Weekend best bets (July 17–19)


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:

1. Race Against the Mayor Triathlon

Take on Provo Mayor John Curtis, Police Chief John King and Fire Chief Gary Jolley in Provo Recreation Center’s triathlon. Swim, bike and race for the win.

When: July 18
Where: Provo Recreation Center
Cost: $45 for individuals; $95 for a team of three
Site: provomayor.com

2. Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

Round ’em up and ride out — the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days are finally here. The opening weekend includes the children’s parade, activities in the park, fish rodeo, softball tournament and so much more.

When: July 15–27
Where: Various locations in Spanish Fork
Cost: Varies
Site: spanishfork.org

3. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

With one of its largest casts, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a whirlwind of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s playful tale of biblical Joseph. It’s closing weekend, so this is your last chance to see the vibrant production. 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

4. “Tangled”

“At last you’ll see the light” as the sun goes down and the movie reel runs for the Thanksgiving Point Gardens outdoor movie.

When: July 17 at dusk
Where: Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for children/seniors (included in venue admission)
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

5. “Into the Woods”

Fairy tale characters cross paths in the woods as they seek out their dreams. Will Cinderella, the baker and his wife, and Little Red Riding Hood find their happy endings? Find out in the woods at the Hale Center Theater Orem.

When: July 2 – Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Saturday matinees at 3 p.m.)
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $16–$22 general admission; $10–$16 for children
Site: haletheater.org

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