Warmer temperatures means that spring is on its way! Spring is a lovely time in Utah Valley: flowers are blooming; hiking trails are opening up again; festivals are starting. Make the most of this beautiful time of year by participating in any of these springtime activities.

Go to the Tulip Festival 

Tulips at Thanksgiving Point

From April 8th until May 7th, Thanksgiving Point's annual Tulip Festival is a must-do event, with over 280,000 tulips in over a hundred varieties! The month-long festival is the perfect way to experience the beauty and wonders of the natural world.

Play Golf

Aerial shot of a golf course

Tee up! Utah Valley has some beautiful golf courses, from Hobble Creek to Thanksgiving Point and many more in between! With the weather getting warmer, there is no better time to stroll outside while playing a round or two!

Go Fishing

Fly Fishing the Provo River

Spring is the perfect time for what anglers call 'ice off fishing,' which is when the sun warms the shore and melts the ice! There are many different places to go fishing in Utah Valley such as, Utah Lake, Tibble Fork/Silver Lake or the Provo River. For a guided fishing experience check out this.

Ride the Heber Creeper

The Epic Utah Valley Spring Bucket List - Train through Provo Canyon

Ride through Provo Canyon on the Heber Valley Railroad. There are a lot of train options, but we recommend the Provo Canyon Limited, which usually starts in late April and makes its way from Heber to Provo! There are beautiful scenic views all along the way!

Run a Race

The Epic Utah Valley Spring Bucket List - Running

Now that the weather is warming up, the race season is coming in full stride. Have you been training? Even if you haven't, there are races throughout the season for all types of runners, so keep an eye on our calendar of events to see what race is best for you!

Play Frisbee Golf

The Epic Utah Valley Spring Bucket List - Frisbee Golf

It's finally warm enough to play outside, so visit a park and play a round of Frisbee golf! Some great Frisbee golf courses include the Bicentennial Park course in Provo or the Dry Creek Trail Park in Lehi. Be sure to bring your own Frisbee!

Go On A Hike

Video Thumbnail - vimeo - Urban Biking Along The Murdock Trail | Explore Utah Valley

Now that the weather is getting better, opt outside! Go for a hike and explore the great outdoors that you may have missed all winter. The Murdock Canal Trail and the Provo River Trail are great this time of year, especially since there will still be snow in the mountains. Check out our page with other trails within city limits for great ideas!

Picnic in a Park

Mother and her two kids at a park

For a more low-key outdoor adventure, visit one of the many beautiful family-friendly parks in Utah Valley and have a picnic! Some great parks with wildlife are Nunn's Park in Provo Canyon and Willow Park in Lehi. If you're looking for a fun playground to take your kids, visit the All Together Playground in Orem or the Cory Wride Park in Eagle Mountain!

Attend a Spring Event

Visit a Stop Along the Pony Express: A Look Into Camp Floyd State Park

Check out a model train show at University Place, laugh your guts out at the Comediathalon with Improv Broadway, enjoy the 97th Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art or celebrate Artisan Day with Camp Floyd. Don't forget to visit our online calendar for even more events you and your family will enjoy. 

For those inevitable rainy (and maybe even snowy) days:

Watch a BYU or UVU Performance

The Epic Utah Valley Spring Bucket List - College Performance

Before summer break starts, watch one of the universities performances! There is so much talent at each school, from dance performances, to theater, to musical performances as well! Check out BYU performing arts or UVU performing arts to see what's happening this spring! If an in-person visit isn't possible, head to their websites and see what's streaming!

Go Sailing on Utah Lake

Sailing Boat on Utah Lake with Mountains in Background

Learn to sail on Utah Lake and experience some of the most breathtaking sunsets Utah Valley has to offer. The Bonneville School of Sailing and the Lindon Marina offer sailing and you don't need any prior sailing experience to go. Sailing season usually runs from March to October.

Play Indoors

Museum of dinosaurs

Spring brightens everything, so when going outside is not an option it's no fun! Luckily, there are so many things to do indoors in Utah Valley, from trampoline parks to arcades to museums, so browse our list of things to do for lots of fun ideas!

Are you ready to have an awesome spring in Utah Valley? Then get out, enjoy the weather, and find your fun!