September 2021 Events and Things to Do in Davis

Kids are back in school and fall is on its way!  We sure had a great summer here in Davis and we hope you did too!  Now we’re ready for the great things that fall brings…colorful leaves and cooler temperatures for fall hikes, pumpkins and pumpkin-flavored everything, and holiday shopping!  Get in the mood for fall with the First Annual Scarecrow Walk, log some more river mielage with North Salt Lake’s Get to the River event for the Jordan River Paddle.  And if you’re craving some more live music, there are three more concerts at the Kenley Amphitheater and also on the stage, Davis County is going to see the premier of two new theatre performances this month!

First Annual Scarecrow Walk

September 9 – September 18 from dawn to dusk at the USU Botanical Center (920 South 50 West Kaysville, UT)

FREE to the public

See more event info here.

Kick off fall with a fun, family-friendly stroll through the USU Botanical Center!

The USU Botanical Center has partnered with local businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring you a display of scarecrows hidden along the paths of the Botanical Center.  Come and see the colors change in the Varga Arboretum and celebrate the harvest season in the demonstration gardens.

This is a free event from dawn to dusk and runs for 10 days (September 9 – 18).  Prizes will be awarded for the most popular scarecrow, so make sure to look for the numbers and QR codes to vote for your favorite!

Get to the River – Jordan River Paddle Event

September 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Riverview Boat Ramp (1835 North Redwood Road SLC, UT)

Join us for the 8th annual Get to the River Event on September 25th!
This year’s “Jordan River Paddle” includes a canoe/kayak trip along a beautiful 3-mile stretch of the Jordan River.  Join us at 8:30 a.m. at the new Riverview Boat Ramp in Salt Lake City.  We will end at Porter’s Landing Boat Takeout in North Salt Lake (50 South Jordan River Drive).  A shuttle will be available for transportation back to vehicles at the put-in location.
Masks are required for any unvaccinated individuals on the shuttle.
Canoes and kayaks (along with life vests) will be available at no cost to you, but please feel free to bring your own.  Participants will need to print and sign the waiver and bring it on the day of the event or email to Ali Avery (alia@nslcity.org).  Blank copies of the waiver will be available that day as well.

Learn more here.

Frightmares!

September 10 – October 31 at Lagoon Amusement Park (Weekends Only)

Learn more here.

The Dark Side of Lagoon is almost here!
Frightmares has something for everyone.  With over nine haunted attractions, Halloween-themed entertainment and all of your favorite foods, rides and games, Frightmares is Utah’s number one destination for family friendly Halloween fun.
Lagoon offers “no scare zones” in kiddieland that the entire family can enjoy!  Additionally, Frightmares has three non-scary attractions for young children.
Face make-up, costumes, or Halloween masks are not allowed.

Wasatch 100

September 10 – 11: Race starts September 10th at 5:00 a.m. and ends September 11th at 5:00 p.m.

The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is held in Utah the first Friday and Saturday after Labor Day each year. The run stretches from East Mountain Wilderness Park, Utah to Soldier Hollow, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. There is a cumulative gain of approximately 24,000 feet, as well as a cumulative loss of approximately 23,300 feet throughout the course. This is a premier run that will test the endurance of any runner.

Want to Volunteer?  The Wasatch 100 is very fortunate to have a great group of volunteers.  Most of our volunteers are at various aid stations and help take care of the runners as they arrive.  Some of the volunteers are ham radio operators who provide communications.  If you are interested in being involved please email us at: info@wasatch100.com

Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Fun – 100 Miles of Heaven and Hell

Labor Day Triathalon

September 6th at 7:30 a.m.

The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is held in Utah the first Friday and Saturday after Labor Day each year. The run stretches from East Mountain Wilderness Park, Utah to Soldier Hollow, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. There is a cumulative gain of approximately 24,000 feet, as well as a cumulative loss of approximately 23,300 feet throughout the course. This is a premier run that will test the endurance of any runner.

Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Fun – 100 Miles of Heaven and Hell

Station Park Events

Family First Monday: Pixie Dust & Pirates will feature guest characters, games, and goodies at participating vendor booths.

Theme: Princess Party – Cinderella & Tiana

September 6 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Juniper Market: Come shop from a curated selection of local artisans and small businesses at Fountain Square.  There will be treats, bath products, baby gear, jewelry, clothing, and much more.  Bring your friends and family to shop Utah’s finest local goods.

September 18 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Simple Treasures Fall Boutique

Over 180 of Utah’s premier loacl crafters at the Legacy Events Center (151 South 1100 West Farmington, UT)

September 21 – September 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

If you’re never been to a boutique before, don’t miss this one…over 180 of Utah’s premier local crafters will be in attendance selling unique hand-crafted gifts, holiday and home decor, trendy clothing, handmade jewelry, gifts, yummy treats, and more!

Grand Opening will be on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. with free treats and treasure hunts.  Admission is $5 at the door.

The remainder of the show the general admission cost is $1 at the door.

All major credit cards accepted.

