Gear up in your red, white and blue and be festive this 4th of July in Park City. Small town Independence Day celebrations are just the best with no shortage of parades, fireworks, music, fun runs, pancakes and the 84th annual Oakley Rodeo!
Park City goes big for the 4th with celebrations all over town, starting with Park City Mountain’s Canyons Village 3rd of July Celebration & Fireworks. The complimentary fun for all ages starts at 5:00pm with live music and activities including caricature artists, chalk art, hula hoops and face painting. The music ramps up with The Number Ones at 7:30, followed by fireworks at dusk. More info Canyons Village 3rd of July
The excitement continues early on the 4th with the 2019 4th of July 5K Mountain Run; go to 5K Fun Run to pre-register. Who doesn’t love pancakes in the park? Starting at 7:00am the Park City Rotary Club hosts their annual pancake breakfast in City Park. Festivities in City Park continue throughout the day with rugby games, live music, food, beer garden and kids’ activities. At 10:45am you’ll want to be near Main Street for the 30th anniversary of the 419th Fighter Wing from Hill Air Force Base’s goose-bump inducing F-35 flyover. Park City’s wildly popular 4th of July Parade follows at 11:00am.
The party continues at Park City Mountain Village with more complimentary family-friendly activities and music, starting at 3:00pm. There’s barbecue and beverages and live music from Memphis McCool at 5:00pm and The Soulistics at 7:30pm. The day wraps up with a big ol’ fireworks show, visible from many locations around town, at dusk! Park City Mountain 4th of July
The Annual Oakley Rodeo & 4th of July Celebration does it right. Pro rodeo? Check – four nights of bull riding, steer wrestling, bucking broncos and all the rest. Parade? Check – 10:00am on July 4th. Fireworks? Yes – every night after the rodeo! There’s also a 5K Fun Run, a Patriotic Program and Barbecue, a Junior Rodeo and a Softball Tournament. If that all doesn’t leave you exhausted and proud to be an American, what will? For more information go to Annual Oakley Rodeo & 4th of July Celebration
Speaking of parties, The Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) welcomes the return of its annual summer cocktail contest. Bartenders and mixologists from around town submit their unique and innovative recipes and compete for a cash prize and bragging rights. Starting July 1, beverage connoisseurs will have four weeks to sample the drinks at participating PCARA restaurants and then vote online for their favorites. Summer Cocktail Contest
Music plays a big role in the festivities on into the weekend with Deer Valley® Music Festival’s July 5th Patriotic Celebration with Broadway’s Hugh Panaro and Bravo Broadway Life Is A Cabaret on July 6th. Deer Valley Music Festival On July 7th the Park City Institute’s 2019 St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series features Brothers Osborne Park City Institute. Mountain Town Music has an impressive lineup of free shows around town, as well.
The weekend closes out with Park Silly Sunday Market on Main Street. Admission is free to this weekly event. Live music on multiple stages and strolling performers, food, beverages, farmers market, kids activities and many unique booths with art, jewelry, crafts and clothing.
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!
There are two main factors in planning the perfect family vacation: making sure everyone has fun and experiencing something new. Luckily, Park City has hundreds of family friendly activities ranging from outdoor extremes to relaxing cultural events. To make planning your trip easier we put together our 5 must try summer family activities in Park City.
Comet Bobsled Ride at Utah Olympic Park
Relive the 2002 Winter Olympics by riding a modified bobsled that rolls on the track’s concrete surface. Join a professional pilot and race speeds up to 60 mph, all in less than a minute. The bobsled track was used for bobsled, skeleton, and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games. Riders must be 13 years of age or older and at least 100 lbs to ride. Are you ready for your Olympic minute?
Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain is home to one of the longest slides in the world. With over 3,000 feet of luge-like track, race friends and family as you glide side by side. With four tracks to choose from you can slide all day long. It’s like your favorite roller coaster but with beautiful mountain scenery. Visitors must be 48” or taller to slide by themselves.
Zip Tour at Park City Mountain’s Canyon Village
Canyon Village offers guests the chance to soar high above valley floors and tree tops. The Red Pine Zip Line is an 800 foot long ride through trees near Red Pine Lodge. The Lookout Zip Line races 2,111 feet from Lookout Peak to Red Pine Lodge. Guided tours typically run for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Zip tour riders must be 7 years or older and minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Tours run daily from June 18th to September 7th 2015.
Park Silly Market on Main Street
The Park Silly Market is an ecofriendly open air market located on Park City’s Historic Main Street. Held every Sunday from June through September, Park City’s Main Street fills with entertainment, produce and local artists. There’s something new every week, with different vendors, live music, and performance art. Other activities include a farmer’s market and gourmet food. For visitors who love to shop, please plan ahead and bring cash as not all vendors accept credit cards. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times.
Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series at Deer Valley Resort
Presented by Mountain Town Music every Wednesday night from June 17 to August 26, Utah’s best local music acts play a FREE show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deer Valley Resort’s Snowpark Amphitheater. This year the Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series is highlighting the Strange Band, The Changing Lanes Experience, Slickrock Gypsies and Motherlode Canyon Band. The shows perform rain or shine and guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and low-rise chairs less than nine inches high. Animals are not permitted at concerts. Additional information can be found at mountaintownmusic.org.
There are so many activities to do here in the summer, so bring your family for a few days and enjoy a roomy vacation rental with Park City Lodging. Let us help you find the dream rental for your 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.
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