From local city celebration festivities to the Bijou Market, the World Folkfest to a night at the ballgame, 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
This week you can get outside, grab some great food and gear up for some top-notch fun in the community with the festivities at Salem Days and Alpine Days.
Salem Days will run Friday through Aug. 10, with this week’s events including the Dutch Oven Cook Off, Little Miss Salem and the Salem Day Family Fireside.
Alpine Days will also run Friday through Aug. 10, with events for that celebration including Pickleball Tournaments, a mountain bike race, fireside, tennis tournament, Foam Party, Family Night BBQ and Movie in the Park.
This week marks the 33rd annual Springville World Folkfest, a dance festival featuring performances by dancers from across the globe, with countries including Croatia, the Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Taiwan, Russia and more. The festival is held at Springville Arts Park, 760 S. 1350 East in Springville, and wraps up this Friday and Saturday with pre-show events at 6:45 p.m. and the main show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $5 for children, $8 for military, seniors and students, $10 for adults, $30 for a family pass and a single admission weeklong pass, all of which can purchased online at worldfolkfest.com or in-person at the event.
Roughly 60 vendors from across Utah and the southwest will come together for this weekend only as the Bijou Market celebrates its 10th anniversary with its Summer 2019 incarnation.
Set for Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 631 E. 1700 South in Orem, the event will include items ranging from handmade to vintage, curated to crafty. The event is free to attend, with more details at this link.
See a 'tale as old as time'
The SCERA Center for the Arts invites you to “be (their) guest” to a live production of the Academy Award-winning Disney film, “Beauty and the Beast.” The tale as old as time will open Friday on the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre stage, 600 S. 400 East in Orem, with tickets ranging from $10 to $18. Performances will continue through Aug. 17, with performances Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://scera.org/events/beauty-and-the-beast.
With the summer in full swing, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy baseball, America’s favorite pastime, and this week you can do it with the help of the Orem Owlz.
The fun starts Saturday with the Orem Owlz Baseball Camp at The Orchard at University Place, 575 E. University Parkway in Orem, which includes an hour of interaction and instruction from players and coaches. The event includes a session for ages 7-11 and a second session for 12-14. Both sessions are priced at $5 per attendee (they need to bring a glove and bat) and include swag and a ticket voucher for all who come. Get details at this link.
Saturday night is also a home game for the Owlz against Grand Junction with a follow-up game Sunday afternoon. Games are played at the Brent Brown Ballpark, 800 W. University Parkway in Orem, with Saturday night’s game at 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s game set for 4:05 p.m. For more information on the Owlz, or to purchase tickets, click here.