Summer in Park City can occasionally feel like trying to drink out of a water hose. A lively summer concert schedule, races of all stripes, film series, and parades—the fun never ends. If you’re picking and choosing, here are some of the most iconic Park City summer events to check out.
Park Silly Sunday Market – June 3-August 19
This quintessential Park City event takes over Main Street on Sundays in summer. At Park Silly, you’ll find a little bit of everything, from locally produced goods, to crafts and food trucks. Live music also takes the downtown stage, so you can groove, snack, and shop all in one fell swoop. Now in its twelfth year, this popular weekly market draws crowds—beat them by heading downtown early (10am) or toward the end (5pm).
Park City Farmers’ Market – June 27-October 17
If you prefer markets where the produce flows freely, than the Wednesday farmers’ market is for you. Hosted by local bakery Volkers, the summer farmers’ market is finally returning to Park City proper this year, right by Silver King Resort. You’ll find local meat, veggies, fruit, baked goods, and so much more. We’ll take open-air grocery shopping over the store any day.
Oakley Rodeo – July 4-7
This legendary rodeo is 83 years old and sells out every year. If you live in the West, the annual rodeo is a big part of the cultural landscape. From barrel racing and bull riding to rodeo clowns, the Oakley rodeo is a must-see event. It’s also a great way to spend July 4, fireworks and all.
Kimball Arts Festival – August 3-5
The hub of the Park City art scene is Kimball Art Center, which has been offering art classes, camps, exhibitions, and much more since 1976. If you’re an art hound—as many of us at Engel & Voelkers’s are —Kimball Arts Festival’s annual arts fest is truly an event to look forward to. Scour the stands on Main Street to search for the next gorgeous sculpture or painting to decorate your home … more while listening to music and sipping wine, of course.
Tour of Utah – August 12
This year, the Tour of Utah grinds to the finish line on Park City’s historic Main Street. You’ll get a rush of adrenaline watching these superhuman cyclists pedal by with grace and seriously lean leg muscle. If you’re looking for a place to watch, the Engel & Völkers’s Realty office is hosting a viewing party—get in touch if you’re interested in joining us.
The Summit Challenge – August 25
If you prefer to ride rather than watch others do so, cycle this summer in the name of outdoor recreation for all. The National Ability Center (NAC) is hosting their annual road race through Summit and Wasatch Counties. If you’re in it more for the fun and to support the NAC, opt for an approachable length of 16 miles. The overachievers among us can shoot for the century (that’s 100 miles). Either way, the Summit Challenge is a great excuse to get out and ride for a good cause.
Miner’s Day Parade & Celebration – September 3
Celebrate Park City’s heritage with this end-of-summer event—in which you can catch me and the other Grenneys as we join the Live PC Give PC float! Watch the parade, jog in the fun run, and try your luck with the charitable Running of the Balls. The event concludes with a barbecue in City Park with live music.
P.S. Heading to Main St. to watch the July 4 parade? Let me know if you’d like to watch from the Engel & Völkers HQ at 890 Main Street, where we will have our annual viewing party.