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


During a Physic’s demonstration at the 2013 Astrofest, workers roasted marshmallows over a fire. (Photo by BYU Photo)

Spring has officially sprung. We’ve had the April showers and now we have the May flowers and a whole 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 your entertainment purposes.


Ready for takeoff? This hands-on event blasts off for space and science exploration. Any “astronaut in training” will have a chance to launch rockets, stargaze in the planetarium, view amazing physics demonstrations, see the robotic explorers in the MAGICC lab and more.

When: May 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Eyring Science Center, BYU
Cost: FREE
Site: astrofest.byu.edu

Provo Bike Picnic

Put your pedal to the metal for Provo’s first ever bike picnic. As part of Provo Bike Month, Provo city is leading a bike ride from Utah Lake State Park to Lakeview Park. Then the city is holding a fancy lawn party. Come dressed in your semi-formal attire to compete in the best dressed competition. Don’t forget to pack your own picnic and decorate your bike!

When: May 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Utah Lake State Park (4400 Center St) and Lakeview Park
Cost: FREE
Site: provomayor.com

Baby Animal Birthday Party

Walk on by Thanksgiving Point’s Farm Country this weekend so you can rockabye the baby animals. With new additions to the farm this spring, these baby faces are too cute to miss.

When: May 19 (4–8 p.m.) – May 20 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Farm Country
Cost: $7
Site: thanksgivingpoint.com

“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

BYU Museum of People and Cultures Block Party

Learn to live the life of an archaeologist. This hands-on event will have activities both inside and outside to learn about ancient cultures.

When: May 20 from Noon – 4 p.m.
Where: BYU Museum of People and Cultures
Cost: FREE
Site: mpc.byu.edu

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

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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