Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point begins on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Thanksgiving Point)

Sun or snow — we never know what we’ll get in Utah Valley — here are five weekend events taking place in Utah Valley’s backyard.

Tulip Festival

Hailing from Holland, beautiful tulips flood the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point welcoming spring to the valley. This Instagram-worthy experience leaves attendees speechless with 280,000 tulips in many varieties all placed in themed gardens.

When: April 13 – May 5
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $20 general admission; $15 for children ages 3-12
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

You Got This!

An interfaith women’s conference titled “You Got This!” is bringing together speakers and attendees with various backgrounds and experiences to find connection and to help us face common challenges. The keynote is Kristina Kuzmic, known online as the Truth Bomb Mom. Learn more here.

When: April 14 at 9 a.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $49-$149
Site: uccucenter.com

“Sister Act”

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, she is placed in the witness protection program in an unlikely place — a convent. The show follows Deloris on her journey to protect her life and save the financially struggling convent. Read more about the SCERA’s production here.

When: April 13 – May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $14 for adults; $12 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

Disney star meet and greet

This one’s for the kids. Disney channel enthusiasts have a chance to meet Disney star Ethan Wacker on Satuday. Wacker, known for his role as Bernie on Disney’s “Bizaardvark,” will greet fans and sign autographs. Then guests can enjoy the gaming trucks, take a virtual reality tour, take pictures in the photo booths and more.

When: April 14 from 1–3 p.m.
Where: Outlets at Traverse Mountain
Cost: FREE
Site: Facebook event

Unto One of the Least of These

Acting UP!, the SCERA’s award-winning high school company, is performing its free musical fireside on Sunday. The fireside includes uplifting quotes, scriptures and a variety of songs from musicals, choral pieces, sacred works and children’s songs.

When: April 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: FREE
Site: scera.org

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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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