Events in Provo City

  • World Culture Tour world-map 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 couple-on-bikes-2 Dress up for a bike ride through Provo followed by a dance at the Recreation Center. More >>

  • Triathlon - Race Against the Mayor people-on-exercise-bikes 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 lake-boy-fishing Come enjoy the annual Utah Lake Festival with free fishing, games, boat rides, crafts, animal encounters and more! More >>

  • Movies in the Park movie-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:

Special Events 
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.

City Events
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.

Performances
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.

 

 

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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.
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07:00 PM Book Swap

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. 
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 
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07:00 PM Family Movie Night: Big Hero Six

Family Movie Night: Big Hero Six

Free event. Bring pillows, blankets, chairs, and snacks!
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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! 


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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. 
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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.  
Free tickets for this event will be available beginning July 1st at the Children’s Desk.
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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.  
This exhibit is organized and circulated by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature. 
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01:30 PM Golden Legacy: Gallery Opening Especially for Seniors

Golden Legacy: Gallery Opening Especially for Seniors

This is a special gallery opening just for Seniors of the Gold Books Exhibit from the National Center for Children’s Literature. 
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07:00 PM Learn It: Self-Defense

Learn It: Self-Defense

Self defense workshop teaching participants about how awareness, confidence, and self-esteem can help keep you safe.  Presented by Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studio.
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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.  
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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.
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