Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


From 860 attendees the first year to 40,000 annual attendees now, the organizers of the first Timpanogos Storytelling Festival have seen this story grow from “once upon a time” to “happily ever after” as it moves to its fourth location — Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo courtesy Timpanogos Storytelling Festival)

Blink your eyes and somehow we’ve landed in September, but there is no point in living in the past when the future holds so much fun. Scroll through these five local events and make plans for a weekend to remember.

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

The 29th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is ready for a second year at its new location — Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. Get spooked, laugh, cry and escape to a world where stories unfold.

When: Sept. 6–8
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: Prices vary (see the list here)
Site: timpfest.org

Utah Hammock Festival

There’s the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a hammock tower. At this year’s Utah Hammock Festival, the group is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people in hammocks at the same time. (FYI — the current record is 269 in Germany.) Besides hanging around, there will be midnight kayaking, bonfires, outdoor movie, acoustic concert, hammock giveaways, giant hammock tower, grass volleyball and overnight hammock camping.

When: Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. – Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: CLAS Ropes Course in Provo
Cost: Varies
Site: Facebook

Rooftop Concert Series

Closing out the 2018 summer concert series, Mindy Gledhill will take the stage for the “Annual Tribute Show: 1994 Mix Tape.” Each year, the Rooftop Concert Series uses one of its popular summer concert nights to share a blast of music from the past.

When: Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 West Center St. in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: rooftopconcertseries.org


Filmquest is rolling out the red carpet in downtown Provo this weekend and throughout next week. The 5th annual festival features independent horror, fantasy and sci-fi film genres and will award filmmakers in 30 different categories.

When: Sept. 7–15
Where: Downtown Provo
Cost: $4–$8 per screening
Site: filmquestfest.com

Beehive Bazaar

It’s time to go shopping. Tour the aisles of local handmade goods and treats as you find something new for the fall.

When: Sept. 6–7, 13–14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sept. 8, 15 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Startup Building, downtown Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: beehivebazaar.com

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