• CHERRY DAYS 5K FUN RUN/WALK

    Lace up your shoes and come join us at 7am on July 4th for our family fun run and walk through the city.

  • FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

    Fireworks West will provide a better than ever spectacular fireworks extravaganza with patriotic music. You will not be disappointed!! Tune in to 92.1 FM to hear the music from any park in North Ogden.

  • HYPNOTIST SHOW

    Prepare to be amazed as John Moyer, master hypnotist, delivers a fascinating show. With over 20 years of award-winning stand up comedy experience, John Moyer connects with every audience. John's skills as a performer guarantee entertainment that is uplifting for everyone, in every audience. Admission is free!

  • CHERRY DAYS PARADE

    You are invited to participate in the annual Cherry Days Parade. Entries include bands, drill and dance teams, members of the business community, patriotic and political groups, music presentations, vintage cars, equestrian riders and floats.

CHERRY DAYS HISTORY

In 1932 a group of civic and church leaders in North Ogden formed a committee to improve the cherry market throughout the Western states.  They started an annual community celebration to call attention to the size, color and flavor of their cherries and to acquaint people with the beauty of the area and the high quality of community and family life.  28 growers from North Ogden and 7 from out of town contributed cherries to an exhibit of 166 cases, believed to be the largest display of cherries ever seen in Utah.  Everyone ate free cherries.  The first slogan to help popularize North Ogden was “North Ogden, Where Flavor Fills the Fruit.”

In 1954 the cherries of North Ogden received wide-spread recognition when Mrs. Beverly Erickson won the National Cherry Pie Baking Contest.

In 1955 national recognition came to North Ogden during the July 4th Cherry Days celebration.  Senator Wallace F. Bennett was the guest speaker.  He was presented with two boxes of hand-packed cherries.  One box was a gift for Senator Bennett; the other he was to deliver to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Senator Bennett said that he would personally deliver the cherries to President Eisenhower early the next morning.

Other guest celebrities at North Ogden Cherry Days include:
• 1957 – President David O. McKay, President of the LDS Church; and

• 1976 – Robert Redford, famous actor and founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

Cherry Days has been held for over 80 years and continues on in the great traditions of the people of North Ogden City.

Information derived from: “A History of North Ogden:  Beginnings to 1985”, Floyd J. Woodfield, Empire Printing, Ogden, Utah.