PROVO, Utah, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah Valley
Convention and Visitors Bureau (UVCVB), the official destination
marketing organization for Utah
County, introduced today its newest event website, UVTogether.com. The
online resource highlights popular annual events, giveaways,
festival videos, and opportunities for group gatherings in
"Located 45 miles south of the Salt
Lake City International Airport and along the I-15 corridor,
Utah Valley's central location is an ideal gathering place for
family get-togethers and extended business vacations," said Joel
Racker, President and CEO of the UVCVB. "Many of our events are
growing in popularity and we wanted to provide an interactive site
for those searching this spring for upcoming activities."
UVTogether.com houses event details and registration
information on four of the region's most popular events: the Tulip
Festival, the Utah Valley Marathon, the Princess Festival and the
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.
Thanksgiving Point's annual
Tulip Festival features 250,000 tulipsof more than 100
varieties, spread across 55 acres ofEuropean landscaped gardens.
More than 46,000 attendees flock to the flowers each year, making
it one of the season's most popular attractions. Garden tours and
demonstrations are also available for interested parties.
With a 26.2-mile route that descends 2,000 feet in elevation
along the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway, the Utah
Valley Marathon's impressive mountain views attract 8,000
marathon and half-marathon runners annually. The race, considered
one of the fastest in the nation, is USATF certified and serves as
an official Boston Marathon qualifier.
Founded in 2008, the
Princess Festival allows young girls, ages 3 to 10, to be a
princess for a day and seek their own fairytale adventures.
Costumed characters guide visitors on a magical journey as they
assist with a variety of captivating activities. The Festival
is expected to draw 20,000 attendees in 2012.
Nestled at the base of Mount Timpanogos, the 23rd annual
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival attracts more
than 30,000 visitors from across North
America. As the largest storytelling festival in the West,
the Festival has honed a reputation for bringing the best
storytellers from around the country.
For event registration, hotel accommodations, giveaways and
video contest details, visit www.UVTogether.com. Personal inquiries can also be
directed to 1-888-396-UTAH
About the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors
The Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
(UVCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for
Utah County, Utah. Its goal is to
enhance the economic prosperity of Utah Valley by promoting,
selling and marketing the area as a unique destination for
meetings, events, and business and leisure travelers. The UVCVB
provides an online hub of information for local events, unique
activities, and meeting planning resources. This resource is highly
valued by both local residents and Valley visitors. Nestled in the
magnificent Wasatch mountain
range, Utah Valley is a premier gathering place for vacations,
staycations, business trips, conventions, sporting events, film
productions, family reunions and more. For more information, visit
www.UtahValley.com or contact the UVCVB at
SOURCE Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau