Spike 150 | Utah's Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad
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Uniting A Nation

One of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad – happened in Utah on May 10, 1869. Spike 150 is organized to partner with all those celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony in Utah. Through a series of activities and events, the Spike 150 initiative aims to inspire, educate, and reflect on the Transcontinental Railroad legacy as it unifies Utahns to see that great things are possible with vision, hard-work, dedication, innovation, and collaboration.

Countdown to the 150th Anniversary

May 10, 2019
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Spike 150 Events

Spike 150 is Utah’s celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike. Through a year-long series of events throughout Utah and the nation, we hope to unify, educate, inspire, and leave a legacy.

May 10, 2019

Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Celebration and Festival at Promontory Summit

Utah is honored and excited to host the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th birthday party at the Golden Spike National Historic Site May 10th through 12th, 2019. And you’re invited!

Additional Tickets on Sale April 1 at 10 AM
May 10, 2019

All Aboard for the Spike 150 Chorus!

The Spike 150 Chorus will be the performing chorus organized to help celebrate the sesquicentennial of the completion of America's first transcontinental railroad at the May 10th Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Celebration and Festival at Promontory Summit. We are seeking 150 fifth to seventh grade students from every county in the state of Utah to participate in the choir.

Ready to join the chorus? Sign up today!
May 10, 2019

Light Up This Historic Event in Your Community

Lantis Fireworks has decided to offer heavily discounted firework show packages to communities across Utah who would like to connect with this special anniversary by hosting their own show on May 10, 2019, in a series of many spanning the entire state.

Take advantage of this special offer by March 1st!

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