8 a.m. - Golden Spike National Historic Site Opens to the Public

Location: Promontory Summit

Tickets: Available online with some sold out at https://bit.ly/2Kildpm

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Golden Spike Conference

This conference features speakers and events highlighting the importance of the Chinese workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad.

Location: Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek

Tickets: Prices vary with registration online at https://bit.ly/2v0pRhi

8:15 a.m. - Jupiter and #119 Replica Steam Engines Arrive

Location: Promontory Summit

Tickets: Available online with some sold out at https://bit.ly/2Kildpm

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - John M. Browning Historic Home Tour

See the inside of the the Browning family home in central Ogden with a guided tour from Weber County Heritage Foundation volunteers.

Location: 505 27th St., Ogden

Tickets: $8 for adults and $6 for children in advance at https://bit.ly/2X43SBT or $10 at the door

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Heritage Festival 150th Anniversary

This three-day festival celebrates the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad with live music, vendors, a beer garden, artisan booths, historic presentations and more on Ogden’s 25th Street.

Location: Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Tickets: Free

10 a.m. to close - Spike 150 Open House

A train display, slideshow and information about railroading from the Golden Spike to present day.

Location: West Millard’s Great Basin Museum, Delta

Tickets: Free

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Sesquicentennial Celebration Ceremony, Keynote Address and As One Performance

Location: Promontory Summit

Tickets: Available online with some sold out at https://bit.ly/2Kildpm

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Stadler US Inc. open house

Stadler is a rail car manufacturer with roots in Switzerland that is opening its first United States facility near the Salt Lake City airport.

Location: Stadler US Inc., 5880 West 150 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets: Free with registration via email at events@stadlerrail.com

1:30-7 p.m. - Spike 150 Festival

Features music, performances, historical reenactments, train demonstrations, a frontier village and more.

Location:  Promontory Summit

Tickets: Available online with some sold out at https://bit.ly/2Kildpm

5:30 p.m. onward -1869 Golden Spike Celebration

Attendees are encouraged to wear period clothing and take photos with historical trains 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. then watch the Old Glory Vintage Dancers and an old west gunfight reenactment. Tickets are required the board the train at 7 p.m. for a two-hour round trip. Back at the depot a fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m., followed by a dance.

Location: Heber Valley Railroad, Heber City

Tickets: $10 at 435-654-5601

6 p.m. Hooper City Spike 150

Hooper City is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad with an evening of educational booths, train rides, live entertainment, food trucks, games and more. There will be a fireworks show at sundown.

Location: Hooper Civic Center

Tickets: Free

6-7:30 p.m. - Bike the Spike and Artist Reception

A bike tour along the S-Line through Sugar House and South Salt Lake starting at 6 p.m.. If biking isn’t your thing, a celebration and artist reception is happening at Beehive Distilling 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Start at The Draw at Sugar House Park and end at Beehive Distilling.

Tickets: Free, but registration is required online at https://bit.ly/2uk1evt

6-10 p.m. - The Corinne Pageant

A funny outdoor reenactment of how the town of Corinne came to be including cowboys, gunslingers and more. Concessions and booths open at 6 p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m.

Location: Downtown Corinne

Tickets: $4 with your own chair, $7 without

7:30 p.m. - “Gold Mountain” musical

An original musical set during the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Performances in Salt Lake City are sold out.

Location: Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden

Tickets: Starting at $15, available online at https://bit.ly/2VBIoMs

7-9 p.m. - Rails and Ales: Hell on Wheels

Retired Denver Post reporter Dick Kreck will talk about his book “Hell on Wheels: Wicket Towns along the Union Pacific Railroad.”

Location: Union Grill, Ogden

Tickets: Free with reservation online through the event’s Facebook page at https://bit.ly/2Ih2710

8 p.m. - O. C. Tanner Gift of Music concert

The Tabernacle Choir will perform with Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty.

Location: Conference Center at Temple Square

Tickets: Free but required

All day - 12th Annual Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association Conference

This four-day conference explores key points Utah’s history with wagon trail tours.

Location: Holiday Inn Express, Brigham City

Tickets: $45 to join the group plus a $100 registration fee online at https://bit.ly/2KpbmOu

 

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