It’s Provo’s 167th birthday on April 1st! (No joke) and we are celebrating all week long! Local businesses, community members, and organizations are hosting parties for the public – there has been at least one party scheduled every day of the week, March 28-April 1!
If you would like to attend a party today and join in the celebration, check out the schedule below.
We still need your help in decorating Provo for it’s birthday. Stop by the City Center Lobby (351 W Center Street) during business hours to pick up your balloon (one per person). And don’t forget to post one thing you appreciate about Provo on social media and tag it with #happybirthdayprovo. You’ll be entered to win a birthday cake each day this week! And don’t forget to enter our coloring page contest!
Provo Birthday Sodalicious Party
Come celebrate with Sodalicious at The Village (602 E 600 N St, Provo) tonight, Monday March 28 from 6-9pm! Bring the family and get a drink and a cookie for $1.67!
Provo Birthday Bike Ride
Join Provo’s Bike Committee for a bicycle ride around some of Provo’s historic locations in celebration of the city’s 167th birthday on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Meet us at 5:00 pm at the Provo City Library at Academy Square’s west lawn. Jessie Embry, a BYU emeritus history professor and specialist of Utah and Mormon history will provide the introduction of Provo’s early history in the second half of the 19th century and then the ride will highlight Provo’s architecture from that period. It will be a casual, family friendly ride.
Provo Birthday Fiber Party
Google Fiber wishes Provo a happy birthday! Stop by the Google Fiber Space during business hours (10:00 am-7:00 pm) any day this week to leave a “happy birthday Provo” note. They’ll be delivering all of the notes to the city center at the end of the birthday celebration.
And in honor of Provo’s 16th birthday, join us at the Google Fiber Space (250 W Center Street) on Wednesday, March 30 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm for free face painting, balloon animals, yellow treats, photo booth fun, and more! Before you leave, stop by Google Fiber’s birthday card station to wish Provo a happy birthday.
For more information and to tell us your coming visit the event page here: https://fiber.google.com/cities/provo/events/
Provo’s Birthday Block Party
This Thursday, March 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm come celebrate Provo’s 167th birthday with us! Freshly Picked, The Startup Building, Dev Mountain, IFA, Startup Candy Co, Salon Eclipse, and Provo Food Truck Roundup will be shutting 100 west down from 500-600 south. There will be a bounce house, fire truck, petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, food trucks, a raffle and Mayor Curtis will make a guest appearance! It will be a ton of fun for the whole family!
RSVP and tell us you’re coming for a free entry into the raffle or come visit the welcome booth at the party! Salon Eclipse will open up their parking lot and access will be from the 600 south side.
Provo Founder’s Day Celebration
Celebrate the founding of Provo City on April 1, 1849. Bring the whole family and your friends and join in the celebration at the Provo Pioneer Village. The Pioneer Village will be open for tours and self-guided visits starting at 5:00 PM and will remain open through 8:00 PM.
At 6:30 PM, Provo historian Robert Carter and storyteller-musician Elaine Brewster will present a short program featuring Provo’s history and the song “When It’s Springtime in the Rockies,” which was written in Provo. Traditional refreshments will be provided after the program.
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Provo Birthday Art Chase
Join us for a Provo Birthday Art Chase in Downtown Provo on Friday, April 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. This fun event involves “chasing” down works of art from different gallery venues in downtown Provo. The venues and works are listed on the image below.
The Art Chase works like this:
- You can pick up a chase card at any of our 6 participating galleries listed below.
- Once you have a card– game on! The card has the list of galleries, map, and 6 snippets of works of art you are responsible for finding.
- Match the image with the gallery and get a signature on your card from that gallery.
- Once you have all six, turn in the card at the gallery you finish the chase (you can go in any order).
- We will then be raffling off 3 grand prizes to the completed participants in the chase.
Hope to see you out there!
Provo Birthday Finale: Foreign Figures Album Release
The local band Foreign Figures is throwing their biggest concert of the year at the Provo Airport (in the UVU Hangar) on Friday, April 1st from 7:30-10:30 pm. We would love to make it a big end cap celebration of Provo’s Birthday week!