From local city celebration festivities to Grassroots Shakespeare, movies under the stars to the Payson Scottish Festival, 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
Enjoy a city celebration
The valley-wide festivities continue this week with city celebrations including Spanish Fork Fiesta Days and the kick-off to American Fork Steel Days.
Fiesta Days will start Friday and run through July 27, with this weekend’s activities including the annual Pyromusical and Softball and Pickleball Tournaments.
Steel Days will also start Friday and run through July 20, with this weekend’s events including Garden Tours, Horseshoe, Kickball, Spikeball and Golf Tournaments, the Miss American Fork Pageant, a Car Show and Cruise and the Smoke & Steel Backyard BBQ Competition, with the American Fork Symphony and Timpanogos Chorale Concert coming Monday. Details on both celebrations can be found at https://heraldextra.com/citycelebrations.
Head to a farmers market
There’s nothing quite like farm-fresh produce, and the great news is there are farmers markets all across Utah County offering just that. Here’s a list of markets coming in the next week, offering plenty of fun and fresh food for the whole family.
Provo Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 26 along Center Street in Provo
Eagle Mountain Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 26 at Cory B. Wride Memorial Park, 5806 N. Pony Express Pkwy. in Eagle Mountain
Sunset Farmers Market: Mondays from 5 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 28 at the Springville Civic Center, 110 S. Main St. in Springville
Sunset Farmers Market: Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 30 at Heritage Park, 4425 W. Cedar Hills Drive in Cedar Hills
Embrace Scottish heritage
Dive into Scottish culture without the trouble of traveling at the Payson Scottish Festival this weekend at Payson Memorial Park, 300 S. Main St. in Payson.
Events include food and entertainment in the park with Highland Dance, Highland Athletic and bagpipe competitions 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, all with free admission.
Other features include Scottish dances and Celtic music with storytelling, piping and drumming, a strongman competition and more. To find a full schedule of events, visit http://paysonscottishfestival.org.
Catch a film
Enjoy a film under the stars at one of several movie nights being hosted across the valley.
“Moana” – Friday at 8 p.m. at the Provo Recreation Center, 320 W. 500 North in Provo. This “Dive-In” movie hosted at the outdoor wave pool is free for center members who have gotten wristbands and $5 for non-member adults and $4 for non-member children. Tickets can be picked up the morning of at the venue.
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” – Friday at dusk at the Waterfall Amphitheater at Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens, 3900 N. Garden Drive in Lehi. Free for members and children 2 and under, regular garden admission, $15-$20, for other attendees.
“The Little Mermaid” – Friday at 9 p.m. at Silverlake Amphitheater, 7920 Silver Lake Parkway in Eagle Mountain. Free with free popcorn. Just bring chairs and blankets!
“The Meg” – Saturday at 7 p.m. at 4400 W. Vineyard Road in Vineyard. Tickets $9.99 for ages 4-12, $25.99 for 13 and up, with a $7.99 fee for an inflatable tube, as the movie is screened on the water as a part of Movie on the Water – Utah by Interactive Flick. Details at https://bit.ly/2G75Lba.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – July 15 at 9 p.m. at Spring Acres Park, 700 S. 1300 East in Springville. Free admission.
Enjoy great theater
The Grassroots Shakespeare Company is closing out their Summer Tour with the amazing opportunity to catch three shows in one night at the Castle Amphitheatre, 1300 E. Center St. in Provo.
Performances are set for Friday and Saturday with a pre-show at 7 p.m., “The Little Mermaid” by Christopher Clark at 7:30 p.m., “Henry V” at 9 p.m. and “Much Ado About Nothing” at 10 p.m. with tickets to the Triple Header event just $15 for all three shows.