July means the month to celebrate both America and Utah. Light the fireworks (legally, of course) and let’s get this party started. Here are some ways to enjoy the height of summer in Utah Valley.


Provo Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday in July 

Where: Provo Center Street

Cost: FREE

Site: provofarmersmarket.com

Freedom Festival Balloon Fest

When: July 4–6 from 6–8 a.m.

Where: Bulldog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd. in Provo

Cost: FREE

Site: freedomfestival.org

Colonial Fest

When: July 4-6 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: SCERA Park

Cost: FREE

Site: freedomfestival.org

Cries of Freedom

When: July 4–6 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: SCERA

Cost: FREE

Site: freedomfestival.org

Freedom Festival Grand Parade

When: July 4 at 9 a.m.

Where: University Ave. and Center St. in Provo

Cost: FREE

Site: freedomfestival.org

Follow the Flag: Flag Ceremony by Dawn’s Early Light

When: July 4 at 7 a.m.

Where: Grove Creek Trail in Pleasant Grove

Cost: FREE

Site: Facebook

Stadium of Fire: Keith Urban

When: July 4 at 8 p.m.

Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium

Cost: $35–$250

Site: freedomfestival.org

Payson Scottish Festival

When: July 12 from 6–9:30 p.m. July 13 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Payson Memorial Park

Cost: FREE

Site: paysonscottishfestival.org

American Fork Steel Days

When: July 12–20

Where: American Fork

Cost: Varies

Site: steeldaysaf.com

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

When: July 13–28

Where: Spanish Fork

Cost: Varies

Site: spanishfork.org

Fiesta Days Rodeo

When: July 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 at 7 p.m.

Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

Cost: $7–$17.50

Site: spanishfork.org

Provo Pioneer Day Extravaganza

When: July 24 10 a.m. 

Where: North Park, Provo

Cost: FREE

Site: provo.org

Highland Fling

When: July 27 – Aug. 3

Where: Heritage Park

Cost: Varies

Site: highlandcity.org

Theater and Film

The SCERA’s production of “Peter Pan” stars Kevin Bigler as Peter Pan and Ella Child as Wendy Darling. Photo courtesy SCERA and Rachael Gibson.

“Million Dollar Quartet”

When: June 28- August 3

Where: Hale Center Theatre Orem

Cost: $6- $27

Site: haletheatre.org

“Peter Pan”

When: July 5–20 at 8 p.m.

Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre

Cost: $10–$18

Site: scera.org

“On Golden Pond”

When: July 11- August 3

Where: Covey Center for the Arts

Cost: $14-$16

Site: provo.org

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”: Springville Outdoor Movies

When: July 8 at dusk

Where: Spring Acres Art Park, Springville

Cost: FREE

Site: springville.org

“JAWS”: Vineyard Movies on the Water

When: July 13 at dusk

Where: Utah Lake

Cost: FREE

Site: Facebook 

“How to Train Your Dragon”: Springville Outdoor Movies

When: July 15 at dusk

Where: Spring Acres Art Park, Springville

Cost: FREE

Site: springville.org

“Mamma Mia!”

When: July 18 – Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.

Where: Sundance Resort

Cost: $26–$38

Site: sundanceresort.com

“Lego Movie 2”: Lindon Outdoor Movies

When: July 19 at dusk

Where: Lindon City Center Park

Cost: FREE

Site: lindonrecreation.org  


Summer 2019 marks the last season of the Rooftop Concert Series in Downtown Provo.

Rooftop Concert Series: Joshua James, Desert Noises, Paul Jacobsen and the Madison Arm  

When: July 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Provo Center Street Nu Skin Building 

Cost: FREE

Site: rooftopconcertseries.org

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

When: Performances from 5–7:30 p.m.

July 7 – Triggers & Slips

July 14 – Christian Mills Band

July 21 – Red Desert Ramblers

July 28 – Matthew & the Hope

Where: Sundance

Cost: FREE

Site: sundanceresort.com

Summer Salute Joshua Creek Concert

When: July 12 at 7 p.m.

Where: Covey Center for the Arts

Cost: $10-$15

Site: Facebook


The Springville World Folkfest brings dancers from around the world.

Clog America

When: July 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: University Place

Cost: FREE

Site: freedomfestival.org

Springville World Folkfest

When: July 30 – Aug. 3

Where: Springville Arts Park

Cost: $6 for children; $8 for students/military/seniors; $10 general admission; $30 for family pass

Site: worldfolkfest.org


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