Weekend best bets (June 27-29)

Dave Burton and Andy Hansen star in the Hale Center Theater in Orem's production of "Man of La Mancha." (Photo by Pete Widtfeldt)

Dave Burton and Andy Hansen star in the Hale Center Theater in Orem’s production of “Man of La Mancha.” (Photo by Pete Widtfeldt)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley.

1.”Man of La Mancha”

“Dream the impossible dream” with the Hale Center Theater in Orem’s production of “Man of La Mancha.” When Miguel Cervantes is cast into prison on trumped-up charges, he convinces his cellmates to reenact the story of legendary knight Don Quixote to prove his innocence. Come watch the story unfold on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. or the matinee on Saturday at 3 p.m.  Tickets cost $17-$22 for adults and $14-$16.

2. Cedar Hills Family Festival

Let the family fun begin! A parade, carnival, baking contest and more are happening in Heritage Park in Cedar Hills this Saturday. Nathan Osmond will perform the concert in the park for free at 7 p.m. Visit Cedar Hills’ site for more event information.

3. Lehi Round Up Celebration

Why choose one weekend activity when you can do many? Friday and Saturday enjoy a Chuck Wagon breakfast, outdoor family activities, rodeo and more. Plus, Sunday they have art in the park. Click here for a schedule of events.

4. Dinosaur Days

 The time machine train is leaving the depot this weekend with Heber Valley Railroad’s Dinosaur Days. Along with the dinosaur hosts there will be a dinosaur dig, Dinosaur Twister, and dinosaur stickers. All aboard for the trains leaving at 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. everyday through Saturday. Tickets cost $7.50 for everyone.

5. Freedom Festival Children’s Parade

Have your kids wanted to be in a parade? Here is their chance this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to join for free. Children need to come to 800 East Center Street at 9 a.m. to get staged. Members of the Provo and Timpview High School marching bands will accompany the children. The parade ends at 200 East Center Street at the state and county complex in Provo. Kids will learn about freedom and get to meet law enforcement officers, prepping them for next weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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