Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


An ice sculpture chisels away at a chunk of ice during the Fire and Ice event at the Shops at Riverwoods. (Photo courtesy of Shops at Riverwoods)

It’s the month of love and now you can show how much you heart Utah County on the weekends. Fall in love with these Utah Valley weekend events:

Fire and Ice

The Shops at Riverwoods is on fire and frozen solid this weekend, but this is not Dante’s Inferno. With the theme of “Capture the Color,” Shops at Riverwoods celebrates the warm and cool moments of winter. There will be ice sculpting, on-site ice carving, warm fires, live entertainment, games and many photo opportunities (aka: an Instagrammer’s dream). Plus, roast a marshmallow on the fire — all it takes is a two-can donation of non-perishable food for the Food and Care Coalition in exchange for s’more supplies.

When: Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Riverwoods
Cost: FREE
Site: shopsatriverwoods.com

Utah Valley Home and Garden Show

Are you dreaming of your summer garden? The snow might be falling, but the Utah Valley Home and Garden show is helping you get rooted in your spring plans for your home and garden. With 200 top home-oriented businesses, giveaways, play areas and more, the show with expose you the greener side of life.

When: Friday, Feb. 23: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: UCCU
Cost: $5 per person
Site: uvhomeshow.com

Jurassic Tour

This is a Utah event 65 million years in the making. Embark on a prehistoric journey with displays on 50 life-size, ultra-realistic dinosaurs. Try out your paleontologist skills in the fossil dig, escape in the Virtual Reality Zone and climb on the Jungle Wall. Plus, who needs a horse when you can ride an animatronic T-Rex and Triceratops?

When: Feb. 23–25
Where: Utah Valley Convention Center
Cost:$22–$27 per person
Site: utahvalleyconventioncenter.com

BYU Living Legends

As the snow falls, take a trip to a warmer place — or at least imagine yourself in a warmer place with BYU’s Living Legends. The dance performance mixes Native American, Polynesian and Latin American cultures.

When: Feb. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $9-$13
Site: arts.byu.edu

BYU basketball vs. Gonzaga

BYU basketball won’t be saying goodbye to any players in its last home game of the season, but it will have a big challenge. The Cougars take on conference rivals the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday night in the Marriott Center. Gonzaga is currently ranked in No. 6 in the AP Top 25.

When: Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.
Where: BYU Marriott Center
Cost: $15-$30
Site: tickets.byu.edu

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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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