The National Parks headline Velour; Jenny Oaks Baker takes the SCERA stage

The National Parks will headline the Rooftop Concert Series concert on July 1. (Photo courtesy The National Parks)

The National Parks take over Velour’s stage for two nights this weekend. (Photo courtesy The National Parks)

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:

Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four

Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker take to the SCERA stage with her four children — Laura, 15, a violinist, percussionist and drummer; Hannah, 13, a pianist; Sarah, 11, a cellist; and Matthew, 10, a classical and electric guitarist. The group of five will combine classical music with modern favorites, including Disney songs and folk songs.

When: Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$14 for adults; $12 for children/seniors

Rock the Vote

The question is not whether you want to see the “Rock the Vote” display at Springville Museum of Art, but rather how you’ll be able to see the hundreds of pieces in the display. With more than 100 different campaign buttons, a media wall representing past presidential elections, sculpted busts of past presidents and paintings — some by local artists — you might catch a constitutional fever. And why let the presidents of the past have all the fun? Cast your vote in an old-fashioned voting booth and take the pulpit to deliver your own historic speech at the Springville Museum of Art through Jan. 7 (closed Sundays) in its free presidential display.

When: Sept. 7, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE

The National Parks

No, not one of the five National Parks in Utah, but it’s Utah County’s very own, very unique National Park — it’s a band. The five-member indie folk pop band takes to Velour this weekend.

When: Nov. 4–5 at 8 p.m.
Where: Velour Live Music Gallery, Provo
Cost: $7
Site: Facebook

Hee Haw Farms

Fall is slipping away at Hee Haw Farms as it is open for its last weekend of the season. There are plenty of general admission activities — hayrides, animal train rides, petting farm, corn box, giant slide, bunny hutch and more fun farmin’ activities — that are staples, but Hee Haw Farms has even more fall fun to offer.

When: Sept. 30 – Nov. 5
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 for general admission $5 for the Haunted Hayride, $3 for Corn Maze
Number: (801) 368-4335

“Catch Me If You Can”

Isn’t this “con”-ing? You can run, you can hide, but you’ll never be able to give the police the slip like Frank Abagnale Jr. Based on a true story, this musical tells the story of a young con-artist who took on the world of professions he didn’t have by storm. When FBI agent Carl Hanratty starts tailing the swindler, Frank’s life of luxury looks like it could meet its end. Catch this musical — if you can — at the Hale Center Theater Orem this fall at 7:30 p.m.

When: Oct. 6 – Nov.19 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $17–23

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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 for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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