From the start of city celebrations to the Utah Pacifika Festival, the Strike at Velour to the Utah Lake Festival, there are plenty of ways to enjoy all that the area has to offer this weekend. Here are our five tips!
— Kari Kenner, Daily Herald
One of the best things about living in Utah County is the unique cultural diversity, with universities and jobs bringing people with global interests to the area.
You can celebrate that this weekend with the Utah Pacifika Festival, located at 100 E. Center St. in downtown Provo. The festival will run throughout the day Friday and Saturday and feature free live entertainment, Polynesian food and art, cultural clothing, carvings, crafts, performances and more with something for all ages. It will wrap up with a musical fireside Sunday. For more details on the event, visit utahpasifikafestival.com.
Head to a city celebration
Though summer hasn’t quite arrived, that isn’t stopping the impending onslaught of annual city celebrations, starting this weekend with Eagle Mountain’s Pony Express Days. The festivities kick off Friday with the annual rodeo and run through June 1, with events including a demolition derby, carnival, parade, concert, fireworks and more. The Pony Express Days Rodeo will run Friday, Saturday and Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagle Mountain Rodeo Grounds, 4447 Major St. in Eagle Mountain, with more information at eaglemountaincity.com/pony-express-days.
Check out ‘The Johnson Files’
This Friday, the Instagram comedy favorites of “The Johnson Files” will hit the stage live at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St. in Orem with shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. featuring Shaun Johnson, Kirby Heyborne, Lisa Valentine Clark, Will Rubio, Chad Truman and Trenton James. Though both shows are currently sold out, tickets can be found on the secondary market with more details on the show here.
Rock out with The Strike
Provo-rooted musical favorite The Strike will headline back to back hometown shows this weekend at Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N. University Ave. in Provo.
Doors to each show, set for Friday and Saturday, will open at 8 p.m. with Ethan Carling opening on Friday and Jenn Blosil sharing the stage Saturday. Tickets are $10 each with more details at this link.
Visit the Homegrown Amateur Art Show
If there's one think Utah County has no shortage of, it's talented individuals, from dance to music and especially art.
But not all great local artists are using there talents full time, and that's where the Homegrown Amateur Art Show at the Attic at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave., comes in.
Now through May 31, you can check out some of the incredible works by artists across the community, with hours from 4-9 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details, visit this link.