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Ogden’s Living Heritage Festival returns this week to Union Station

By Rob Nielsen - | Apr 25, 2023

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A dancer from the Divya School of Dance performs at the 2022 Living Heritage Festival in Ogden.

OGDEN — A spring tradition highlighting the diversity of Ogden is set to return this week.

The ninth annual Living Heritage Festival, presented by the Museums at Union Station, is set to be held at Union Station on Friday and Saturday. Both days, the festival is open from noon to 8 p.m.

Museum curator Hope Eggett told the Standard-Examiner that the festival means to highlight the various communities that have built up the area over the years.

“Our goal is to make connections with our community and be able to showcase all of the diverse communities that call Ogden home,” she said. “This really takes the time to appreciate traditions and all of the communities that call us home.”

She added the public can expect a lot during this year’s event.

“We’ll have live performances — music, dancing and other art,” she said. “We’re also hosting artists, vendors, craftspeople and, of course, food and food trucks as well.”

Eggett said with this being the second festival since its return after the COVID-19 pandemic, they looked to grow this year.

“We are trying to pivot a little more towards performances as well as adding in more artists than we’ve ever seen before,” she said.

According to a press release about this year’s festival, 14 live groups will perform at Union Station’s Browning Theater over the course of two days.

Eggett said she’s excited for this weekend.

“This is the capstone event for our Living Heritage programming series. Our goal as a museum is to tell Ogden’s stories and reflect Ogden’s community in our programming. Living Heritage is the culmination of that,” she said.

For more information on the Living Heritage Festival, visit https://ogdencity.com/1633/Heritage-Festival.


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