Summer Nights with the Stars

Shows start at 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Kenley Amphitheater (403 N Wasatch Drive, Layton, UT)

Runtimes for all shows are approximate and show content (including guest artists) is programmed at the artist’s discretion

September 3: Three Dog Night

Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrating nearly 5 decades and claiming some of the most astonishing stastics in popular music.  In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records, or sole more concert tickets than Three Dog Night!  This one-night-only show is a can’t-miss event!

Tickets: SOLD OUT

September 18: Erica Hansen: A Tribute to the Women of Country Music

Davis County audiences know Erica from tapping their toes along to her tribute to Patsy Cline and jamming out to the music of the Carpenters, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt.  She has been entertaining local audiences – from Cedar City to Logan to Heber City for years and she’s particularly happy to be back at Ed Kenley Amphitheater.

Tickets:

$10 General Admission

$15 Reserved

$20 Orchestra

September 30: Air Supply

The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.  Hits like “All out of Love” and “Making Love out of Nothing” helped this music duo skyrocket to fame.  Bring your date for a night of music and romance at The Kenley Amphitheater.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Farmer’s Markets

Open until October 7th

Bountiful Farmer’s Market

Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. – Dusk in Bountiful’s Town Square (200 S 100 E Bountiful, UT)

Come and support local farmers, food artisans, bakers, and artists. The Bountiful Farmer’s Market will run every Thursday from 3 pm until dusk, weather permitting

Open until September 16th

USU Botanical Center Farmer’s Market

Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (or dusk) at the USU Botanical Center (875 S 50 W Kaysville, UT)

The Farmers Market is a great addition to the educational and recreational experiences the USU Botanical Center provides. We are excited about the opportunities to host the Farmers Market to enrich the lives of people in surrounding communities and support local growers, gourmet food producers, and artisans.

Open until early October

North Salt Lake Vendor Fair

Mondays 4:00 – Dusk at Legacy Park (1140 W 1100 N North Salt Lake, UT)

The North Salt Lake Farmer’s Market and Vendor Fair is being held in conjunction with food truck night.

Shows & Plays

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre (525 N 400 W Centerville, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 298-1302

Showtimes: Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Matinees at 2:30

Tickets: $18.00 – $30.00

Travel to 1792 during the madness of the early French Revolution to meet Sir Percival Blakeney, a dashing Englishman caught between his love for the French Marguerite St. Just and his horror at the innocent lives being lost in the Revolutionary crossfire. Rather than sit by and do nothing, Percy becomes The Scarlet Pimpernel, recruiting his friends to help save lives by night while appearing to be nothing but foppish nobility by day. The stirring score by Frank Wildhorn will sweep you away into this swashbuckling romance featuring the original masked hero.

Showtimes: September 16 – 18 at 6:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00

Fairytale Festival Concert!

Princesses and Knights of all ages will be enchanted with this evening of melodies, magic, and a bit of mischief with some of your favorite Fairytale characters.  After the concert in the Royal Leishman Hall, there will be photo ops available in the front lobby and sidewalk.  Don’t be shy about dressing up!  Come and watch the IMPOSSIBLE become POSSIBLE!

(Seats are subject to availability)

On Pitch Performing Arts! (587 N. Main St. Layton, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (385) 209-1557

Showtimes: September 24 – October 16: Monday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Closing weekend: Thursday Oct 14th – Saturday, Oct 16th at 7:30 with 2:00 p.m. matinee on Oct 16th.

Tickets: $12.00 – $15.00

Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

“Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties — a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry — the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco — though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.” – Michael Bennett

Bountiful Davis Art Center (90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 295-3618

Saturday, September 11th (Showings all day from 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $5/Single | $10/Day | $20/Family

Learn more here.

4th Annual Silent Film Festival

When silent films debuted over 100 years ago, theaters would hire musicians to play alongside them.  Bountiful Davis Art Center will recreate this experience!  Each year, hundreds of musicians, local bands, and studios gather at BDAC to perform live music to silent films.  This is a fundraiser that supports the music program and money raised during the festival directly subsidizes the stage rental for the community.

This fun family activity is appropriate for all ages to come and enjoy live music.  Films shown at the festival include: Charlie Chaplin’s The Adventurer, Easy Street,  and The Immigrant.  Buster Keaton’s One Week, The Neighbors, The Goat, My Wife’s Relations, The Scarecrow, The Balloonatic, The Love Nest, Haunted House, and The Boat.

Traditional cinema snacks and drinks will be sold.

Showtimes: Every Friday at 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $4.00 – $6.00

THE IMPROVABLES

The Improvables perform live, family-friendly improv every Friday at 9:00 p.m. at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. Each show is custom-tailored to our audience that night, so you never know what to expect – and neither do we! That’s the fun of improv – we take your suggestions and the things you love to create an unforgettable, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind comedy experience.

Shows last 90 minutes.

Other Fun Events

Museum Week!

Sept 13-18

Participating Locations: Hill Aerospace Museum, The Heritage Museum of Layton, and the museum at Fielding Garr Ranch (Antelope Island)

Summer Movie Night Drive-In

September 11

Bountiful Town Square (55 E 100 S, Bountiful) at Dusk

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