques for signing with infants and toddlers. Class and materials is $85 (book, video, and quick reference card). Visit www.signbabies.com for more information and class schedules.


July 6

Deer Creek Island Resort, Girls Night Out Wakeboarding Clinic

These Women’s Clinics are specifically designed by women for women.

First-timers and seasoned veterans. Free, 5 p.m. For information and a schedule of events visit www.wakeutah.com/events


July 20- August 24

Sundance Ladies Day

This four-week program will be held each Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Program begins July 20; next program begins August 24.

Pre-registration is recommended. Classes are limited to six participants. For more information visit www.sundanceresort.com. To register call (801) 223-4849.




July 4 – August 29

Pleasant Grove City

Concerts in the Park

July 4 Buzztones

July 11 Blue Grass Thunder

July 18 Reflections

July 25 Joan and Ken Hardman

August 1 Jeff Hinton

August 8 Celtic American trio

August 15 Mike Benedict

August 22 Harold Newman

August 29 Skyline Chorus

For more information visit www.plgrove.org/concerts


July 9

Leann Rimes

Thanksgiving Point Waterfall Amphitheater

7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com

For more information visit www.thanksgivingpoint.com or call (801) 768-2300


July 24 – August 20

SCERA Outdoor Theater Concerts

July 24 The Osmond Brothers

August 14     The Manhattan Transfer

August 16     Utah Symphony

August 19     All American Boys Chorus

August 20     Collin Raye

For tickets and more concert information visit www.scera.org or call (801) 225-ARTS


July 31

Berlin at the Neways Summer Concert Series.

Spring Acres Par, 700 S. 1300 East, Springville. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.  For more information visit www.neways.com/usa/concertseries/index.asp


August 14

Elsbeary Hobbs Drifters at the Neways Summer Concert series.

Spring Acres Par, 700 S. 1300 East, Springville.Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. For more info visit www.neways.com/usa/concertseries/index.asp




Payson Band Concerts in the Park

A Payson tradition for more than 100 years. Sunday nights through Labor Day, 8 p.m. Memorial Park Bandstand in Historic Downtown Payson, 250 South Main Street. Free. For more information visit www.payson.org or call (801) 465-5200 Ext 31


July 3-August 31

art of meditation yoga series

Series includes yoga eye exercises, as well as meditation, postures and pranayama. For more information, visit



July 5-10

American Fork Steel Days

American Fork’s summer celebration offers a wide variety of activities including a breakfast, sidewalk sales, parade, variety show with fireworks, horse races, flower, art and quilt shows, carnival, sport tournaments and more.

For more information visit www.afcity.org


July 9 & 10

21st Annual Payson

Scottish Festival

Scottish dancing, pipe bands, highland games, authentic Scottish food, 5K run, seminars on Scottish history and culture, entertainment, parade, vendors and clan booths. Memorial Park in Historic Downtown Payson 250 South Main Street.  Free. For more information visit www.payson.org or call (801) 377-3656


July 10-17

Springville World Folkfest

This annual production of folk music and energetic dance by musicians and dancers from many lands has grown to become the largest festival of folk dance and music in the United States. For additional information or to order tickets, call (801) 489-2700


July 10-24

Utah Valley Parade of Homes

Tuesdays through Saturdays noon- 9 p.m.

Experience the latest trends in home design with 26 fully decorated new homes open for the public. Purchase your ticket at one of the homes or at the University Mall. For more information call (801) 226-3100 or visit www.utahparade.com


July 17

10th Annual Llama fest

Llamas, obstacle course, races, music, food handicrafts and more.

4 p.m.  8628 S. Main, Spanish Fork, $3 adults, $1 children. For more information call (801) 796-3559 or visit

www. utahkrishnas.com/llama


July 21-24

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days and Rodeo

Parade, fireworks, rodeo, carnival and more. For tickets and more information call (801) 798-6368 or visit www.spanishfork.org.


July 22-24

Utah Heritage Festival

Thanksgiving Point Village Shops

Each day features games, demonstrations, crafts, food, vendors and entertainment

Thursday 3–9 p.m. Native American Day

Friday 3–9 p.m. Mountain Man Day

Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Pioneer Day

Chuck Wagon Dinner available each night from 6-8 p.m. Saturday Morning Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. until noon.


July 24

Music Arts Festival & Family Garden Picnic

Thanksgiving Gardens

1–9 p.m.  $8 adults, $5 children. Bring your own picnic.


July 28-31

Utah County Fair

Thanksgiving Point Electric Park. Exhibit booths, food vendors, midway games, carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, junior livestock show, entertainment, fireworks and more!

Wednesday 4– 10 p.m, Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., $4 adults, $3 students, $2 children ages 6-12 years, $1 senior citizens. For information, call (801) 768-2300 or visit www.thanksgivingpoint.com


August 6

50th Annual Salmon Supper

Memorial Park in Historic Downtown Payson 250 South Main Street, 5-8 p.m.

