Labor Day 2017: Events where you can celebrate the 3-day weekend

Labor Day 2017: Ogden-area events where you can celebrate the 3-day weekend

It’s Labor Day weekend — which means that sadly enough, summer will soon come to an end.

But don’t let September’s arrival get you down. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to celebrate summer around Northern Utah this weekend.

If you’re looking for something to do over the long weekend, we recommend these classic, outdoor summer activities. Just remember to bring some sunscreen.

2017 WILLARD ROUND-UP CAR SHOW

What: Check out awesome cars and stick around for raffles, food, drinks, music and Hot Wheels races for kids and adults.

When and where: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; Willard City Park, 1-25 N. Main St., Willard.

OGDEN RAPTORS VS. OREM OWLZ

What: Catch your local baseball team before the season ends. For Labor Day weekend, your Raptors take on Utah rival the Orem Owlz.

When and where: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2; Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Ave., Ogden. Tickets at smithstix.com. $4-12.

DAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF + SEARCH & RESCUE CAR SHOW & FUNDRAISER

What: This is Davis County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue’s annual exotic/classic car show and fundraiser. Proceeds aid the department’s efforts. Special guests the Diesel Brothers will reveal a special rescue vehicle at the event.

When and where: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; 800 W. State St., Farmington. $10.

FAMILY WILDLIFE & GALLERY EVENT

What: Through September, the Myra Powell Gallery will continue the exhibit by nature photographer Ralph Johnson. Johnson’s work portrays the majesty and beauty of nature with pristine clarity and an impeccable detail for composition.

To celebrate and educate about the wildlife in Johnson’s images, Union Station is partnering with A.S.A.P. Avian Sanctuary and Protection to offer a kid and family-oriented presentation about wildlife conservation, including LIVE examples of invasive species and breeds of birds impacting our local environment.

When and where: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 2; Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. FREE.

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

What: Hundreds of the world’s finest pickleball players will descend on Brigham City for the Professional Pickleball Federation 2017 Tournament of Champions, and they’ll do so with two significant firsts for the city and tournament. Brigham City has agreed to an open-venue beer license, which allows the sale and consumption of beer at the tournament site. The move is seen as a huge “welcome mat” to all who will take part in the Labor Day weekend tournament. Also — for the first time — the tournament will offer an impressive food assortment so participants and spectators don’t have to leave the venue. The economic impact to Brigham City’s economy is expected to reach one million dollars

When and where: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; Saturday, Sept. 2; and Monday, Sept. 4; Brigham City Pioneer Park, 20 N. Main St., Brigham City.

TOMATO DAYS

What: Hooper City’s annual celebration includes a family movie night, run/walk, breakfast, live entertainment, a rodeo, dinner, fireworks, a parade and more.

When and where: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4; Hooper Park, 6100 W. 5500 South, Hooper.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT SNOWBASIN

What: Get away closer to home with activities at Snowbasin. On Saturday, Needles Gondola runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Needles Lodge will have a burger spa menu for lunch. Sunday you can have brunch on the mountain and enjoy Blues, Brews & BBQ with six bands. Monday is the annual No-Name Chili Fest, where you can sample and vote on chilis and give food to the Utah Food Bank.

When and where: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3; 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4; Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville.

WEBER STATE FOOTBALL

What: The Wildcats take on Montana Western for the season opener.

When and where: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; Stewart Stadium, Weber State University, Ogden. Tickets at weberstatetickets.com. $10-32.

WSU SOCCER

What: The Wildcats womens soccer team takes on UCLA.

When and where: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; Wildcat Soccer Field, Weber State University, Central Campus Drive and Dixon Parkway. Tickets at weberstatetickets.com. $3-5.

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM: HOW THE PEOPLE OF ANTELOPE ISLAND WORKED

What: A fun-filled experience learning about how the people of Antelope Island worked.

When and where: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept.2; Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse.

WALKING THE WETLANDS; A GUIDED BIRDING AND WETLAND DISCUSSION

What: This event will feature a discussion about the importance of wetland habitat and some of the birds that make the wetlands their home. Wear clothes and footwear appropriate for walking through sand, cheatgrass and sagebrush. If you have binoculars, please bring them with you. Bring water with you.

When and where: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3; Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse.