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July 20, 2020
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Ogden Pioneer Days is ready to light up the summer sky with the first performance of the year. Join us at Ogden Pioneer Stadium for the Standard-Examiner Family Night, an annual event of family fun sponsored by northern Utah’s largest newspaper. Come see the best PRCA action in Utah — and then pick up a paper the next day to see which images were captured and published. Discount tickets are available at SmithsTix, Ogden Pioneer Days headquarters, and at the Box Office the night of the event. But don’t wait until the last minute! The historic Ogden Pioneer Stadium, the home of Ogden Pioneer Days since the 1930s, sells out on high-demand nights.
Each July, on the National Day of the American Cowboy, cowboys and cowgirls from across the United States are honored for their contributions to promoting and preserving the cowboy way of life. Ogden Pioneer Days continues that tradition by honoring Utahns from every county who, day by day, honor their western heritages. The honorees are invited into the area at the start of the rodeo to be applauded by the thousands who are at Ogden Pioneer Stadium for the rodeo, judged as one of the top five large outdoor rodeos in the PRCA. This year, for our 85th anniversary, we’re celebrating National Day of the American Cowboy on July 20. Congratulations to the 2019 Honorees.
America is the land of the free — because of the brave. Carried atop a racing steed in the middle of Ogden Pioneer Stadium, the American flag ripples like so many ribbons in the wind as Ogden Pioneer Days celebrates the freedoms and rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and protected by the U.S. Armed Forces. Current members of the military, as well as veterans, are honored for their service and dedication to the ideals we hold dear. Wear your red, white and blue for this display of patriotism and support of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.
Many of life’s milestones are considered happy occasions. Graduation, marriages, and births dot life like freckles. Yet, for too many women, those joyful experiences are darkened — even cut short — by breast cancer. Ogden Pioneer Days traditionally sets aside one night of the rodeo to ask this important question: Are you tough enough to wear pink? Cowboys, cowgirls and the crowd at the rodeo are encouraged to don the color in honor of those who have valiantly fought the disease. Wrangler, a major sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, launched the campaign in 2004 to promote breast cancer awareness. Bright pink flags, balloons and signs will dot Ogden Pioneer Stadium for our Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night. Breast cancer survivors who sign up for the event are recognized in the arena at the outset of the rodeo.
Eighty-five years ago, at the height of the Great Depression, then-Ogden Mayor Harm Peery launched a summertime celebration to lift the spirits of northern Utah families. That tradition carries on today at Ogden Pioneer Days, which continues to honor the strength of a community that was forged by the heat of railroad steel. Each year the week of July 24, downtown Ogden comes alive with not only the spirit of Utah’s unique pioneer heritage, but the spark of future prosperity. Join us July 24 for the ride of the summer, a tradition that has withstood the test of time.