This year, consider elevating the 4th of July fun by planning a one-of-a-kind getaway to scenic Park City, Utah. Whether you’re looking to enjoy holiday festivities, hit the links or make the most of rodeo fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The following are just a few of the activities that will surely inspire you to celebrate 4th of July in Park City in 2023!
When you’re looking forward to a 4th of July in Park City that comes complete with parades, music, food, and family fun, the annual 4th of July Celebration in Park City promises to please! Hosted by the Historic Park City Alliances, this event is held at City Park found at 1354 Park Avenue. The fun lasts all day and begins with a pancake breakfast at the park at 7:00 am. This is followed by a 5K Fun Run which sees runners setting off at 8:00 am. At 11:00 am, you’ll want to make your way to Main Street with the kids to enjoy the 4th of July parade that will be making its way through. The parade is a popular event highlight so showing up early to get a good spot is always advisable. The parade starts at the top of Main Street and eventually goes left on 9th Street, passing by the Town Lift. Throughout the day, there will be volleyball tournaments, rugby games, and many live musical performances as well. When cravings come calling you won’t have to worry as this event is known for its great food and refreshments too. Many of those who turn up to celebrate the 4th at City Park also take advantage of their proximity to great area shopping.
Attend the Annual Oakley Rodeo
Travelers looking to enjoy a Western-rooted celebration while visiting Park City over Independence Day will be just in time to catch the annual Oakley Rodeo. This event is held June 30th through July 4th at 4300 North State Road 32 in Oakley at the Oakley City Recreational Complex. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association-sanctioned event that kicks off at 7:30 pm each evening. Guests will get views of raring bulls and bucking broncos alongside rodeo queens, cowboys, and cowgirls too. The Oakley Rodeo is presented by Bolt Ranch Store and will enjoy its 88th year in town in 2023. Pair your rodeo experience with plenty of on-site concessions as the recreational concession stand offers up everything from hot dogs and pizza to nachos, cheeseburgers, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, bottled drinks, and beyond! In the later evening hours, hot chocolate and coffee are served up as well. There are also food trucks available to enjoy during your rodeo adventure this 4th of July.
Check out the Friends of the Library Book Sale
On July 3rd and July 4th, those who find themselves in Park City for Independence Day fun and are looking to infuse a little bit of literary excitement into their stay will want to make their way to the Park City Library at 1255 Park Avenue. Over the course of two days, guests can check out the Friends of the Library Book Sale between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm daily. This summer book sale is an opportunity to browse hundreds of books at bargain prices—some as low as $1 or $2. The collection features everything from popular fiction to picture books for kids meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy when you drop by.
Hit the Park City Golf Courses in Style
Golf enthusiasts have long known that Park City is the perfect place to book a tee time or two and the 4th of July is no exception to that rule! In total, Park City and the surrounding communities offer guests access to no less than 8 private golf courses and 7 public courses to choose from. Each comes with its own unique set up, but great views and quality challenges can be counted on no matter what course you ultimately select. The Jeremy Ranch Country Club at 8770 N. Jeremy Road features fantastic hilly terrain and water features that ask skilled golfers to put their best moves to the test. The Park City Golf Club, Wasatch Mountain Golf Course, Canyons Golf, and Soldier Hollow Golf Course are all well worth enjoying a round at while you’re in town.
Book Your 4th of July Adventure to Park City Today
The beauty of a trip to Park City any time of year often comes down to the wide variety of activities and attractions available that speak to travelers with all types of interests! At Adobe Park City, we’re proud to provide our guests with gorgeous vacation rental accommodations that are just as versatile and provide access to luxury, comfort, and style every day of a stay. Reach out to learn more about our exciting options and to start planning your next trip this way.
This trip is not just about the Park City Labor Day Weekend 2021, it’s Miners’ Day in Park City, too! And there’s something fun for everyone to join in the celebration of the town’s proud mining heritage!Ready to start planning your perfect escape before the sun sets on summer? There’s so much to do, the options can be overwhelming! Our team is here to take the headache out of your trip-planning, so we’ve compiled this list of planning resources & adventure inspiration to help you get started so you can make the most of your minutes in the last weekend of the summer. For custom experiences, additional recommendations, or for help with trip planning, contact our Concierge Team with your wish list!
