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Ogden City’s annual Cinco de Mayo event returning Saturday

By Ryan Aston - | May 2, 2024

Benjamin Zack, Standard-Examiner file photo

Sariah Reyes kicks off the dance performances at the start of the Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Marshall White Community Center in Ogden on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

OGDEN — Spring traditions will be revisited in the heart of the city this weekend with Ogden City Recreation and the Marshall N. White Community Center combining to host a Cinco de Mayo event and car show, respectively.

The party will emanate from the Ogden Amphitheater; the car show will be held along 25th Street between Grant Avenue and Washington Boulevard. And while the Cinco de Mayo festivities — running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with free admission — have been well attended previously, 2024’s celebration could be the largest to date.

“This year is going to be significantly different because it’s a little bit bigger,” Aimee Pagano of Ogden City Recreation told the Standard-Examiner. “We’ve never had it with this kind of spacing. So, it’s not going to really be comparable to the other years.”

In addition to live music and entertainment at the event, a number of vendors and food trucks are participating. Eighteen sales vendors will be peddling wares like homemade clothing/sandals and crafts, as well as jewelry, toys, tumblers/mugs/cups, candles, candy and more.

There also will be a number of information vendors from local civic and government organizations at the event, including Ogden Rec, the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership, the Weber-Morgan Health Department, Project Success, the Ogden Branch NAACP and others.

Fourteen food trucks are slated to be on site, and there will be a beer garden as well.

Pagano noted that the car show could feature as many as 100 vehicles; car show awards will be presented on the amphitheater stage at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the Ogden Conjunto Boyzz will be providing entertainment on the street.

Additional features include a free kids carnival and crafts, and free face painting by the Ben Lomond High School cheer squad.


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