Ogden area and Heritage Festival FAQ
Union Pacific Celebration Program
South of Union Station
May 9th 10:30am
Heritage Festival Schedule
Union Station and Historic 25th Street between Wall Avenue and Grant Avenue
May 9th – May 11th: 10 am – 9 pm
May 9: Union Station opens at 12 pm following the Union Pacific presentation
Please check the Steam Train and Heritage Fleet schedule at: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm.
The Heritage Festival is free and open to the public.
You can bring with you your purse, waterbottles and strollers for small children
Items not allowed include:
No Chairs, Blankets
No Backpacks or Large Bags
No Incendiary Devices or Materials
No Pets Allowed, Service Dogs Must Have ID
No Smoking outside the designated area
No Alcoholic beverages brought in or out of the event footprint
*Security Reserves the Right to Refuse Service at their Discretion.
The vendor application period has closed.
Yes! Riding FrontRunner is a great option that will get you very close to the event site. As of now, an increased schedule has not been planned. Please check www.rideuta.com for the most current schedule and to plan your trip. There will not be FrontRunner service on Sunday, May 12. A full day pass can be purchased for $5.
Ogden’s downtown will be full of amazing programming, live music, food vendors, and fun which mandates numerous road closures. For your ease of attending the event, parking lots throughout the community have been identified and shuttle busses will provide transportation to and from these lots every 30 minutes. Parking lots with shuttle service are available at Newgate Mall, Ogden Rodeo grounds, the Fred Meyer parking lot on 12th Street, the Junction parking garages and the Dee Event Center. Parking is also available at the UTA North Lot, but shuttles will not be provided from this location. Please see the parking map located below and at www.goldenspike2019.com
Parking is free at these locations.
Click here to view and print the Heritage Fest Parking Map
There will be availiblity for RV camping at the Golden Spike Event Center May 6-12. The sites includes full hook ups, and provide 30 and 50 amp power. The cost is $30/night and can be reserved by calling 801-399-8798.
Fort Buenaventura is a historic forl located a mile west of Downtown Ogden. The campground will be open for reservations starting April 22. Reservation can be made by calling the Parks Office at 801-399-8230. There are limited spots so reservations are required.
For all information regarding the May 10th events at Promontory, please visit www.spike150.org.
The events will occur rain or shine.
We are partnering with communities around the state to organize more than 150 events this year. To find an event in your community visit the Statewide Events page on our website.
Spike 150 is an initiative of Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration Commission. The Utah State Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert established the Commission in 2017. Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration Commission will celebrate the historic 1869 “wedding of the rails” with events throughout the state including the Sesquicentennial Festival at the Golden Spike National Historic Site on the weekend of May 10-11, 2019. The Commission is also engaged in promoting other commemorative events and activities that inspire, unify, educate and advance the legacy of this historic moment.
No. In 1904, the Southern Pacific Company constructed the Lucin Cutoff, a 102-mile railroad line that runs from Ogden to Lucin, Utah. This cutoff bypassed the original Central Pacific Railroad route. However, the original railroad grade is preserved at the Golden Spike Heritage Site.