As we head into the dog days of summer, now is the time to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities to enjoy time outside. Here in Park City, we are lucky to have access to wide-open spaces and creative possibilities for enjoying the summer weather.
Below we highlight some of our favorite outdoor dining and entertainment options:
VERSANTE ON THE LAWN
Park City Peaks Hotel and Versante Hearth and Bar have worked together to create a safe space for community members to still enjoy live music, local art, and good food outdoors.
Together they have created Versante on the Lawn, a one-acre lot that sits adjacent to the hotel designed for safe picnic-style dining and outdoor activities.
Versante on the Lawn will provide a full music lineup and vendors through September 20, weather permitting. Seating will be limited so it is advised that you visit yelp.com to reserve a table or to be placed on a waitlist. Lawn tables and the music and booths will be available from 3 to 8 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday and outdoor seating at Versante is also available from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
SUNDANCE CAR CONCERTS
Sundance Resort has introduced a fun event to fill the void of live music. Enjoy summertime concerts like never before! Set in their spacious upper parking lot with beautiful Mount Timpanogos as the backdrop, come and enjoy local musicians as you picnic in your car. Concerts are Sunday Evenings, July 12- August 30 at 7:30 PM. Tickets $28 per carload (A carload is up to 6 guests) Social distancing is required and guests MUST stay within assigned “seating” from arrival to departure
8/9 – Michelle Moonshine & Co – Folk Country (SOLD OUT)
8/16 – Candy’s River House – Blues, Classic Rock (Car Spots SOLD OUT, People Plots available)
8/23 – Nate Robinson Trio – Folk, Reggae, Rock (Car Spots SOLD OUT, People Plots available)
8/30 – Joy & Eric – Contemporary Covers (Car Spots SOLD OUT, People Plots available)
TWILIGHT DRIVE IN @ UTAH OLYMPIC PARK
Enjoy at night out at the movies! Park City Film is excited to announce Twilight Drive-In at the Utah Olympic Park, a new drive-in movie series to bring the community together for fun, socially-distant evenings celebrating film. The screenings will take place Thurs., July 30; Fri., July 31; Sat., Aug. 1; Thurs, Aug. 6 and Fri., Aug. 7 with two shows per night beginning at 7 p.m. See full schedule below.
Moviegoers must remain in or directly adjacent to their cars during the screenings and, in accordance with Summit County, must wear a mask when outside of their car. A limited number of bike-up tickets and a special seating section are also available. A limited number of tickets, which are priced per car are available at parkcityfilm.org. There will be no tickets for sale at the door.
CAR-FREE SUNDAYS ON MAIN
Shop, dine, and stroll straight down the middle of Historic Main Street as Sundays on Main Street look a little different this summer! Merchants on Historic Park City’s Main Street have expanded to the street to allow for more space to practice social distancing while displaying wares and serving customers. Sundays on Main Street remain car-free from June 14 – September 6, 2020, where Cars are prohibited on the street from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
AFTERWORD BY TUPELO
Afterword, a restaurant created by the Tupelo team is now open in Heber. At Afterword, you will find an expansive deck, enclosed with living walls and spread out bar spaces to accommodate both groups dining together, as well as couples looking to social distance. Enjoy live music while you dine on Friday and Saturday nights! There is also a cozy and charming inside if you prefer that, or the weather isn’t cooperating.
On the menu, there are a few dishes that had to come over to the new restaurant, like Tupelo’s buttermilk biscuits and deviled eggs. The style of the food remains similar, but fresh variations are added. Think Idaho trout with sweet corn and a tomato vinegar and rocky mountain elk meatloaf with collard greens. As much of the menu as possible is sourced locally from neighboring farms like Rustling Aspen Farms and Pamaw’s Organic Farm and will change with the seasons and available crops.
BLIND DOG RESTAURANT & SUSHI
Blind Dog is a family-run seafood restaurant offering the freshest and finest quality fish and sushi in town. They recently opened a new raw bar to commemorate 20 years of serving Park City and we can’t recommend it enough. You’ll love their Japanese inspired menu. It adds Park City culinary traditions to create award-winning plates that will leave even the pickiest eater satisfied.
This restaurant is equally praised for its outdoor patio. It’s elegantly lined with covered tables that lets you enjoy the refreshing mountain air over a drink from their impressive wine list or sushi from their affordable happy hour menu in comfort. Looking for a premium cut of steak instead of sushi? The Blind Dog is the spot for you.
RIVERHORSE ON MAIN
One of Park City’s most beloved restaurants, this new-American eatery offers an upscale menu of seasonal dishes with a focus on local ingredients. A meal at Riverhorse on Main is a true local Park City experience. While the main dining area is already an airy space with plenty of natural light, the balcony puts you right into the evening air above Main Street. The second-floor outdoor seating provides a commanding view of the downtown area and the surrounding mountains.
SILVER STAR CAFE
With views of Park City and Park City Mountain, The Silver Star Cafe is a great place to enjoy a meal outside especially if you’re coming off the mountain after a hike or mountain bike ride. Fuel up on their tasty brunch, lunch, or dinner menus, and if you stop by on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night revel in live music accompanying your meal.
The Twisted Fern is a Park City foodie destination combining a relaxing bistro vibe with innovative cuisine. Chef and owner, Adam Ross, creates daring, yet accessible menus inspired by the seasons and made with fresh local ingredients. Here, you can find such standouts as roasted Lion’s Mane mushrooms with crab beignets and carrot pesto, and local Utah trout with a pine nut and gin agrodolce.
While their sleek dining room is one of our favorites, definitely check out their cozy patio. Soak up some rays over lunch, while sipping on one of their inventive cocktails, and noshing on their smaller plates. Or bring the whole foodie family for a night out.
If you are looking for Old World charm right in the heart of bustling Historic Main St., then check out Cafe Terigo. This Park City staple has been serving up classic and contemporary Italian cuisine to locals and visitors for over 30 years. With oversized umbrellas and bistro lighting, their patio delivers an elegant and rustic Tuscan feel.
By day, their patio is a great place for lunch and observing local culture. By night, the place transforms into an intimate date night under the stars. For lunch, start with their house-made ricotta and then try one of their many handcrafted pizzas—the asparagus and prosciutto is a local favorite! For dinner, try their classic pork and veal Bolognese. Reservations for dinner are strongly encouraged.