Tag Archives: Thanksgiving Point

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Party

Celebrate the Deathly Hallows Part I Premier by stepping in to the wizarding world at the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point. Partake in a scavenger hunt for the hidden Harry Potter 7horcruxes, dress the part and enter the costume contest or try your hand at Harry Potter Trivia. Wizard Woodruff will be on hand with his owls to delight the crowd. Shop in Diaganon Alley for Potter inspired paraphernalia. The Amber Room will be transformed with witchcraft and wizardry you will enjoy your chance to win door prizes, hands on activities and Potter inspired snacks. Party goers will be sorted in to their house and get to make their own wand.

*if you have purchased tickets to a midnight showing of Harry Potter 7 at the Thanksgiving Point Megaplex or Mammoth Screen you are eligible to purchase a $12 party ticket. Please bring your movie ticket/receipt to the Thanksgiving Point Box Office to receive your discount.

Wasatch Woman Love Your Body 6K/10K

The Love Your Body race was created five years ago by Wasatch Woman magazine for women who care about their health, fitness, community, friends, and families. By treating yourself well, you’re able to achieve your personal best and be an inspiration to others. Be part of the largest woman-only run in Utah. Over 2000 participants are expected to be in attendance at this event. Part of the proceeds will go to the new Thanksgiving Point children’s museum, The Museum of Natural Curiosity. We’ll also be making a donation to the Girl Scouts of Utah.

The 10k run and 6K (3.72 miles) run/walk, will include a portion of the beautiful Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. The course will be flat and fast and will be the perfect run to finish the season if you are looking to set a final personal record. You will establish healthy fitness habits going into fall and winter by training for this event and you’ll feel great for participating. We encourage you to bring your families along for support. There will be plenty for the kids and family to do at Electric Park where we will start and finish the race.

Ya-Ya Sisterhood Party

Hosted by B98.7’s radio host Erin, the annual Ya-Ya Sisterhood party will feature palm readers, decorative hats, one-of-a-kind holiday items, tastings from Harvest Restaurant, and fabulous local vendors. Attendees are encouraged to don their most over-the-top finery and baubles. The fancy dresses, gaudy jewelry and feather boas should also be accompanied by extravagant headdresses – and no headdress is too grand or outrageous.


Put on the Ritz
Ruffles, bows, fancy dresses, and feather boas….nothing is too “over-the-top” for the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Party. Have a grand cocktail ring but no fancy parties to wear it to? Get a few more to keep it company and wear it. Frippery, regalia, finery, and baubles are all part of the evening’s magic.

Wear a Headdress
Wearing your own special headdress is the crowning touch, a way to transform the everyday you into an extraordinary Ya-Ya Sister. Making the headdress to express your true, beautiful inner self is all part of the fun. You don’t have to be artistic or even “crafty” to create the most stupendous, outrageous, and unique headdress in the world. Obtain a “base hat” from your closet, the attic, or a vintage shop. Use supplies at hand or visit a craft store.

Princesses and Her Majesties
It’s true that we can’t choose our own name at birth, but we can name ourselves as a member of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Come to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Party with your new name and join us to be officially named in your Very Special Naming Ceremony. The goal is to honor each other, welcome your new name, and celebrate the glorious uniqueness of each one of you.

Plein Air Festival

Thanksgiving Point, a scenic cultural gathering place, will offer its 55-acre garden and other property venues as a canvas to more than 30 local artists in its annual Plein Air Festival, Sept. 8-10. Painters and sculptors will spread out across the 300-acre space to create works of art in the open air where spectators can watch, interact and learn from their talent.

“Our Gardens have proved to be an inspiring venue for the local talent and we are pleased once again to offer the Gardens as well as our other inspiring venues Farm Country, the Museum of Ancient Life and Water Tower Plaza as subject matter for the artists,” said Blake Wigdahl, director of programming at Thanksgiving Point. “Plein air is an exercise in fine art for the artists as well as the spectators.”

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Utah Wedding Expo

Wedding ExpoBrides & Grooms

Congratulations on your engagement! This time will be very exciting, but it can be stressful too. Come to the Thanksgiving Point Wedding Expo to learn about every aspect of your wedding. You’ll have the opportunity to talk to wedding industry leaders, figure out exactly what you want for your special day, win great prizes, and have lots of fun!

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Labor Day Luau 2009

Thanksgiving Point, Utah’s cultural gathering place, will host the annual Labor Day Luau on Monday, Sept. 7. Set against the backdrop of the largest man-made waterfall in the western hemisphere, the party kicks off with an authentic island dinner served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a festive show at 7 p.m. Utah Valley University’s Legacy Dance Company will showcase traditional dance from the more than 290 islands in the Polynesian triangle including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Hawaii and Tahiti. Fire dancers will also light up the stage with their blazing maneuvers. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the performances at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15 in advance or $18 at the door; children are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Both can be purchased from our website.


Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest

Corn Mazes
Though we spend much of the year working with the 225+ MAiZE locations around the world, our original location here in Utah is where you’ll find us each fall. Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest is really a labor of love for Brett and Nicole Herbst, family and friends. A lot has changed since our early days, as each year we travel the country looking for new ideas and ways to improve. After moving our corn maze to several locations in the last decade, we’ve finally found the perfect home at Thanksgiving Point. Below are some photos from previous years themes.

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Pumpkin Princess Carriage
A favorite at Cornbelly’s  was the Pumpkin Princess Playland. Your little princes and princesses  enchanted by a birthday tea party area, horse-drawn “Cinderella” carriage, pumpkin princess autograph and photo area, small castle for children to play inside of, a “build-a-princess” scarecrow area, and other princess-themed activities.

Trick-or-Treat Trail
As you stroll through the kiddie maze on designated Saturdays in October, you just might bump into a few loveable characters passing out yummy Halloween treats. Each child will have the chance to trick-or-treat in the corn and find their own candy-filled treats! Check our Schedule of Events for days and times.

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch
Come and pick ’em … pick out your favorite pumpkin from the hundreds in our bigger and better pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Our pumpkin prices range from $1 to $10. Plus, look for the Spookley the Square Pumpkin storytelling boards along the way.

*Expired Event