Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Utah Valley Renaissance Faire
The Utah Valley Renaissance Faire is a world-class event with full-contact jousting matches and artisan villages of the Renaissance. Other entertainment includes archery, sword and shield combat shows, theater, music and street performers. Special appearances will be made by Knights of Mayhem and Grassroots Shakespeare.Join in the Medieval VIP Feast on both Friday and Saturday at 7 pm. The Feast includes authentic medieval entertainment, VIP jousting seats, a five course medieval dinner, and more (seating is limited). For more information and detailed schedules of jousting matches, shows and other entertainment, visit

Sundance Harvest Market
Keeping with Sundance’s commitment to the arts and nature, the Harvest Market features musical entertainment, amazing food, and a myriad of artistic hand crafted items. The brilliant fall foliage amid the splendor of Mt. Timpanogos provides a beautiful backdrop for this event each year.
Over 30 local artists and craftsmen as well as several of our Sundance outlets will be featured. An array of local vendors selling hand made goods including: jewelry, pottery, art and photography, wooden canoes, soaps and lotions, clothing, accessories, and much more will be assembled on Ray's Lawn. Several of the Sundance outlets will also have booths at the market. In addition, there will be live Bluegrass/Americana music and an array of delicious Sundance foods to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A goodbye to Dave & Cranky's

The time has come to say goodbye to one of Utah Valley's restaurant Dave & Cranky's, but they're not going out with out a fight! Regular service ends this Saturday, but you shouldn't miss their "wake" Monday nigh. Come and party with the staff and owners one last time.
Make sure you stop by this week to enjoy a special "best of" menu. Start your night off with some nachos, it's a regular's favorite or the goat cheese fritters. The garlic rosemary chicken is a perfect meal and end the night with the pazookie. It's amazing and who doesn't like a little cookie and ice cream? Make sure to call and make a reservation or expect a wait. So stop by and say goodbye to this amazing Utah Valley restaurant.
The good times Monday night will include light snacks and drinks. The entertainment will be the brass section from The Strike. It will be a good time had by all.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Weekend Roundup

It is going to be a beautiful Fall weekend. The leaves have changed in the canyon and the sun is still shining. Now is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy what makes Utah Valley special. Start with the Alpine Loop Scenic Backway on SR-92. You can enter the loop from American Fork Canyon or Provo Canyon past Sundance Resort. You can enjoy vistas of Mt. Timpanogos and impressive aspen groves. There are campgrounds and picnic area available. Once you get out of the car enjoy a great hike into the Lone Peak Wilderness area.
Another great option for Fall colors is the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway. To get there take I-15 to Payson Utah. The Byway winds between the cities of Payson and Nephi. The road climbs 9,000 feet, taking you to stunning views of Utah Valley from the south end and Mt. Nebo, the highest peak in the rugged and beautiful Wasatch Range.        

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Restaurant Spotlight: Pop-N-Sweets

Pop-N-Sweets is located in Provo on Bulldog Blvd just off of Brigham Young University. This place is amazing. If you like candy and soda you have found heaven. This place is full of candy from all over the world. We had a great time looking at all the chocolate bars from countries we have visited. Think a kid in a candy store, but more embarrassing because we are adults... They even had the pop-rock chocolate bar I'm in love with from Israel. They have over 700 different kinds of candy, so you will find something you love. If you're not into international sweets, they have american candy and retro candy from as far back as the 50's, where else can you find the cigarette candy? The only thing more impressive then the candy collection is the glass bottle sodas. They have 100s of flavors and brands. You can enjoy a ginger beer or a Jones Soda. At the soda bar you can try 13 flavors of Reading Draft on tap, with free refills. They have BYU Creamery ice cream to add to your soda for some really delightful floats. If you and your friends want to share, or you've had a hard day, get a "Monster Float". It's so big you have to use serving spoons to get to the bottom.

Check them out on Instagram with the hashtag #popnsweets and on Facebook. Every Tuesday they do trivia games on their Facebook for free floats. The best way to get your candy of choices in the store is to post a photo of it on their Facebook page. They say if one person wants it others will to! Stop by on Monday nights for the Family Night discount of 10% off.

Monday-Thursday: 11am-12am
Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday: 11am-12am

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, The Renaissance Faire is coming to Utah Valley

Dost thou enjoy the spectacle of a jousting tournament? Perhaps ye would prefer to mingle with the local lords and ladies of the valley as thine lips taste the divine flavors of a royal feast? If thou hast answered "Yea," then The Utah Renaissance Faire is thine destination this September!

That's right - The Utah Renaissance Faire is coming up! It's just a week away and we're so excited we can hardly contain ourselves! Broad swords and medieval speak - it's impossible to get enough!

