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Park City Foodie Events & Culinary Arts

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Park City Food Competition & Foodie Shows

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Park City is known for having some of the best food and chefs in the country. After all, Park City has more chefs per capita than the city of Paris! There are over 100 restaurants in this scenic mountain town along with culinary training schools like the renowned Park City Culinary Institute. This summer, be sure to experience some of the Gourmet Festivals and Culinary Training that have put Park City on the map as a “Foodie Destination.”

Park City is a popular foodie destination:

The Stroll of Park City returns on July 10, taking patrons on a tour of beautiful historic Main Street to sample great restaurants and local retailers. Each stroll stop presents a different selection of wines, craft beers, or spirits and delicious culinary bites, allowing patrons to acquaint themselves with the variety of enchanting establishments that Park City has to offer.  This event is just one exciting element of The Park City Food & Wine Festival taking place July 8-12, 2015. Themed events include Hike & Hops, SUP & Suds, Fat Tires & Phat Wines, Vino & Vinyasa and much more.

Available throughout the summer, tag along with Gourmand Tours. Rated as a #1 TripAdvisor Thing To Do in Park City, you’ll have an opportunity to sample top restaurant faire and learn a bit about Main Street’s history, on an easy-going walking tour. The Park City Area Restaurant Association is a helpful website to learn about foodie events, restaurant specials, and scroll through a comprehensive restaurant directory.

Earn your professional certificate in the culinary arts:

If you’re interested in gaining additional certifications or finessing your personal culinary skills, Park City Culinary Institute collaborates with some of the best chefs in the country to offer classes, demonstrations and private dining experiences. Classes take take place at the Deer Valley Club, in one of the original catering kitchens for Deer Valley Resort. The facility features Go-Pro cameras and flat-screen TVs, a Wolf range, both conventional and convection ovens, a French top, grill, Hobart mixer, commercial dishwasher and several walk-ins. Tuition is $6,495 for eight weeks to experience 160 hours with notable executive chefs. Park City Lodging is a preferred lodging host for these programs.

Featured on national television and led by some of the top chefs in the country, the Park City Culinary Institute is one of the best places to learn and finesse your skills. Techniques that you will learn include professional knife handling and technical cuts, stocks and sauces, classic techniques, filleting and butchering, trussing poultry, seafood and shellfish, the art of presentation, awakening the five senses, local product origins and seasons, food science basics and forming emulsions, vegan and gluten free variations, international ingredients and spices, high-altitude baking, introduction to chocolate and precision and efficiency in the kitchen.

In addition to coursework, the institute offers personalized cooking demonstrations, workshop sessions and chefs-for-hire to cater during your stay. Perfect for groups or corporate team building events, they’ll create a program that works well for any size group.

Let Park City Lodging help you find a wonderful place to stay during your Park City Foodie Experience! Our vacation rentals offer spacious accommodations and fully equipped kitchens to allow you to practice your new cooking skills.

Play a Round at One of These Park City Golf Courses

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Park City Golf Courses

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Park City golf courses are some of the best in the country and provide you with the amazing places to hit the links. There are seven 18-hole golf courses in Park City within a 21-mile radius. That gives you many chances to play a round at these scenic courses. This summer, play a round at one of these Park City golf courses!

Upon booking a reservation with Park City Lodging, let us know you’re interested in golfing and we will check on available offers and advance registrations that become available. Read about the different places to go and then head to the links and play at one of the Park City Golf Coures.

Park City Golf Club

This William Neff Signature Golf Course offers 18-holes with gorgeous views! Park City Golf Club’s elevation of 6700 feet can actually add distance to your shots while you play on a course that is typically 10 to 15 degrees cooler than most courses in the area, a definite bonus during the hot summer months. Park City Golf Course has an 18-station driving range, two practice greens, and a putting green. Park City Lodging, Inc. has properties located within walking distance to the golf course. There is a seven-day advance reservations window. Call 435-615-5800 or click here for more information.

Canyons Golf Course

Our newest addition to our golf circuit is situated at the base of Canyons Resort. Canyons Golf features over 550 feet of elevation change and spectacular views of two mountain ranges, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. Sporting a 6,256-yard, par-70 course designed by renowned course architects Gene Bates and Casey Bates, this course offers 18 holes of challenging and memorable golf characterized by amazing views. It is scheduled to open May 29, 2015.

Soldier Hollow Golf Course

Soldier Hollow is one of the newest Utah golf destinations. Offering a championship, 36-hole complex built on the mountainside above Midway, this course is only 21 miles from Park City. A part of Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow was a major venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Additionally, it played host to the USGA Nationals in 2012. Two 18- hole Park City golf courses – named the Gold and Silver courses – offer challenging play and amazing views of the Heber Valley.

