Wow, Halloween came and went fast. Now we're gearing up for Thanksgiving, and it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy the fall colors while you still have a chance.

That's why we're recommending a trip to Red Butte Garden for the Orchid Show and Garden Adventure through the fall foliage. It may snow this weekend, so if it's too cold, head south for the Moab Folk Festival with the family. We also highly recommend the newest production at The Children's Theatre, The Masque of Beauty & the Beast.


Orchid Show at Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Take the kids to beautiful Red Butte Garden this weekend, before the cold really sets in, for the Utah Orchid Society’s Orchid Show. The beautiful orchids will be on display and for sale—prices vary.

The show is Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $4 for kids, $6 for adults.

Hint: While you’re there, go on a Garden Adventure through the fall foliage at the Garden from 10 to 11:30 a.m. You and your kids will learn all about what makes the leaves change color and create your own take-home leaf garlands. Click here to register.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, SLC Click here for more info.


The Masque of Beauty & the Beast

After a very successful Halloween show, The Children's Theatre gets back into the drama with the Mainstage Company performance of The Masque of Beauty & the Beast by Michael Elliot Brill.

It's the classic story you know, but performed in the manner of a 16th century French masque—using an eloquent narrator, sprightly dialogue and a simple set.

See the show Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. this weekend. The show runs through Nov. 26.

The Children’s Theatre, 237 S. State Street, SLC

Tix are $12. Click here for tix and more info.


Moab Folk Festival

This might be one of your last weekends for a road trip before the roads get all slippery, and we can’t think of a better excuse than the Moab Folk Festival—three days of music, food, crafts and art.

The folk festival takes place at multiple venues around Moab. All venues are alcohol and drug-free. Great for the whole fam.

Click here for a full schedule and locations.

Click here for ticket info.

Some of this year’s folk musicians include Karla Banoff with Nina Gerber, Michael Martin Murphey, Cheryl Wheeler, Ferron, Steve Forbert, Peter Mulvey, Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman, Kate MacLeod and Antje Duvekot.