11 Places to Watch Outdoor Movies and Concerts Near Utah County This Summer
One of the best ways to beat the heat during Utah summers is to make the most of evening activities—and one of my favorites is outdoor movies. Get ready to make some unforgettable memories as you watch a movie with brilliant stars above you and cool grass beneath. And Utah County has dozens of nearby options for you, your friends, and family to enjoy. (Many free movies and concerts are also featured during the city celebrations throughout the summer in Utah County. For more details about these fun activities and celebrations, click here.)
American Fork hosts free concerts at the Quail Cove Amphitheater (851 E. 700 N.) on Monday nights through June and July. The music begins at 7 p.m., so grab a blanket and enjoy some music as you watch the sun set. For more information, visit steeldaysaf.com.
June 3— Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse with Deep Pocket and Max Headroom
June 10—Joshua Creek
June 17—Scott and Ryceejo
June 24—Wasatch Winds and the AFHS Marching Band
July 1—Details Coming
July 8—Details Coming
July 15—American Fork Symphony and Timpanogos Chorale
July 22—Details Coming
July 29—Red Desert Ramblers
If you are looking for a concert and movie night rolled into one, check out Draper’s fun outdoor activity nights. Pre-show entertainment begins at 8 p.m. with a movie to follow at 9:15. For more details, visit draper.ut.us.
June 21—Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
July 18—Ralph Breaks the Internet
Grab some popcorn and camp chairs and enjoy a movie at Lindon’s City Center or Pioneer Park this summer. For more details, visit lindonrecreation.org.
June 7—Small Foot
July 19—Lego Movie 2
August 6—How to Train Your Dragon 3
Payson and Santaquin are joining forces this summer to offer free outdoor movies in the park as well as pre-show entertainment and activities your whole family will love. For more details, visit paysonutah.org.
July 20—Cars 3
September 14—The Incredibles
For ten years Provo has been hosting a free Rooftop Concert series on the first Friday night of the month throughout the summer. This summer’s series kicks off with The National Parks, Mindy Gledhill, and Robert Loud on June 7. Other performers will be announced throughout the summer, but mark your calendars for July 5, August 2, and September 6. For more details, visit rooftopconcertseries.com.
Sandy hosts free movies at different parks around the city through June and July on Friday nights. Grab some of the snacks they have for sell and enjoy a movie with your family. For more information, visit sandy.utah.gov.
June 21—Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
July 12—Hocus Pocus
July 26—Mary Poppins Returns
The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre shows outdoor movies throughout the summer. Admission for adults is $4 and $3 for children and seniors, or you can get a pass for the whole series for $12 for adults and $9 for children and seniors. For more details, visit scera.org.
June 12—Black Panther
June 19—Mary Poppins Returns
July 10—A Quiet Place
July 17—Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 7—Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
August 14—Incredibles 2
On Monday nights throughout July, Snowbasin will hold fun kid activities beginning a 6 p.m. prior to showing a family-friendly outdoor movie beginning at dusk. Enjoy some fun activities in a beautiful venue. For more details, visit snowbasin.com.
July 1—Space Jam
July 8—Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
July 22—Incredibles 2
July 29—The Karate Kid (Original)
August 5—The Avengers: Infinity War
Beginning June 29 and ending August 9, Snowbird will host free outdoor movies for families on Friday nights at dusk. Enjoy the mountains and these fun movies under the stars. For more information, visit snowbird.com.
June 21—Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
June 28—Wasatch Mountain Film Festival
July 5—Never Ending Story
July 19—How to Train Your Dragon
July 26—Angels in the Outfield
Enjoy a family-friendly movie and some tasty food trucks on Monday nights throughout the summer at Springville’s outdoor amphitheater at Spring Acres Arts Park (700 S. 1300 E.). Showtimes begin at dusk. For more information, visit springville.org.
June 3—Ralph Breaks the Internet
June 17—A Dog’s Way Home
July 1—The Lego Movie 2
July 8—Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse
July 15—How to Train Your Dragon 3: Hidden World
On Friday nights this summer, enjoy an outdoor movie surrounded by the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. The movie is free for Thanksgiving Point members or the cost of admission to the gardens for those who are not members ($20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors). For more details, visit thanksgivingpoint.org.
July 5—Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
July 12—The Lego Movie 2
July 19—The Emperor’s New Groove
July 26—Napoleon Dynamite
August 2—The Incredibles 2
August 9—Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back