World Culture Tour Each month we'll focus on a different country of the world. You can sample ethnic foods, learn about international culture, and enter to win prizes while you enjoy an acclaimed film from the theme country. More >>
Bike Prom Dress up for a bike ride through Provo followed by a dance at the Recreation Center. More >>
Triathlon - Race Against the Mayor Come join us in a morning triathlon as an individual or team that is sure to be fun for both the serious and beginner athlete! And the best part, you'll be competing against the Mayor! More >>
Utah Lake Festival Come enjoy the annual Utah Lake Festival with free fishing, games, boat rides, crafts, animal encounters and more! More >>
Movies in the Park Come enjoy a big screen movie in the great outdoors! More >>
There are a wide variety of events held in Provo throughout the year. Provo is a very active community that holds tons of events. There are three different kinds of events in Provo City:
These are events that are not sponsored by Provo City. Instead these are large scale activities put on by a third party. These event require an application process with the city for a Special Events License.
Events sponsored by Provo City. These are events that are made to strengthen our community. There are unique events every year in addition to our long running annual events.
Provo City is lucky enough to have its own theater for performing arts. They host a variety of events from local performances to large scale performances of well known bands.
07:00 PM Escape Reality Tour
Escape Reality Tour
Abandon reality for a night and come to the Provo City Library our 2nd annual Escape Reality Tour. The panel will include Michelle D. Argyle, Renee Collins, Bree Despain, J.R. Johansson, Kasie West, and Natalie Whipple. The panel will speak, answer audience questions, and sign books. This event is free; no tickets required.More
07:00 PM Book Swap
Swap your gently used books for something new to read! Ages 10 and up will get to choose one free book just for showing up. Limit of 10 books may be brought to swap.More
Books must be in decent condition:
• No mold or mildew
• No water damage
• No pages falling out
Junior – Adult Level Books Accepted:
• No easy readers, intermediate, picture or chapter books
• No text books
• No audio books
03:30 PM Teen Super Costumes
Teen Super Costumes
Does your superhero alter-ego have a cape? A mask? A secret cache of hero gadgets hidden in your belt? No?!!? Well come to our Teen Maker’s Space where you can build your own costume out of all kinds of supplies. Next Comic Con you will be set in the Cosplay department!
07:00 PM Maya Van Wagenen
Maya Van Wagenen
Maya Van Wagenen is the teen author of Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, which recently won YALSA’s award for excellence in non-fiction. In Popular, Maya spent her eighth grade year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Join her as she talks about the things she learned while wearing pearls, girdles, and heels for a year.More
07:00 PM Golden Legacy: An Evening with Leonard Marcus
Golden Legacy: An Evening with Leonard Marcus
Leonard Marcus is a renowned children’s book historian and author of Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along The Way. Join him for a lecture looking back at the history of the Golden Books, learning the little known story of how a simple idea became the icon we know today.More
Free tickets for this event will be available beginning July 1st at the Children’s Desk.
10:30 AM Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books Exhibit Opening
Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books Exhibit Opening
This exhibition will present the most extensive public showing ever of original illustration art from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books—the history-making experiment that celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2007. 60 masterpieces of original illustration—chosen from the vast Random House archive—will be featured in the exhibition, including examples from such picture-book classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, Home for a Bunny, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, The Color Kittens, I Can Fly, and more.More
This exhibit is organized and circulated by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.
01:30 PM Golden Legacy: Gallery Opening Especially for Seniors
07:00 PM Learn It: Self-Defense
07:00 PM Jessica Day George
Jessica Day George
Join beloved author Jessica Day George for the tour of her latest book, Silver in the Blood, a young adult novel following two spoiled society girls as they travel to Romania to uncover dark family secrets.More
06:30 PM Teen Super Inventors
Teen Super Inventors
Come use various supplies to build contraptions and complete challenges. Challenge activities are building a self-propelled car (superheroes need transportation!), catapults (to battles villains!), and designing a web that can hold various amounts of weight.More