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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

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!

7 Things to do in Park City in the Summer Months

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Don LaVange / May in Park City, Utah / Flickr

Think Park City is just a winter destination? Park City has plenty of fun things for everyone and the family during the summer. From museums to art galleries to a wide array of outdoor activities, Park City has everything you could want for a summer destination. Our concierge will be happy to make recommendations for fun activities and book reservations on your behalf.

1. Outdoors
There are plenty of great things to do outside in Park City from fly-fishing to hiking to river rafting and golf. Enjoy a trip on the Alpine Coaster at Park City Mountain Resort for a roller coaster type thrill down the mountainside. Take a mountain bike ride or spend a day golfing at the superb Park City Golf Club. Rockport State Park is just 20 minutes east of Park City and offers picnicking and fishing at this scenic mountain lake. There are numerous outdoor activities for all ages.

2. Spas
Unwind and relax at one of the many day spas in Park City. There are numerous world-class day spas that offer massages and treatments. Make your vacation more relaxing by stopping at one of the health clubs or spas in town. Don’t forget to stop at one of the several yoga studios in Park City.

3. Museums
Experience the wonderful history of Park City at one of the many National Register of Historic Places in the area. Learn more about the mining and ski history that makes up the tapestry of Park City at the Park City Museum. The Olympic Welcome Plaza celebrates the city’s role in the 2002 Olympic Games and offers a rare glimpse at the historic winter games held in Utah. The Alf Engen Ski Museum has highlights from the city’s winter sports history. Want a taste of Wild West history? Then stop in the Summit County Courthouse Museum.

4. Art Galleries
Stop in for a theater production or spend a day at the art galleries in Park City. There are plenty of stops to make to enjoy the unique art of the state and region. On the last Friday of the month, enjoy the Park City Gallery Stroll which gives visitors and locals the opportunity to explore the art galleries from 6-9 p.m. which highlights artists, art galleries and special events.

5. Shopping
In the mood for shopping while on vacation? There are plenty of spots to shop in Park City from unique books stores and collectibles to Western artifacts. Enjoy local spots downtown or head to the Tanger Outlet Center. There are also several resort shopping centers such as the Silver Lake Village at Deer Valley Resort and the Resort Center at Park City.

6. Restaurants
With over 100 restaurants in Park City, there are plenty of options for everyone. From local fare to international cuisine, there are many different selections that are in walking distance or can be accessed on the free city-wide transportation. Don’t forget to stop at one of the local bars for a drink.

7. Historic Main Street
When in Park City, you have to be sure to spend time on Historic Main Street. The home of the Sundance Film Festival, Main Street houses fine dining, art galleries, Park City Food & Wine Classic and ghost tours. There are plenty of great things to enjoy on Main Street.

When looking at the finest things to do in Park City in the summer, be sure to book your vacation rental with Park City Lodging!

2015 Deer Valley Music Festival

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2015 deer valley music festival

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The 2015 Deer Valley Music Festival is shaping up to be another great way to hear live music in Park City! There are several great acts that will be coming through Park City throughout the summer and will make for a great concert series. There are several acts that will be passing through with concerts throughout each week through July and August.

Many of the concerts will take place at the Deer Valley Snow Outdoor Park Amphitheater. Select shows will also be at St. Mary’s Church and Temple Har Shalom. Food and beverages are allowed at the Deer Valley Amphitheater which makes for a great summer setting. Enjoy a picnic while attending a world-class concert.

The concert season will open on July 4 as Patriotic Pops with Bravo Broadway will celebrate Independence Day will all of your favorite patriotic tunes. Broadway stars Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard will make for a great July 4th celebration that will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Deer Valley Resort.

On July 6, check out the Mozart & Mendelssohn performance at St. Mary’s Church at 8 p.m. as Rei Hotoda will conduct the Utah Symphony Orchestra through Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform with the Utah Symphony on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deer Valley Resort for one of the headlining concerts of the summer. This will be one performance you won’t want to miss.

Smokey Robinson will perform the following night on July 11 at the Deer Valley Resort with the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Robinson has been a mainstay in American music for years and will bring his signature style to Park City. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Utah Symphony Orchestra will perform Disney’s Fantasaia on July 17 for a performance that will sure to entertain the whole family. For a throwback, Classical Mystery Tour will perform some of the greatest hits from The Beatles on July 18 at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

On July 22, head to St. Mary’s Church as the Muir String Quartet will perform pieces including Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14.

For a Western feel, Country Legends will perform country classics on July 24 at Deer Valley Resort. On the following night, Frank Sinatra, Jr. and the Utah Symphony Orchestra are set to play the hits of Frank Sinatra and will celebrate one of the most legendary entertainers.

Hear the 1812 Overture with live cannon fire on July 31 which is bound to be a summer highlight. Make sure to check out Ozomatli with the Utah Symphony Orchestra on August 1. For film buffs, head to the Hollywood Under the Stars concert on August 7. To close out the summer series, Kristin Chenoweth is scheduled for August 8 while Diana Krall is set to perform on August 14 at the Deer Valley Resort.

Let Park Valley Lodging help you find a great property rental while you’re attending the great concerts this summer at the 2015 Deer Valley Music Festival.

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