Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


BYU senior defensive back Kai Nacua intercepts the ball during the 2016 BYU-Utah matchup. The Utes beat the Cougars 20–19. (Photo by BYU Photo)

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.

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

The 28th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is going through a lot of change this year, specifically a change of location and a change of weekend. But the stories that make you laugh and cry are the same. Read more about the changes with the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival here.

When: Sept. 7–9
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: Prices vary (see the list here)
Site: timpfest.org


Brad Allen and Jan Morrow are taking on the Hale Center Theater stage. Watch as two neighbors meddle in each other’s lives. This romantic comedy will have you laughing all the way home. Ditch your pillow at home for “Pillow Talk.”

When: Aug. 11 – Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $17–24 for adults; $14–$18 for children
Site: haletheater.org

Beehive Bazaar

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

When: Sept. 7–8 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Startup Building, downtown Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: beehivebazaar.com


Filmquest is rolling out the red carpet at the Covey Center for the Arts this weekend. The 4th annual festival features independent horror, fantasy and sci-fi film genres and will award filmmakers in 30 different categories.

When: Sept. 8–16
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $8 per screening
Site: filmquestfest.com

BYU vs. Utah football game

Red bleeds into Provo’s blue this weekend as BYU and Utah face off at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars haven’t won the rivalry game in the last six years. Will they be able to pull off a “W” on Saturday night?

When: Sept. 9 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: BYU LaVell Edwards Stadium
Cost: $90–$150
Site: byutickets.com

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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