July 2 - 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Colonial Fest

  • July 2 - 4
  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SCERA Park

    600 S State St Orem


  • Free
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Meet history face to face
The Colonial Heritage Festival offers something for every member of the family. Visit colonial artisans, exhibits, demonstrations, & join in the great debates, public trials, & storytelling in the Old South Church. From our Mayflower replica to John Smith’s Armor and the Colonial School, children will be attended to by teachers from the Alpine School District. Children will be able to play Colonial games & participate in the daily children’s chores. Military enthusiasts can visit the gun displays, experience the cannon firing on the green and watch military skirmishes between the Continental Army & the British Redcoats. Join the Culper spy ring & help get messages to the key players in the battle, but be careful or you could end up in the pillory. Exhibits include the apothecary shop, blacksmith, cooper, broom maker, gunsmith, spoon maker, potter, bobbin lace maker, silhouette cutter , chandler, Isaiah Thomas Print Shop, women’s boutique, home life, frontier life, & much more.
Daniel and Genelle Pugmire -
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Free Special Events

Get out of the heat and see National Treasures at the Brent Ashworth Family – National Treasures Museum, located in room 201 at the SCERA Theater.  Come view amazing historical artifacts, including:

  • The first printing of the Declaration of Independence

  • The Stone Declaration of Independence

  • The Bible of William Bradford, brought over on the Mayflower

  • George Washington letters

  • Other items from 1607 to 1864, including the poker table of Ulysses S. Grant

Visit room 101 as well and see Utah historical documents and artifacts



After seeing the national treasures, stay inside the SCERA for a free showing of National Treasure, starring Nicholas Cage, in Showhouse II

  • Saturday July 1 10:00 a.m.; 12:20 p.m.; 3:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

  • Monday, July 3 3:45 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 4 3:45 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.

Attend the free Sunday Heritage Observance, at 8:00 p.m., July 2 at the SCERA Shell Outdoor theater.

  • Keynote speaker, Brent Ashworth, collector of American Antiquities and Documents

  • Mr. Ashworth will be reading from private letters of the founding fathers.

  • Musical numbers and more will highlight this evening of patriotism.

  • Gates open at 7:15 p.m.

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