Everything You Need to Know About the Ogden Pride Festival!
Ogden Pride, Inc., is committed to hosting a fun, free, inclusive festival that celebrates the true spirit of Pride: love, unity and acceptance. The festival site is a public park with access to all. We ask that everyone walking through the Ogden Amphitheater and Municipal Gardens treat one another with respect and dignity.
WHEN: August 5, 2017. Noon to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Ogden Amphitheater and Municipal Gardens, on Historic 25th Street between Washington and Grant avenues.
GETTING THERE: There’s a bus stop on 26th Street for Routes 473, 603 and 612. Route 470 stops at Washington and 25th. The Front Runner stops near Union Station, which is two blocks west of the Amphitheater.
PARKING: There is a parking garage on Kiesel Avenue just north of 25th Street. There is a public lot on 26th Street but we ask that those spots be reserved for festival vendors and staff.
COST: The festival is FREE! Food vendors will charge for food, other vendors will be selling goods, and our carnival games take tickets. We will also be selling T-shirts, decals, buttons, water and umbrellas.
All persons attending the Ogden Pride Festival do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by the owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with this event.
Ogden Pride is not responsible for theft, loss or damage of personal property or personal injury.
Upon entering the venue, you accept your likeness (pictures/videos) may be used as promotional material used by Ogden Pride.
No bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, skate boards, scooters or any other human propelled transportation devices (excluding wheelchairs) are allowed within the Amphitheater.
No smoking is allowed in any area of the Amphitheater or Gardens.
Law enforcement officials and event officials are empowered to make arrests and evict festival-goers from the site for any action that is in violation of law or actions that could jeopardize enjoyment of the event by others.
A beer and wine stand is available on the west side of the Amphitheater, and mixed drink are available in the VIP area, hosted by the Harp & Hound. To purchase alcoholic beverages, patrons must be 21 years and older and present valid identification. They will then receive a wristband. Beer and wine may be consumed anywhere within the walls and fence of the Amphitheater, but may not be taken outside the gates. Mixed drinks may only be consumed within the fenced VIP area. No alcohol may be brought into the Amphitheater. No alcohol is allowed in public restrooms. Please drink responsibly.
For assistance finding a booth, a lost parent or displaced item, ask one of our volunteers — in bright green T-shirts — or Ogden Pride directors — in bright blue T-shirts.
Several bank branches are within walking distance of the Amphitheater:
- Bank of Utah, 2605 Washington Blvd.
- KeyBank, 2491 Washington Blvd.
- USBank, 2590 Washington Blvd.
- Wells Fargo, 2389 Washington Blvd.
- Zions Bank, 2302 Washington Blvd.
All backpacks, bags, purses, etc., are subject to search upon entry. No weapons are allowed in Ogden City parks. No alcohol may be brought into the Amphitheater.
Sing a song, recite a poem, tell a story, or practice your ventriloquist’s skills! Our Community Stage is open to anyone who has something to share. A volunteer will help you sign up for your 15 minutes of fame. Remember to keep it clean and family friendly, and please be supportive and inclusive of the LGBTQ community.
Channel your inner diva and belt out a song! DJ/KJ Kevan Floyd is hosting karaoke in front of the Amphitheater Stage in between our entertainers’ performances. Sign up for a time slot to show off your singing talent.
Learn about LGBTQ history in a unique timeline display along the fence west of the stage.
Lost & Found
Lost items can be picked up at the Ogden Pride Information Booth located near the main entrance. After the festival, you can contact Ogden Pride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Parade & Fashion Show
Back by popular demand! Dress up your dog, outfit your iguana or costume your cat — if you dare — for the Ogden Pride Festival’s Pet Parade & Fashion Show! Report with your pooch (or kitty or goose or whatever) to the east side of the Amphitheater Stage at 3:30 p.m. Participants can strut their stuff across the stage as the crowd conveys their appreciation and approval. Prizes will be awarded in two categories:
- Best Dressed Pet-Person Combo
- Best Dressed Pet
Pet Relief Station
If you bring your dog, please obey Ogden City ordinances and keep them leashed and well behaved. Clean up after they do their “business.” It’s going to be a scorcher of a day. To help your pets keep cool, we have kiddie pools and water bowls for them at our “dog beach.”
Poetry Slam Winner
The winner of the 2nd annual Ogden Pride Poetry Slam will recite their winning poem on the Amphitheater Stage. The contest asked amateur poets to recite an original poem inspired by the theme of the 2017 Ogden Pride Festival: Rise Together With Pride!
Restrooms are available on either side of the Amphitheater Stage.
Free water is available at our water stations. Reusable water bottles are encouraged, but cups are available. Please dispose of them responsibly after use.
This year, each person who enters the Amphitheater will receive a wristband so that we can get a better idea about how many people attend the festival. Also, anyone over 21 who wishes to purchase alcoholic beverages will receive another wristband, and anyone who purchases access to the VIP area will also receive an additional wristband. (Ogden Pride is also selling souvenir wristbands.) That’s a lot of bling for your arms. Just think of them as the cool Pride fashion accessory.