Local Events & Activities – Aug. 2014

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Woman sitting outside a farmers marketThe summer might be coming to a head but the fun is just ramping up! Take in a local concert, watch a movie under the stars or simply enjoy the freshest local produce of the year at one of several local farmers markets!

We’ve included a few popular or highly anticipated activities outside of our very local area in addition to those right here in our back yard. Most of these activities are free or nearly free, but please call ahead or check the venue’s website for full entry/ticketing information.

Please comment at the bottom if you know of something we’ve missed!

Every Tuesday | Hours Vary

$2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point
$2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point. Enjoy $2 admission at each Thanksgiving Point venue, $2 eats and $2 activities each Tuesday in August!
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Every Sun. thru 8/17 | 7 PM

Lehi Arts in the Park Concerts
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for free concerts in the park. 8/10 The Swing Sisters, 8/17 Can’t Stop Rockin’ Band.
Margaret Wines Park, 400 North Main St, Lehi

Every Mon. | 5 – 8 PM

Thanksgiving Pt. Family Night
Take part in family-friendly activities at the Museum of Ancient Life, Farm Country, or the Gardens.
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Every Tues. | Hours vary by section

$2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Pt.
Enjoy $2 admission at each TGP venue, $2 eats and $2 activities each Tuesday in August!
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Every Tues. thru 8/12 | 10AM-6PM

Hee Haw Farms Summer Activities
30-minute workshops with a different theme each week. $6 admission also covers hay/train rides petting farm, giant slide and more.
150 North 2000 West, Pleasant Grove, UT

Every Tues & Wed | 11 AM

Tales for Tots at Thanksgiving Pt.
Book readings, typically followed by a related craft activity.
Tues @ Museum Of Ancient Life Wed @ Garden Visitors Center

Every Fri. | 5 PM – 9 PM

Happy Valley Farmers Market
A great place to find local produce, artisan crafts, food vendors and live entertainment.
100 E Main St, American Fork

Every Sat. | 9 AM – 1 PM

Thanksgiving Point Farmers Mkt.
Dozens of vendors offer seasonal produce, handcrafted, artisan packaged foods, farm-fresh eggs, honey, baked goods, and more.
3900 North Garden Drive, Lehi

Every Sat. 8/23-9/20 | 9AM-12PM

Saratoga Springs Farmers Market
Get farm fresh produce and handmade natural products and more. *Market closed August 30th.
Neptune Park, 452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs

Every Sat. | at Dusk

Thanksgiving Pt. Outdoor Movie
Bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy unforgettable family films under the stars. 8/2 Harriet the Spy, 8/9 Horton Hears a Who, 8/16 The Princess Bride, 8/23 Mr. Peabody and Sherman. $12.00 – $15.00
Thanksgiving Pt. Gardens Visitor Center

Fri, 8/1 | 9:30 PM

Free Outdoor Movie in S Jordan
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, & snacks and enjoy “Despicable Me 2” on a big screen under the stars.
Heritage Park, 10800 S Redwood Rd, South Jordan

Fri, 8/1 – Sat 8/2 | 6 PM ~ 10PM

Springville World Folkfest Wrap-Up
Take in the sights and sounds from around the world during the last two days of this popular event. 6 PM food & crafts, 7:15 pre-show, 8 PM evening show. Price $4-8.
Spring Acres Arts Park, 620 S 1350 E, Springville

Fri, 8/1 – Thurs 8/7 | Times Vary

Highland Fling Days Continue
The final week of Highland Fling Days wrap up with a grand parade, vendor booths, art show, dance competition, strong man challenge, youth rodeo, fun runs and more. Visit www.highlandcity.org for more info.
Highland City, Locations Vary

Sat, 8/2 | 9 AM – 12 PM

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Build mini-crate pencil holder. Free activity, kit, apron and pin for kids 5-12. Registration required. (801)763-8640
Home Depot, 885 W Grassland Drive, American Fork

Sat, 8/3 & 8/17 | 10 AM ~ 3 PM

Eagle Mountain Street Festival
Local vendors, crafters and small businesses will showcase their wares. For more info search “Eagle Mountain Street Festival” on Facebook.
Next to Chevron in the Ranches

Wed. 8/6 | 12 PM

EM Seniors Dominos
A monthly activity where seniors (55+) are invited to play dominoes. Bring a bag lunch & a drink.
EM City Hall, 1650 E Stagecoach Run

Thurs. 8/7 | around 10:30 AM

EM Seniors Lunch Bunch
A monthly lunch gathering for area seniors (55+). Please visit city website for exact time / location.

