Discover Davis in April

by Discover Davis

It’s time to explore all things spring in Davis! Lagoon is now open on weekends, golf courses are greening up, and events are happening across the County. The weather is gorgeous, albeit a little erratic, so get outside and enjoy spring!

“Spring” in northern Utah…consider this a little weather PSA to travelers. ‘Tis a gloriously unstable time in Utah, weather-wise. If you don’t know how the seasons work in Utah, we have a little guide below to help you. But, expect a little of everything and be prepared for snow or t-shirt weather. When you’re packing, you might need space in your bag for multiple layers and shoes. The great thing is that you can still enjoy a couple more ski weekends, go golfing, hike Antelope Island, and get on a rollercoaster (on the weekends).

The Utah Seasons:

  • Winter
  • Fool’s Spring
  • Second Winter
  • Spring of Deception
  • Third Winter
  • Spri-summer
  • Summer
  • False Fall
  • Second Summer (1 week)
  • First Snow
  • Actual Fall

Lagoon Open on WEEKENDS!

Team building at Lagoon

Did You Know?

Lagoon Amusement Park is Utah’s largest teenage employer. This means that it will operate on weekends only until school is out for the summer (May 30, 2022).

See their schedule here.

Saturdays | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sundays | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Antelope Island

Dark Sky Week | April 22 – 30

Celebrate dark sky week and join the Antelope Island Park Naturalist for an evening hike to experience and learn about the island’s nocturnal environment.

Where: White Rock Bay/Backcountry Trailhead | Map

When: April 22 | 8:30 pm

Want to celebrate the dark sky all week? Camp at Antelope Island, reserve your spot here.

a man stargazing with a telescope at Antelope Island in Utah
Photo: Matt Morgan/Pictureline

OAS Public Star Party (Ogden Astronomical Society)

White Rock Bay/Backcountry trailhead parking lot at 6 pm to safely view the sun through telescopes. Dark sky viewing will follow once the sun set. Casual

Where: White Rock Bay/Backcountry trailhead | Map

When: April 2 | 6:00 pm

Hike with a Ranger – Dooly Knob

Dooly Knob Trailhead at 10am for a moderately difficult 3 mile round trip hike to one of the best views on the island. We will take our time hiking the 700 feet in elevation gain to the top of Dooly Knob where you’ll be able to see the entire north end of the Island and surrounding Great Salt Lake. This is a family and leashed dog-friendly hike.

Where: Dooly Knob Trailhead | Map

When: April 9 | 10:00 am

Easter Activities

Photo: Gabe Pierce

City Easter Egg Hunts

South Weber: April 15 | 6:00 pm | More Info

Fruit Heights: April 16 | 10:00 am | More Info

Clearfield: April 16 | 10:00 am | More Info

Centerville: April 16 | 9:00 am | More Info

North Salt Lake: April 16 | 9:00 am | More Info

West Point: April 16 | 10:00 am | More Info

Farmington: April 11 | 9:00 am | More Info

Kaysville: April 3 | 9:00 am | More Info

Bountiful: April 16 | 9:00 am | More Info

Clinton: April 16 | 9:00 am | More Info

Syracuse: April 16 | 10:00 am | More Info

*All Easter egg hunts will begin promptly at their starting times, don’t be late!

Easter Egg Dives

South Davis Rec Center: April 16 | 9:00 am | More Info

Clearfield Aquatic & Fitness Center: April 16 | 10:30 am | More Info

Layton Surf ‘n Swim: April 11 | 6:45 pm | More Info

Bunny Bop

Where: Station Park

When: April 7 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Bunny Hop

Where: Bountiful Park | Map

When: April 16 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Mad Hatter Breakfast

Mad Hatter Breakfast at Twig's Station Park

Celebrate your unbirthday with crème brulee French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes and strawberries plus visits from special characters at this family-friendly breakfast sponsored by Station Park and Twig’s Bistro! Space is limited, please call to RSVP: 801-447-8944.

Where: Twig’s Bistro, Station Park

When: April 9 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Easter Brunch at Twig’s Bistro

A scrumptious Easter Brunch to remember! Call to reserve your spot: 801-447-8944.

Where: Twigs Bistro, Station Park

When: April 4 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Baby Animal Festival

Baby goat at Cross E Ranch
Photo: Cross E Ranch

Where: Cross E Ranch | Map

When: April 1 – May 7

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Art Exhibits

Photo: BDAC

Exhibits on view: March 12 – April 30

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center | Map

Artist Reception: April 15 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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The Greatest Show on Ice

See What’s on the Stage

Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

When: March 11 – April 9

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Where: On Pitch Performing Arts!

When: March 18 – April 9

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Where: Hopebox Theatre

When: March 18 – April 2

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Celtic Folk Tunes with Shanahy

Photo: BDAC

“This band hails from Salt Lake City, and performs traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles–primarily Scotland and Ireland. The special sound features fiddles, highland pipes, cauldwind pipes, uilleann (Irish) pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitars, and both female and male vocals. They perform traditional jigs, slip-jigs, reels, strathspeys, waltzes, airs and songs, along with a few contemporary and original pieces within the celtic style.” 

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center | Map

When: April 21 | 7:30 pm

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Lighten Up

Photo: DAC

“Lighten Up is a barbershop quartet known for its unique harmony of men’s voices. Their unique blend offers music that transcends time. Their songs bring back singing traditions that go back to the mid-1920s with the birth of the barbershop singing artform. They sing favorite songs from across the decades. Lighten Up began in late 2019 when they got together to sing Christmas songs. They loved the sound created and started to sing in other venues. They have performed in festivals, libraries, lots of homes, and parties. They began to prepare for the Barbershop Harmony Society’s quartet competition. Although the contest was canceled for 2020 and 2021, they are ready for 2022!”

Where: Davis Arts Council Small Theater | Map

When: April 1 | 7:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars!

The Davis Heritage Festival is NEW this year, so mark your calendars for May 19 – 21 because you won’t want to miss this first-ever event that celebrates our Davis Heritage while held in conjunction with Baby Animals days.

“This new and exciting festival will include art, quilting, food, gardening, and other fun, educational demonstrations and activities. There will still be plenty of baby animals to see, plus horse rides, miniature train rides, kids crafts, local entertainment and shows, and, of course, delicious food from local vendors.” Learn more and get your tickets ahead of time!

Want to find other ways to play in Davis? See below for ways to #discoverdavis outdoors and indoors!

Discover our Great Outdoors

  • Hiking

    With over 500 miles of paved and unpaved trails, there’s a hike in Davis for every skill level. Be sure to check trail conditions prior to heading out on mountain trails. Check out our favorite hikes here.

  • Biking

    Our impressive trail system here in Davis has great routes for leisure biking or mountain biking, check out our favorites here.

  • Golfing

    Davis is home to 10 beautiful golf courses — nine public golf courses and one private country club. Each course has beautiful views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains, and several are highly ranked in Utah and in national golf publications. Check them out here.

  • Frolfing

    With at least half a dozen disc golf courses in Davis, it’s a great opportunity to get outside and try something new. Check out the courses at Freedom Hills Park in Centerville and Davis Technical College to get started.

  • Bountiful Town Square

    Whether you’re experiencing Dave in the winter or the warmer months, Bountiful’s Town Square has the Bountiful Ice Ribbon in the winter which then becomes a path for roller skating and blading, walking and strollers in the spring. Reservations will not be required, but check with the South Davis Rec Center for opening dates after the ice rink closes for the season. Stay and shop or grab a bite to eat on Bountiful’s Main Street. (Photo: Roger Tuttle)

  • Antelope Island

    Discover guided e-biking and horseback riding tours, hike, camp, or get in that salty water.  Antelope Island State Park has numerous fun activities!

  • Birding

    Take a trip to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve or the Farmington Bay WMA/Eccles Wildlife Education Center to discover the magic of the Great Salt Lake wetlands and ecosystems, which includes fantastic birding opportunities (our area gets 4 million feathered visitors each year)!

    Discover our Great Indoors

    • Enjoy the Theatre

      We’ve got lots of incredible theatres and productions in Davis this year in 2022, check them out at the: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Hopebox Theatre, and On Pitch Performing Arts! (OPPA)

    • Experience Station Park

      Visiting Station Park is more than just stores – it’s an experience in itself! This open-air shopping center features more than 100 shops and restaurants, from nationally branded to locally owned. A great place to spend the day outdoors, with something for everyone in the family. Be sure to watch the beautiful fountain show, designed by the same hydro-engineering wizards who built the famed Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas.

    • Shopping

      Don’t forget to check out Bountiful’s Historic Main Street and Layton Hills Mall if you’re in the mood to shop and eat!

    • Amusement Centers

      Check out our other fun amusement centers!

      Check our blog often for more Discover Davis fun, events, and things to do!