From local city celebration festivities to the Rooftop Concert Series, farmers markets to "Peter Pan" on stage, there are plenty of ways to enjoy all that the area has to offer this weekend. Here are our five tips!
— By Kari Kenner, Daily Herald
Head to a city celebration
Another week into summer means another week packed with festivities at local city celebrations, with this week’s fun focusing in on the Freedom Festival in Provo.
Scheduled events include a Freedom Festival Military Outpost, Balloon Fest, Grand Parade, Freedom Run, Stadium of Fire, Freedom Days, Colonial Festival and Cries of Freedom, with plenty of events extending past the July 4 holiday. More details on Freedom Festival events can be found at heraldextra.com/citycelebrations.
See 'Peter Pan'
There’s nothing quite as magical as an adventure under the stars, and that’s exactly what the SCERA Center for the Arts is offering with its production of “Peter Pan” at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 600 S. 400 East in Orem.
Join the Darling children as they adventure in Wonderland with Peter himself as the classic Broadway musical comes to life.
The show opens Friday with performances Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. through July 20. Get details and tickets, priced $10-$18, at http://scera.org.
Enjoy Downtown Provo
The Art Stroll, set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, will take place at businesses across the downtown Provo area, offering an opportunity to get to know the area businesses better as well as to check out great art and even snag a few treats.
The Rooftop Concert is also set for the first Friday in July at 100 W. Center St., in front of the Nu Skin Building, and will feature Joshua James, Desert Noises, Paul Jacobsen and the Madison Arm starting at 7:30 p.m. The best part? It’s all totally free! For more details, follow the links above.
Check out tiny art
Whether you have an interest in the artistic world or not, the newest show at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South in Springville, won’t take much time out of your day to view, and definitely adds a unique perspective to the weekend.
The Tiny Art Show, “Flora & Fauna” by Leslie Duke, is offering a close-up, miniature look at some of the beauties of nature, nestled in miniature form in the museum. Guests to the opening will enjoy mini snacks, teeny art and the chance to explore the museum for more tiny surprises.
The event runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday with more details here.
Snag some farm-fresh produce
Though the Provo Farmer’s Market and Eagle Mountain Farmers Market have been rolling each Saturday throughout the month of June, this week marked the start of the Sunset Farmers Market in Springville (every Monday), the Sunset Farmers Market in Cedar Hills (every Wednesday) and the Spanish Fork Farmers Market, which is set for Saturdays through the end of October.