Crater Springs Golf Course at Homestead Resort

Crater Springs Golf Course is a par-72 course measuring 7,040 yards from the back tees and plays 5,091 yards from the forward tees. Crater Springs Golf Course rating is 73.0 from the back tees and 68.2 from the forward. Putting green, chipping green, driving range, and club rentals are available. For more information about this course call (435) 657-3848.

Wasatch Mountain State Park Golf Course

The well known Mountain and Lake Golf Courses at Wasatch Mountain State Park are consistently ranked among the most popular and scenic in Utah. Nationally, Golf Digest rated the courses 4.5 out of 5 stars in their “Best Places to Play” review. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, golfers enjoy cooler temperatures during the summer months, and spectacular fall colors in the autumn. Mountain Course was named “Best Place to Play” by Golf Digest in 2004. For more information call 435-654-0532.

The Outlaw Golf Club at Hideout Canyon

The Outlaw Golf Club offers a unique golf experience on the Challenge Course, a collection of par threes and fours that will appeal to both the established and the golfing newcomer. The Challenge Course is the perfect place to get in a little golf when time is in short supply or you want to refine the elements of your game. For more information call (435) 901-4227.

Pete Dye Golf Course

This private golf course may extend public privileges based upon availability. This Pete Dye Canyon Golf Course has received numerous accolades, including Golf Inc. magazine’s “Golf Development of the Year.” Open course with limited play. Only four groups of 18-hole play are allowed per day. For more information call (888) 458-6600.

There are many great Park City golf courses and let Park City Lodging help you find the best one for you. Book your stay and ask for available deals and then head out and play round at a Park City Golf Course!

7 Park City Summer Fun Festivals

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makelessnoise / Kickin' It / Flickr

makelessnoise / Kickin’ It / Flickr

Park City offers many fun activities during the summer and there are several fun festivals for you and the whole family to enjoy! Head out to one of these great festivals and enjoy the activities that Park City has to offer! Here are the seven Park City summer fun festivals!

SUP Festival
The Park City SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) Festival is a celebration of water and water related activities. There are free morning PC SUP yoga sessions, demos, races, surf contests, food, music and water education. Water activities include surf board shape fun race, youth FUN races, 14’ and 12’6 open race, elite race, coed tandem race, surf contest, distance race and a doggie paddle parade. The festival will take place on June 20 and 21.

Savor the Summit
On Saturday, June 20th at 6 p.m. the annual Savor the Summit festival will take place in Park City. Many restaurants in Park City will be participating in this unique dining experience in the heart of the city. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Make a reservation at one of the participating restaurants and have a seat at the giant dining table that runs down Main Street. No ticket is required, but you need to make a reservation at the restaurant of your choosing. There will be live music and a spirit garden that features beer and wine. There is a wide variety of restaurants with different price ranges so you can find something that suits you!

Kimball Arts Festival
The 46th annual Kimball Arts Festival will take place this summer from July 31 – August 2. The largest summer festival in Park City, the Kimball Arts Festival brings together some of the best artists and entertainment to the area. There are also workshops and other fun cultural activities for the whole family!

Summit County Fair
The Summit County Fair is scheduled for August 1 – 8 in Coalville, just a short drive from Park City, and is bound to be a fantastic event. There are many events at the fair including the demolition derby, rodeo, parades, blue ribbon events, amazing food and games! The fair also has exhibits and other fun things for the family.

Oakley Rodeo
The 80th annual Oakley Rodeo will be held from July 1 – 4 and is a wonderful yearly tradition in the area. Enjoy fun games, food and of course the rodeo! On July 4, participate in the 5K race, the barbecue, rodeo and fireworks!

Food & Wine Classic
From July 8 – 12, the 11th annual Food & Wine Classic will be held in Park City. The best wineries, breweries, artisans and restaurants gather for this amazing festival. Enjoy the delicious tastings from the many offerings. There is something for everyone’s taste at the Food & Wine Classic!

Park Silly Sunday Market
Every weekend the Park Silly Sunday Market is the place to be! This is a fantastic showcase of artists, chefs, farmers and fun, as it was ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Farmer’s Markets by Cooking Light Magazine. This eco-friendly, open-air market is where the community comes together to enjoy the excellent food, music and fun that Park City and Utah have to offer. Last season, over 162,000 people enjoyed the 124 musicians, bands and performers along with amazing food and entertainment.

When looking to enjoy the variety of festivals we have to offer, check out Park City Lodging and let us help you find the dream rental for your stay!

