Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

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Twelve featured artists will participate in Chalk the Block at the Riverwoods, including Julie Kirk Purcell, who led the team that created this 3D masterpiece. (Photo courtesy of Julie Kirk Purcell)

Don’t mourn the back-to-school countdown. Instead, live everyone moment this weekend with these five local events.

Chalk the Block

Chalk up your life this weekend at the Shops at Riverwoods annual Chalk the Block™. Carrying the theme from the blacktop, there will be circus-themed activities, including circus street performers, balloon artists and a scavenger hunt. And for aspiring chalk artists, there will be an area designated for kids sidewalk chalk. Plus, there will be live music from local bands. Read more here.

When: Aug. 2–4 form 6–9 p.m.
Where: Shops at Riverwoods
Cost: FREE
Site: chalktheblockutah.org

Princess Festival

When you wish upon a star, your dreams really can come true. At least that is the case for a young girl who’s wished on a star to be a princess. Meet up to 50 princesses, who are played by costumed volunteer actors, and watch performances along the way.

When: July 31 – Aug. 4
Where: University Place
Cost: $18–$210
Site: princessfestival.com

Rooftop Concert Series: Noble Bodies, Pinquin Mofex, Lantern By Sea

While the Rooftop Concert Series no longer takes place on a literal rooftop, the packed streets testify of the talent and community love for this nine-year tradition. This month three bands — Noble Bodies, Pinquin Mofex and Lantern By Sea — will rock the stage on Center Street.

When: Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 West Center Street in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: rooftopconcertseries.com

Springville World Folkfest

Put on your casual shoes and let the international groups do the dancing. With groups from Belarus, Bolivia, China, Hungary, Peru, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States of America, the night offers a cultural experience. It’s a small world after at the Springville World Folkfest with “One World, One Stage.”

When: July 31 – Aug. 4
Where: Springville Arts Park
Cost: $6 for children; $8 for students/military/seniors; $10 general admission; $30 for family pass
Site: worldfolkfest.dreamhosters.com

Movie at the Stadium

It’s time to take the field … to watch a movie. As part of its fan events leading up to the beginning of the 2018 season, BYU is inviting everyone to a movie night. Watch “The Greatest Showman” on the greatest field, but be sure to bring blankets (no chairs allowed) to sit on. Gates 1 and 11 will open at 8:30 p.m. and the movie will start around 9:15 p.m.

When: Aug. 3 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: BYU LaVell Edwards Stadium
Cost: FREE
Site: byucougars.com

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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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