Weekend best bets (July 10–12)

The annual Payson Scottish Festival has bag pipes and Highland games beginning Friday night.

The annual Scottish Festival in Payson has bag pipes and Highland games beginning Friday night.

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:

Payson Scottish Festival and Highland Games

With bag pipes, a dancing competition and athletic feats, the Payson Scottish Festival transports Utahns to a land where kilts are the norm. Come watch the 32nd Utah State Caber Championship on Saturday as contestants show off their strength.

When: July 10 from 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; July 11 from 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Where: Payson Memorial Park
Cost: FREE
Site: paysonscottishfestival.org

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

With one its largest casts, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a whirlwind of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s playful tale of biblical Joseph. Read our review of the colorful show here.

When: July 2–18 at 8 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
Cost: $10–16 (Nonprofit and church group rates are $6)
Site: scera.org

“Book of Life”

Get the popcorn popped and the blankets ready — outdoor movie season is here. Thanksgiving Point allows you to tour their gardens and end the evening with an outdoor movie each Friday night in July. First up, the “Book of Life.”

When: July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for children/seniors (included in venue admission)
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Happy Valley Derby Darlins

Ready, set, let’s roll! And it’s a fight to the finish with the Happy Valley Derby Darlins in the “Star-Spangled Beatdown.” This all-woman flat track roller derby league is ready for some in-league competition.

When: July 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Peaks Arena in Provo
Cost: $10–$12 (FREE with Pass of All Passes)
Site: happyvalleyderbydarlins.com

Orem Owlz

Root, root, root for the Owlz all weekend long. On Friday night the team takes on Billings. Then the rest of the weekend is dedicated to beating Helena. Batter up!

July 10: Billings, 7:15 p.m.
July 11: Helena, 7:15 p.m.
July 12: Helena, 4:15 p.m.

When: July 10–12
Where: Brent Brown Ballpark at UVU
Cost: $5–$12
Site: milb.com

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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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