Weekly Five: 5 fun things to do in October


October is the time when leaves change to vibrant colors and the fall season is in full swing. This month excites students for the upcoming holidays and activities to do in Provo. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss.

1. October 5 – The last Rooftop Concert

The Rooftop Concert Series finale this season features The Lower Lights and The Folka Dots, two bands known for their folk sound.

Courtney Kendrick, director of The Rooftop Concert Series, said The Lower Lights will be playing tunes from their latest release, and it’s going to be an awesome atmosphere.

“The colors on the mountains and the clear weather will be perfect for a cozy evening on the rooftops,” Kendrick said.

2. Haunted houses

Haunted houses dot the Utah and Salt Lake valleys during October. As it gets closer to Halloween, many people enjoy participating in frightening activities.

Chelsea Davis, a junior majoring in music performance, said she gets really excited about being scared during the Halloween season.

“It’s a wonderful time when being scared out of your pants is a welcomed and delightful experience and eating pounds of candy is normal and encouraged,” Davis said. She believes it’s the most wonderful time of the year.


3. October 10 – Yukon Blonde Concert

This pop rock band hails from Vancouver and is touring all over North America, including a Salt Lake City stop at Kilby Court. It’s the artists’ first time touring the United States, and they are doing it to support their well-received album, “Tiger Talk.” This new-to-America band will pique the interest of those always searching for new bands.

4. October 27 – Halloween Half Marathon

Prepare for the mass candy intake by working out before Halloween with this half marathon, which is unique because of the attire required to wear while running—each participant must wear a costume. It is the second largest half-marathon in Utah, and it is run through the fall leaves, making it scenic as well. Awards will be given for the best individual and team costumes.

5. Drive the Alpine Loop

The Alpine Loop is located in Provo Canyon in the Sundance area. The road is a circle that can be driven in the mountains, and there are many trees sporting fall colors.

Kimberly Job, a staff member in the accessibility center, and her daughter, Brittany Thompson, a sophomore studying family studies, said the Alpine Loop is a fun family tradition for them.

“It’s fun to pull out the fall sweaters and take pictures,” Job said.

For more information on these top 5 things, visit halloweenhalf.com, rooftopconcertseries.com, and yukonblonde.com.

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