Utah Valley Must-Do Events for September and October


Here are the Utah Valley Magazine picks of how to spend your weekends during the months of September and October.

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

September 7 

To celebrate their last night of the season, the Orem Owlz are taking on the Ogden Raptors and inviting fans, friends and family to grab some treats and enjoy an evening of America’s favorite past-time. Fireworks will fill the air after the final inning. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. and tickets range from $6-$11.

Movie Music Memories

September 18 

At the newly constructed Noorda Center on UVU campus, the Utah Symphony will fill an evening with melodies of composer John Williams, the genius behind the themes of “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and “Jurassic Park.” Conducted by Jack Everly, the Beehive State’s premier symphony will perform excerpts from Williams’ scores like “Superman” and “E.T.” Tickets range from $10-$69 and the symphony starts at 7:30 p.m.

That’s So Spectacular

October 17-18

Ben Rector— brand new to BYU — and Hilary Weeks — a familiar favorite — will join forces and voices at the Marriott Center for this year’s BYU Homecoming Spectacular. Sharing the stage with them will be BYU performing arts groups, including Vocal Point, Men’s Chorus, Young Ambassadors, Ballroom Dance Company, the Cougarettes and the International Folk Dance Ensemble. The shows begin at 7:30 and tickets range from $12- $60.

Get Stitch Quick Scheme

September 12

What do you call more than 1,000 quilts in one place? Mind-boggling! You also could call it the Garden of Quilts at the Ashton Gardens. Thanksgiving Point, in partnership with Riley Blake Designs, is hosting an outdoor extravaganza of stitches and patches. This exhibition features a collection of quilts from sew-lebrities across the nation. In addition to the displays, visitors can participate in classes, booths, shopping, trunk shows, service projects, afternoon tea and off-site tours.

Vamos Festejar! (Let’s Party!)

September 14

You had us at samba! The annual Utah Brazilian Festival is full of authentic food, festivities and culture. The party will be partying from 1-7 p.m. at University Place. And the best part? It’s free!


September 6

One Sweet Festival will highlight the extravagant dessert industry in Utah. Featuring local dessert vendors, Instagram celebrities, a pie eating contest, live music and local art, it’s poised to be the sweetest event in Utah this fall. The event will be held at The Startup Building in Provo and tickets are $2 per person or $5 for families.


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