From local city celebration festivities to the Jigglefest at Thanksgiving Point, Pioneer Day festivities in Mapleton to interactive at at the Woodbury Museum, 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 community-centric fun
Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days and American Fork’s Steel Days kicked off last week with an ample variety of fun, and the two cities will continue the festivities this week, with Spanish Fork celebrating through July 27 and American Fork running through Saturday.
Upcoming events for Fiesta Days include the Spanish Fork Theater production of “Beauty and the Beast,” a carnival, street dance, rodeo, car show, Family Night in the Park and more.
Steel Days events include a carnival, Steel Days Sing-Off, AF High School Marching Band Breakfast, run, Grand Parade concert and fireworks.
For more details on both events, visit http://heraldextra.com/citycelebrations.
Catch a show under the stars
Though live theater is always a unique experience, Renaissance Now Theatre & Film will be offering a new interpretation of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” under the stars at the Castle Amphitheater, 1300 E. Center St. in Provo.
The show will run nightly except Sunday at 8 p.m., with related Utah Humanities events beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 with two-for-one specials each Monday and Thursday, and can be purchased at the event or in advance through Smith’s Tix. For more details on the show, click here or visit http://renaissancenow.com.
Enjoy interactive art
Last summer, the Woodbury Art Museum mounted a rather unique and highly popular interactive comic book exhibit, exploring the mythology behind heroes and villains and the impact it has played on the realm of comics. This summer, “Heroes and Villains: How Myth Made Fantasy” will continue to explore the influence of mythology on modern fantasy led by artist Chad Hardin, offering exhibit patrons the chance to help create art by painting the exhibits themselves. The show will run through Sept. 14 during regular museum hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Woodbury Museum at University Place, 575 E. University Parkway #250 in Orem. For more details, follow this link.
Get your ‘Jiggle’ on
Though food fights are generally banned in school, this week they’re encouraged at the Jigglefest at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with Jell-O fights every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with guests invited to don their swimwear and gear up for regular Jell-O fights, with waterslides and obstacle courses continually available. Tickets to the event are $10, or $7 for Thanksgiving Point members.
If that’s not enough fun, in conjunction with the Jigglefest is the Utah Foods Cook-Off including competitions in funeral potatoes, Jell-O, fry sauce, Dutch Oven cooking and scones. The event will start at 10 a.m. as well, with winners announced at 11:30 a.m. For more details, follow this link.
Celebrate Pioneer Day in Mapleton
Starting bright and early Saturday, Mapleton will celebrate Pioneer Day with a variety of festive and fun activities, including a 5K Race, breakfast, flag ceremony, Ping Pong Ball Drop, community dinner, skydivers, concert and fireworks.
The fun kicks off at 6:30 a.m. and runs through 1 p.m. at Mapleton City Park, located at Maple and Main Street in Mapleton, with afternoon activities at Ira Allan Park, 1600 S. 800 West in Mapleton from 4-10 p.m. For more details, visit https://bit.ly/2YQVhnp.