Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Timpanogos Symphony Orchesta will perform “Peter and the Wolf” along with other Halloween favorites on Friday and Saturday night.
(Photo courtesy of Timpanogos Symphony Orchesta)

Halloween is practically here and many Utah Valley organizations are celebrating early this weekend. Don’t let sweater weather keep you indoors — especially with these events going on around town.

“Peter and the Wolf” by the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra

Make Halloween spooky yet elegant with these classics. The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra is performing Prokofiev’s famous tale of “Peter and the Wolf.” Besides the the popular story told by music, the orchestra will also perform the “Batman Theme” by Danny Elfman, “Double Trouble” from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” and “Duel of the Fates” from “The Phantom Menace.” Plus, kids are invited to come in costume Friday night to march on stage while the orchestra plays the Throne Room scene from “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Following the performance, there will be trick-or-treating for children.

When: Oct. 27–28 at 7 p.m.
Where: American Fork Junior High School
Cost: $5–$10
Site: thetso.org

Provo Bike Prom

While many people will dress up in Halloween costumes this weekend, a group of bicyclists will dress up in a different way. The Provo Bicycle Collective — which gives free bikes to people in need — is holding its annual fundraiser, the Provo Bike Prom. Dress in your prom best then join the crowd for a casual ride around Provo before ending at The Startup Building for a dance hosted by DJ BZ.


When: Oct. 27 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
Where: Provo Bicycle Collection and The Startup Building in Provo
Cost: $5–$7
Site: eventbrite.com

Hee Haw Farms

Fall has come and Hee Haw Farms is ready for your autumn activities. Pick your own pumpkin, go on a hayride or join in another fall fun event at Hee Haw Farms. Read more about the fall festivities here.

When: Sept. 29 – Nov. 4
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 for general admission $5 for the Haunted Tales Hayride & Haunted Corn Maze, $3 for Corn Maze
Site: heehawfarms.com

Halloween Cruise

Ahoy matees, the Halloween Cruise is ready to take your family on an adventure. Climb aboard the CLAS Ropes Course ship for a chance to shiver through a scary story while viewing over 100 carved pumpkins along the river bank. Watch out though, a pirate attack just might happen on these “turbulent” waters. The journey lasts about 20-25 minutes and ship leaves dock every 30 minutes.

When: Oct. 2–31
Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center in Provo
Cost: $8 per person
Site: clasropes.com

Pumpkin Festival on Heber Valley Railroad

All aboard! Instead of a wagon ride, take a train ride to a pumpkin patch this holiday season. On the 40 minute train ride, costumed character entertain the guests while riders nibble on pumpkin cookies. There’s even a family-friendly haunted car for a not-so-spooky detour on the trip.

When: Oct. 5–30
Where: Heber Valley Railroad
Cost: $3–$15
Site: hebervalleyrr.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.

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