A summer trip to Park City is always exciting and in 2023, there’s no shortage of options for added fun. The following are a few of the top summer events in Park City to add to your itinerary this year!
Add Flavor and Fun to Your Summer Itinerary in Park City
If you happen to be the type of traveler that simply can’t get enough savory moments no matter where you roam, heading to Park City this summer is bound to be a treat! You’ll be just in time to make the most of participating in the annual Savor the Summit event hosted by the Park City Area Restaurant Association at Historic Main Street. This is a gathering you’ll certainly want to bring your appetite for. Guests are invited to gather for this outdoor dinner party that’s anything but average. In fact, it’s considered the largest dinner party in the entire state and it happens on June 24, 2023, at 6:00 pm. This community dinner is a chance for local restaurants to show off their best work as they serve up specialties to over 2,500 participants. Everyone gets together on Main Street as the sun sets, making for a great atmosphere that’s both flavorful and fun. In addition to the dinner, guests can enjoy fabulous drinks as well as live musical performances. It’s a celebration and a tasty moment you won’t want to miss out on this summer.
Experience Plein Air in the Gardens
If your summer travel plans have you in Park City on June 24, 2023, and you find yourself looking for some creative inspiration, Plein Air in the Gardens is sure to please. Hosted from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at 4459 UT-224, this event is hosted by Gallery MAR and brings Park City Gardens to life in artistic style. During Plein Air in the Gardens, guests can join artists for a Garden Stroll and talk. As you walk through the gardens, you’ll enjoy seeing artists at work, gathering inspiration from the scenery around them, and bringing their craft to life right on-site. In addition to the many live artist demonstrations, guests can enjoy live music, refreshments, and great company.
Check out the Deer Valley Music Festival
In 2023, the Deer Valley Music Festival: Patriotic Pops will once again return to Park City much to the delight of locals and visitors alike! This festival is presented by the Deer Valley Music Festival in association with the Utah Symphony. It’s hosted at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at 2250 Deer Valley Drive South and will be held June 30, 2023. This is a festival dedicated to Independence Day celebrations and this year, participants can expect to enjoy renditions of everything from Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to the Suite from Porgy and Bess as well as music from John Williams, a Sousa march just to name a few!
Make the Most of Park City’s 4th of July Fun!
Each 4th of July, Park City celebrates in patriotic style and 2023 is shaping up to be no exception to the rule. Those that head here in July will be just in time for some family-friendly and exciting Independence Day celebrations you won’t want to miss. Things kick off with the annual Park City 4th of July pancake breakfast at 7:00 am followed by the 5K and fun run at 8:00 am. This event is sponsored and presented by Park City Ski & Snowboard at Cole Sport and the race begins at 1615 Park Avenue. The race first started in Park City on the 4th of July in the 1980s and continues to be a fan-favorite holiday activity in the area. Proceeds go to support youth athletes in the Park City area and the fun run is open to racers of all ages. Registration is $30 for kids 11 and under and $50 for adults. Registration is open until July 3, 2023, at 5:00 pm, and do keep in mind that same-day registration isn’t provided. Everyone who signs up gets a race shirt that can be picked up at Cole Sport prior to the 4th as well.
Following the holiday 5K, the 4th of July fun continues with a day filled with activities, events, and performances in Park City. The annual 4th of July parade kicks off at 11:00 am on Main Street and is presented by Historic Park City Alliance. This major city attraction is always packed with spectators so it’s worth your while to head over early to get a great spot. The route begins at the top of Main Street and heads down 9th Street. After the parade, guests can head over to City Park where a variety of refreshments and snacks are waiting to be enjoyed. There are also family-friendly activities on-site as well as community rugby and volleyball games going.
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The 2021 Park City Kimball Arts Festival returns to an in-person event on Park City’s Historic Main Street – Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8.The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is one of the top ranked art festivals in the country and one of Kimball Art Center’s most celebrated programs. Each year, the arts festival showcases the work of jury-selected artists and welcomes guests from around the country. Now in its 52nd year, this three-day, open-air celebration of the arts is considered one of Park City’s signature events.
TRAFFIC & PARKING
The festival spans the length of Main Street and will affect parking and traffic beginning Wednesday and reopening is planned by 11:59pm on Sunday.
Park Record, August 4, 2021 – According to City Hall, spots in the Bob Wells Plaza on Swede Alley and the Brew Pub lot will be closed to drivers starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Then, at 6 a.m. on Friday, officials will close Main Street, Heber Avenue and Swede Alley to traffic. The remaining parking spots on Swede Alley will also close at that time. A reopening is planned by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
Festival-goers driving to the event have the option of parking in the China Bridge garage on Swede Alley. The rate on Friday is $3 per hour after 5 p.m. with the first hour being free and a maximum of $18. On Saturday and Sunday, the rate is set at $5 per hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., also with the first hour being free and a maximum of $18. Standard rates will be charged after 5 p.m. The public parking in the Old Town core is expected to fill early each day. Privately held garages or lots charge their own rates.
A series of park-and-ride lots are available with bus service to the Main Street core. They include the Homestake lot off Kearns Boulevard, the Ecker Hill lot on Kilby Road, the Park City School District campus on Kearns Boulevard, Park City Mountain Resort and Snow Park in lower Deer Valley. The Snow Park lot is available to festival-goers from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Masks are required on public transit.
A staging area for taxis and a drop-and-load area will be available in the lots on the south side of the Marsac Building from Friday until Sunday. A bicycle valet will also be available, along 9th Street.
ABOUT PARK CITY KIMBALL ARTS FESTIVAL & TICKET INFORMATION
The 2021 Park City Kimball Arts Festival will be held in-person on August 6-8, 2021 and welcomes juror-selected artists from around the world with twelve different art mediums represented. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, festival attendees are encouraged to explore the many art experiences taking place during the weekend, which include live music, artist demonstrations led by Kimball Art Center education staff, kids’ art classes and education programs, and craft beer and artisan cuisine.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged to ensure entrance to the festival and to save time by bypassing the line at the entrance gates. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages six to 17 and will be available beginning June 15, 2021.
Proceeds from the festival support Kimball Art Center’s year-round exhibitions, education, and creative community events.
Monies raised from the event help support:
Access to thought-provoking exhibitions.
Scholarships for low-income children to participate in art classes and camps.
Hands-on instruction for teenagers dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts.