Weekend best bets: 6 Utah Valley weekend events


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

Warm weather has finally found it’s way to Utah Valley — and it looks like it’s staying for good (fingers crossed)! Here are five weekend events to celebrate Mother Nature’s successful transition to warmer weather.

Best Women’s Expo Ever 

The title “Best Women’s Expo Ever” may just be an understatement. With giveaways, a Disney vacation drawing contest and vendors in fashion, home decor, outdoor, crafts, nutrition and more, the expo is sure to be what women want.

When: April 27–28
Where: Utah Valley Convention Center
Cost: $5
Site: expostg.com


Enjoy a delicious sampling of appetizers with French, German and Hungarian flavors as you enjoy the lighter side of opera with scenes from “Candide,” “Merry Widow,” “Die Fledermaus” and more.

When: April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Utah Valley University 
Cost: $10 for students; $15 for the general public
Site: uvu.edu

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

7th Annual Pay It Forward 5K/1 Mile Challenge

This event is hosted by the Payson City Employee Wellness Committee to help Pay It Forward to the community. Each participant will receive a medal, certificate and get their name in a drawing.

When: April 28 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: 300 S. Main St., Payson
Cost: $1
Site: paysonutah.enerlyte.com

Dry Bar Comedy 

Enjoy a night filled with laughter as Leanne Morgan and Lamuweri Guluka perform at the Dry Bar Comedy Club.

When: April 27 at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Where: 295 W Center St., Provo
Cost: $8–$13
Site: drybarcomdey.com

Refugee Awareness Night

It’s neighbors helping neighbors scenario. Besides meeting refugees, Steven J. Lund, executive director of Nourish the Children and vice chairman of the Board at Nu Skin, will be the keynote speaker for the Refugee Awareness Night. There will also be a silent auction, informational booths, cultural performances and inspiring refugee success stories. Read more here.

When: Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Provo Marriott Hotel, 101 W. 100 N. in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: ucrpc.org

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McKenzie Stauffer

Kenzie is an intern for Bennett Communications. She graduated from Utah Valley University in December 2017. If you're looking for Kenzie, you'll most likely find her burning food in the kitchen, or listening to Chris Browns latest album.

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