From storytelling and a concert to shopping and a pride pageant, there are plenty of ways to have fun this weekend in Utah County. Here are our five tips!
Hear a tale
The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, now in its 30th year will have tales of all kinds at Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens (3900 Garden Drive in Lehi).
The multi-day event kicked off Thursday, and features a variety of top storytellers who have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, all equipped with an impressive variety of tales, music and laughter to share with audiences. It will continue through Saturday with more details and tickets available at http://timpfest.org.
Go to the final rooftop concert
After 10 years, the Rooftop Concert Series will come to an end Friday with its final concert. The downtown Provo event will feature bands The Moth & The Flame, iDKHOW BUT THEY FOUND ME and The Backseat Lovers.
The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at 100 W. Center St. in Provo.
Go bazaar shopping
Fall may not officially have hit yet, but the Fall Beehive Bazaar is getting it started early. You can get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping or just enjoy time buying items from local artisans.
The Beehive Bazaar includes an impressive variety of locally crafted goods, from art and decorations to clothing and everything in between.
The Bazaar is set to run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Bright Building at 33 W. 400 South in Provo.
Raise a barn
Head to Mapleton on Saturday for an old-fashioned barn raising hosted by the city as part of its Founder’s Day Celebration. The event will help to create a Historic Town Square within the city that everyone can enjoy.
Those who attend can hammer a nail in the barn door and blacksmith shop, lay a brick to help reconstruct the 1888 Relief Society Hall, eat a boxed dinner, bid at the auctions, listen to live music, enjoy dancing and shop for items at the bake sale and old-fashioned bazaar.
The celebration will start at 4 p.m. with the barn raising from 5-8 p.m. at Mapleton City Park (at the corner of Maple and Main streets).
The seventh annual Provo Pride Pageant will be held Sunday. The pageant will crown one person from the contestants of men, women, cis, non-binary and transgender people young and old who have been involved in the local LGBT community.
The theme of the pageant this year is “Wear Your Pride.”
The pageant will fun from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Third Space Studios (247 W. Center St., Provo).