Weekend best bets (July 31–Aug. 2)

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The World Folkfest invites performing groups from the world to Springville.

The World Folkfest invites performing groups from the world to Springville.

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. World Folkfest

Take a seat and a trip around the world at the same time with Springville’s World Folkfest. Featuring music and dancing from countries as far as Nepal and as close as the Rocky Mountains, this annual event gives you a bite of culture.

When: July 27 – Aug. 1 from 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Where: Spring Acres Arts Park in Springville
Cost: $5 for children; $10 for adults
Site: worldfolkfest.com

2. “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

3. Highland Fling Days

With a theme of “Love for Home,” Highland has put together a list of love-to-do activities for this weekend. From a youth night in the park to a BMX stunt show, Highland has unique activities for everyone.

When: July 25 – Aug. 1
Where: Various locations in Highland
Cost: Prices vary
Site: highlandcity.org

4. “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. Read our review here.

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

5. #ProvoFest Summer Block Party

Zeek’s Pieshake Parlour is hosting a “massive dance party” with Ricky Miami. The dance party will feature live music by local musicians Mimi Knowles, Ashley Hess, Na-G and RAP GAME.

When: July 31 at 8 p.m.
Where: Center Street in Provo between University Ave. and 100 West
Cost: FREE
Site: heyevent.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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