Local Events & Activities – Sept. 2014

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Girl eating cotton candy at a carnivalThe kids are back in school but the fun just keeps on coming with Labor Day celebrations, the Utah State Fair, Farmers Markets and tons of local events and activities for the whole family.

Most of these activities are free or nearly free, but please call ahead or check the venue’s website for full entry/ticketing information.    >> Read more

For even more local fun, check out the ongoing activities at the local libraries!  
Please comment at the bottom if you know of something we’ve missed!

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, Wed, Thurs | 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
Thurs @ Museum of Curiosity

Wednesdays in Sept/Oct | 6 PM

Parenting w/ Love & Logic
A 5-class series for parents of infants to children 6 years old.
Cost to residents $33, others $38
Legacy Center, Lehi

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. thru 9/20 | 9AM-12PM

Saratoga Springs Farmers Market
Get farm fresh produce and handmade natural products and more. *Market closed September 13th.
Neptune Park, 452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs

Mon. 9/1 | 6 PM – 8:45 PM

Labor Day Luau at Thanksgiving Pt.
Travel back in time with a traditional Luau including a feast and authentic entertainers.
Waterfall Amphitheater 

Mon. 9/1 | 2 PM – 7 PM

Lehi Heritage Day
This new annual event will showcase a historic area of Lehi. Event will feature entertainment, an educational walking tour and unveiling of new Lehi Walk of Fame.
Lehi Main St, from Center St – 500 N

Wed. 9/3 | 12 PM

EM Seniors Dominoes
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. 9/4 | around 10:30 AM

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

Thurs-Sat. 9/4 – 9/6 | Times Vary

Underfunded Film Festival
View professional, independent films including a short film competition, a 48-hour film-making marathon, and take in other feature length and short films.
Provo City Academy Square Library 550 North University Avenue, Provo

Sat. 9/4 – 9/14 | Times Vary

Utah State Fair
Take the family out for rides, fair cuisine, entertainment, games, more.
Utah State Fair Park, 200 N 1000 W, SLC

Sat. 9/6 | 9 AM – 12 PM

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Build a Wizard of Oz birdhouse. Free activity, kit, apron and pin for kids 5-12. Registration required. (801)763-8640
Home Depot, American Fork, 885 W Grassland Drive

Sat. 9/6 & 9/13 | 9 AM – 11 AM

SS Youth Rocketry Club
Open to boys & girls. Build & launch a model rocket. Earn a merit badge (optional). Call/email Mark Cheney to register 801-874-5902, youthrocketry@gmail.com.
Location TBA, Saratoga Springs

Sat. 9/6 | 1 AM – 3 PM

22nd Annual Taste of the Valley
Experience the diverse culinary scene of Utah Valley. Sample food you might not otherwise discover. Cost $10-15.
Historic County Courthouse, 51 South University Ave, Provo

Sat. 9/6 | 7 PM

SS Moon Party
Enjoy activities for all ages, snacks and drinks.
Neptune Park, 452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs

Mon. 9/8 | 1 PM

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

Wed. 9/10 & 9/17 | 3:30 PM

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, EM

Thur-Sat 9/11-13 | 9 AM – 10 PM

“Chalk the Block” Art Festival
100+ artists will spend hours painting and chalking the streets.
The Shops At Riverwoods, 4801 N University Ave, Provo

Fri/Sat. 9/12-13 | 10 AM – 7/9 PM

What a Woman Wants Expo
On the spot makeovers, skin care,  home decor, health/wellness, jewelry, clothing, food, gifts, more.
UCCU Events Center, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem

Sat. 9/13 | 8 AM – 2 PM

S Jordan Chalk Art Competition
View and vote on chalk art created by children and adults.
S Jordan Farmers Market, 1600 W Towne Center Dr, S Jordan

Sat. 9/13 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Creepy Crawlies w/ Miss EM
See a live lizard feeding, spiders, bugs, creepy treats and more! Take a picture w/ Miss Eagle Mountain. Cost $5 at door, $6 online.
EM City Council Chambers, 1650 E Stagecoach Run, EM

Sat. 9/13 & 9/27 | 10 AM ~ 3 PM

Eagle Mountain Street Festival
Activities for kids, crafts & gifts, local businesses and more. For info search “Eagle Mountain Street Festival” on Facebook.
Next to Chevron in the Ranches

Sat. 9/13 | 11 AM – 5 PM

“The Bridal Fair”
Meet w/ wedding pros,  compare prices & services, register for prizes, try samples & get new ideas.
Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 West Center St, Provo

Sat. 9/13 | 5 PM – 9 PM

Uplift Fam. Parenting Conference
Features inspiring speakers, music, delicious entrées, desserts, booths and prizes. Cost $15-25.
Thanksgiving Point Show Barn, Lehi

Mon. 9/15 | 5:00 PM

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

Tues/Thurs. 9/16, 9/18 | 4 PM

“She’s Crafty” at Lehi Library
Bring 2 packs crayons to make melted crayon art. Registration required.
Lehi Public Library, 34 E 100 N, Lehi

Thurs. 9/18 | 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

Thurs-Sat. 9/18-9/20 | 5 PM

Pony Express PRCA Rodeo
The biggest PRCA Rodeo in the country w/ some of the top cowboys in the world competing! Cost $5-10.
Pony Express Rodeo Arena, 4447 Major Street, EM

Fri/Sat. 9/19-20 | 10 AM – 6/8 PM

What a Woman Wants Expo
On the spot makeovers, skin care,  home decor, health/wellness, jewelry, clothing, food, gifts, more.
Southtowne Expo Center, 9575 S State St, Sandy

Sat. 9/20 | 9 AM ~ 2PM

S Jordan Firefighter Chili Cook-Off
Sample chili from contest entrants while browsing the market.
S Jordan Farmers Market, 1600 W Towne Center Dr, S Jordan

Fri/Sat 9/26-27 | 10 AM – 6:30 PM

Utah Renaissance Faire
Medieval entertainment, VIP jousting seats, a five course medieval dinner & more. Cost $4-12, dinner additional.
Electric Park, Thanksgiving Pt, Lehi

Wed-Fri 10/1 – 10-3 | Times Vary

LDS Missionary Expo
Take part in this celebration of ALL things Missionary including speakers, fashion show, vendors, prizes and more.
UCCU Events Center, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem

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