Fresh salmon grilled over fruitwood fires, served with baked potato, corn on the cob, dessert and more. $10 per plate. Proceeds benefit local community projects. For more information visit www.payson.org or call (801) 465-5200 Ext 31


August 6-7

Highland Fling

Bike race, fishing contest, children’s games, and more. For more information call (801) 756-5751


August 9

deadline to apply

for the utah 100 awards

Winning companies will be selected based on overall sales growth from 1999 through 2003. No cost to apply. Get an application form at www.mwvgutah100.org. Award ceremony is planned for Oct. 21 at the Grand America, Salt Lake City.


August 9

Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus

Hillman Sports Complex; 1000 South Main Street, Payson

The “Biggest Big Top on Earth” is coming to Payson. Shows at 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Adults $14 ($10 in advance); children (2-11) $7 ($5 in advance). For more information visit www.payson.org or call (801) 465-5200 Ext 31


August 9-14

Alpine Days

Parade, fireworks and many more activities.

For more information call (801) 756-6347


August 17-21

Wayne County Fair

Art show, Races, and Rodeos, for more information call (435) 836-2731


August 25 – September 2

Nu Skin Enterprises

Provo Senior Games

There are eight events offered for seniors age 50 or better; track and field, golf, racquetball, table tennis, horseshoes, softball and basketball. For registration information call (801) 852-6600


August 26 – 28

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

1600 E. 800 North, Orem

The very best national story tellers are coming to tell their “Tales Beneath Timp” along with many talented  regional and junior tellers who are selected by audition and popular demand. The festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary. For more information, call (801) 229-4736 or visit www.timpfest.org


August 28

Utah County “Back to School” Scholarship Competition

Hosted by Utah Our Little Miss.

Eight age divisions for girls ages 0-17

Lehi Arts Center 685 N. Center, 11:30 a.m. Admission is $3/adult $2/children or Immediate family pass for $15. Children 2 and under are free. To register as a contestant for this event call (801) 796-1726.



Family night at the Farm

Mondays in July at Thanksgiving Point Farm Country at 6 p.m. Weekly family activity at Farm Country, $2.50/person.



Farmers Market

Every Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

500 W. 100 South, Provo. Fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts.



Friday Farmers Market

3- 7 p.m. at Thanksgiving Point Village.

Selection of fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh breads and other fresh foods, crafts, jewelry, gifts and more.



Highland City Culture Fairs

Monthly culture fairs the third Thursday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. Vendors, dancing, performers, crafts, etc. from a different country every month. Heritage Park at 5400 W. 10400 North.  For more information contact Lynette or John at (801) 492-6773 or highlandheritage@msn.com.



July 28, 29

Hyperlite clinics

with Parks Bonifay

Deer Creek Island Resort

Contact Marine Products for available slots and costs. Call (801) 973-4017 or (801) 553-8332.


August 14

Provo River Canyon 1/2 Marathon & 5 mile run

7 a.m. For more information and to register visit www.trailrun.com



Provo Angels baseball

BYU baseball stadium, 7:05 p.m.

For tickets and schedule visit www.provoangels.com



Sundance/Soldier Hollow

Race Series

Races begin at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday night, with races alternating each week between Sundance and Soldier Hollow. Courses range between four and six mile loops. Visit www.sundanceresort.com for race dates and more information.



Ongoing – September 3

West Side Story

A modern day Romeo and Juliet musical. Tuachan Theater, Ivins

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Children $5-$25, Adults $25-$35

Directed by Marion Bentley, choreographed by David Tinney. For more information visit www.tuacahn.org


Ongoing – September 4

Guys & Dolls

It’s a round of betting for luck and love.

Tuacahn Theater, Ivins

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Children $5-$25, Adults $25-$35

Directed by Jim Bennett, Choreographed by David Tinney.

For more information visit www.tuacahn.org


July 1- 31

The Sound of Music

Center Street Musical Theater, at 177 W. Center St., Provo. $8 general admission, $10 dinner theater option. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. For reservations and information call (801) 764-0535.


July 9-23

The Secret Garden

SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater, 745 South State, Orem

For tickets and information call (801) 225-2569 or visit www.scera.org


July 23- August 21

The Taming of the Shrew

Hale Center Theater, 225W. 400 North, Orem, $7.50-$12.50. For more information visit www.haletheater.com


August 2-13


SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater, 745 South State, Orem. For tickets and information call (801) 225-2569 or visit www.scera.org


August 12-16

Best of Disney Concert

Center Street Musical Theater, at 177 W. Center St., Provo. $5, 8 p.m. For reservations and information call (801) 764-0535.


August 19 – September 4

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Center Street Musical Theater, at 177 W. Center St., Provo. $8 general admission, $10 dinner theater option. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. For reservations and information call (801) 764-053.


August 27 – September 25

On Golden Pond

Springville Little Brown Theater, 239 S. Main Street. For tickets and more information call VIP ARTS,  (801) 489-3088.



Shakespearean festival, cedar city

This season’s plays are Forever Plaid, Henry IV, Mornings at Seven, My Fair Lady, Taming of the Shrew, Winter’s Tale. Daily tours and seminars starting at 9 a.m. Shows six days a week at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. For ticket prices and more information visit www.bard.org


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