Join Ogden Downtown Alliance for Northern Utah’s Largest Event of the Year
September 21st – Ogden, Utah. Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall with family friendly activities, live music, artisan exhibits, community organizations, unique performances, local businesses, seasonal surprises and free entry to Northern Utah’s largest event of the year!
The Eighteenth Annual Harvest Moon Celebration will take place on Historic 25th Street in Ogden, September 21st from Noon to 8 pm. Located on the 100 and 200 blocks of Historic 25th Street, a street highly committed to locally-owned and operated businesses, Ogden Downtown Alliance is proud to bring together our community, local businesses and nonprofit organizations for a celebration that grows with each passing year.
Leading up to Harvest Moon Celebration, NUHOPE’s Suicide Awareness Walk and Ceremony will be held from 9 am to 11 pm at Ogden Amphitheater. “Whether you walk remembering or supporting a loved one, recovering from hard times yourself, or as a supporter of the cause, we would be honored to have you participate in this memorable event,” shares NUHOPE. Visit nuhopeutah.org for more information.
At noon, Harvest Moon Celebration kicks off with free family activities until 5 pm featuring local Magician Elias "Lefty" Caress, Locally Twisted balloon artists, a climbing course wall with the Army National Guard, plaster fossil casting with Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, Dartside’s activity course, Hand Drawn Photo Booth, wooden moon phases art project with the Local Artisan Collective, Eccles Art Center’s Create Your Own Pumpkin activity and more.
New this year get your picture with a Giant Pumpkin grown by Jim Seamons and carved by local artist Adam Smith weighing an estimated 250 pounds and check out huge tractors on display from Great Basin Antique Tractors! Enjoy classic Harvest Moon Celebration favorites such as the giant rock wall offering free climbing until 4 pm and pay to play until 8 pm, local business, artisan vendors and a beer garden featuring local beers such as Roosters and UTOG.
Social Axe will be back this year to host their second live Harvest Moon Axe Throwing Competition and will be offering free axe throwing for all guests 13 years and older until 5 pm. The tournament will start at 5:30 pm for 50 pre-registered participants. To compete, register on-site before 5 pm. Custom Trophy Axes will be gifted to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place title holders.
The main stage, located on the north side of the Historic 25th Street and Lincoln Avenue Intersection, will be active throughout the day with live music performances and cultural demonstrations. Check out the lineup below:
Local singer and songwriter, Branson Anderson
Ogden Buddhist Taiko Drummers
Local band, Fuzion
Ballet Folklorico Tutulli
Local band, Caleb & Canvas
Utah Irish Dance Company
Endless Indulgence Retro Wear Fashion Show
Headliner - TBA
A community stage located on the south side of the 200 block of Historic 25th Street near Wise Guys Comedy Club will highlight local up and coming talent by Imagine Music from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Indulge in lunch, dinner and treats from local restaurants and vendors such as Warrens Craft Burger, Tona Sushi, Lucky Slice Pizza, Rovali's Ristorante Italiano, Roosters, Fry Me To The Moon, Daily Rise Coffee, Ivan's Ice Cream, Menchies, Soul Pinoy Utah's Own Pink Drink, Smokey's BBQ, Wasatch Roasting Company, Hearth on 25th, Wimpy & Fritz, World's Best Corn Dogs, Z's Hot Sauce, Thai Curry Kitchen and a new restaurant coming soon to The Monarch, WB’s!
“Harvest Moon offers a nice way to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall” says Tina Yu, owner of Tona Sushi Bar and Grill, a local, independent business that has been operating for 15 years on Historic 25th Street, “we have been involved with Harvest Moon since we opened. The best is the amount of people who visit the street. It is a fun day with good vibes.” shares Tina, “It’s an event for all ages – kids love the activities and excitement and adults love the music, businesses, food and beer garden.”
A variety of kid’s activities will be available free of charge until 5 pm. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at designated beverage stations for guests 21+ from Noon to 8 pm. Coolers are not allowed into the celebration and guests will be checked at entry points. Due to the size of this event, pets will not be allowed on the street except for certified service animals.
18th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration
September 21st 12 pm to 8 pm
Historic 25th Street in Ogden (Wall Avenue to Grant Avenue)
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Harvest Moon Celebration is produced and managed by the Ogden Downtown Alliance.
About Ogden Downtown Alliance
Awarded Best of State in Community Development, the Ogden Downtown Alliance is a 501(c)(3) committed to increasing economic vitality and community vibrancy throughout Ogden’s Central Business District. We support local commerce through placemaking, destination marketing, focused community programming and events. We create and promote a dynamic epicenter for arts, entertainment, and cultural experiences in Ogden’s downtown.