Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The BYU Ballroom Dance Team takes to the Marriott Center Friday and Saturday night. (Photo by BYU Photo)

As spring tries to move in on Utah’s perpetual winter, Utah Valley residents try to hold onto the warm moments. Whether it is rain or shine this weekend, here are a few options to fill the conclusion of your Spring Break with fun.

Passport to Fun

Pack your bags — Provo Beach has your passport ready and you’re headed towards fun. Elementary schoolers and their families are invited to visit seven continents all within Provo Beach at the Shops at Riverwoods. See the Wild Wonders show, watch Irish dancers perform, get your face painted, create a craft and more.

When: April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Provo Beach
Cost: FREE (but Provo Beach games are regular cost)
Site: Facebook

Utah Film Festival

Film junkies unite and support Utah’s local film industry. Starting on April 5, the Utah Film Festival will be showing Utah-made films at the Utah Valley Convention Center and Covey Center for the Arts. Plus, workshops are schedule for aspiring filmmakers. The festival wraps up with an award ceremony on Saturday night at the Covey Center. See the festival schedule here.

When: April 5-7
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $5–$75
Site: theutahfilmawards.com

Lamb and Wool Festival

It’s “shear” joy at Thanksgiving Point. The annual Lamb and Wool Festival puts sheep center stage. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, learn about wool use and fiber arts, and enjoy a sheep dog presentation while at Farm Country.

When: April 7 from 12–4 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $10
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

BYU Ballroom Dance in Concert

Put on your dancing shoes and cha-cha on over to the Marriott Center this weekend. Or better yet, kick up your feet and watch BYU ballroom’s 160 dancers spin across the floor and put on the most elegant show. Plus, the opening piece will feature music from the hit film “The Greatest Showman.”

When: April 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Marriott Center, BYU
Cost: $17
Site: arts.byu.edu

BYU football spring scrimmage

No, it’s not football season quite yet, but BYU football is giving its fans a sneak peek of next year’s team in its annual spring scrimmage Saturday. The in-team scrimmage will include warmup and individual drills, 7-on-7 work and 11-on-11 scrimmage sessions.

When: April 7 at 11 a.m.
Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Cost: FREE
Site: byucougars.com

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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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