Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events to help you welcome May



The Aces lead guitarist Katie Henderson and lead singer Cristal Ramirez perform at the 2016 Stadium of Fire. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Spring has officially sprung. We’ve had the April showers and now we have the May flowers and a hole bunch of fun ahead. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair – and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for entertainment.

Rooftop Concert Series: The Aces, Foreign Figures and Festive People

The rooftop show everyone loves — and has since moved to the ground to accommodate the crowd — is back for it’s eighth year. Get the concert season started off right with three local bands: The Aces, Foreign Figures and Festive People. You’ll get “Stuck” on this band, just like The Aces’ single.

When: May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 W. & Center St., downtown Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: rooftopconcertseries.com

Beehive Bazaar

It’s time to go shopping. Tour the aisles of local handmade goods and treats as you find something new for the spring.

When: May 4-6, 11-13
Where: Startup Building, downtown Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: beehivebazaar.com

Tulip Festival

Play flower the leader all the way through Ashton Gardens for this year’s Tulip Festival. This is the 13th annual Tulip Festival, and you’ll see 280,000 tulips, in hundreds of varieties, that were imported directly from Holland. There are 15 themed gardens throughout the gardens, so make sure to have your camera ready. Rain or shine, the flower show must go on.

When: April 7 – May 6
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $17–$20 general admission; $14–$17 for children
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

“My Fair Lady”

“The rain in Spain” couldn’t stop you from enjoying this classic musical. Mindy Smoot Robbins plays Eliza Doolittle and Marvin Payne plays Professor Henry Higgins in the well-known story about a common woman transformed into a lady.

When: April 14 – May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

“Betty Blue Eyes”

While World War II has ended, Northern England is still feeling its effect with continued rations. When Gilbert and his wife learn that local dignitaries are keeping a secret (they are raising a pig named Betty for a feast), they decide to steal Betty. Prepare to snort and squeal with laughter at this show directed by Christopher Clark.

When: April 8 – May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $18–$24 for adults; $16–$18 for children
Site: haletheater.org

Do you have a Utah Valley event you want to add to the calendar? Email us at news@utahvalley360.com.

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