June 2021 Newsletter
At a Glance
Garage Sale Rules and Regulations
We love purging to keep things neat, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Make sure you know the difference.
New Ways to Live EveryDay Strong
Listen to the new EveryDay Strong Podcast or receive text tips twice a week on helping kids become EveryDay Strong.
Summerfest June 7-12
Check out all the festivities the city has planned for this epic celebration on the Summerfest website!
Improved Neighborhoods Website
We are proud to introduce the improved Orem Neighborhoods Website!
Elections This Year
Orem will be holding elections for the mayor and 3 council seats. Invite friends to run or consider becoming a candidate yourself!
Orem Business Alliance Webinar
Watch the video from last month to learn more about cybersecurity and business.
Council Message
Welcome to Summerfest 2021

Having missed out on a normal Summerfest in 2020, we are incredibly grateful that we will be able to hold Orem’s favorite annual event in a more traditional fashion this year.

While we have always loved and fully supported Summerfest, we have a renewed appreciation for the event and what it means for families in Orem. For many in our community, Summerfest is a special time of gathering and reconnection with family and friends. After more than a full year of isolation, a dedicated time to reconnect is exactly what we need now.

The pandemic is not completely behind us, but we feel like we can hold this event in a safe way. We encourage you to use your best judgment when participating in Summerfest activities and make the best decision for the health and safety of you and your family.

Whether this is your first Summerfest or your 50th, we hope it is a special week of family, friends, and fun for you. If you see us at any of the Summerfest events, please come and say hello.

Finally, we want to say thank you to our Summerfest Advisory Committee. These volunteers put in long hours to make Summerfest happen and deserve much applause for their civic-mindedness. We also want to publicly and emphatically thank our many Summerfest sponsors for their generous support which defrays much of the cost of holding this event. We hope to see you the week of June 7th and hope you have a wonderful Summer!

— Orem City Council
Get ready for a spectacular week of carnival rides, live entertainment, mouth-watering food, and dozens of festivities you won't want to miss! Summerfest starts Monday, June 7th, and goes through Saturday, June 12th. Click below for the full schedule of events.
Start Summerfest off on a high note with an evening of free live music, free storytelling, and free ice cream at The Orchard at University Place on Monday, June 7 at 7 PM.

World-famous storytellers and musicians Sam Payne and Kim Weitkamp will be showcasing their amazing talents for this event!
Get ready to cool off with 50% off pool admission and free ice cream at the annual Summerfest Pool Party on June 8 at the SCERA pool!

Plan to come early before the treats run out!
Free dinner and a show! Come check out the coolest cars in Utah on June 9 at 6 PM. Food is first-come, first-served so plan to get there early. There will also be plenty of activities to entertain the whole family!
Some of Orem's most talented residents will deliver an incredible performance as they compete for the Orem's Got Talent Title on June 11 at 7 PM in City Center Park.

Mark your calendars because you don't want to miss it!
Don't get stuck in line buying carnival tickets at Summerfest. You can get your tickets at the Orem Library.

Tickets are $1 and are available in 10, 20, or 30-ticket increments (we won't be pre-selling tickets in any other increments).
The Summerfest Grand Parade will be back on June 12 at 7 PM and will begin near 800 S and move north along 800 E and turn and head west down Center St.

The fireworks show will start at 9:45 PM after the Grand Parade at City Center Park and will make the perfect ending to a wonderful Summerfest celebration.
2021 City of Orem Municipal
Election Opportunity
This year the City of Orem will be holding a Municipal Election. The City of Orem will have 1 Mayoral and 3 City Council seats open in this election. Each seat is for a 4-year term.

Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021 and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.


  • Candidate filing period begins: June 1, 2021
  • Candidate filing period ends:   June 7, 2021

Declaration of Candidacy Forms must be filed in person with the City Recorder at 56 South State Street, Orem, Utah between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

For questions, please contact the Recorder's office at 801-229-7298.
  • Come take a dip at the Scera Park Pools. There is no better way to beat the Summer heat than a relaxing day at our great outdoor venue.
  • Did you know you can rent the entire complex for your family reunions, youth activities, birthday parties, company parties, and more?
Resident Resources
The City of Orem understands many area residents are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webpage includes many resources, as well as information on rental and utility assistance, food assistance, employment, mental health, and more.
Everyday Strong
Our friends at United Way of Utah County have a new podcast they just launched! The podcast is for parents, teachers, and any other caring adult who wants to help teenagers deal with anxiety and depression.

The podcast launches on June 1st, and focuses on emotional recovery from COVID-19. School counselors, family life PhDs, and therapists talk about helping kids ease out of social anxiety after a long time at home, addressing all the time spent on phones and computers, dealing with the death of a loved one, and more.

Find it at anchor.fm/everydaystrong, or the podcast platform of your choice.
Receive EveryDay Strong Text Tips
To receive tips twice a week on helping kids become EveryDay Strong, text EDS to 833-904-0618. These tips are provided by United Way of Utah County EveryDay Strong program in partnership with Davis Behavioral Health.
Neighborhood Corner
We are proud to introduce the improved Orem Neighborhoods Website! It's a one-stop source for information about home repairs, landscaping, community building, and more. We've been working to make it more concise, user-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Find it here.
Garage Sales Rules and Regulations
Spring has sprung which means it's time for garage sales!

Were you aware that Orem City has codes regarding garage sales and signs to advertise such sales?

Although Orem City doesn't require permits or have as many regulations as other surrounding cities, Orem City Code 22-14-28 does set forth regulations regarding garage sales.

Check out the rules and regulations here.
Code of the Month:
Trailers and Boats on the Street
We understand you may need to temporarily keep your boat or trailer on the street while preparing for vacations, but you can’t continually park the boat or trailer in the same location.

City Code: 19-3-5
Orem Business Alliance
Do you run a business in Orem? Are you tuned in to what's happening with the Orem Business Alliance? The OBA currently holds webinars and regularly sends out informative emails about funding sources, trainings, and other important information to help Orem Businesses. Check out last month's webinar titled "Overcoming the Fear of Failing." Also, sign up here to receive emails and get the inside scoop!

The City of Orem is Hiring
We are hiring for multiple full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. To view a list of available job openings and to submit an application, follow the link below.
Know somebody with a great yard? Nominate them for one of our beautification awards. Just click here.