One of the most memorable aspects of any Park City vacation is its world-renowned variety of amazing restaurants. And one of the best reasons to visit Park City in the fall is the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s annual event – Dine About Park City. For two weeks, from October 6 to October 20, you can “Eat More, Pay Less” at 30 of Park City’s most popular eateries. Participating restaurants are offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus; lunch menus for $10 or $15 per person and dinner menus for $20 or $40 per person.
Check out the Dine About menus from some of our favorite restaurants:
Bill White Restaurant Group’s distinctive restaurants all have tempting and affordable menus. For lunch there’s Billy Blanco’s – $10 Lunch and Sushi Blue – $10 Lunch, and for dinner head to Chimayo – $40 3 Course Dinner, Ghidotti’s – $40 3 Course Dinner or the venerable special occasion spot Grappa – $40 3 Course Dinner.
Park City Lodging has terrific pricing during the fall, so come visit and Dine About town!
Jill Johnson believes in the power of creativity and play, and as the owner of the popular The Paint Mixer studios in Park City and Salt Lake City’s Sugarhouse neighborhood, she frequently witnesses that power. With a background in art therapy and “a solid appreciation for the art of wine and a great cocktail,” Johnson says, “I love when people arrive in our studio and have not painted since they were a kid. It is amazing to see any individual let go and create.”
Self-described as “the ultimate creative and social venue”, The Paint Mixer offers the opportunity to get together and enjoy painting and sipping wine (21 and over events). All the necessary supplies are provided – canvases, paint, brushes, and aprons! – and skilled instructors guide you step by step through to completion of your own work of art. The Park City studio is conveniently located on lower Main Street and has a changing schedule of painting experiences open to the public, and it’s also available for private parties. Their Van-Go Mobile Studio allows them to go anywhere, for groups of all sizes and ages.
While their team of local artists is continually creating new paintings and projects to offer, some paintings have turned into perpetual favorites. Johnson says, “Our Elephant painting is by far the most popular; we always joke about its ongoing allure to our clients. Following that our Utah landscapes, Cosmos and Van Gogh Starry Night-themed paintings are also sought out. Recently, we added the Big 5 National Utah Parks and those are gaining momentum. Our new acrylic pouring classes are popular as well.”
Their fall lineup just started and includes weekly fall-themed paintings, Halloween-inspired mandala rocks, and flow classes. They have everything from fall mountain scenes to an especially exciting all-ages Halloween Bash the week of Halloween. “Regardless of your age or skill set, we have the perfect creative adventure for you this fall season!” said Johnson.
To check out their schedule and book your next creative adventure go to The Paint Mixer
In nearly every corner of the state, Utah’s rivers, lakes, and streams have excellent fishing that any angler would appreciate. From high alpine lakes to unassuming desert waters, a variety of species can be caught and admired year-round. In fact, Utah is home to 40 Blue Ribbon fisheries. The term “Blue Ribbon” refers to waters with healthy fish habitats that provide superb outdoor experiences and exceptional fishing.
Around Park City, the most common fish are trout. The Blue Ribbon Provo and Weber Rivers are full of Rainbow and Brown trout along with the Mountain whitefish. Cutthroat and other trout species can also be found just outside of town or in the nearby Uinta Mountains. The Bonneville cutthroat, an endemic species, is historically found in the tributaries of the Great Salt Lake. It is pretty rare to find and catch one, as they were victim to over fishing and habitat degradation. In recent years, populations have been improving thanks to many conservation efforts and regulations promoting healthy fisheries.
The High Uinta Mountains are home to many fish species that are much rarer to the state. Golden trout, Brook trout, Colorado River cutthroat (native), Yellowstone cutthroat (native) and even Arctic grayling, a beautiful, silvery sport fish with a large dorsal fin, are found in the high-elevation alpine lakes. Fishing trips into the High Uintas often require hiking or backpacking to remote locations. South of the Uintas lies Strawberry Reservoir—a consistently excellent and pristine source for big trout and Kokanee salmon.
Other popular fishing spots in Northern Utah include Bear Lake, where you can catch a heavy lake trout, or the Bear River, filled with everything from Largemouth bass, Green sunfish, Carp, and Channel and Black Bullhead catfish, among many other species. The Green River, a world-class fly fishing destination, is home to many types of fish and stunning scenery.
Central and Southern Utah also boast renowned fishing locations. Lake Powell and Sand Hollow Reservoir claim fame for big Striped bass. Fish Lake, just outside of Richfield, Utah, is popular for mackinaw. Utah is also home to many hybrid species. Tiger trout, Splake, Wipers, and elusive Tiger muskies are stocked into streams, rivers, and lakes all over the state.
For assistance in catching beautiful fish along Utah’s prized rivers, All Seasons Adventures offers year-round guided fish trips on the Provo and the Weber River. Call All Seasons Adventures at 435-649-9619 or book your next fishing excursion online for the experience of a lifetime and more information on half and full day fly fishing trips.
People often think of Park City in terms of its two peak seasons, Winter and Summer, yet locals and savvy visitors often favor the Fall. More than just bridging the gap between summer fun and ski slopes opening, Park City’s sunny days, crisp mountain air, red and yellow leaves mixed in with the evergreens on the hillsides provide a fabulous backdrop for some of its most entertaining events.