The Canyons Summer Concert Series Provides Great Entertainment

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Ted Van Pelt / "The Blind Boys of Alabama" / Flickr

Ted Van Pelt / “The Blind Boys of Alabama” / Flickr

Park City offers many fun things to do this summer and one of the best ways to enjoy the summer weather is by catching one of the many concerts at the Canyons Summer Concert Series. The Canyons Summer Concert Series provides lively entertainment and is an awesome way to enjoy Park City in the summertime! Head on out to the Canyons Resort to enjoy some excellent music!

Located on the hill above the ski beach at Canyons Resort, this free concert series is a fantastic way to enjoy world-class bands in the evenings. Canyons Resort is one of the premier destinations in the country and is perfect for this concert series. Every Saturday evening from July 14 to September 1, enjoy live music at Canyons Resort.

On July 3, come see the Soulistics perform at Canyons Resort. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Salt Lake City’s finest soul band will perform classics from artists like James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone and many more. There is a fierce band section combined with powerful vocals which makes this a performance you don’t want to miss.

Make sure to be at Canyons Resort on July 11 for one of the best concerts of the summer. The Blind Boys of Alabama, one of the top gospel bands in the world, will play Canyons Resort from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Honored by the National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the National Endowment for the Arts and much more, the Blind Boys of Alabama are world renowned and will be bringing their talents to Park City. They have won five Grammy Awards and have played with artists like Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits.

On July 25, Feufollet will play Park City at Canyons Resort from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hailing from southwest Louisiana, Feufollet is a leading Cajun, honky tonk, and string band that brings a fresh but familiar sound to their performances. This will be one unique performance that will make your summer complete and will make you stand up and dance.

One of the top performances of the summer will surely be on August 1, when 10,000 Maniacs will play Park City at Canyons Resort. Rocking the world for nearly three decades, 10,000 Maniacs was a forerunner in indie music and defined a generation of college rock. 10,000 Maniacs was one of the leading bands in the 1980’s and 1990’s and has consistently toured and put out albums for the last several years.

There are several bands that will be playing Park City this summer and make sure to check out some of the great performances at the Canyons Summer Concert Series. The concert series provides unique entertainment and is a wonderful way to enjoy your time even more in Park City. While looking to plan your vacation this summer, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect place to stay while in Park City, so you can head out and enjoy these concerts!

4 Reasons to Experience a Park City 4th of July

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Mike Renlund / Fireworks / Flickr

Mike Renlund / Fireworks / Flickr

Fourth of July is a great time to visit Park City and with Independence Day taking place on Saturday, you can take the whole weekend to enjoy the festivities! There are many activities for the whole family to participate in from morning until night throughout the city with a variety of entertainment. Bring the family and enjoy these four reasons to experience a Park City 4th of July!

2015 Park City Mountain Run 5K
A Park City tradition, the 2015 Park City Mountain Run is a 5K that usually brings around 1,000 runners to the city for the race. This is a wonderful race and a perfect way to start your holiday. Registration is $20 for kids and $30 for adults when you pre-register. Online registration closes on July 3 at 5 p.m. and prices are $25 and $35 the day of the race. You will receive a race t-shirt when you pre-register and can pick it up the day of the race. All proceeds benefit the Park City Ski Team as they train in hopes of reaching the Olympics.

4th of July Parade
The 4th of July parade is another Park City tradition that is one you won’t want to miss! Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade has of 70 floats that celebrate the history of Park City. Make sure to find a spot on Main Street or Park Avenue as the parade usually draws big crowds. This great event is perfect for the whole family and is always a local favorite.

Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley Music Festival kicks off on July 4 with the Patriotic Pops with Bravo Broadway at 7:30 p.m. at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Broadway stars Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard will perform your patriotic favorites at this great concert. Outside food and drink is permitted so bring a picnic and head out to the amphitheater! Arrive early so you can find a great spot for your picnic. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. so plan ahead! The performance will last two hours with one 20-minute intermission. Children three and under are free in the general admission section. Free parking is available but make sure you bring a jacket as it can get cold on the mountain, even during the summer.

Head to the Park City Mountain Resort as firework will be set off at dusk after a free concert. This is a great way to cap off Independence Day as you get to enjoy world-class fireworks at the fantastic Park City Mountain Resort!

Fourth of July is a great time to head to Park City for all of the great events. From the Park City Mountain 5K in the morning, to the 4th of July Parade during the afternoon to the concerts followed by the fireworks, there are several great ways to show your patriotic pride in Park City. There are also several BBQs throughout the city and other fantastic events.

Let Park City Lodging help you find a great place to stay during the Fourth of July weekend so you can celebrate the holiday in a wonderful property!

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