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. A Night of Eagle’s Songs
Local artists join up to cover some of the Eagle’s most popular songs. Featuring Mimi Knowles, Aaliyah Rose, Maddie Wilson, The Connection, Kenz Hall and more local artists, this is a concert Utah Valley residents should support.
When: Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
Cost: $10–$22 for adults; $7–$19 for children
2. Utah Women’s Show
All things feminine are at one spot this weekend with the Utah Women’s Show. Shop boutiques, get discounts and take a me day at UVU.
When: Aug. 28–29
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: FREE online or $5 at the door
3. Utah Renaissance Faire
Calling all mi faire ladies and knights in shining armor! Join the king’s royal court for jousting matches, Pinocchio theater and more medieval events at Thanksgiving Point.
When: Aug. 28–29
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $25 for family pass (6 people); $12 for adults; $8 for children
4. Puppy Paddle Pool Party
It doesn’t get cuter than this. Now that the outdoor pool at the Provo Rec Center is closed the dogs are taking over. Watch puppies paddle in a race across the swimming pool and see them compete in a swimsuit contest.
When: Aug. 29
Small Dogs: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Large Dogs: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Provo Rec Center
Cost: $5 per dog; humans are FREE
5. “The Diary of Anne Frank”
In a time when hope wasn’t easily found, an optimistic 13-year-old girl in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II shares a story of hope. Get a history lesson as well as a lesson in human emotion with this well-known story.
When: Aug. 21 – Sept. 26 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
Bonus: Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Sundance combines the mountains and music in its weekly free concert highlighting local talent. This week Joy and Eric hit the stage at Sundance.
When: Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, Ray’s Lawn