The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Ogden!

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

Ogden School District Summer Food Service serves free lunches during the summer through a federally sponsored program for children age 18 and younger. Adult lunches cost $3.50. Summer Lunch Hotline #801-737-7284

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

  • Summer Lunch will be served June 5 – July 21, 11:30 – 12:15, Monday – Friday at the following locations:
    Lincoln Elementary 550 E. Canfield Dr.
    *New Bridge School* 2150 Jefferson Ave.
    *Odyssey Elementary* 375 Goddard Street
    *TO Smith Elementary* 3295 Gramercy Ave.
    *Highland Jr High* 325 Gramercy Ave.
    *Ben Lomond High* 1080 9th Street
    4th Street/Romrell Park 4th & Wall Ave.
    Jaycee Park 25th & 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.
    *Ogden High* 2828 Harrison Blvd.
    Washington High 455 28th Street

    Breakfast will be served at *these locations* from 8:00 – 8:15 am.

    Please note; no meals will be served July 3 and 4 at any of these sites.

Arts in the Parks 12:00 – 1:00p.m.

  • June 5-19 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road, Ogden)
  • June 12-16 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at 4th Street Park  (275 4th Street, Ogden)
  • June 19-23  (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Lester Park (663 24th Street, Ogden)
  • June 26-30  (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Monroe Park  (850 30th Street, Ogden)
  • July 5 – 7  (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at Mt. Ogden Park (3144 Taylor Avenue, Ogden)
  • July 10-14 (12 noon to 1 p.m.) at West Ogden Park (751 West 24th Street, Ogden)

Science in the Parks 11:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m.

  • Jun 5 – 9 Lester Park (663 24th Street, Ogden)
  • Jun 12 – 16 Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Road, Ogden)
  • Jun 19 – 23 4th Street/Romrell Park (275 4th Street, Ogden)
  • Jun 26 – 30 West Ogden Park (751 West 24th Street, Ogden)
  • Jul 5 – 7 Monroe Park (850 30th Street, Ogden)
  • Jul 10 – 14 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

Weber Reads 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Tue Jun 6 Monroe Park
  • Tue Jun 13 Jaycee Park
  • Tue Jun 20 Lorin Farr Park
  • Tue Jun 27 Lester Park

Weber County Library Program 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Mon Jun 12 Lester Park “Mad Science”
  • Mon Jul 10 Lester Park “African Dance”
  • Mon Jul 31 Lester Park “Harry Potter Birthday Party”

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. Find all events and schedules at http://ogdenamphitheater.com/709/Amphitheater

  • 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, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. See incredible bnds like Ok-GO, Wild Belle, Oh Land and The Shins.  Full line-up and tix at www.ogdentwilight.com

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

Free 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://ogdenrecreation.com/330/Marshall-White-Center

Kitchen Kneads FREE cooking lessons

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

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.

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