Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley can’t-miss events

The exact location for the dog park in Orem hasn't been determined yet. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Thanksgiving Point is unleashing its gardens to the dogs this weekend. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

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:

Dog Days in the Gardens

Who let the dogs out? We’re looking at you Thanksgiving Point. During National Dog Week, Thanksgiving Point will unleash Ashton Gardens to man’s best friend for the 8th Annual Dog Days. Pups of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join their owners strolling (and sniffing) through fall colors and flowery fields. This once-a-year opportunity provides an off-leash area to give furry friends a chance to run free.

When: Sept. 26–Oct. 2
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $12–$15
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org


When a case of mistaken poisoning causes 52 sisters to pass away, the Little Sisters of Hoboken find themselves in dire need of funds for 52 of their fellow sisters’ burials. The sisters shoot for a Hail Mary of fundraising by planning a variety show. Let’s just say a bunch of nunsense ensues. But what isn’t nunsense is the Saturday night deal for the Oct. 1st show — tickets are two for one when you use the code “Ladies Night.”

When: Sept. 16 – Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org


Let the fall festivities begin! This year Cornbelly’s corn maze has taken shape in the form of a beloved cartoon, “Peanuts.” Cornbelly’s won the USA Today Readers’ Choice Award for Best Corn Maze in 2016. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang are waiting for your family at the grand opening this Friday.

When: Sept. 26–Oct. 2
Mon.-Thurs: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $12–$15
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

“See How They Run”

An American actor, an escaped con artist and two punctual vicars cross paths as they all dress up as clergyman. Who’s who? No one knows, but your side might ache from all the laughing from the Hale Center Theater Orem’s current comedy.

When: Aug. 12 – Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $17–23
Site: haletheater.org

Happy Valley Farmers Market

It’s harvest time. Enjoy the freshness of the fall with off the tree and out of the ground fruits and vegetables at your local farmer’s market.

When: June 13 – Oct. 28 (Fridays) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Walden School in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: happyvalleyfm.com

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