Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


Curly, played by Jacob Brown, asks Laurey, played by Hannah Pyper Dalley, to the dance in “Oklahoma.” (Photo by Matt Bennett/UV360)

Summer lovin’ happened so fast in Utah County. With the second month of summer vacation coming to a close, the valley is overflowing with fun-in-the-sun activities. Here are five weekend events (with a touch of magic) to have you a blast:


If you head up to Sundance where there is “plen’y of air and plen’y of room,” there is a stage that will transport you to another state. Partnering with Utah Valley University, Sundance brings the classic American musical “Oklahoma!” to the stage. “Oh, what a beautiful (evening)” you’ll have listening to the songs and watching a few love triangles unravel. See 15 pictures that will get you excited about this outdoor theater production here.

When: July 19 – Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: Sundance Resort
Cost: $26–$38
Site: sundanceresort.com

Harry Potter 5K — Muggles Battle Cancer

Run like a snitch, Harry! Muggles, lace up your magical shoes for the Harry Potter 5K. At the race there will be going on than a wizard would see in Daigon Alley, including storytelling, silent auction, wand-making, face painting, s’mores, fishing, Quidditch toss, a sorting hat and more. Funds from the event will go toward the Tyler Robinson Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps pediatric cancer patients.

When: July 28 from 6–10 p.m. (race at 7 p.m.)
Where: Shops at Riverwoods, Provo
Cost: $25-$30
Site: active.com

Orem Owlz vs. Idaho Falls and Grand Junction

Take me out to the ball game. It doesn’t matter which night you are feeling the seventh inning stretch — the Orem Owlz play every night this weekend.

When: July 27 – Idaho Falls, 7:15 p.m.
July 28 – Grand Junction, 6:40 p.m.
July 29 – Grand Junction, 5 p.m.
Where: Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem
Cost: $6–$11
Site: milb.com

Wizarding World Mystery Event

Grab your broomsticks, a Harry Potter-themed mystery is about to take flight in Provo. Designed for teenage and young adult wizards, Taylor Maid invites participants to scour the town looking for professors and clues to solve the wizarding world’s greatest mystery. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

When: July 28 from 6–9 p.m.
Where: Provo
Cost: $10 per person
Site: taylormaidbeautyandtheatrical.com


It’s a hard-knock life getting tickets to the Hale Center Theater Orem’s production of “Annie.” Move in with Daddy Warbucks, adopt Sandy and the gang, and help find Annie’s parents. And while tomorrow might only be a day away, these tickets sell out fast.

When: June 11 – Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $18–$24 for adults; $16–$18 for children
Site: haletheater.org

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