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If you have lived in Utah for any length of time, especially during the summer months, you have most likely heard the debate of Pioneer Day vs. Pie and Beer Day. Pioneer Day is celebrated on July 24 to commemorate the first Mormon settlers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

Pie and Beer Day also celebrated on July 24th, is an annual tradition where bakeries and local restaurants have pies paired with local craft beers. Whichever holiday you celebrate, or perhaps both, we have found a few places around town that put on an array of fun-tivities.

1. Pioneer Day

Parades down Main Street, the smell of Brigham’s donuts inside the Social Hall and a beautiful bird show that you can get up close and personal, are some of the main events that make celebrating Pioneer Day at This is the Place Heritage Park unique. Be sure you get in on the watermelon eating contest.

This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Ave.

2. Days of ‘47

The celebrations run from July 19th-24th. Cowboy games and the rodeo take place at the Utah State Fair Park. Desert News Marathon kicks off the morning of the 24th with the colorful historic parade beginning shortly after. Families line the streets the night before to get that special seat. Fireworks take place at dusk at Liberty park

Utah State Fair Park, 155 1000 W, Liberty Park, 900 South 700 East

 3. Pie and Beer Day

The Beer Bar will be offering 26 different pairings of pie and beer. Tickets are $30 and include five pairings.


4. Beer Bar

161 E. 200 S. 2pm-6pm

Ogden Bicycle Collective is hosting a celebration at Talisman Brewing Company. There will pie, beer, and a raffle, along with a guided community ride and safety inspection. Tickets are just $5.

5. Talisman Brewing Company

1258 Gibson Ave 4pm-7pm

6. Route starts at South Temple and State Street.

Then runs East to 200 East.

Then turns South to 900 South.

Then turns East to 600 East (Liberty Park).


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Please Note: We’re continuing to post about local businesses, events, and area attractions; however, things often change due to COVID-19 restrictions.  So please, double-check before you visit any of our recommended spots to confirm availability, accessibility, or any restrictions.  Stay safe. Be well. And support Local! Thank you. 

For more fun ways to celebrate, check out these previous posts:

The Best Places to Grab a Cocktail in Salt Lake

The Best Places to Grab a Beer in Salt Lake

Things To Do In Sugar House: Fun Activities; Where to Shop; Places to Eat