Fri, 8/8 | 9 PM (seating begins 8:30)

Saratoga Springs Film Festival
Bring blankets & chairs to experience the 1st annual film festival. Cost $2-4. First 170 get a FREE Chik-Fil-A meal! Tickets online at www.saratogaspringscity.com
Neptune Park, 452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs

Fri, 8/8 | 9:15 PM

Free Outdoor Movie in S Jordan
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, & snacks for “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” under the stars.
Oquirrh Shadows Park, 10300 S 4000 W, South Jordan

Sat, 8/9 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop
Kids can build a “Monsters vs. Aliens Trolley” wooden project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch and more. Free, registration required. (801) 229-1485
Lowes, 242 N 1200 E, Orem

Mon, 8/11 | 7:30 PM

Arts in the Park: Kevin Favero
Enjoy a free concert on the Neptune Park Stage.
452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs

Mon, 8/11 | 1 PM

EM Seniors Crafts
Crafts activity for seniors (55+).
EM City Council Chambers, 1650 E Stagecoach Run, EM

Tues 8/12 – Sat 8/16 | Times Vary

International Days 2014
Enjoy classic cultural music 7PM in rotating cities. Event ends with “Colors of the World” Expo in Herriman 8/16 2PM – 9:30PM. Web: internationaldaysutah.com
W Jordan, S Jordan, Riverton, Herriman

Wed, 8/13 | 7 PM

Fall Out Boy & Paramore LIVE!
Tickets range from $28.50 – 49.50. Parking $2. Doors open at 6 PM.
UCCU Center @ UVU, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem

Wed 8/13 – Sat 8/16 | Hours Vary

Utah County Fair
Come for rides, games, rodeo, pageant, 4-H livestock, demolition derby & more. Open 8/13 4-10PM; 8/14-8/16 10AM-10PM. Parking & general admission are free. Some events require tickets. www.utahcountyfair.org
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 S Main Street

Thurs, 8/14 | 1PM

EM Seniors Lunch Bunco
A potluck and game night for area seniors (55+). Bring a $5 prize.
EM City Council Chambers, 1650 E Stagecoach Run

Fri, 8/15 | 9 PM

Free Outdoor Movie in S Jordan
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, & snacks and enjoy “Free Birds” on a big screen under the stars.
SkyePark, 4800 W Skye Dr., South Jordan

Mon 8/18 – Fri 8/22 | Hours Vary

BYU Education Week
Pay 1 price to access 1,000+ classes on education, religion, marriage, family, health, history, genealogy, science, performances & more. Cost $23-74. More info: ce.byu.edu/edweek
BYU: Mariott Ctr & Wilkinson Ctr

Fri, 8/22 | 9:00 PM

Free Outdoor Movie in S Jordan
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, & snacks and enjoy “Planes” under the stars.
Heritage Park, 10800 S Redwood Rd, South Jordan

Thurs, 8/21 | 1:00 PM

EM Seniors MahJongg
A game day for area seniors (55+). Bring a sack lunch and drink.
EM City Council Chambers, 1650 E Stagecoach Run, EM

Fri, 8/15 | 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Free Outdoor Movie in Draper
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, & snacks and enjoy live music followed by a showing of “Space Jam” on a 32-foot big screen with terraced grass seating. Concessions available.
Draper Amphitheater, 944 E Vestry Road, Draper

Fri, 8/15 | at Dusk

Free Outdoor Movie in Riverton
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, & snacks and enjoy “Despicable Me 2” under the stars.
Monarch Meadows Park, 13600 S 4800 W, Riverton

Mon, 8/18 | 5:00 PM

EM Seniors Bingo
A potluck and game night for area seniors (55+).
EM City Council Chambers, 1650 E Stagecoach Run

Sat, 8/23 | 8 AM – 2 PM

“Not Your Grandma’s Quilt” Show
View quilt contest entries one day only, at the S Jordan Famers Market.
1600 W Towne Center Dr, South Jordan

Sat, 8/23 | 8:30 AM

Saratoga Springs Triathlon
This event consists of a 600 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and 5 kilometer run and is a favorite with beginners and experienced racers. Cost is $50 for USAT members, $62 for non members. Register online www.saratogaspringstri.com
Saratoga Springs Marina Area

Thu 8/28 – Sat 8/30 | All Day

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
The largest storytelling festival in the West featuring stories and music.
Mount Timpanogos Park, Orem

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