Revel in the return of spring this weekend

Wednesday , May 17, 2017 - 3:41 PM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

The return of spring makes for a fantastic weekend to get outside. Whether you’re active or not, there’s plenty to do in the spring weather this weekend.

MAYOR’S WALK

As part of the City of Ogden's healthy lifestyle initiatives, the GOAL Foundation is pleased to partner with the City and Mayor Mike Caldwell to bring you the Annual Mayor's Walk. This one-mile walk will start at the high adventure park located on Grant Avenue and end at the Ogden Marathon finish line. The GOAL Foundation encourages everyone to "Get Out And Live!" in our town and we're excited to offer another option when folks are considering how they are going to be involved in the marathon week of events. Registered walkers receive a shirt and a special commemorative coin. 

6 p.m. Friday, May 19, High Adventure Park, 251 18th St., Ogden. $10.  

OGDEN BIKE SWAP

Stop by Ogden Bicycle Collective’s 9th annual bike swap for fantastic deals on bikes, parts, accessories and more. There will be a wide selection of items to meet all your biking needs. Fries and Monte Cristo sandwiches will be served up for cheap as well.  

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Ogden Bicycle Collective, 936 28th St., Ogden. 

NORTH OGDEN SMITH’S MARKETPLACE BIKE RUN

Ride your motorcycle for a great cause. All proceeds go to Primary Children’s Hospital. Riders will travel along 2700 to Interstate 15, up Weber Canyon, over Trapper’s Loop, to Huntsville Park, over North Ogden Divide and back to the store. Prizes, poker hand, food and fun are included. 

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Smith’s Marketplace, 2434 N. 400 East, North Ogden. $20 per bike. 

2017 TIM WANGSGAARD MEMORIAL USEA RIDE FOR EDUCATION

Utah School Employees Association has teamed up with America First Credit Union and Biker's Edge to host the 2017 Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride for Education. Enjoy a comfortable ride through Weber and Davis Counties in prime spring weather. The course features a mix of plains and hills. Choose from three courses (fully supported): 62 mile, 30 mile or 5 mile family ride. There will be a bike safety rodeo for young riders.

A post-ride lunch will be provided to registered participants, along with entertainment and more. 

On-site registration will be available. 

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Centennial Junior High, 740 S. Sunset Dr., Kaysville. 

VOLUNTEER AT A MARATHON WATER STATION

Is running marathon beyond your abilities or desires but you still want to be involved? Sign up to help at a water station. Stations are set up along the marathon route to support participants. You can sign up based on where you want to be along the route or which group you want to support. You’ll be part safety officer and part cheerleader, handing off water and Gatorade and cleaning up used cups. 

5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Locations vary. Sign up online at http://bit.ly/2qx9rtQFREE.

UTAH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & FANTASY FAIRE

A festival that takes would-be knights and ladies back in time. Features jousting, armored combat, equestrian games, archery, live music, art and food. This weekend is Steampunk weekend. Steampunk cosplayers will be on hand showing off their unique garb. Saturday’s Faire by Firelight features extended hours for fire dancers and comedy. 

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 20; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 21; 1801 W. 400 North, Marriott-Slaterville. $6-12. 

BARK IN THE PARK

Madi's and Tyler's Bark in the Park event will benefit Hope’s Rescue and Herding Haven. This event honors Madi Haan and Tyler Christianson, who passed away in a car wreck. Features a Beauty and the Beast pet costume contest, car show, DJ, fence decorating, prizes and food. 

3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Emma Russell Park, 5700 S. 4300 West, Roy. 

LOCALSCAPES UNIVERSITY

You're ready to take on a landscape project but not sure where to start: this 3-hour course will teach you the Localscapes method that will simplify the process. Included is training in irrigation, planting, and maintenance that will help you design a gorgeous yard that saves you time and money.

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, 2837 W. Highway 193, Layton. FREE

GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL

Take a field trip with the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. Field trips begin at 6 a.m. and some last until midnight. Go to http://bit.ly/2qSBQNI for a list of field trips that includes time, location and cost. 

7 a.m. Friday, May 19 through 7 p.m. Monday, May 22; Locations vary. $15-110. 

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