Save, Spend Or Splurge: Weekend Fun Along The Wasatch Front

cinco dancers

(photo credit: Elenai the Nurse)

Save, Spend Or Splurge: Weekend Fun Along The Wasatch Front. Mother’s Day looms large for most of us, and you can stop by our big, fat list of Mother’s Day food, activities and gifties here. For everything else? Have a look…


baby animals

(photo credit: Kevin Cortopassi)

Friday 5.8:

10a-6p: Utah Renaissance and Fantasy Faire – runs Friday through Sunday in Slaterville. Tickets: adults $12, children $6.

11am: Hen House Craft Boutique – Mother’s Day gifts, Ogden Marriott. Free admission.

11a-6p: Smith’s Marketplace Fundraiser For Primary Children’s Medical Center – Ogden. All manner of Mother’s Day boutique items, admission is free.

11a-6p: Spring Boutique – Spanish Fork Utah County Fairgrounds. Events runs through Saturday. Admission is free.

3-8pm: Baby Animal Days – USU Botanical Center, Kaysville. Tickets $5 per person, $20 per family.

5:30-10p: Girl Scouts Community Carnival – Roy, Sandridge Park. Free admission.

6pm: BYU vs. St. Mary’s Baseball – Miller Baseball Park, Provo. Tickets: see website.

6-11pm: Cinco De Mayo Celebration – Cinco Bingo, free showing of “Selena” at Midvale City Park. Admission is free.

6:30pm: SL Bees vs. Reno Aces – Smith Ballpark. Tickets: $7-50.

7pm/9:30: Christopher Titus – Wiseguys WVC. Tickets: $25.

7-10pm: Jordan Landing Summer Concert Series: Countdown – West Jordan. Admission is free.

8pm: Star Party  – courtesy of the SL Astronomical Society, Wheeler Farm, SLC. Admission is free.


festival of colors

(photo credit: Steven Gerner)

Saturday 5.9:

6am: Big Vigor Cottonwood Canyon half marathon, 10K and 5K – Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton Loop. Race fees: $50-90.

6am: Mother’s Day 10K – Kanab. Race fees: $25-35.

7a-2p: Palisades State Park Fishing Tournament – Sterling, UT. Over $1,500 in prizes. Tickets: $15-20.

7:30am: Zion’s Children Of Haiti 5KHK – Sugarhouse Park, SLC. Race/Fundraising fees: $15-25.

9am: Utah Komen Race For The Cure – Library Square, SLC. Fundraising effort, donation encouraged.

9a-5p: Urban Bird Festival – Tracy Aviary, SLC. Tickets: $5.

9:30am: Cinco De Mayo Parade & Carnival – Midvale State Park. Food, dancing, children’s carnival, pageant and more. Free admission.

9:30a-3p: Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show – Utah State Fairpark, SLC. Tickets: $3-7.

10a-6p: Baby Animal Days – USU Botanical Center, Kaysville. Tickets: $5 person, $20 family.

10am: Family Nature Walk – Parley’s Historic Nature Park, SLC. Free admission.

10a-8p: Festival of Colors, Sri Sri Rahda Krishna Temple, SLC. Tickets: $5.

11a-2p: Archeologist Block Party – BYU Museum of Peoples & Cultures, Provo. Admission is free.

1-4:30pm: Doggie Olympics – Cache Valley Fairgrounds. Tickets: $20.

7:30pm: New American Philharmonic Spring Concert – Austad Auditorium, Weber State. Free admission.

8pm: The Hippie Run 5K – Liberty Park, SLC. Find every possible way to light yourself up. Tickets/Race fees: $25-35.

8:30pm: Blacklight Bubble Party & 5K – Weber State University. Family-friendly, all ages. Tickets $5-40.


renaissance fair

(photo credt: elaynab)

Sunday 5.10:

10a-6p: Utah Renaissance and Fantasy Faire – runs Friday through Sunday in Slaterville. Tickets: adults $12, children $6.

10a-8p: Amazing Earthfest – Kanab. Free admission.

10a-5p: Extreme Mammals – Utah Natural History Museum. Tickets: free to $13 for adults.

10a-5p: ArenaCrossRacing – Carbon County Fairgrounds, Price. Tickets: $10.

1pm: SL Bees vs. Reno Aces – Smith Ballpark, SLC. Tickets: see website.

3pm: NOVA Series: Terry Tempest Williams – Libby Gardener Concert Hall, UofU campus. Tickets: $5-20.



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