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Mormon Pageant » One of central Utah’s biggest summer events starts this weekend. The Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti celebrates Joseph Smith and the founding of his church through theater and other events. Go to www.mormonmiracle.org for more information.

WHEN » Today through Saturday, June 22, and again June 25-29

WHERE » Most events happen in proximity to the Manti Temple, on Temple Hill in the town

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Balloon Festival » Big balls of air take to the sky Saturday in the central Utah town of Salina. The Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival has activities on the ground, too, including a three-on-three basketball tournament, a classic car show and a fire department breakfast. Go to www.eyestotheskyballoon.com for more information.

WHEN » Today through Sunday, June 23, with balloon launches at 6:30 a.m.

WHERE » Launches are 1 mile west of Salina, other events throughout town


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Television » Just a bit to the south of Utah, there will be some craziness this weekend on TV. "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda" will feature the circus perform trying to walk 1,500 feet on a highwire suspended over the Grand Canyon — and he’s not wearing a safety harness. (It’s also not exactly the Grand Canyon — it’s the Little Colorado River Gorge outside the national park.)

WHEN » Sunday, 6 p.m.

CHANNEL » Discovery

Local sports on TV » There’s Arena Football League on Friday — Utah Blaze at Spokane Shock (8 p.m., Channel 14); and Major League Soccer on Saturday — Seattle Sounders at Real Salt Lake (7:30 p.m., Channel 4)

For more weekend TV highlights » Go to www.sltrib.com/blogs/tv



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