Fill Your Calendar With These Summer 2018 Events
— Posted by Taylor on May 7, 2018
From art and music festivals to endurance challenges and marathons, Park City hosts a variety of events for mountain town lovers. Check out all of the summer fun that is planned for an amazing season in the sun and be sure to mark your calendar for your next Park City adventure!
(Fri, June 15 – Sun, June 17)
(Fri, August 10 – Sat, August 11)
Wall climb, zip line, slip’n slide, mud pit, and mountain bike loop. And that’s not even half of it! Kids aged 6-14 years old take to the three mile course on mountain bike, foot, and water through a number of different obstacles and challenges designed for just for them. They might be muddy, sweaty, and tired, but when kids cross the finish line, it’s all smiles!
One of America's premier bike races comes back to Park City when we host the Tour of Utah and The Ultimate Challenge on August 11th. Participants will ride the 98 miles, with approximately 10,000 feet of climbing, through the Gran Fondo Route starting at Canyons Village. Whether you’re a spectator or dedicated amateur cyclist, you don’t want to miss this event.
3rd & 4th of July
One of the biggest weekends in Park City and a guaranteed good time is Independence Day. But it's not just the 4th! We extend our celebrations for another day of outdoor concerts, picnics and barbeques, a parade down Main Street, and of course—fireworks!
3rd of July Celebration & Fireworks
At Park City, we believe that our country deserves more than just one day of celebration. So we're extending the holiday to include the 3rd of July! Festivities kick off at Canyons Village with live music and kid-friendly summer activities. Pack up a blanket and a picnic basket to lay out on the lawn and enjoy the day with friends and family surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The main show starts with an outdoor concert at Canyons Village Stage and finishes with a fireworks show.
Park City celebrates Independence Day with an entire day of festivities around town for the whole family. Over 70 floats take to Main Street to march in Park City’s annual 4th of July parade while City Park hosts live music, food vendors, a beer garden, and children’s activities. As dusk begins to fall, head to Park City Mountain Village for a free outdoor concert just before the fireworks start.
Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village (Thurs, July 5 & Sat, July 7)
But don't pack up your picnic basket just yet! If two days of fun in the sun wasn't enough for you, the Summer Concert Series begins the very next day at Canyons Village. Bands take to the Canyons Village stage for free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 5th and Saturday, July 7th. Stay tuned for the full lineup of performers!
For The Food, Art, & Music Lovers
Park Silly Sunday Market (Sun, June 3 – Sun, September 23)
The silliness is set to return for its 12th season on Lower Main Street this summer. Local vendors, non-profits, farmers, artists, and live music performers fill the street each Sunday from June 3rd to September 23rd for an open-air market and street festival. No summer escape to Park City is complete without a walk through the market. You can even make a day of it by checking out the fun and then jumping on Town Lift at the base of Main Street for a scenic chairlift ride over Old Town and up the mountain!
Wednesday Farmers Market (Wed, June 13 – Wed, October 25)
New this year, the Park City Farmers Market will be right at Park City Mountain Village near the First Time Lift and Silver King Lot. So stop by and pick up fresh fruit for a mid-hike snack, a bundle of organic vegetables for your family dinner, or locally made jams, jellies, trinkets, or jewelry to take home as a souvenir each Wednesday from 12-5pm. Not only does buying local food help our community, it also helps our environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and packing materials, as well as helping to make farming more profitable and selling farmland for development less attractive.
Savor the Summit (Sat, June 16)
Park City’s iconic Main Street gets lined from top to bottom with elaborately decorated tables under the summer sun and fresh mountain air. Each table belongs to a restaurant along Main Street and showcases the culinary talents within each kitchen. Known as “Park City’s biggest outdoor dinner party”, Savor the Summit is a celebration of community, cuisine, and the summer season. Simply make a reservation with a participating restaurant to enjoy in this event.
Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village (Thurs, July 5 – Sat, September 1)
Turn up the summer heat with our Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village. Bands take to the Canyons Village stage for free outdoor concerts on select Thursdays and Saturdays (weather permitting) starting on July 5th. Pack a picnic basket, pick up your friends and family, and dance along to the music. Stay tuned for the full lineup of performers!
Kimball Arts Festival (Fri, August 3 – Sun, August 5)
Local and national artists take over Main Street in Utah’s longest-running visual arts festival. All works of art, from ceramics to photography to larger-than-life metal work, are on display in the heart of Park City for more than 58,000 attendees. All proceeds from the event are funneled back into the artist community through exhibitions, educational arts programs, and events at Park City’s nonprofit Kimball Art Center.
Miner’s Day Parade (Mon, September 3)
Our Park City community knows Labor Day as Miner’s Day. It is a day full of fun for the community, including a parade, the Running of the Balls down Main Street, 5K run, Skateboard Bowl Jam, and the highlight of the day—the mucking and drilling competition. The competition was once a staple for mining towns across the West; however Park City is one of the few towns that still keep the tradition alive. The event is very surreal as one could only imagine the hard and demanding mine work that our predecessors experienced in the late 1800’s.
For The Adrenaline Junkies
Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (Sat, July 14)
The Mountain Trails Foundation takes trail running to the highest peak at Park City Mountain. With 3,000 feet in vertical gain in a 16 mile loop, this race is not for the faint of heart. The course map resembles an inverted “V” (for vertical!), crossing Jupiter Peak at 10,000 feet in elevation. Elite and everyday athletes flock to Park City for the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase. This race is also the second stop in the Triple Trail Challenge.
Mid-Mountain Marathon (Sat, August 18)
The Mid-Mountain Marathon passes through the span of two ski resorts (Park City Mountain and Deer Valley) and finishes at the base of Utah Olympic Park. Competitors run through Park City’s aspen and evergreen forests on single-track at an average elevation of 8,200 feet. Voted the best trail marathon in Utah, the Mid-Mountain Marathon is a trail running paradise with few technical spots, continual climbs, and fast downhills. This race is the final stage of the Triple Trail Challenge.
Park City Point 2 Point (Sat, September 1)
The nation’s most tried and true mountain bike races come to Park City for a 75 mile course with approximately 12,000 feet of climbs. Because of the abundance of trails in the area, organizers encourage racers to pre-ride the course or to bring a GPS with the course pre-loaded because of the chance of getting lost on any of the vast amount of trails. You will never be on the same trail twice! Riders pass through Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, challenging them physically and mentally, for a true point to point race.
Weekend warriors, event-goers, and staycationers – Book your lodging here!
Park City Mountain is offering 20% off lodging exclusively for those weekend warriors checking out a concert or event here in Park City. Call (844) 211-4888 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Vacation Specialists and save for your weekend getaway.