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.
Utah Pasifika Festival
Aloha, Utah Valley! Want to learn more about Polynesian culture? The Utah Pasifika Festival organization is here to share, cultivate and foster their Polynesian heritage for all to experience. All visitors will be able to experience rich culture by indulging in food, vendors and entertainment. Plus, the festival holds a musical fireside, called Po Hiva, on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When: May 24 –27
Where: Downtown Provo
Pony Express Day Rodeo
Eagle Mountain is kicking off Utah County’s summer festivals with Pony Express Days — and the city is starting the celebrations off with a rodeo. Watch barrel racers, bronc riders, mutton busters and more as Utah County prepares for summer.
When: May 25, 26, 28 from 7 p.m.
Where: Eagle Mountain
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for military, $6 for children, $8 for student
Bikes & Trikes Festival
Whether you’ve got a bike or a trike, pedal on down to Memorial Park this Saturday. The final Provo event for National Bike Month includes face painting, balloon art, bouncy houses, bike decorating station, bicycle safety checks and more.
When: May 26 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Provo
Ahoy, matees! Central Utah Gardens is inviting Utah County residents to come dressed as pirates to explore the high seas (or actually just have fun with water). There will be pirate games, crafts, caricature artists, birdhouse displays and prizes for kids. Plus, enjoy the “Fun With Water” presentations starting at 10:30 a.m. and the last show starting at 1:30 p.m. with shows showing hourly.
When: April 27 – June 2 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Central Utah Gardens
We’re using the extended weekend to play that country music. Country artist Rodney Atkins will kick off the SCERA’s outdoor season on Memorial Day evening. Atkins is known for his songs such as “Take a Back Road,” “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “Farmer’s Daughter,” “Watching You” and more.
When: May 28 at 8 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre