Events and Things to do in Davis County in September

by Discover Davis

In the blink of an eye, summer is over and kids are back in school.  As we mourn the end of a great summer, there is plenty to look forward to as we enter into the next best season for the year…fall!  

We can’t wait for cooler fall temperatures, changing leaves, fall festivals, and a comeback of the year’s best flavors: apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice!  Kick-off fall with the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Walk or prolong the feel of summer by paddling with us on the Jordan River for the “Get to the River” Festival!  

Find out more happening around Davis County this September below!

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September Events In Davis County

Scarecrow Walk
Jordan River Paddle
Davis Remembers: 9/11 Project
Frightmares
Antelope Island
Bountiful Farmers Market
Cross E Ranch Fall Festival
Live Music
Theatre & Art
Keeping Our Stories Alive” at The Whitaker Museum
Family First Monday At Station Park
The Brineman Triathalon
Simple Treasures Boutique
Freedom’s Light Festival
Top of Utah Museum Week: Hill Aerospace Museum

Scarecrow Walk

A scarecrow display at the Utah State Botanical Center in Kaysville Utah

Kick-start your fall with a fun, family-friendly stroll through a scarecrow display at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville.  This event is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk (don’t hang out with the scarecrows at night please).  You can also cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow on display, as well as see changing colors in their Varga Arboretum and celebrate the harvesting season in their demonstration gardens.

Where: USU Botanical Center | Map

When: September 8 – September 18, 2022 | Dawn to Dusk

Price: FREE

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Jordan River Paddle – Get to the River Event

Kayakers on a stretch of the Jordan River in Davis County Utah

Come join us at the 9th annual “Get to the River Festival.”  Paddle on a 3-mile stretch of the Jordan River starting at the Riverview Boat Ramp and ending at Porter’s Landing Boat Takeout in North Salt Lake.  Canoes, kayaks, and PFDs will be provided at no cost, but you are welcome to bring your own.  If you plan on attending this event, make sure to sign your waiver!

Where: Riverview Boat Ramp | Map

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Price: FREE

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Davis Remembers: The 9/11 Project

A commemorative 9/11 event with an immersive 9/11 museum exhibit, community resource fair, appreciation station, and touch-a-truck.

Where: Legacy Events Center | Map

When: September 7 – September 10 | 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Frightmares

People at Frightmares at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington Utah

Come check out the dark side of Lagoon with Frightmares!  Normal Lagoon fun gets a spooky boost with over nine haunted attractions and Halloween-themed entertainment – including ghoulish characters that walk among us!  If you’re worried about young kids, get the No-Scare Glow Stick and enjoy Lagoon’s specific “no scare zones” in kiddieland that the entire family can enjoy! 

Where: Lagoon Amusement Park | Map

When: September 9 – October 30

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Antelope Island

Ogden Astronomical Society Public Star Party

Join members of the OAS at Antelope Island State Park to safely view the sun through telescopes with dark sky viewing following once the sun sets. This event is a casual come-and-go event.  Park entrance fees apply.

Where: White Rock Bay / Backcountry Trailhead | Map

When: September 17 | 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the Bison Roundup!

Where: Watching party will be at White Rock Bay | Map

When: October 29 | 10:00 am

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Bountiful Farmers Market

Where: Bountiful Town Square | Map

When: Thursdays | 4:00 pm – Dusk

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Cross E Ranch Fall Festival

A photo of a group of people standing at The Cross E Ranch Corn Maze in Davis County

Cross E Ranch is opening its doors for its annual Fall Festival on September 23rd!  Enjoy their corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races, and their famous apple cider donuts!

Where: Cross E Ranch | Map

When: September 23 – October 29

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Live Music

A live music concert at The Kenley Amphitheater in Davis County

The Bonner Family 

“Comprised of Mom, Dad, eight kids, and the eldest grandchild, The Bonner Family enjoys creating music together with a Christ-centered focus as the theme for their music. They have incorporated music through their faith and love of song as each member progresses in their respective careers. Their goal is to reach the hearts of God’s children through beautiful music.”

Where: The Kenley Amphitheater | Map

When: September 10 | 8:00 pm

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Theatre & Art

Classical Greek Theatre Festival

“The Classical Greek Theatre Festival presents “Medea” by Euripides, directed by Stephanie Stroud.  Founded in 1971, the Classical Greek Theatre Festival is committed to producing classical Greek dramas to provide the unique educational opportunity to appreciate these ancient plays in action on stage.”

Where: The Kenley Amphitheater | Map

When: September 24 | 10:00 am

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Ballet West II

“This evening with Ballet West II includes a repertory program of both classical and contemporary pieces from around the world, performed by Ballet West’s elite touring ensemble.

Raymonda Pas de Dix opens the evening. The Pas de Dix is the swashbuckling culmination of a love triangle gone awry from the third act of this exciting ballet. The evening’s second act begins with La Vivandiere, a ballet in one act that has been performed for nearly two centuries all over the western hemisphere, and Lacrymosa, a modern dance of mourning inspired by Mozart’s Requiem, choreographed by Edward Stierle. Sir Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances rounds out the evening, ending on an upbeat note with movement to light music that was inspired by English country-folk tunes.”

Where: The Kenley Amphitheater | Map

When: September 15 | 8:00 pm

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Gangrene Comedy Festival: Spaghetti Western – A Fistful of a Few Noodles More

“Watch a 20-piece Spaghetti Western Orchestra join forces with a mob of improv comedians to unleash family-friendly havoc on the stage!”

Where: The Kenley Amphitheater | Map

When: September 9 | 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Exhibits On Display at the Bountiful Davis Art Center:

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center | Map

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On View: July 29 – September 10 

You/Me/Us by Pamela Beach

Urban Pop curated by Todd Marshall

Excess by Kathryn Knudsen

Rituals of Decay by Tara Carpenter & Sara Lynne Lindsay

Forgetting Lyric by Torey Akers

On View: September 23 – October 29

Opening Reception: September 23 | 6:00 pm

Are We Here For Ourselves Alone? by Christine Atkinson

Annual Plein Air Competition

Not A Ghost::Reclaiming Creativity In Motherhood by Camille Wheatley & Denise Gasser

Objective Logic: Are We Using the Same Light? by Katie Strader

Material Support by Art Morrill

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre presents: 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

“Go Go Go Joe!  One of the most enduring musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the envy of their favored brother with his coat of many colors.

Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this show is a musically eclectic journey masterfully told using different genres of memorable tunes you’ll be singing long after.  Joseph is a great show for the entire family.”

Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre | Map

When: August 5 – September 3

Bright Star

Bright Star is a beautifully written musical about a young woman growing up in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.  We see her first as a young carefree woman and then watch how her life changes as she becomes a well-to-do magazine editor 22 years later.  Her story is inevitably woven with that of an idealistic young man named Billy, with whom she shares a mysterious connection.  The bluegrass score, (written by actor Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) provides a rich musical palette with which this story is painted.”

Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre | Map

When: September 23 – October 22

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“Keeping Our Stories Alive” at The Whitaker Museum

Enjoy this month’s story about The Women of the Mormon Battallion.  This event is free to attend.

Where: The Whitaker Museum | Map

When: September 13 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Museum Week at the Hill Aerospace Museum

Enjoy Top of Utah Museum Week at the Hill Aerospace Museum with fun, after-hours activities throughout the week!

Where: Hill Aerospace Museum | Map

When: September 15 – 17

Family First Monday at Station Park

Enjoy the first Monday of the month at Station Park for a themed night of family fun!  This month’s theme is Toy Story, featuring guest characters, face painting, balloon artist, games, prizes, and more!

Where: Fountain Square Station Park

When: September 5 | 5:30 pm

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The Brineman Triathalon

Sign up for Kids, Spring, Intermediate (Olympic), and Long Distance races.

Where: Syracuse

When: September 9

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Simple Treasures Boutique

This boutique sells handcrafted items at over 185 unique booths, including fall and Halloween decor.

Where: Legacy Events Center | Map

When: September 13 – 17

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Freedom’s Light Festival

This is a fun, free, engaging event to celebrate America, our Constitution, and the people who created it. Experience over 40 interactive and engaging activities, as well as meet the heroes of America face-to-face!

Where: Bountiful Park | Map

When: September 15 – 17

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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.  If you’re hitting the trail, download our Wander map to find trails near you!

  • 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.

  • 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)!

  • Lagoon Amusement Park

    Lagoon Amusement Park is Utah’s only amusement park.  Depending on when you are visiting, Lagoon has a generous operating season from late March through Halloween in October.  Visit and discover the magic that awaits you in Lagoon, Lagoon-A-Beach, and Pioneer Village.

    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 for laser tag, go-karting, bowling, arcade games, mini golf and more!

    • SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

      Snorkel with the stingrays, pet a sloth, feed a tortoise, and get a fishy pedicure!  Those are just a few of the fun interactive experiences you can have at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium!  Plus, you’re right in Layton Hills Mall which means you can easily add in other fun activities for your day, get some shopping done, and have plenty of restaurant options.