2019 Brunch at Altitude – September 7
Who doesn’t love brunch? Sleep in, then head to Summit Watch Plaza on lower Main Street to eat and drink delicious samples served up by some of the area’s most popular food and beverage purveyors. The family-friendly event offers live musical entertainment, a breakfast-in-bed photo booth, a spirit garden (21+), yard games and a silent auction benefitting Peace House
For more information and tickets go to 2019 Brunch at Altitude
Park City Songwriter Festival – September 13 & 14
Touted as a celebration of Folk, Americana, Country, Rock and Soul, the inaugural Park City Songwriter Festival launches September 13th and 14th. The event features over 40 artists in five intimate venues on Park City’s Main Street, with concerts, songwriters in the round, panels and workshops.
The venues – The Spur Bar & Grill, O.P. Rockwell, The Cabin, The Rockwell Room and Flanagan’s – will have non-stop festival programming the afternoon and evening of Friday, September 13th and all day and evening Saturday, September 14th. You must be 21 or older to attend the festival. Go to Park City Songwriter Festival for more information and to purchase tickets.
Autumn Aloft – September 14 & 15
One of Park City’s most anticipated events, the colorful and impressive Autumn Aloft hot air balloon event is free to spectators. Launches are scheduled for 8:00am each day, with the understanding that weather conditions including wind can impact the schedule. Saturday evening features music and balloon displays on Main Street. More information Autumn Aloft.
Tour des Suds – September 15
Tour des Suds is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting at Park City’s City Park. Participants are advised they can either treat it like a real mountain bike race (there are awards) or, a crazy costume party on bikes. Either way, it’s a 2,700 vertical climb up to the finish line/Skullcandy Party Station at the top of Guardsman Pass. Festivities continue back at City Park with lunch and beer provided by Red Rock Brewery, opportunity drawings, costume contest and awards at what could be considered “the zaniest mountain bike party in the west.” To register go to Tour des Suds
Park City Wine Festival – October 3 – 6
Featuring more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries and locally made products, the Park City Wine Festival is a multi-day destination experience. Food and wine tastings, seminars and luncheons and outdoor adventures can fill your days and nights with fascinating flavors.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to Park City Wine Festival. Tickets sell out, so don’t hesitate to check it out!
4th Annual Park City Shot Ski – October 12
Join 1,309 of your friends in raising a glass at the 4th Annual Park City Shot Ski. This year’s goal is to beat break Breckenridge’s record set in January 2019 of 1,299 participants. Hundreds of skis are laid end-to-end on Main Street, creating a massive shot ski well over 2,000 feet in length. The shot takes place at 2:00pm, sharp, and the party continues at official After-Party locations. This event is for participants 21 years or older and proceeds benefit Park City Sunrise Rotary Club and their many charitable activities. To purchase tickets go to 4th Annual Park City Shot Ski.
Bling Fling Boutique 2019 November 14, 15 & 16
Get a jump on your holiday shopping and benefit Peace House and families fleeing domestic abuse. Every treasure you find and dollar you spend makes a difference to local families in need. Bling Fling will be held at Park City Community Church November 14, 15 and 16 and includes a popular Preview Party on Thursday, and shopping on Friday and Saturday throughout the day. Ticket sales coming soon. Bling Fling Boutique 2019
Through the fall, take advantage of the Park City Lodging and JANS Special Offer – save 20% on lodging and bike rentals and discover your new favorite season in Park City!
After years of planning and building, Camp Woodward Park City will debut its grand opening this December with much anticipation. The Park City community is in for a unique treat as we welcome the fifth Woodward Camp in the US. Starting 50 years ago with its flagship location in Woodward, PA, the Woodward lifestyle has swept the western US with added locations in Tehachapi, CA (outside of LA), Copper, CO, and Tahoe, CA; and that’s exactly what Woodward is… a lifestyle. Woodward has one simple goal: to empower kids to advance in sport through creative expression, technology, music, art, and culture. Whether they’re hosting camps for the next wave of local Olympians or providing easy access to first time skiers, Woodward aims to break down all barriers to getting people out and enjoying life through movement.
Woodward Park City will be a facility to behold, with every inch of the 52,000 ft2 structure thoughtfully designed to be an integral piece to the overall “playground.” For starters, the plaza isn’t just a plaza; every feature of the welcome plaza is designed to lend creativity to the skateboard or Parkour enthusiast. In the winter the stars of the camp are the 22-foot half pipe, slopestyle course, and World Cup certified big air jumps. In the summer the area transforms seamlessly into a mountain biking park with pump tracks and jumps for all abilities. Year-round the center offers a 10,000 ft2 skate park, trampolines, a foam pit, and a state-of-the-art digital media lab to help capture and edit the most memorable moments of action. Locals and visitors alike will be elated to hear that tubing is returning bigger and better than ever with two new magic carpets, plus night skiing will return to Park City once again. Behind all the action, the camp features inspiring sustainability components like solar panels, a living roof, and recycled building materials. Additionally, Woodward Park City will have eight low-income housing units, a restaurant, bar and café.
There’s no shortage of ways to explore everything that Woodward Park City offers. They provide scheduled programming, day and season passes, drop-in sessions, and camps 365 days a year. The park includes features for all ages and abilities with the goal to welcome the entire community. The camp officially opens in November with a grand opening event on December 14. Stay tuned for details, we’ll see you there!
To learn more about their Start With Woodward program: https://youtu.be/pkAbLRMH1j0
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