Weekend best bets: Jimmer returns for Orem Summerfest

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Jimmer and Whitney Fredette return to Utah County as Orem Summerfest's grand marshals. Jimmer will shoot 100 3-pointers at Orem High School on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. to raise money for Orem's All-Abilities Playground.

Jimmer and Whitney Fredette return to Utah County as Orem Summerfest’s grand marshals. Jimmer will shoot 100 3-pointers at Orem High School on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. to raise money for Orem’s All-Abilities Playground.

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:

Utah Valley Parade of Homes

The 2016 Utah Valley Parade of Homes is the largest one in recent history. With 40 homes, the homes range from modern to traditional. Plan which homes you would like to visit by checking out the homes here.

When: June 2–18
Where: Various locations in Utah Valley
Cost: $15
Site: uvparade.com

“The Little Mermaid”

You don’t have to go “under the sea,” but you will be under the stars for this outdoor production of “The Little Mermaid.” With more songs than were included in the Disney movie, you’ll get a whole new perspective of Ariel and her fishy friends. Read a preview of the show here.

When: June 3–18 at 8 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
Cost: $12–$16 for adults; $10–$14 for children
Site: scera.org 

GENTRI

As part of Orem Summerfest, GENTRI is taking the stage for a free community concert Friday night. GENTRI, a group of three male tenors, was organized in June 2014. They recently released a full-length album, RISE, which has eight original songs.

When: June 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Orem City Center Park Stage
Cost: FREE
Site: gentrimusic.com

Orem Summerfest with Jimmer Fredette

Let the festivals begin! Summertime means carnivals and contests and so much more — and Orem is starting off Utah County with a wide range of activities this weekend. As part of the Summerfest events, Jimmer and Whitney Fredette return as the grand marshals of the parade. Jimmer will shoot 100 3-pointers at Orem High School on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. to raise money for Orem’s All-Abilities Playground.

When: June 7–11
Where: Orem
Cost: Varies according to activity
Site: summerfest.orem.org

“From Cumorah’s Hill” by the American Heritage Youth Chorus

The American Heritage Youth Chorus is kicking off its 2016 Pacific Northwest service tour at home in Alpine. The choir, made up of youth ages eight to 18, will perform “From Cumorah’s Hill,” a message of faith and hope centered on Book of Mormon themes.

When: June 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Alpine Tabernacle, 110 East Main in American Fork
Cost: FREE
Site: youth-chorus.org

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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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