Monday, July 25, 2011
Pioneer Day! at 12:00 AM

Its pioneer day and my very first one at that. I have to admit i have no idea what pioneer day was until about a week ago. I assumed it was part of the whole pioneer days created to attract visitors to Ogden, however i had no idea it was an ACTUAL holiday. Pioneer day commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.
Given that i am not Mormon i really have no reason to celebrate this day but heck any reason to have a parade and fireworks and rodeos and so much more and i am all for it. Unfortunately i Will have to miss out on the pioneer day parade though but on the upside i will be at the office of Jim Ellis my favorite Ogden dentist. I have an appointment for x-rays and such to see just what is happening inside my mouth; Its a war in there. Jim Ellis was nice enough to help me out when i needed a dentist and give me a fabulous rate on wisdom teeth removal. He has some informative and sometimes funny tweets about dentistry you should definitely check out.
I hope everyone has a splendid day enjoying the festivities! Be safe , have fun and most of all LOVE Ogden because we do live in one of the best cities in America! Oh yeah! Don't forget to enter Indie Ogden's contest for a chance to win a staycation at the beautiful Ben Lomond suites!

All day
Pioneer days events:
7:00 am :Kiwanis Club Community Pancake Breakfast , Ogden Municipal Gardens
9:00 am: July 24th Parade , Washington Blvd 35th - 20th St
6:30 pm: Pre-Rodeo Events & Entertainment , Ogden Pioneer Stadium
7:30 pm: PRCA Rodeo “Pioneer Day Sate of Utah Holiday” ,Ogden Pioneer Stadium
8:30 pm: Miss Rodeo Utah Coronation , Ogden Pioneer Stadium
Following the Rodeo: Fireworks ,Ogden Pioneer Stadium

All day
Visual Art: Exhibit: 37th Statewide Competition and works by Theresa PaoliniEccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

All day
Steve Stones Art Exhibit – Come and see the latest works of Steve Stones and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe. Grounds For Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah

8:30am – 3:30pm
Stories of Utah's Past - Join Ogden Nature Center for a weeklong summer camp version of our most popular school program, "Living Close to the Land." Spend the week learning about Utah's first people and explore the ways in which they depended on eachother. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

8:30am – 3:30pm
Wild Things - From forests to fields the Ogden Nature Center is teeming with life. Journey through the ecosystems that make up this 152-acre nature preserve and take a peak at their inhabitants.Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

9:00am – 12:00pm
24th of July Parade - Join us for our annual 24th of July parade. You are guaranteed a great time with lots of dignitaries, floats, horses, bands, drill teams, kids, clowns and much more. Get your seat early. Parade begins at 31st Street and finishes at 20th Street on Washington Boulevard.Washington Blvd., 31st Street to 20th Street, Ogden UT

10:00am – 1:00pm
Visual Arts: Summer Adventures in Art Camp with Annette Orrock - Adventures will include the use of charcoal, pencil, watercolor, oil pastel and colored pencils. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

11:30am – 12:30pm
3rd Annual Habanero Eating Contest -After the Pioneer Day Parade, come watch some fierce, pain-loving competitors eat jalapenos until they can no longer stand the heat. Last man standing format, 1 minute rounds. Last year's winner ate over 15 peppers. Competitors, email to reserve your place at the table. Sonora Grill, 2310 Kiesel Avenue

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Peery's Egyptian Theater presents an after parade film "Hop" -Come in from the heat after the parade and enjoy a film in our historic theater. Featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer organ before the show. Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

5:15pm – 6:00pm
Health & Happiness: Restorative Yoga with Jill Sjoblom -Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Literary Arts: Poetry Writing II - Writer, Adrian Stumpp will be teaching continuing creative writing workshops at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

6:30pm – 10:30pm
Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo -The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo comes but once a year and it's definitely one you don't want to miss. Ogden Pioneer Days has been named twice the "Best Rodeo in the Wilderness Circuit" that includes Utah, Idaho and Nevada. Ogden Stadium, 668 17th St, Ogden, UT 84401

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Karate Kid - Come enjoy Monday night at the Amphitheater. Previewing: Karate Kid(rated PG). Movie starts at dusk.Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th st., Ogden, Utah 84401

7:45pm – 9:45pm
Literary Arts: Fiction Writing II with Adrian Stumpp - Writer, Adrian Stumpp will be teaching continuing creative writing workshops at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

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