Weekend best bets (July 24–26)

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"The Wizard of Oz" is at Sundance's amphitheater for the second time this summer. This picture is from the first production. (Photo courtesy Sundance)

“The Wizard of Oz” is at Sundance’s amphitheater for the second time this summer. This picture is from the first production. (Photo courtesy Sundance)

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. Spanish Fork Rodeo

Voted the No. 1 rodeo in the Intermountain Area, Fiesta Days has all your buckin’  broncos, rodeo events. Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo has bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, women’s barrel racing, mutton busting and, of course a crowd favorite, bull riding. See a schedule of Fiesta Days activities here.

When: July 21–24 at 8 p.m.
Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds (475 S. Main in Spanish Fork)
Cost: July 21 & 22 –$6 for children, $11.50 for adults and $13.50 for grandstand
July 23 & 24 – $13.50 general admission or $16.50 for grandstand
Site: spanishfork.org

2. Summer Concerts in the Park: America’s Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker

Jenny Oaks Baker, a Grammy-nominated violinist who’s performed in Carnegie Hall, is brushing off the glam and performing for free in Orem. The Juilliard School graduate performs classical to modern pieces, which means a musically enriching night for the whole family.

When: July 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Stage at City Center Park in Orem
Cost: FREE
Site: oremlibrary.org

3. Timpanogos Music Festival

If you’re looking for a taste of local, then the Timpanogos Music Festival will feed that need. With a variety of local band — VanLadyLove, Gardiner Sisters, Ashley Hess and 32 more bands — there will be a little bit of everything.

When: July 25 from noon–11 p.m.
Where: Mt. Timpanogos Park in Orem
Cost: FREE
Site: facebook.com

4. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

Take me out to the ballpark for…a movie? Make it a not so “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” day with a family outdoor movie.

When: June 24 at dusk
Where: Vets Ball Park in Lehi
Cost: FREE
Site: lehi-ut.gov

5. “The Wizard of Oz”

“Because, because, because, because, because” it is a classic tale with memorable lines, “The Wizard of Oz” will verify that you “aren’t in Kansas anymore.” Follow Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion down the yellow brick road in the Sundance outdoor amphitheater’s production.

When: July 23–Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.
Where: Eccles Stage Outdoor Amphitheater at Sundance
Cost: $18–$34
Site: sundanceresort.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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