Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events



Claire Ryann and her dad in their “Tangled” music video. The father-daughter pair will perform at Spanish Fork’s Harvest Moon Hurrah.

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.


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

Harvest Moon Hurrah

Beckoning in harvesting season, Spanish Fork is holding its 13th Annual Harvest Moon Hurrah. Besides the traditional festival features — crafts, face paints, caricature illustrations, etc. — attendees can help with giant paint-it-yourself murals, pumpkin decorating and more. Then adorable 4-year-old YouTube singer Claire Ryann Crosby and her dad Dave will headline the concert. Plus, Maddie Wilson, the One Voice Children’s Choir, the UVU Green Man Group, and other local favorites will perform.

When: Sept. 16 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Spanish Fork City Park
Cost: FREE
Site: spanishfork.org

Heroes vs. Villains Family Event

Bad becomes good (sort of) at Thanksgiving Point this weekend. The heroes and villains are teaming up to raise funds for the Utah Food Bank — but at the same time they are competing against one another. Compete in the soccer skills challenge or take down the opposing team’s tower in the 5K Tower Battle at 7 p.m. Plus, dress in your most heroic or villainous attire to participate in the costume contest.

When: Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Electric Park
Cost: $21 for 5K; $6 for Tower Battle destroyer; $6 for game and food ticket
Site: heroesvvillains.com

BYU vs. UVU Volleyball

No. 14 BYU women’s volleyball team — which defeated the University of Utah in a five-game thriller Thursday night — drives across the Provo-Orem border Saturday night for a crosstown challenge. The Wolverines have yet to beat the Cougars as BYU has won all 12 of its previous contests.

When: Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
Where: Lockhart Arena, UVu
Cost: $4–8
Site: gouvu.com

“Noises Off”

The stage is relentless, especially with the play-within-a-play comedy, “Noises Off.” Anything and everything that can go wrong will go wrong as a troubled director attempts to put together a Broadway-bound British farce. Unfortunately, bad acting, missed cues and disastrous rehearsals curse the production. Prepare to laugh with this director’s cut of a comedy.

When: Sept. 15 – Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $14 for adults; $12 for children, seniors and students
Site: scera.org

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.

One Comment

  1. AvatarConcerned Citizen Reply

    Why isn’t Provo Pride on this list? I think that would be a better use of time than some of the others on this list.

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