Are you looking to head somewhere for a little fun in the sun this summer? Well, look no further! Park City, Utah, is home to so much to do all year round. If you head here in the winter, you can hit the top of the ski and snowboard slopes and challenge yourself to a Black Diamond Run. If you come here in the summer, you will be blown away by the bright colors, watersports, restaurants, cafes, and endless activities that are great for people of all ages and interests. Let’s check out some of the top summer events in Park City for a solo traveler, couple’s getaway, friend get-together, or family reunion.
Fourth of July Celebration
There is no better reason to go away for the weekend than to celebrate the Fourth of July! We love this holiday for patriotism, bright colors, good vibes, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
The Fourth of July celebrations here in Park City are second to none, featuring a large pancake and coffee breakfast that is sure to give you enough fuel for the entire day, 5k to help burn off some of those breakfast calories, and parade so I can see the people who make the community what it really is, sports tournaments to bring out your inner athlete, live music to dance along all day long, and an afternoon barbecue with some of the tastiest sandwiches you will ever have!
Whether you are staying in one of our cabins right in the heart of the town or up in the mountains, we recommend coming to the city for activities and the parade on Main Street. Afterward, you can continue your day of nature exploring, such as horseback riding, hiking, biking, and much more.
Friday Gallery Strolls
The last Friday of every month is the Gallery Stroll from 6 PM – 9 PM. This takes place along the historic main street of Park City and participating galleries will roll out the “red carpet” for you to come check out their work. It will be an evening of art, food, drinks, and music with beautiful views of this beautiful town. So if you’re here at the end of the month during the summer (or actually any month of the year) you’re sure to enjoy a Gallery Stroll.
Summer Concert Series
Nothing quite says ‘summer’ like live music, family-friendly activities, and good vibes. We love going to the Summer Concert Series at Deer Valley to listen to the Utah Symphony Orchestra and marvel at the beauty of the Snow Park outdoor Amphitheater. This outdoor amphitheater is built right into the mountain, so you will be able to marvel at this unique architecture and open-air space that is one of the most unique concert venues you will ever attend.
Park Silly Sunday Market
Are you interested in purchasing some fresh produce, checking out local vendors, and spending time with your families? If so, head to the Park Silly Sunday Market! We love this farmer’s market that has nearly 200k visitors every single year; this event features dozens of vendors, bright sunshine, good vibes, and fresh produce that we like for making dinner in your modern kitchen. This event runs every Sunday during the summer months from 10 am to 5 pm.
The Kimball Arts Festival
If you come to Park City during the later summer months, you will be able to attend the Kimball Arts Festival in early August. This is one of the events in Park City that has been going on for over 50 years, featuring local artwork, artists, and unique sculptures that will make you feel like a real-life art critic. We love how the festival features access to numerous events, such as the kid’s art and play area, live music venues, The Art Starts Here Gala, The Studio on Main, and The Festival After Dark.
Last but not least, savor the last minutes of summer with a Labor Day celebration! We love coming to Park City for this famous holiday with the numerous activities, fun outdoor things to do, community events, and much more. Attend the early morning pancake breakfast, costume 5k fun run, and view the adrenaline-pounding Running of the Balls. Yes, you heard that right! This fun take on words features thousands of gold balls that roll down the hill of Park City.
If your golf ball gets first, you win! You can then attend the outdoor parade, check out the family-friendly games, watch the skating competition, and ogle at the mucking and drilling competition — after all, it IS called Miner’s Day here in Park City!