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!
It’s wine time here in Park City as the 2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic approaches. The event, which lasts from July 7th-10th, is the culmination of celebrating all things culinary. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products among the beautiful scenery in Park City.
Over 500 different wine, beer and spirit samples will be showcased over the weekend alongside many of Park City’s brightest stars in the culinary world. Discover your new favorite red from winemakers such as Cakebread Cellars, J Wineyards & Winery, and Trefethen Family Vineayrds. No Park City event would be complete without tastings from world-renowned chefs such as Christian Ojeda from Apex at Montage. Take a look at a few of our favorite events for the 2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic:
July 7, 2016
Grab your sunscreen and hit the water to experience the fastest growing paddle sport in the world. Learn the techniques of standup paddleboarding among the pristine waters of Deer Valley Lake. Afterwards get your beer fix with local favorites such as Wasatch Brewery and Squatters Craft Beers while noshing on a lunch compliments of Deer Valley.
July 8, 2016
Between the delicious wines of Napa to the unbeatable views of Deer Valley, this educational luncheon is sure to be on your list. Lindsay Hayes of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars pairs wines with cuisine from Chef Richard Samaniego of the St. Regis Deer Valley that brings out the best of our two favorite valleys.
July 9, 2016
Savor a six-course fixed menu that pairs delightfully with wine and whiskey at High West’s Nelson Cottage. Discover the best of Park City historically and culinary with this sophisticated evening.
July 10, 2016
A vinyasa style flow yoga will get your heart pumping and muscles lengthened while you enjoy the sunshine and fresh mountain air at the Grand Lawn at Montage Deer Valley. Montage Executive Chef Shawn Armstrong masterfully creates a brunch that compliments the main star: Veuve Clicquot.
Whether you’re an emerging foodie or classically trained sommelier, discover Park City’s best in the culinary scene at the 2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic. There’s a reason why Park City has more chefs per capita than Paris… come see why yourself.
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.
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!