The 2014 Faire will feature the world champion Knights of Mayhem. They will be presenting full contact jousting and demonstrations of horsemanship. The Grassroots Shakespeare company will be conducting educations workshops during the day and putting on one of their signature plays in the evening.

Vocal and instrumental groups will perform Renaissance music. Theatrical performers will be portraying historical characters such as Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and other figures from the Renaissance era. The royal court will include a king and queen, nobles, jester and jugglers, and many other entertainers.

Many artisans will present their crafts and skills, such as pottery, bread making, candle making, blacksmiths, weaving and spinning, stained glass, leather work, woodcarving, bird handling, face painting, hairstyling, and more.

What are you waiting for? Get your family tickets today!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Passport to Provo

The city of Provo, Downtown Provo Inc, and Google Fiber are teaming up to host this amazing event "Passport to Provo". So get together with you close 2-8 friends and get a team going. Stops include Downtown businesses and landmarks. Then the fun really starts at the Utah Valley Convention Center at the free after party featuring Ryan Innes, BBoy Federation, DJ Skratchmo, and FlipOut Flip Books. You can also get a limited-edition Provo Rocks shirt and silicon slopes t-shirts to help in the celebration (while supplies last). 
There will be a judge from Guinness World Record there to see if they can set a new world record!

Schedule of Events: 
September 12 | Early Pick-up (Optional)
To avoid the check-in crowd on event day, check-in the day before! We’ll even give you the task list so you can pre-plan your route. You must still be present for the hunt’s start at 1pm on September 13 in order to officially be counted for the world record.

September 13 | Event Day
The hunt starts at 1pm. Everyone must be present at this time, and at the hunt's end (no later than 6pm) to officially be counted for the record.
10am-12pm: Day-of Registration (if you haven’t pre-registered on Eventbrite).
12pm-1pm: Event check-in (if you didn't participate in the optional check-in on 9/12 at the Provo City Library).
1pm: Scavenger hunt starts from the Convention Center.
1pm-5pm: Complete tasks! We estimate it should take no longer than 2 hours.
5pm-6pm: Hunters return and enjoy hors d'oeuvres while volunteers and the Guinness Judge tally tasks.
7pm-11pm: Winner announcement and party featuring Ryan Innes, BBoy Federation, local DJ “Skratchmo”, and FlipOut FlipBooks. 

Bullock Room, Provo City Library (550 N. University Ave., Provo) 
Utah Valley Convention Center (220 W. Center St, Provo) 

"Chalk the Block" Art Festival 

Chalk the Block at the Shops at Riverwoods is three days of free amazing art. More than 200 artists will spend hours painting and chalking the streets transforming the Riverwoods into a one of a kind experience. The proceeds from this event will support Clear horizons' efforts to build brighter futures for children with autism. 
Activities include:
-Free Shuttle Parking
-Farmer's Market
-Great Promotions
-Face Painting
-Hair Chalk
-Awesome Vendors
-Amazing chalk art!

28th Annual Festival of India

September 13, 2014 at the Sri Sri Radha Drishna Temple in Spanish Fork there will be the Annual Festival of India. The event starts at 5:00 pm with Sound bath and Sonic Massage by Chad Davis and Friends. At 6:00 pm duets by Adwaita and Vibhu start, and Sushma Mohan Dance troupe from Las Angeles will be performing. The main event starts at 7:00 pm with the pageant of the world's most loved epic, The Ramayana. It Culminates at 8:00 pm with the spectacular burning of the effigy of evil Ravana with flaming arrows and fireworks. Make sure to bring a blanket, seating is on the grass.

Utah Women's Show

At the Women's Exp they love to celebrate everything women. This event is held at the Utah Valley University UCCU Center and runs all day today and tomorrow (9/12-9/13, 2014). You can enjoy the best fashions, beauty trends and tips, health education and products and hundreds of other great things. Tickets are $5 at the show or free with this promo Click Here

Friday, September 5, 2014

Downtown Provo

Downtown Provo is the place to be this weekend! Tonight, Friday 5th, 2014, is the September rooftop concert. Tonight's concert is The Moth and the Flame, The Brocks, and Coral Bones. The fun starts at 7:30 on 100 west in Downtown and goes until 10. Make sure to stop by the Provo City booth to get your very own Provo Rocks t-shirt.
Then tomorrow head to 51 south University Ave for the 20th Annual Taste of the Valley. Restaurants from across the Valley gather for this amazing yearly event. Each restaurant showcases their best food for the opportunity to win Best Taste of the Valley. There will be live music, prizes, games, and of course food. Get your tickets at the chamber of at the event. $15 for adults, $10 for children and students, and $45 for a family pass (up to 6 people).