Posted on 29 May
Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Park City.
INDULGE YOUR TASTE BUDS HERE - Savor the Summit, Park City’s biggest outdoor dinner party and community celebration returns to the center of Historic Main Street on Saturday, June 22nd, when Park City’s best restaurants showcase their culinary talents. The event features outstanding food, spirits and live music under the Park City sky. Each restaurant features its own menu, pricing and bar service. Be sure to make your reservations with the participating restaurants of your choice.
REACH FOR THE TOP HERE - With the month of June comes more ways to explore Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Village. On June 14th, Crescent Express, Town Lift and Red Pine Gondola open seven days a week to bring visitors up the mountain to explore the pristine hiking trails and scenic views. June 14th also marks the opening of Crescent Express and Red Pine Gondola for bike haul, allowing mountain bikers to explore the miles upon miles of trails for all skill levels.
PLAY IN THE MUD HERE - Mud season may be (mostly) over, but there’s still plenty of time to play in the mud. The 2019 Dirty Dash is bringing the filth to Soldier Hollow in Midway on June 8th, featuring a 5k obstacle course with mud pits, slip ’n’ slides and foam baths, offering a fun-filled day for athletes of all abilities.
FEEL THE PRIDE HERE - The Utah Pride Festival comes to Salt Lake City, a mere 35 minutes from Park City, Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. The 2018 parade had record-breaking attendance, and 2019’s event is sure to draw larger crowds. The weekend’s activities include a Youth Pride Dance, OUTdoors and Proud 5k, Saturday’s Pride March & Rally, and Sunday’s Utah Pride Parade.
SING THE BLUES HERE - The 5th Annual Utah Blues Festival brings national and local Blues artists to the Gallivan Center in Downtown Salt Lake City Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th. The festival showcases the musical genre that “has used the American experience as its voice,” providing a unique cultural experience for the whole family to enjoy. The event will feature nine bands, food trucks, an arts and crafts village and free music workshops. (As for the summer concert season in Park City, watch for our guide to the best live music events coming next week.)
CHALK IT UP HERE - Also worth the short drive to Salt Lake City, the Utah Foster Care’s annual Chalk Art Festival kicks off June 14th-16th, featuring 130 talented artists who transform the streets of The Gateway into a gallery of colorful murals. The event, which welcomes adult and student artists, is free to attend and focuses attention on Utah children in foster care.