Weekend best bets: 5 events to slide into September


Provo Recreation Center and Pool’s third annual Puppy Paddle Pool Party is on Saturday. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

School has officially taken over the valley, but attendance at these fun weekend events is mandatory. Take a break from hitting the books and enjoy a weekend of fun in September with these Utah Valley events.

Sheepdog Championship & Festival

If you are looking to watch world class sheepdogs, then you are barking up the right tree. Soldier Hollow is hosting this year’s Vita Bone Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship. Not only will the dogs be entertaining, but there will be great food and a variety of dog talent shows. Go fetch yourself a good weekend.

When: September 1-4
Where: Soldier Hollow
Cost: Varies per day
Site: soldierhollowclassic.com

Payson Golden Onion Days

Payson is getting ready to celebrate its 88th anniversary with Golden Onion Days. One of the biggest attractions for the celebration is the City of Fun Carnival. Other popular events include a free concert that attracts over five thousand people, community theater performance of “The Addams Family” and a flower and art show. For more information about Golden Onion Days, click here.

When: Aug. 31 – Sept. 4
Where: Various Locations
Cost: Varies per event
Site: paysonutah.org

Annual Festival Latinoamericano

Provo will transform into Latin America this weekend with Centro Hispano hosting their annual Festival Latinoamericano. This event will be nothing short of amazing with all of the dancing, food and costumes that will make you feel like you’ve escaped for the weekend.

When: Sept. 1-4
Where: Historic County Courthouse in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: facebook.com

Rooftop Concert Series

The first weekend of the month is always exciting because that means the Rooftop Concert Series is back. This Friday “Songbirds and Landslides: The songs of Fleetwood Mac” is the them and the performers are some of Utah County’s favorites. Pipes will also be performing. Get a taste of the best local talent and dance your Friday night away. Plus, make your dinner plans a pulled pork sandwich, which is part of a fundraiser organized by downtown Provo restaurants to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Learn more about the fundraiser here.

When: Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 W. and Center Street
Cost: FREE
Site: rooftopconcertseries.com

Puppy Paddle Pool Party

As the dog days of summer come to a close, Provo Recreation Center and Pool opens its doors to our puppy pals before closing its gates permanently to the outdoor pool for the winter. Although humans can’t swim in the pool with the dogs, it’ll be a blast watching man’s best friend enjoy a dip in the pool. Come watch the community canines compete in contests and enjoy an escape from the heat. Need more motivation? Check out these photos from the first Puppy Paddle Pool Party.

When: Sept. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Provo Recreation Center & Pool
Cost: FREE for humans, $5 for dogs
Site: facebook.com

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


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