From local city celebration festivities to Chalk the Block, Sundance Summer Theatre to discount bowling, 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 some city-centered fun
The summer is winding down, and so are the city celebrations that dot the Utah Valley through the warmer months. That doesn’t mean your chance for some community-centric fun is over, though! Salem Days, Alpine Days and Lindon Days will all run through Saturday with plenty of great events for all ages.
Salem Days has a wide lineup of events set for this week, including a golf tournament, Children’s Parade, Family Fun Run, Car Show, concert, Grand Parade, Ambulance BBQ Beef Dinner, Fair in the Square and fireworks.
Alpine Days also boasts a variety of fun activities, including a carnival, Mutton Bustin’, 5K and Toddler Trot, Rodeo, Concert in the Park, parade, Fish Grab & Fish Fry and, of course, fireworks.
Lindon Days events include a video game tournament, Grand Parade, 5K, Mayor’s Breakfast, Cardboard Boat Regatta, Court of Mermaids, Dime Dive, KenDucky Derby, concert and fireworks.
Chalk the Block
Whether you’re an artist or just looking for some summer fun, you’ll want to check out the annual Chalk the Block for Charity event happening this week at the Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., in Provo.
The event kicked off Thursday with artist registration and a workshop, with a second day of registration Friday and an evening of entertainment from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, all artwork must be finished, and guests are invited to peruse the chalky masterpieces with entertainment and the announcement of winners. The art will be available to view all day Saturday with entertainment from 6-9 p.m. and winners announced at 7 p.m. The art is free to view with more details at https://chalktheblockutah.org.
Sundance under the stars
Sundance Mountain Resort is a great place to head in the summer, with zip-lining, concerts, hiking and more. But what plenty of people don’t realize is the venue also offers a chance to enjoy high-quality theater under the stars with the Sundance Summer Theatre in partnership with Utah Valley University.
The Outdoor Theatre is located at 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road in Sundance, with this year featuring the smooth sounds of Abba in “Mamma Mia!”
Shows kicked off July 18, with final performances this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26-$36 with a pre-show BBQ available at additional cost. Get more details at this link.
Head to Kidchella
Whether parents and kids are loving the thought or dreading it, the fact remains that the start of school is right around the corner, and Kidchella Back to School Festival at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, 3700 N. Cabela’s Blvd. in Lehi, is probably the most exciting way to get ready.
The event, set for Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., will include face painting, music, crafts, food trucks, vendors and more, with plenty of back-to-school must-haves for all ages.
If you want to beat the heat and skip out on the summer sun, head to Fat Cats, 1200 N. University Ave. in Provo, for their 99 Cent Summer promotion, featuring 99 cent bowling, shoe rentals, five minutes of virtual reality or an hour of billiards per person every day until 8 p.m. through Aug. 30. The venue also boasts a variety of new arcade games all priced at $1 or less with more details at https://www.fatcatsfun.com/99-summer-provo.