Pioneer Day is nearly upon us, and that means it’s time for the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo!
Pioneer Day is a holiday specific only to Utah. It commemorates the day the first Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley—July 24th, 1847. Every year on and around July 24th, towns and cities all across Utah host celebrations and festivals to honor our statehood, but in our humble opinion, no city celebrates Pioneer Day better than Ogden!
Ogden’s statehood celebration is known simply as Ogden Pioneer Days, and it’s practically a big party that lasts nearly all month long! This year’s festivities began back on Friday, July 5th, and since then, Ogden has hosted numerous art shows, concerts, family movie nights, and more. The festivities culminate with the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, a five-day PRCA rodeo that’s often hailed as one of the best in the country.
The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo which begins tonight and runs through the night of July 24th. See below for the nightly rodeo schedule:
- Friday, July 19th
- 7:30 pm – Standard Examiner Family Night
- Saturday, July 20th
- 7:30 pm – National Day of the American Cowboy
- Monday, July 22nd
- 7:30 – Patriot/Military Appreciation Night
- Tuesday, July 23rd
- 7:30 – Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
- Wednesday, July 24th
- 7:30 – Pioneer Day Celebration/Miss Utah Rodeo Coronation/Fireworks Night
Tickets are still available for each night of the Rodeo. For ticket information, click here.
Also, don’t miss the July 24th Parade that same morning. The parade is set to begin at 9:00 and will run along Washington Boulevard between 20th and 35th street.
To see a full list of events going on around town for Ogden Pioneer Days, click here.
Keep an eye on our blog for more upcoming events in Ogden and Ogden Valley.
Trent Olsen contributed to this article.
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