When talking with a Park City transplant, you may hear the delcaration, “We came here for the winter, but stayed because of the summers.” Although it’s sounds cliché, it could not be truer. Inspired by the surrounding aspen covered mountains with miles and miles of trails to explore, near perfect temperatures with cool breezes and vibrant sapphire blue-sky days, it is no surprise that so many people who visit Park City end up calling it home. Our mountain community, nestled within the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, is host to scenic chairlift rides, alpine roller coasters, adrenaline-packed ziplines, outdoor concerts, arts & cultural events, culinary activities and much much more. With no shortage of activities to fulfill your summer vacation, Park City Lodging is here to help guide your summer fun with the following sneak peek into what Park City has to offer in the warmer months.
Boasting over 400 (!) miles of trails designated to non-motorized use, Park City offers some of the finest alpine trails in the West. The first ever gold-certified ride center by the International Mountain Biking Association, you’ll simply have to come check the hype out for yourself. From taking in the stunning wildflowers on a family friendly wander to zipping down perfectly laid single track, take a step further in discovering why Park City is the premier mountain biking and hiking destination!
Is there a better way to spend a hot summer day than enjoying the crystal clear mountain waters around Park City? Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly white water experience on the Weber River, a taste of the Blue Ribbon fishing of the Provo River; to let loose with some water skiing on the Jordanelle Reservoir, or enjoy a peaceful SUP ride on the Deer Valley Ponds, Park City has all the thirst quenching water action to ensure your summer stays cool.
Beautiful blue skies and clean air beckon you to fly! Reach new heights as you soar above our mountain resorts on a tantalizing zip line ride. Or take a leisurely chairlift ride to take in the beauty of our mountain resorts. Book a hot air balloon ride to enjoy an eagle’s eye view of the beautiful Wasatch and Uinta Mountain Ranges.
There is nothing quite as impressive as golfing in the mountains — driving that ball and glancing up to see an expanse of snowy peaks rising thousands of feet into the air. The golf courses near Park City rival the best in terms of maintenance, difficulty and scenic beauty. With 7 gorgeous, 18 hole, public courses within a 21 mile radius, you can easily plan to hit them all during your stay. Park City Lodging’s concierge can book your golf reservation 30 days out adding a huge benefit to customers and owners.
Regardless of when you’re coming to enjoy the Park City summer, there is always a community event to take advantage of and get the most out of your vacation. Enjoy free outdoor concerts every Wednesday at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater. Every Sunday lower Main Street lends itself to the infamous Park Silly Market, a street fair complete with live music, a beer garden, and food trucks. Check out the event’s calendar for all the up to date happenings this summer!
If you’ve ever traveled with kids you may be familiar with the dreaded “I’m bored” montage while on vacation. Fear not! Your cherished time in Park City will take family fun to the next level. From the classic Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain to face painting extravaganza at the Sunday Silly Market, no matter the day there’s a family geared adventure waiting for you! And beware parents, you might run into your own inner child through it all.
If you ever stop to take inventory of the special moments in your life, chances are you’re eager for more. It could be the difference between simply taking another vacation or creating the experience of a lifetime out of your vacation. Park City Lodging and Inspired Summit Adventures are teaming up to help you do just that. With ISA’s exceptional guided adventure programs and the added comfort of a home away from home, together we want to help you uncover the majesty of Utah. From half day activities to multi-day adventure packed itineraries, customize your very own experience and take your vacation to the next level.
Summer camps in Park City offer a fun opportunity for a “kid’s only” experience, whether you’d like something to fill just a day, or an entire week, the numerous enriching summer camps in Park City offer everything from nature/adventure based exploration & learning to artistic expression and culture centered camps. Call (435.649.6175) or e-mail our concierge today to see what’s on tap this summer!
If you happen to look at an events calendar for Park City during the summer months you may notice the overwhelming amount of live music that takes place in our small town. With what seems to be a new concert every night it’s hard to distinguish the different concert series and what music you might expect to hear. With the majority of the concerts taking place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater you can bank on two things: great music and great food. Bring a cooler or picnic basket to almost any concert venue in Park City, relax for a few hours with family and friends and rock like the locals.
Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley Music Festival is the summer home to the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. Besides chamber and classical music the Deer Valley Music Festival brings in pop offerings like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Smokey Robinson and Diana Krall. With three venues located at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church and Temple Har Shalom, performances are matched with stage acoustics to create an epic listening experience for guests. Chamber performances usually take place during weekdays in the intimate settings of St. Mary’s Church and Temple Har Shalom.
This year the Deer Valley Music Festival is celebrating its 11th anniversary and has a star studded line up. For performances at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater feel free to bring food, wine, blankets and low rise chairs, under 9”, for a picnic style venue. If you want a more catered experience Deer Valley Resort offers a selection of gourmet picnic baskets and bags for purchase. All concerts are held rain or shine. Dogs are not allowed.
For added convenience Park City Lodging, Inc. sells concert tickets at each front desk location: Park Station, Edelweiss Haus, and Prospector.
Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series
The Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series is presented by Mountain Town Music. This free weekly concert series highlights local acts every Wednesday night at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater. Bring your family and friends to listen to great musical acts like the Strange Band, The Changing Lanes Experience, Slickrock Gypsies and Motherlode Canyon Band. Rock out from June 17th to August 26 every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Concert attendees are encouraged to utilize the complimentary city-wide bus system. Food and beverages are allowed and gourmet picnic baskets can be ordered through Deer Valley Resort. All gourmet picnic baskets orders must be placed and purchased by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event.
St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series
The St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series is celebrating its 6th season bringing in big name performances like Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Warren Haynes with Gov’t Mule. Concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. All concerts are slated to be held rain or shine. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy a night under the peaks of Deer Valley Resort.
Thursday Night Concert Series at Newpark
The Free Thursday Night Concert Series features some of Utah’s best local and regional acts every Thursday night at the Newpark Amphitheater from June through August. Bring coolers and enjoy picnics with family and friends, but please do not bring your pets. The Thursday Night Concert Series is sponsored by the Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau and Zions Bank. Party every Thursday night to musical acts like Bonanza Town, Jelly Bread and Rose’s Pawn Shop. With smaller crowds, attendees receive what feels like a much more intimate experience for an outdoor stage.
Park City Mountain Concerts at Canyons Village
Enjoy the free Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. on select Saturdays, which features international acts like 10,000 Maniacs, Sam Bush and Blind Boys of Alabama. Picnics and lowback chairs are allowed. Arrive early to snag the best locations on the hill.
Whether you’re looking for big names or local acts, Park City is full of great music. Check out our events calendar for more information about who’s playing and show times. Park City Lodging sells tickets to the Deer Valley Music Festival from our Park Station, Edelweiss and Prospector front desks. Don’t wait in line and order ahead of time. Make a vacation out of your concert and choose from over 175 vacation rentals throughout Park City.
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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