Everybody loves a parade — and there are plenty for crowds to see during Ogden Pioneer Days. The Horse and Hitch Parade features horses of all kinds and the Grand Parade on July 24 kicks off a day of events and activities to celebrate Utah’s statehood.
Ogden's Horse and Hitch parade is one of the finest in the state. The unmistakable rattle of wooden wagon wheels and the clippity-clop of horse hooves will be heard throughout downtown Ogden. The parade will start at Park Boulevard and Washington Boulevard. Entrants will head south on Washington until 26th Street, where they will turn west until Grant Avenue and then go north to 25th Street. At that point, they'll turn east to Washington and back north to Park Boulevard. Come see every kind, color, breed and size of horse imaginable. Everyone has been invited to bring their horses, wagons, and carriages and ride with hundreds of entries from throughout the Mountain West. All participants are treated to a free picnic in the park following the parade. Deadline to submit an application was June 30.
The commemoration of Utah’s statehood starts with Ogden Pioneer Days’ Grand Parade, which runs through the heart of Ogden City. The parade route begins on 31st Street, continues northbound on Washington Boulevard and ends on 20th Street. Thousands of spectators line up along Washington Boulevard to cheer for marching bands, service organizations, student body representatives from Ogden-area schools, floats, horse drawn carriages, antique automobiles, and youth dance groups. There’s literally something for everybody.