Discover Hidden Treasure

Local treasure hunt offers real gold and real adventure for families COVID-19 has turned even the most well-traveled and adventurous families and individuals into hermits. However, a group of entrepreneurs who met on a mission to Peru are offering a chance of a treasure for those willing to have their social distancing with a side […]

You Can’t Stop The Heat: 2020 Summer Fun Guide

By Ansalee Morrison and Chelsea Kern While the past few COVID months have changed life as we used to know it, a pandemic can’t stop summer from coming! (Just like the Grinch can’t steal Christmas …) Summer 2020 won’t be full of long lines at Seven Peaks or packed with crowded stadiums of fire, but […]

Weekend Takeout Ideas to Support Local Eateries

Maybe dining in Utah has experienced a drastic makeover, but good food hasn’t changed — and neither has our love of local businesses. During this era of the Stay Home, Stay Sage directive, we’ve been encouraged to support our local eateries. So here are some businesses that are innovating and keeping the grubs good. Pizza […]

Utah Valley Must-Dos For March and April 2020

By Chelsea Kern and Ansalee Morison Don’t miss these eight must-dos throughout the months of March and April. Magical Miss February 21-April 11 Matilda Wormwood is much more than an ordinary school girl. Though anguished by distant parents and the school bully and principal, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda realizes she has many friends worth fighting for. […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For March 2020

Spring is right around the corner, and we’ve collected dozens of ways to celebrate. Mark your calendar for these March events. Events Silver Sky Nights When: March 6, 14, 21 and 27 Where: Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Cost: FREE Site: Broadway Show Tunes Train When: March 6 at 7 p.m. Where: Heber Valley Railroad Cost: $15 Site: […]

Utah Valley Must-Dos for January and February 2020

By Jayna Smith Don’t miss these six must-dos throughout the months of January and February. Howdy Cowboy January 4 – February 8 Suddenly rich, wild-west cowboy Tom falls in love. The half-wit is smitten and doesn’t realize she’s only after his money. In this comedy, will Tom figure out she’s after his money before it’s […]

Date Night: 52 Ideas for First Date or Chosen Mate

You have it in the calendar. It’s that recurring event squished at the end of the week — after the soccer games, church meetings, rehearsals, concerts, games, parties … oh, and work. “Date Night.” It’s also the easiest thing to skip. It sounds hard. Optional. Cold. Expensive. And what is there to do, anyway? Cross […]

UV To Do: January 2020

MARK your calendars, GET SET, and GO to these great events happening all over Utah Valley this January.  Events Midway Ice Castle When: TBA Where: Homestead Crater Cost: $9.99–$17.99 Site: Sundance Film Festival When: Jan. 23–Feb. 2 Where: Salt Lake, Sundance and Ogden (Click here for venues) Cost: Prices vary  Site: Frigid 5K […]

UV To Do: December 2019

The Christmas season is a time of year, but it’s also a state of mind. Get into the Christmas spirit this December with these Utah Valley to-dos!  Events Breakfast with Santa When: Dec. 7–21 from 9 a.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn Cost: $30–$35 for adults and $25–$30 for children Site: Quiet Santa When: […]

Lighten Up: Luminaria Has Brightened the Holidays Since 2016

Some traditions really don’t take long to catch hold of hearts and become a crucial part of the holidays. That’s why Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point has already achieved “must do” status on Christmas lists throughout Utah Valley and beyond. This fourth year of Luminaria features 26 beats (themed sections) including seven new for 2019. Highlighting […]

Utah Valley Must-Do Events For November and December

By Jayna Smith The holiday season is upon us, and calendars are filling up quickly. Make sure to add these events from the Must Dos section from our November/December issue. The Unforgettable Carols December 23 “The Forgotten Carols” musical travels from Idaho to Arizona this year, with sleigh stops in Utah. Michael McLean and team […]

UV To Do: November 2019

November is the season of turkey, pie and Thanksgiving. We’re sure thankful for all the events happening this month in Utah Valley, so grab your calendar and mark it for these November festivities.  Events Dia de Los Muertos When: Nov. 1 from 4–10 p.m. Where: Shops at Riverwoods Cost: FREE Site: Facebook Annual Tree Lighting […]

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Celebrates 30th Year

Saluting its 30th anniversary, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is gearing up for a celebratory year at the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. What started as a way to raise money for the Orem Public Library has grown into one of the nation’s premier storytelling events where people around the world come to hear stories from […]

UV To Do: September 2019

We fell in love with Utah Valley fall a long time ago, but these events never get old. Mark your calendars (or set a phone reminder) for these local September events. Events Festival Latinoamericano When: Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Where: Provo Historic Courthouse Cost: FREE Site: Timpanogos Storytelling Festival When: Sept. 5-7 Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point Cost: $10-$180 […]

