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!
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 24 and 25.
Savor the Summit
On Saturday, June 17th at 6 p.m. the annual Savor the Summit will take place in Park City. This is Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party. 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 48th annual Kimball Arts Festival will take place this summer from August 4-6th. 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 5 – 12th 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.
The 80th annual Oakley Rodeo will be held from June 30th – July 4th 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 6 – 9th, the 13th 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 47th Annual Kimball Arts Festival showcases the best of Park City’s cultural scene over one weekend. Discover some of Utah’s up-and-coming artist talent while exploring the jaw-dropping mountains of Park City from August 12-14th.
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival serves as the main fundraiser for the Kimball Art Center each year. Every dollar received from admission keeps exhibitions and education programs free to the public all year.
In 2015, the festival had over 990 artist applications. The festival’s jury picked 220 artists, of which over 70 were new to the festival last year. Mediums range from ceramics to print making.
Over 30 artists take three stages to rock the mountains of Park City with live music! Acts include the rock powerhouse Talia Keys and the ultimate party and dance experience with Changing Lanes Band.
It wouldn’t be a Park City festival without food! The Taste of Art Program showcases Park City’s restaurants, cafes and eateries. If you’re looking for a more casual experience grab some grub from the food truck round up.
Make it a weekend getaway! We have a hand-picked selection of accommodations and special deals that you won’t see anywhere else. We are your local lodging experts, check out our specials page for one a kind packages and how to make the most of a long weekend.
When most people think of Park City they picture our thousands of acres of Wasatch powder, but after the snow melts at the end of ski season the fun stays alive! With beautiful weather and smaller crowds, the spring and summer are some of the best times to visit Park City. Here’s some ideas for how to enjoy our town after the end of ski season.
Hit the Trails
The melting of the snow at the end of ski season opens up more than 400 miles of Wasatch Mountain trails to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and the Canyons all keep some of their chairlifts open in the summer, making it easy for hikers and bikers to get to the top of the peaks.
Visit the Mountain Trails Foundation website for maps and complete info on Park City’s trail system.
Explore Main Street
After the crowds leave at the end of ski season, the shops and restaurants of Park City’s historic Main Street remain open with many offering offseason deals. From high fashion to mountain souvenirs, Main Street’s many stores and boutiques offer something for everyone. The summer can also be a great time to find deals on ski and snowboard gear for the following season!
Find a Festival
Park City is home to a number of fun festivals after the end of ski season. Plan your visit around one of these unique events to get the most out of your Park City experience. Here are two of our favorites:
As you come to enjoy all that Park City has to offer after the end of ski season, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties at all three resorts, proving easy access to the mountains, as well as on Main Street downtown. Come see why the locals say that the summer is the best time to visit Park City!
A hub for art and culture in Park City since 1976, the Kimball Art Center provides visitors with a wide array of exhibits, as well as classes and events. During your trip to Park City, pay a visit to the Kimball Art Center and enjoy their free admission, seven days a week.
The exhibits at the Kimball Art Center change frequently, and have recently ranged from paintings of the Wasatch Mountains to an exhibition of street graffiti art.
Currently, the Kimball Art Center is featuring three exhibitions of pieces by women artists as part of “100% Women.” Below is a brief summary of each exhibition.
The Kimball Art Center is located in downtown Park City at 638 Park Ave. Admission is free to the public.
Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Every summer the Park City Kimball Arts Festival takes over downtown Main Street for a weekend of art, music, food and fun.
More than 200 artists from all over North America set up booths displaying their works, competing for awards in 12 different artistic categories. The festival also features live music all weekend and showcases dozens of Park City’s best restaurants.
The 2015 Park City Kimball Arts Festival will take place from July 31-August 2. Make plans to visit and enjoy this cultural gem!
As you prepare your visit to Park City, make sure to include the Kimball Art Center in your plans. Park City Lodging is pleased to offer a number of properties within walking distance of the Kimball Art Center, as well as options at all three resorts. Let us help you find a convenient place to stay!
Park City is widely known as a winter vacation destination because of our three world-class ski resort areas, the Sundance Film Festival, and the town’s Olympic legacy. What’s not as widely known about our quaint mountain town is that summers here are just as spectacular. There’s no shortage of live music, food and wine events, and art festivals to be enjoyed. Park City locals like to say,”I moved to Park City for the winters, but I stayed because of the summers.”
Whether you want to experience nature at it’s finest while hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, rock climbing, and paddleboarding; or revel in Park City’s cultural offerings during Savor the Summit, The Kimball Arts Festival, the Park City Food and Wine Classic, or any number of weekly events that take place on Main Street, the town has something for everyone.
Utah Olympic Park offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the mountain west. Freestyle ski jump performances by Olympic athletes and Olympic hopefuls are performed on a weekly basis, and guests can enjoy comet bobsled rides down the Olympic Bobsled course year-round.
Locals and visitors look forward to Park City’s Silly Market on Main St. each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This open-air market provides local food, arts, crafts and a petite farmers market. We love the build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, delicious corn on the cob, and gourmet grilled cheese stand are some of our favorite offerings. The Silly Market is a zero-waste, eco-friendly event. Last summer, the market resulted in only 16 bags of trash sent to the landfill for the entire season.
Much like the dining scene in Park City, the music scene rivals that of many large cities–especially in the summer months. The Deer Valley Music Festival plays host to a number of well-known performers. This year Steve Martin, the Indigo Girls, and many others will play during the festival, among others. Park City Lodging, Inc. guests get a special rate on DVMF tickets, click here for more information. The St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series is also held at the Snow Park Amphitheater. Look forward to Jewel, One Republic, Lyle Lovett, and others performing during the series. In addition to paid concerts, Deer Valley hosts the Grand Valley Bank Free Community Concert Series each Wednesday evening during the summer at the Snow Park Amphitheater, Canyons hosts free concerts each Saturday evening starting July 20, and there are also free concerts each Thursday at Newpark Town Center starting June 20, 2013.
Want to experience the Sundance Film Festival during the summer? Avoid the mega-theaters on Friday through Sunday and join local non-profit Park City Film Series at the Library Theatre. They feature a selection from the best independent, documentary, world and local cinema. Prize giveaways and popcorn served with ‘real’ butter are a unique highlight of the film series.
Other local favorites include Friday night wine and hors d’oeuvres gallery strolls, outdoor dining on street-decks along Main Street, and Park City’s 4th of July celebration. Check our events calendar for a full list of upcoming events, or call one of our destination specialists to book a summer stay–it will be a mountain experience filled with activities and events that you’ll want to experience year after year.