There's plenty to look forward to as we head from sunny summer days to cool fall mornings. Park City is back to hosting many of the events we love, and more than ever it is joyful to come together as a community and celebrate the changing of seasons. As you will see below, there are many great opportunities to get out an enjoy the lovely autumn weather and scenery.
Keep in mind that these events are subject to change depending on weather and covid-related circumstances, so make sure to keep an eye on things through the provided links. In the meantime I hope to see you out on the trails and around town!
PARK CITY FARMERS MARKET Silver King Resort Parking Lot Wednesdays through October 27th
Each Wednesday, Park City Resort hosts the Park City Farmers' Market, offering food trucks, fresh produce, fresh baked bread, and arts and crafts from local vendors. The Farmers' Market runs into mid-late October, depending on weather and the growing season. More info here.
TOUR DES SUDS City Park to Guardsman Pass September 12th
Tour des Suds is back! This is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting at City Park. Go hard and treat it like a legit mtb race (yes, there are awards), or a crazy costume party on bikes. Either way, it’s 2,700′ of vert, from town straight up to the finish line at the top of Guardsman Pass. No e-bikes please. More info here.
PARK CITY WINE FESTIVAL September 30th - October 3rd
When you come up for the Park City Wine Festival, you’ll learn from the best of the best in the wine industry. See how passion for wine, food, and the great outdoors blend together to create the most memorable experience. You won’t just sip, sniff, and swirl with our experts, you’ll ride down a mountain or hike up a trail with them! Go on your leaf peeping mountain adventure, and pair it with a wine weekend getaway. Engage with winemakers, vineyard owners, and Master Sommeliers in their element for so much more than a lecture. Learn more here.
OKTOBERFEST Snowbird | Saturdays & Sundays August 14th - October 17th
Utah's Original Oktoberfest is back! After a one year hiatus, it is time to celebrate the 48th Annual Oktoberfest bigger and better than ever. Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine , Snowbird attracts thousands of visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Learn more.
Every November, Live PC Give PC brings Park City and Summit County together for 24 hours of extreme generosity. This giving day has raised millions of dollars for local nonprofits over the past 11 years. Whether you live, work, stay, or play here, you benefit from our nonprofits. Show your love for our community on November 5th!
PEACE HOUSE 25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Peace House | 700 Round Valley Drive September 18th
Peace house invites the community to celebrate 25 years of dedication to ending violence and abuse and empowering survivors to heal and thrive. More info.
BEAVER DAM ANALOG BUILDING September 9th
Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs (BDA) along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here.
HIKE FOR HUNGER St. Regis Deer Valley September 19th
Hike 4 Hunger is an outdoor adventure event that raises awareness of hunger and food insecurity in Summit and Wasatch counties. This event takes place on the beautiful trails of Park City in and around Deer Valley. This year Hike 4 Hunger will be held at the St. Regis Hotel Deer Valley and will feature outdoor fun, food, music, and more for the whole family! More info here.
PARK CITY FILM SERIES Virtual, Twilight Drive-In at Utah Olympic Park, and Jim Santy Auditorium
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world, and local cinema, with the mission of creating community through film. More info here.
Jorge Rojas: Artist Talk September 2nd | 6:30 - 8:00 pm Stories of Maize/Histories de Maize Sep 15th | 7:00 - 8:30 pm Halloween Houses (KIDS 6-12) Thursdays Sept 9 - Oct 7 | 4:00- 6:00 pm
Learn more about Artist Talk and Stories of Maize here. You can learn more about Halloween Houses and registration here.
9 to 5 - The Musical! Sept 10th - 19th Thriller - Odyssey Dance Theatre September 24th - October 10th Egyptian Theatre 40th Birthday Celebration! Tuesday, October 12th John Mayall October 14th - 17th Legendary Iron Butterfly Oct 22nd - 24th Evil Dead Film Fest: Hosted by Bruce Campbell October 29th to 31st
MIDWAY SWISS DAYS Midway Town Square | Sept 3rd - 4th
Crowds in the thousands are expected to come to Midway from throughout Utah and beyond. An annual tradition since the 1940s, Swiss Days will offer an outdoor craft fair, 10k race, parade, live entertainment, and food booths with traditional dishes made on site.
AUTUMN ALOFT Various Locations in Park City | September 18th - 19th
Event festivities are free to spectators and are scheduled to take place at multiple locations around the Park City area. Autumn Aloft is a visual delight for spectators rather than an opportunity for balloon rides for event attendees. Tethered rides may be available on a first come, first serve basis but are not guaranteed. Pre-purchased tickets are not available for Autumn Aloft events. More info here.
MIDWAY VOLKSMARCH September 18th | Midway Town Square 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historic Walk and Festivities Volksmarching is a European tradition that involves people of all ages in a fun, non-competitive 5k or 10k walk to bring people together and celebrate what makes their town unique. The tradition began as a way to raise awareness of the need to protect the rural and agricultural feel of Midway. Info here!
PUMPKIN TRAIN| Heber Valley Railroad October 7th - 30th | Select Dates
The whole family will enjoy Heber Valley Railroad's annual Pumpkin Train! This trip includes a short, 40 minute train ride where you'll be entertained on-board by costumed characters. You'll also get to try a delicious pumpkin cookie, and of course you get to select a pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch! Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase at the depot. More info here.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL McPolin Farm | October 2nd
Come out to the McPolin Farm and build your own scarecrow which will be displayed for everyone to see. Straw will be provided for stuffing, as well as a support along the trail for your 'crow and a display packet. You bring all the items to build your scarecrow including a head, clothing, shoes, props, scissors and any other fun funky accessories you can think of.
HEBER VALLEY WESTERN MUSIC & COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Various Locations | October 13th - 17th
Keeping with tradition, festivities begin Wednesday night at the Midway Town Hall with dinner, great music, and cowboy poetry. The multi-day gathering features some of the very best musicians and poets in the country, like Waddie Mitchell, Andy Nelson, Eli Barsi, and Doris Daley.
DOG DAYZE IN THE MAZE Wheeler Historic Farm | 6351 S 900 E, SLC October 25th | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with your pooch! Here's the scoop.The ticket gets you and your pup entrance to the Pumpkin Days Event and a trick or treat bag for your pet. You will get to use your dog’s directional skills to find your way through the straw bale maze, visit the vendors together, and enjoy a Fall wagon ride. More info here.
Thank you to the Parley's Canyon Fire first responders!
PARK CITY ANNOUNCES WINTER SEASON DATES November 19th - April 17th
Vail Resorts has announced their tentative open/close dates for Park City Mountain Resort for the 2021-22 season. Skiers and riders will be returning to the slopes on Friday, November 19th, 2021, with the closing date set for Sunday, April 17th, 2022. Of course, all dates are subject to change according to weather. Vail Resorts also indicated that the company does not plan to have a reservation system in place for mountain access this winter at PCMR or its other properties. More info here!
NINETY-NINE 90 BACKCOUNTRY GATE CLOSES
In the wake of out-of-bounds fatalities last winter, PCMR recently announced that it would permanently close the backcountry access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift, ending an era of virtually direct chairlift access to the Park City ridgeline. Access will still be available to this area through the Peak 5 gate. More info here.