A swindling, musical business in the mountains; Aquabats ska-tle Provo

Shannon Eden is Nellie Forbush and Rex Kocherhans is Emile de Becque in the SCERA's production of "South Pacific." (Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

Shannon Eden is Nellie Forbush and Rex Kocherhans is Emile de Becque in the SCERA’s production of “South Pacific.” (Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

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:

Lindon City Days

Whether you want to make some scaly friends or your kids are feeling more crafty, Lindon City Days are coming to a close, but not without a variety of family fun entertainment. The Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday starting at Center St. from 500 East to Main St.

When: Aug. 1-6
Where: Various locations in Lindon
Cost: Varies on event
Site: lindoncity.org

Rooftop Concert Series: Aquabats

The ska band that started out as a spoof is reaching a new generation just two generations later through their Netflix show. Now they are making a stop at the highly popular outdoor concert in Provo. Read more about the Aquabats’ Provo show here.

When: Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 West and Center Street
Cost: FREE
Site: rooftopconcertseries.com

“The Music Man”

We’ve got trouble right here in Sundance with a capital “T” that rhymes with “P” that stands for play. Take a break from the summer heat with a cool night watching “The Music Man” in the mountains. Observe Harold Hill, a traveling salesman, swindle the innocent town of River City, Iowa into starting a band for their children. Laughter’s included in Hill’s sale of the show. Read more about the musical here.

When: July 21 – Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.
Where: Sundance Summer Theatre
Cost: $22–$36
Site: sundanceresort.com

Orem Owlz vs. Helena

Take me out to the ball game. It doesn’t matter which night you are feeling the seventh inning stretch — the Orem Owlz play against Idaho Falls every night this weekend.

When: Aug. 4–6 at 7:05 p.m.
Where: Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem
Cost: $5–$12
Site: milb.com

“South Pacific”

Take a trip from Utah’s mountains to the South Pacific with this 1949 musical. You’ll get more than the island feel as the characters tackle issues surrounding racism. Read the preview of the show here.

When: July 29 – Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
Cost: $12–$16 for adults; $10–$14 for children
Site: scera.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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