Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


Gail S. Halvorsen — famous as the Candy Bomber from the Berlin Airlift — lives in Spanish Fork and carries on his legacy of service through The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation. (Photo courtesy The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation)

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.

Utah Brazilian Festival

University Place is giving a taste of South America this weekend with the 14th annual Utah Brazilian Festival. The community is invited to celebrate Brazilian heritage with entertainment, dancing and Brazilian cuisine.

When: Sept. 15 from 1–7 p.m.
Where: The Orchard, University Place
Site: universityplaceorem.com

Provo Pride Festival

Celebrating diversity and the LGBT community in Utah County, the Provo Pride Festival is hosting a day of food, entertainment and information. The Provo Pride Festival includes a history march, festival and after party. See a list of events on Facebook.

When: Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Utah County Historic Courthouse Grounds
Cost: Donations
Site: provopride.org

“The Wizard of Oz”

“Because, because, because, because, because” it is a classic tale with memorable lines, “The Wizard of Oz” will verify that you “aren’t in Kansas anymore.” Follow Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion down the yellow brick road in the Sundance outdoor amphitheater’s production.

When: Sept. 14 – Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12–$14
Site: scera.org

Candy Drop by the Candy Bomber

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the Candy Bomber! Gail S. Halvorsen, aka the Candy Bomber, will drop candy over the carnival and car show. All donations will go toward the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation.

When: Sept. 15 from 3–6 p.m.
Where: 3248 N. Canyon Road, Provo
Cost: Donations
Site: Facebook

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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