The Ultimate Guide To Summer In Ogden 2016

superheroesSummertime is all about adventure so don’t let the kids (or yourself) waste their break staring at electronics. Ogden is an incredible place to be a kid and an adult, and we have the lowdown on all the fun free & cheap things to do this summer.  Whether you want to go on an epic road trip or lay in the grass at the park, we got you covered. Get out there and explore, get sunburned, scrape a knee, laugh till it hurts and make some fantastic memories!

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Free Breakfast & Lunch For Kids

Free meals for children 18 and under.

Summer Lunch will be served June 6 – July 22, 11:30 – 12:15, Monday – Friday at the following locations:

  • Bonneville Elementary 490 Gramercy Ave.
  • Lincoln Elementary 550 E. Canfield Drive
  • *Madison Elementary* 2563 Monroe Blvd.
  • *Odyssey Elementary* 375 Goddard Street
  • *Ben Lomond High* 1080 9th Street
  • *Ogden High* 2828 Harrison Blvd. Washington High 455 28th Street 4
  • Washington High 455 28th Street 4
  • 4 th Street Park 4 th & Wall Ave. Jaycee Park 25
  • Jaycee Park 25 th & Fillmore Ave.
  • Lester Park 24th & Madison Ave.
  • Lorin Farr Park 17th & Gramercy Ave.
  • Marshall White Center 222 28th Street
  • Monroe Park 30th & Monroe Blvd.
  • Mount Ogden Park 32nd & Taylor Ave.
  • West Ogden Park 24th Street & E Ave.

Breakfast will be served at *these locations* above from 8:00 – 8:15 am. Please note; no meals will be served July 4 at any of these sites.

Arts In The Park

Each day includes a different set of  FREE activities

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain

  • Monday: Tell It – Storytelling
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: Play it and Move it – Music and Dance
  • Thursday: Imagine It – Puppets and Theatre
  • Friday: Make It – Visual Arts

Arts in the Parks 2016 Dates and Locations

  • June 6-10, 2016 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road, Ogden)
  • June 13-17, 2016 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at 4th Street Park  (275 4th Street, Ogden)
  • June 20-24, 2016 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Lester Park (663 24th Street, Ogden)
  • June 27-July 1, 2016  (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Monroe Park  (850 30th Street, Ogden)
  • July 5 – 8, 2016  (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Mt. Ogden Park (3144 Taylor Avenue, Ogden) *NO ACTIVITIES FRIDAY, JULY 4 – Federal Holiday
  • July 11-15, 2016 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at West Ogden Park (751 West 24th Street, Ogden)

Science In the Parks

  • June 6-10, 2016 at West Ogden Park (751 West 24th Street, Ogden)
  • June 13-17, 2016 at Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road, Ogden)
  • June 20-24, 2016 at 4th Street Park  (275 4th Street, Ogden)
  • June 27-July 1, 2016  at Lester Park (663 24th Street, Ogden) *NOTE: THIS LOCATION CHANGED from a previously advertised park due to construction projects.
  • July 5 – 8, 2016  at Monroe Park  (850 30th Street, Ogden) *Note: No lunch or science hosted on July 4.
  • July 11-15, 2016 at Mt. Ogden Park (3144 Taylor Avenue, Ogden)

Ogden City Amphitheater Summer Events.All activities will be hosted from approximately 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, coinciding with Ogden School District’s free lunch program hosted at each of these parks. Each day of the week will host a different theme and a different set of activities, and these will be cycled through at each park. FREE

Ogden Amphitheater Summer Events

The Ogden Amphitheater is host to community events throughout the year. During the warmer season the theater hosting regular events: Monday Night at the Movies, Tunes at Noon, Talent in the Park and the Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. Concert and community events are also sprinkled throughout the summer.

  • Tunes at Noon: 12-1pm every Wednesday Municipal Gardens
  • Monday Night at the Movies: Bring the family and the blankets, and settle in on the grass for a movie under the stars at the Amphitheater!Free to the public – Movies start at dusk.
  • Free Summer Concerts: Talent in the Park is every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come early to grab a good seat or bring your blanket and chairs to pick a place on the grass.

Ogden Twilight Series

Probably about the most fun you can have for $5. See 3 world class bands for less than the cost of a movie or combo meal. Coming to the Ogden Amphitheater June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Full line-up at www.ogdentwilight.comTickets at www.24tix.com/ot.

Thursday, June 2
Washed Out
w/ Special Guest TBA
Fictionist

Thursday, June 9
Crystal Castles
James Supercave
RKDN

Thursday, June 16
Wild Belle
ON AN ON
Van Lady Love

Thursday, June 23
Neon Indian
LAKE
Coral Bones

Thursday, June 30
Peter Bjorn & John
Jim Adkins
The National Parks

Oasis Summer Nights

“Join us every Thursday, starting June 5th, from 6-8pm at the Oasis Community Garden located at 2445 Monroe for live music, a pop-up farmer’s market, workshops, demonstrations and yoga in the garden. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and come hang out in our urban Oasis!”

R.A.M.P FREE Summer Saturdays

-ramp6Free museums, rec centers and more throughout summer, Schedule HERE

FREE Events at Weber Libraries

  • Weber library events: Free events all summer long including cooking classes, science, live music, puppet shows, movies and more! Check out their calendar HERE
  • Discovery Time: Hands on learning for kids in groups of ages infant-3 and 4-5 Full Schedule, locations and themes HERE 
  • Story Fiesta At Weber Library Every Thursday, Stories, snacks, games, and crafts for the whole family, presented in Spanish and English. Please call 801-337-2639 for questions. -More info HERE
  • Film Screenings:  Are you a film fanatic? The Library hosts many film screenings and has a circulating collection of popular and educational DVDs. Each of our five locations has free movie programs and numerous film titles for you to choose from.  Please see ourFILM ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES. Screening Calendar HERE.

Marshall White Center

Low cost  and reduced fee classes for kids, pool and community events at http://www.marshallwhitecenter.com/monthly-calendar.html

Kitchen Kneads FREE cooking lessons

Check out their whole schedule here: http://kitchenkneads.com/schedule

Recreation centers to beat the heat

Click the photo for our guide

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Local Festivals & Events

Ogden Farmers Market
Farmersmarketogden.com

Ogden Arts Festival
http://ogdenartsfestival.com/

Ogden Pioneer Days
http://ogdenpioneerdays.com/

Hot Rockin’ 4th
http://www.ogden.cc/hotrockn4th/

Weber County Fair
http://www.webercountyfair.org/home

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 kiddos and fur baby and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.

5 Comments

  1. So many fun things!! Thanks for this compilation!!

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  2. Mikaela, you’ve done an amazing job at putting so many resources all on one site. I’d seen a bunch of these Ogden activities all in different placesc pamphlets and websites and this is so convenient and exciting to see just how much more there is then I thought! Thank you!

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  3. I love your list! Just have to make one comment about the free lunch and free breakfast. You might want to find out a little more about that and why the program is in place and how it works. It was set up by our local government and uses our tax dollars to help feed low income children who go hungry from lack of school lunch during the summer. At first I took advantage of the program too when a friend told me about it. But when I learned what its really meant to accomplish, I felt that taking advantage of those tax dollars was not the responsible thing to do. Just thought I’d pasd that along. Thanks for all the other info!

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    • I thought that was common knowledge, I will definitely add it. With 13,000 kids living in food insecurity in Ogden, it is definitely needed.

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