Rockapella reached its first milestone as a featured performer on the PBS television special Do It A Cappella, hosted by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Created to showcase the supreme capability and virtuosity of the human voice, the program was a perfect platform for Rockapella’s talent and infectious energy to be noticed.
When their appearance on Do It A Cappella hit the airwaves, the doo-wop stereotype of vocal group pop music was crushed and crushed so hard that PBS eagerly came calling again. They quickly requested Rockapella not only write and record the theme music for their soon-to-be-hit show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? but asked that the group star in the show as the house band. The daily Rockapellafest of Carmen brought ten million viewers every week for the next five years, and to this very day, at every concert the group performs, the crowd screams to hear the theme song they remember from the show. It’s music for the entire family!
October, Saturdays at Thanksgiving Point Museum of Ancient Life 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 768-2300
Experience an “An Old Fashioned Halloween Party” every Saturday at the Museum of Ancient Life. Explore the science behind classic Movie Monsters such as Frankenstein, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, the Blob and others! Join in fun hands-on experiments such as dry ice bubbles and Oobleck and create some fun make-and-takes. Play games, make crafts, and more to get you and your little ones ready for Halloween. Halloween costumes welcome at all Spooky Saturdays.
– Enter your tractor or truck in one of 17 categories
– Fun cab race competition
– Separate car show and shine competition
– Individual exhibitor booths
– Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho
$2 Tuesdays are your chance to experience Thanksgiving Point for just $2 per guest, per venue. So, for every Tuesday in August, you can visit the Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point Gardens, or Farm Country. Or all three. Bring the family, bring the neighbors, but make sure you don’t miss the chance to experience Thanksgiving Point.
What Else is $2?
• Cooking Classes. Bring a friend for $2. Register for any Emporium Kitchen cooking classes in August and pay just $2 to bring a friend. (Please call 801.768.2300 to register).
• Emporium Fudge. Yummy, rich, delicious original fudge from the Emporium. Get a half-pound for just $2.
Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips spread throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.
In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Garden tours and demonstrations run every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show. Regular Garden admission fees apply, free admission for Thanksgiving Point members.
Easter Eggstreme at Thanksgiving Point Saturday April 23, 2011
Get your punch pass for Utah’s largest Easter Egg hunt! Festive Easter eggs are scattered throughout Electric Park, but that’s not all there is to do. The Easter bunny himself will make an appearance, as well as loads of fun activities for egg hunters of all ages.
Egg Hunt Timeline – Doors Open:10 am
* 0-3 years: 11 am
* 4-6 years: 11:30 am
* 7-9 years: 12 noon
* 10-12 years: 12:30 pm
* Open Hunt: 1 pm
• Punch passes are good for 5 activities. Egg hunts do not require a punch.
• Thanksgiving Point Members receive an additional punch (by calling 801.768.4900 or visiting the Thanksgiving Point Box Office)
• Tickets purchased online can be redeemed for a punch pass the day-of the event.
• Bean Bag Toss
• Ring Toss
• Kiddy Train
• Egg Hunts
• Easter Crafts
• Inflatables/Bounce Houses
• Easter Relay Races
• Face Painting
*Punch passes are good for 5 activities. Egg hunts do not require a punch.
**Concessions will be available during the event.
Join us and partake of an authentic pilgrim feast this holiday season. Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn will be transformed to immerse you in the culture of the very first Thanksgiving, complete with the sights, sounds, and foods of the 17th century.
Upon arrival, you’ll receive biographical information about one of the pilgrims who attended the first Thanksgiving. You’ll spend an evening seeing life through this person’s eyes as you take a step back into early America.Your hosts will be prominent pilgrim figures, played by actors, who wear period clothing and share customs and traditions of the time.Young ones will delight in traditional games and activities and barnyard visitors. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate and understand Thanksgiving in fun and new ways.
Help support the Lehi FFA and join in on an evening of of fun western music and comedy, with the ever-popular Bar J Wranglers Monday & Tuesday February 21, 2001 and 22 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.
The Bar J Wranglers perform in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 7 nights per week during the summer months, entertaining 700 people nightly at the acclaimed Bar J Chuckwagon. During their off-season, the Wranglers perform all over the world, bringing their style of western music, stellar harmony, outrageous comedy and remarkable musicianship to people of all ages and backgrounds. .
They have entertained for local, regional and national conventions throughout the west and have been hired for hundreds of city concerts, holiday parties and other smaller venues. They have been featured on TNN with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Randy Travis, as well as live performances on the Discovery Channel and the Travel Network.
Enjoy the Holiday tradition of eating breakfast with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Gingerbread Man, and Buddy the Elf at Thanksgiving Point. There will be crafts, games, cookie decorating and yummy breakfast for all to enjoy. Pictures with Santa will be available for purchase at the event.
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast * Scrambled Eggs * Sausage Links * Smoked Bacon * Roasted Red Breakfast Potatoes * Orange Juice, Milk and Hot Chocolate
Penguin Oreos · Marshmallow Snowman · Reindeer Tootsie Pops · Plinko · Grinch Ring Toss · Christmas Countdown · Paper Chain · Write a Letter to Santa · Face Painting
*All children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa. Parents are welcome to take pictures of their kids with Santa or Shutterbugs Photography by Tami will be available as well. If you would like to purchase pictures with Santa, the packages start at $8. and will be printed on-site. Shutterbugs takes cash, Visa or MasterCard.
* As a special limited time promotion, receive a free pass to Holiday Lights when you purchase tickets for the November 27 Breakfast with Santa! (One pass per transaction)
* High chairs and booster seats need to be purchased and reserved in advance with the Box Office Manager. To do so please call 801.768.4900
* Children of all ages need a ticket