This year’s Utah Valley Marathon will take place Saturday June 8th . The event attracts many visitors from around the country. In addition to the marathon, there are numerous sites to see and events to attend before and after the marathon.
Local Area Events:
Friday, June 7 th , 2018
Pedal Provo Ghost Tours
This event takes place every Friday and Saturday during the summer. The event is a bicycle tour around the town, visiting the cemetery and Exchange Park. There is a small fee associated with the event.
The Velour Live Music
Home to Provo’s eclectic music scene, the Velour spawned Imagine Dragons. Its growing popularity has become a popular destination for visitors to the area, offering live music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Saturday, June 8 th , 2018
Sounds of Freedom Festival
Layton Commons Park
This event is for military personnel and their families. Saturday night will feature a movie night in the park. Sunday will feature a car show, vendor booths, a flag ceremony, and live music.
Off Broadway Theatre, Salt Lake City
A wonderful story of mistaken identities, young lovers, and one ugly guy in a dress. If you enjoy theater, this production is just what you’re looking for.
Springville Art City Days
South Main Street, Springville
A short drive south of Provo will take you to Springville Art Days. Saturday will be the last day of the event, so visit the family-friendly event if you have the time. There will be concerts, contests, parades, fireworks, and a children’s art festival. Perfect if you’re bringing your family to the marathon.
Sunday, June 10 th , 2018
The Urban Flea Market
The Gateway, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake’s biggest flea market features over 80 vendors, live music, food trucks, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of North Utah. Offerings include modern, vintage, and handcrafted goods.
Steely Dan with the Doobie Brothers
Tickets are already on sale for this event, ranging from $29.50-$129. If you enjoy classic rock, buy your ticket now before they’re gone!
Sights to See in the Provo/Salt Lake Area
There are a million things to see and do in the area that are not scheduled events. The area is rich with history, art, and outdoor activities. If you are in the area, we highly recommend visiting the Salt Lake City Temple and Temple Square. People from many different religions visit these sites out of sheer curiosity. Before coming to the marathon, plan your trip! Below are the most popular attractions in the area:
- Temple Square
- Salt Lake City Public Library
- Great Salt Lake
- Liberty Park
- Park City
- Salt Lake Temple
- Family History Library
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts
- Red Butte Garden
- Hogle Zoo
Whether it’s the theater, live music, shopping, outdoor activities, or taking in the rich history of Utah, you and your family will have no problem finding things to do while you’re in town for the Utah Valley Marathon. Whatever you decide to do, we are confident you will love our beautiful area!
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