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 […]

Chalk The Block For Charity Utah Lights! Camera! Action! “Hollywood” is the theme for this years festival and there will be no shortage of extraordinary themed art and activities!! The Shops at Riverwoods will be filled with excitement this weekend as Utah’s largest chalk art festival, Chalk The Block For Charity Utah ™, will return for it’s eighth year!  Chalk […]

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Celebrates its 30th Year

Saluting its 30th anniversary, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is gearing up for a celebratory year at the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. What started as a way to raise money for the Orem Public Library has grown into one of the nation’s premier storytelling events where people around the world come to hear stories from […]

UV To Do: August 2019

School may be just around the corner, but it’s not too late to cross the last few items off your summer bucket list. Here are some events in Utah Valley in the month of August to add to your calendar. Events Highland Fling When: July 27 – Aug. 3 Where: Heritage Park Cost: Varies Site: […]

12 reasons to be a dancing queen at Sundance’s ‘Mamma Mia!’

Is summer really summer without a night on the wooden benches or grass facing the stage at Sundance? For 2019, Sundance Summer Theater has audiences toe-tapping to familiar ABBA anthems in their production of “Mamma Mia!” Here are 12 reasons to attend this show before it closes on August 10 (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at […]

UV To Do: July 2019

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. Events Provo Farmers Market When: Every Saturday in July  Where: Provo Center Street Cost: FREE Site: Freedom Festival Balloon […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For June 2019

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes runs from June 6-22, 2019.Hello, summer, our old friend. School is out and it’s time to celebrate. Here’s a calendar of events happening right here in Utah Valley in June. Events Summer Reading Kickoff and Book Sale When: June 1 at 9 a.m. Where: Provo Library Cost: Varies Site: […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For May 2019

Whether you’re soaking up the last drops of spring or anxiously awaiting summer, Utah Valley events in May celebrate the transitionary time of year. To enjoy Utah Valley’s journey from spring to summer (or school to no school), mark your calendars for these May events. Events Sunday Concert Series When: May 19, 4:30 p.m. Where: Springville Museum of […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For April 2019

As the snow begins to melt and the tulips begin to bloom, Utah Valley welcomes spring with numerous exciting events. Here are some you won’t want to miss. Events Utah Film Festival When: April 5-6 Where: Covey Center for the Arts Cost: Varies Site:   Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt When: April 12 from […]

Velour’s Open Mic night has performers lining up to pay to play

By Kayla Baggerly, photo by Johnny Morris    Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., Velour Live Music Gallery swings open its doors to musicians seeking a stage and music-enthusiasts seeking entertainment. Since opening in 2006, the Velour on University Avenue in Provo has held Open-Mic Nights to embrace local talent and connect the community through lyrics […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For March 2019

Utah Valley has almost made it through the winter and spring is around the corner. As the days slowly get longer and the weather gets warmer, prepare for these Utah Valley events. Events  Holi Festival of Colors When: March 30-31 Where: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Cost: Varies Site: Utah Home & Garden Show […]

Winter Fun: Thanksgiving Point

Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Silicon Slopes, the resort that turned sagebrush into brains and beauty still sits as a winter beacon. Thanksgiving Point has indoor and outdoor adventures available 12 months out of the year, as well as fine dining, shopping and museum experiences to keep families entertained while snow is on […]

Winter Fun: Heber Valley/Midway

In the Heber Valley, snow news is good news. An array of winter adventures abound just beyond Provo Canyon. Heber and Midway have surprises up their higher-elevation sleeve. 1. Ice Castle Ice castles originated with “Frozen” and with Utah, where a man from California was focused on entertaining his kids during the colder months. Located […]

Winter Fun: The Riverwoods

The Shops at Riverwoods is a one-stop, mouth-of-the-canyon shop for winter fun. From events and activities that utilize the outdoor beauty of the area to indoor opportunities that whisk you out of the cold, The Shops are tops. 1. Fire & Ice The eighth annual Fire & Ice Event at The Shops at Riverwoods in […]

Winter Fun: Southern Utah

Since Brigham Young himself lived in Utah, heading south to St. George to avoid the winter cold and inversion has been a thing. Even for those who don’t have a second home in Zion — like Brother Brigham did — the trip to red rocks … well … rocks. 1. Beautiful Zion! Even in winter, […]

Winter Fun: Provo Canyon

1. Winter ZipTour Zip zip hooray for vistas of the Rocky Mountains. The zipline at Sundance Mountain Resort is a popular summertime fling, but the zip doesn’t close for the snow. The Winter ZipTour launches guests across 3,870 feet of cable for spectacular views of Mount Timpanogos. Guests can gain speed of up to 65 […]