Join an hour-long, challenging yoga class with a focus on mindful flow, alignment, breath, and community at 9:30 AM, Park City Library Patio. Bring your own mat! All levels are encouraged to attend. In partnership with PC MARC. For more information contact Kate Mapp firstname.lastname@example.org
A BIKE ADVENTURE
Jump on a bike into your next adventure around Park City, whether you want to hit the trails, explore scenic byways, or cruise around town, Abode Concierge Team will make sure your rental bike best suits the adventure of your choice. Contact them here for more information!
DEER VALLEY PRESENTS DARK STAR ORCHESTRA
The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is home to a unique concert series, Deer Valley Concert Series presents Dark Star Orchestra at 06:00 PM MDT (doors open at 04:30 PM) on Friday and Saturday. Don’t worry about preparing and packing a picnic basket for the outdoor concerts this weekend. The Abode Concierge Team selection of gourmet picnic baskets is available; you just need to place the order in advance.
SATURDAY MORNING NATURE WALK
Take a nature walk on the Preserve with one of Swaner’s naturalists! You will explore wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Lucky participants may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes! Save your spot!
CATCH THE HIGH-FLYING ACTION WITH THE FLYING ACE ALL-STARS FREESTYLE SHOW
See Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park’s Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless! We recommend getting your ticket in advance, shows will have limited capacity.
WEBER RIVER RAFTING
Beat the Utah heat and relax with your family, friends, or colleagues while riding the rapids of the Weber River! With the first rapid only 50 yards below the put-in, this is the most exciting half day rafting trip on the Class II Weber River. Choose from a morning or afternoon adventure. Your time on the river is about 2 – 2.5 hours. Ages 4+, two person minimum. Only at Abode Experience includes private luxury round trip transportation, gourmet catered picnic meal, and action photos of your excursion.
WHERE TO STAY DURING THE PARK CITY LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2021
Utah’s Original Oktoberfest is back! Are you ready to celebrate the 48th Annual Oktoberfest bigger and better than ever? Snowbird attracts thousands of visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!
THE OLD GOOD FRIEND PARK SILLY SUNDAY MARKET
Every Sunday June 6 – September 26 (except August 1, 8, 15) Park Silly Sunday Market takes over Main Street and displays local vendors. Their Mission is: An ecofriendly open air market, street festival and community forum where neighbors and friends come together to celebrate our community of fun and funky Park Sillians. All vendors are admitted based on what type of products will enhance the Market experience. New vendors are welcomed every week to always keep variety at the Market.
DEER VALLEY PRESENTS SHERYL CROW
On Sunday September 5, the nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow will delight us with they’re beautiful energy at The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Join us with your picnic basket from our Abode Concierge Team!
MINERS’ DAY PROGRAM
Miners’ Day starts with Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM in City Park. After a good hearty meal, join the virtual Miners’ Day Bark City 5k Run, get funky and wear your best costume or bring your dog while running a fast 5k course!
Around 10:30 a.m. the Running of the Balls takes place in Main Street (get there early to buy balls!). You can purchase a ball now by visiting parkcityminersday.org. They’re also available in coming weeks from any Rotarian, at Silly Market, or in person on the day of the event. In this major highlight organizers release thousands of balls from the top of Main Street before cheering throngs. Beforehand, patrons can pay to sponsor one ball, or many, and if their ball is one of the top finishers at the bottom of the street, they’re eligible for prizes. It’s one of their most important fundraisers. This is where Rotary Club raises money for their nonprofits in the community,
After the exciting run, make space for the Miners’ Day Parade to come through! Cherish from the side of the road to the locals and business with their costumes and floats! Food trucks, music, kids games, kid’s activities and much more take place after noon. Our small town celebrates the whole day and you are welcome to join!
One change this year is that the traditional Miners Mucking and Drilling competition is now a demonstration. There are not many people around today with skills in drilling or shoveling broken rock into ore cars, called mucking. Grit, muscle, sweat. Park City’s mining heritage is on display at the Mucking and Drilling Demonstrations in City Park beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Miner’s Day celebrates Park City’s mining heritage. Starting in the 19th century and continuing until just a few decades ago, Park City was an ore rich silver mining town that as locals we are proud of. Join us in the celebrations!
To enhance your stay we are happy to help you not only with the essentials such as pre-arrival grocery + stocked bar, transportation, and more, we also deliver five-star experiences curated by a local concierge. Our in-house concierge services can take care of booking chef services, restaurant reservations, yoga, bike rentals, a photographer to preserve the memory in a family portrait, outdoor excursions, massage therapists and more – all to come to you at the house. Just let us know what is on your wish list. Check out our vacation rentals for your next vacation to Park City!
