Summer lovin’ happened so fast in Utah County. With the first month of summer vacation already a thing of the past, the valley is overflowing with fun-in-the-sun activities. Here are five weekend events to have you a blast:
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
Hold onto your horses, cowgirls and cowboys, Spanish Fork Fiesta Days are in full swing. With a daily carnival, Saturday fish rodeo, Saturday street dance and more, there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy. If you want to go to the Spanish Fork Fiesta Day Rodeo, there are only select seats left, so you better order them fast.
When: July 20, 21, 23, 24 at 7 p.m.
Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds
Harry Potter Yule Ball
If you have a teen in your family, they have as good as received their Hogwarts letter. This magical evening escapes the muggle world with sweets from Honeydukes, dancing, photobooths, a Brawl tournament and more Harry Potter adventures. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume or formal attire.
When: July 20 from 8–10 p.m.
Where: Springville Public Library
Ashton Gardens is ready to get their jiggle on. Well, at least the Jell-O will be jiggling. Grab your swimsuit and goggles and join Thanksgiving Point for Utah’s largest food fight. There will be Jell-O throwing, sprinkler running and bounce house jumping.
When: July 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point
Family Film Festival
It’s hot outside, so cool down in the air conditioned theater with the Family Film Festival. This free two-day summer event shows clean films appropriate for the family. The staff selected 39 of 261 submissions for the film festival, which includes short, feature, animated and documentary films.
When: July 20–21 at 1 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
“Big River” shares the tale based on Mark Twain’s novel. Set in pre-Civil War Missouri, “Big River” follows the story of Huck Finn, a young man adopted by Widow Douglas and her spinster sister Miss Watson. When his caretakers want him to learn to read and write, Huck finds solace in Jim, Miss Watson’s slave who doesn’t pressure Huck like the rest of the town. Later in the story as Huck is escaping his drunken father, Huck encounters Jim, who is attempting to escape life as a slave. The play continues with their adventures along the Mississippi River. Read a play preview here.
When: July 6–21 at 8 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre