University Place to Host Orem’s 100th Birthday Party

  • The Centennial Celebration Will Take Place May 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Party Will Include Games and Performances, Cupcakes and Will Culminate with Fireworks at Dusk

OREM, Utah (April 29, 2019) – University Place, a 120-acre mixed-use development project formerly known as University Mall, today announced it will be hosting the official 100th birthday celebration for the City of Orem on May 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public and will be held at The Orchard, University Place’s outdoor community gathering space, which was named for the fruit orchards that used to grow in the area.

This event commemorates the anniversary of the official incorporation of the City of Orem, but city officials have planned centennial events throughout the year. As part of these ongoing celebrations, the city has created a collector set of five pins, one of which will be available at the party.

“Not only do University Place’s roots run deep in this community, but Woodbury Corporation also happens to be celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, so we think it’s pretty fitting that we get to host this wonderful event,” said Randy Woodbury, president of Woodbury Corporation.

“I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the start of this great city 100 years ago,” said Orem Mayor Richard Brunst. “What started as a means to pass a bond to pay for a new water canal 100 years ago for approximately 2,300 residents has now grown to Utah’s fifth largest city with close to 100,000 residents. Congratulations to all of the former and current residents of the great city of Orem and thank you for 100 wonderful years!”

There are a number of activities planned as part of the celebration, including:

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • Happy Birthday song lead by Mayor Brunst
  • Free cupcakes
  • All-ages games with prizes including:
    • Fruit fling
    • Root beer ring
    • Corn hole
    • Connect 4
    • Parachute fun
    • Pin the tusk on Mero the Orem mammoth

 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Stage performances
    • Hale Center Theater Orem
    • SCERA
    • Center Stage Dance Studio
    • Orem Children’s Choir
    • The Chauntennettes

 7:30 p.m. – 9:00p.m.

  • Live music by Diamond Empire Band

9:00 p.m.

  • Fireworks (set to the official Orem Centennial song, which was written by Alan Osmond and produced by Ron Saltmarsh)

Please bring your own blanket or chair, seating will not be provided. If there is inclement weather on March 4, the event will be held the following Saturday, March 11. For more information on this, or any other of the city’s centennial events, visit


About University Place
Opening in the early 1970s in Orem, Utah, University Place (formerly University Mall) is a 120-acre development that initially only included retail-uses. Now, having completed the initial phases of a $500 million revitalization project, University Place is home to upscale residential, Class-A office and high-quality green space. University Place was first developed and is still owned and operated by Woodbury Corporation, a 4th generation family-run business, and one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development and management companies in the Intermountain West. For more information about University Place and updates on the project, visit For more information about Woodbury Corporation, visit

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