WHERE TO STAY
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One of our most expected holidays gets to have a 3 day weekend celebration this year. We are happy to welcome back the Park City 4th of July 2021!
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FRIDAY, JULY 2
The Park City 4th of July Parade starts at the top of Main Street at 11 a.m. and ends at City Park around 4 p.m. Crowds gather all along the parade route cheering on their favorite floats. The famous old fashioned activity is free, just be sure to arrive early to get a good spot!
The Deer Valley Music Festival Concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Utah Sympbony’s Patriotic Pops featuring Capithia Jenkins will be waiting for you to celebrate our nation’s founding. Purchase tickets in advance. Please note, chairs that sit over 9 inches from the ground will NOT be allowed on the hill and there is no separation between chair and blanket side, it is all general admission. The only animals allowed onsite are trained service animals.
Rugby Games at North City Park are going to be held from 12 to 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 3
The classic and always expected flyover by Hill Airforce Base on Main Street is going to take place at 10 a.m.
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Canyons Village will return of the annual 3rd of July Celebration. Live music will begin at 4 p.m. with Memphis McCool and continued by Jake & The Heist at 7 p.m. on the Canyons Village Stage. Kids’ activities and live art activations by local artists Anna Leigh Moore and AD Allegretti in partnership with Arts Council | Park City & Summit County will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. and live ice carving demonstrations by Iceworks is going to take place at 6 p.m. Admission is free and reservations are not currently required. Dining and shopping options available on-site, blankets allowed and low-back chairs only. No dogs, umbrellas or outside alcohol, please.
Please note that due to direction from the Park City Fire District and Summit County Fire Warden, Canyons Village will not be hosting a fireworks display this year.
SUNDAY, PARK CITY 4TH OF JULY 2021
And finally, the Park City 4th of July 2021. Plan your meals with our Concierge Team or pick our 4th of July Specials: the Happy Hour wings, a custom Charcuterie Board and a delicious Burger Bar. For more Dining Experiences check our menu
The Park Silly Sunday Market starts at 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. offering a pedestrian day on Main Street; support our local artists, grab a rich Bloody Mary and enjoy the holiday performances!
The Park City Police Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Schreur’s Plaza.
Park City Fourth of July Volleyball Tournament is planned at North City Park from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
This summer Utah banned fireworks. Please, NO OPEN FIRES OR FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN PARK CITY OR SURROUNDINGS.
If a fire does start near you, call 911 and immediately evacuate the area. Thank you for helping us to have a safe summer!
Even with life not quite being business as usual, it still feels so fast-paced and demanding, so it’s important that we find ways to reconnect with each other on a daily basis. Establishing family traditions helps us do just that. Traditions are those special times that bring families together, allowing us to express unity as a family and to create bonds that last a lifetime.
And building new traditions can be a lot of fun, where we get to decide which traditions to carry forward into our holiday celebrations and daily life.
Park City is the perfect place to create new traditions as this year has forced us all to rethink what our lives looked like – especially our social ones. So here are a whole bunch of ideas for meaningful holiday rituals to get you started during the holidays in Park City.
We all know that skiing and snowboarding is a wonderful activity to bond over, and that might be the main reason what brought your family out to Park City, but there are many other activities other than the traditional form of sliding on snow that can be made into a holiday family tradition.
A great family activity. Rent snowshoes from White Pine Touring and take them out on one of the many trails around Park City to enjoy some winter wandering. If your group doesn’t feel comfortable going out on your own, book a guided snowshoes tour with White Pine.
There’s nothing quite like bonding over an activity that gets your heart racing. A snowmobile tour a perfect activity for all family members. It’s something teens will really enjoy if they are into getting a little extreme. Get whisked away into the backcountry and enjoy the cold winter air on your face as you explore a little deeper into the mountains.
TUBING AT WOODWARD
This classic family winter tradition has now become easier with recent upgrades to Woodward’s tubing hill including the addition of a new magic carpet and an increased number of lanes for tubing! Woodward Park City offers snow tubing with conveniences to produce nothing but smiles for the whole family.
A perfect way to rest your legs, dog sledding offers unique views and access to more remote areas with stunning views, peace, and quiet in the areas surrounding Park City. Dog sledding is great for families to enjoy together, or for those looking for an escape, a romantic activity for two!
The skating rink at Park City Mountain Resort is a wonderful spot to take the whole family. Rent some skates and hit the ice taking a couple of spins around the rink before enjoying some hot chocolate from Campos Coffee around the fire pits.
Take the whole family sledding, pack up some treats and hot coco in a thermos, and make a day of it. There’s nothing quite like wooshing down a small hill laughing and giggling all along the way! Check out all the spots to hit the hills around Park City via this Park City Magazine link
A fantastic holiday tradition is booking a family sleigh ride that will whisk you way into a magical winter wonderland. Head over to this Visit Park City link for all companies operating sleigh rides currently.
CREATE A STAYCATION
We’ve compiled an extensive list on creating a cozy staycation that will leave you rested and relaxed. Enjoy this list of activities that will for sure help create some new family holiday traditions – https://www.abodeparkcity.com/creative-ways-to-design-a-staycation-in-your-own-abode/
FITNESS AND WELLNESS
For those who want a break from the slopes, but want to keep active, Park City offers a variety of fitness centers with drop-in options. A family that’s active together boosts endorphins and happiness. Try swimming, tennis, spin classes, or time spent with a personal trainer are all great ways to exercise inside. Follow these up with time in a steam shower, or, if you’re in need of deep relaxation, treat yourself to a day at the spa. Or you can hire your very own personal trainer like Stoke Coach Rachel Friedman Elberts to come to your house or meet you at a trailhead and create a custom outdoor fitness experience.
Get your creativity on at The Paint Mixer, a local painting studio that is fun for the whole family. They are also now offering private group/family sessions with their Van Go Mobile Studio. They provide all the tools of the trade and one of their inspiring artists takes you step-by-step through a creative experience. Fun for all ages and they specialize in celebrations that cater to your inner artist!
DINE AT THE VIKING YURT
Enjoy an evening adventure that begins with a 23-minute spectacular sleigh ride up 1,800 feet with incredible views of the night sky, giant trees, and the best views of Park City and surrounding mountains. This magical dining experience at the Viking Yurt is a great way to spend an evening on the slopes if you didn’t have a chance to get on them during the day
DINE IN OR DINE OUT
Many restaurants are still offering curbside take out and delivery, as well as socially distanced dine-in services. Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal at home with your family from one of our favorite Park City eateries https://www.abodeparkcity.com/dine-in-or-out-at-park-city-restaurants/
Go on a family shopping spree at the Park City Outlets or do some last-minute holiday shopping for gifts for the whole family!
STROLL HISTORIC MAIN STREET
Spend an afternoon perusing the shops on Main Street. Grab a cocktail at the No Name Saloon or have a bite to eat at one of our fantastic dining establishments.
DECORATE A TREE
Our concierge can help with a fully decorated abode prior to your arrival, or if you want to make a family activity out of it, we’ll provide the tree and deliver all of the ornaments for you to decorate yourself
LOCAL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Join The North Pole Express for a fun and traditional train ride to the North Pole! A family favorite, this 90 minute round trip to the North Pole includes hot cocoa and Mrs. Claus’ famous chocolate chip cookies. You’ll sing along to new and traditional Christmas favorites on the way and be entertained by elves and cocoa chefs. When you reach the North Pole Santa will join for the return trip and greet each child and present them with a special gift.
MAIN STREET SNOWGLOBE STROLL
This year Park City’s historic Main Street created something new for the holiday season. They launched an interactive art exhibit called the “Snow Globe Stroll.” The exhibit features nine life-sized, interactive snow globes located along Main Street now through Jan. 3, 2021.
The town of Park City has made special arrangements for Main Street to be a drop-off site for letters to Santa Claus! Little ones enjoy can enjoy this annual tradition as we all prepare for Santa’s flight over Utah. Drop off letters in the Santa Mailbox at Schreurs Plaza, between Bangkok Thai and Lund Gallery, on Main Street by December 24 to make sure their wishes get to Santa in time.
BEST PROPERTIES FOR FAMILIES
Take a peek at some of our Abodes that are perfect for the holidays in Park City. Our portfolio consists of a plethora of homes that are spacious enough for large family gatherings that are great for entertaining and family-friendly with game rooms, theaters, rec basements, and wide-open spaces for kids (and adults) to roam freely.
Create lasting memories and family traditions during your getaway to Park City where you’ll want to come back for years to come!