Local’s Guide to July 4th in Park City
The Fourth of July holiday marks the start of summer in Park City. The historic resort town celebrates in style with four days of fireworks, concerts, parade, and plethora of activities for the entire family. Below are event details and local tips to help you navigate the weekend.
The July 3rd Celebration is FREE and open to the public. Festivities kick off at 3:00 pm, when the grassy area opens for guests in front of the Mountain Stage at Ski Beach, and Free family-oriented music and activities: including a magician, face painting and mechanical bull, commence in the Resort Village.
At 7:00 pm The Soulistics will take the stage until the massive fireworks display at approximately 9:30 pm.
HOW TO GET HERE:
Parking is limited. Canyons will be charging $5/car to park on-site in the Cabriolet lot. Any guest that utilizes the bus system or Canyons shuttle can enter to win a 2014/15 Epic Local Season Pass at the Canyon’s bus stop. Canyons will be running a Free Shuttle from Park City High School/Eccles Center. Canyons shuttles will run from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm ( 2 shuttles leaving about every 20 minutes.) View a complete list of free transportation options.
Or avoid traffic and parking all together and book the Canyons 4th of July 3rd Night Free Package.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring extra layers of clothing. When the sun sets in the mountains the temperature can drop significantly.
Blankets, picnics, and chairs are allowed starting at 3:00 pm. Low back chairs are allowed, but camping chairs, chairs with sharp legs and chairs with greater height than 9″ are not allowed.
Please leave dogs at home. With the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed in the concert venue.
The morning starts early at 7:00 am in City Park with a community pancake breakfast and 5k Fun Race. Utilize Park City’s Free Bus System to avoid the headache of parking and navigation road closures. The parade route starts at the top of Historic Main Street at 11:00 am finished back at City Park with food, music, and children’s activities. The crowds start forming on the parade route early so you may want to pack extra water, sunscreen, and a shade hat and make a day of it.
Saturday, July 5th
Saturday is the opportunity to get out and enjoy all the Resort Activities. Mid-mountain adventures include Zip Tours, Bike Park, hiking, pedal boating and fishing in the Alpine Reservoir, 18-hole disc golf course, and lunch Red Pine Lodge all accessed with a quick gondola ride. The Resort Village is home to an 18-hole putting course, Free Saturday Concert Series, shopping, spas, and dining.
Take a few hours to explore the mountain while your kids enjoy a fun-filled day of adventure at Canyons Day Camp. Camp activities for 6-12 year olds include nature hikes, swimming, zipline, arts & crafts, gondola rides, indoor & outdoor games and field trips.
Wrap up the day with a Free concert in the Resort Village featuring Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The concert begins at at 6:00 pm so bring a blanket and picnic dinner.
Sunday, July 6th
Wind down the weekend strolling main street at Park Silly Sunday Market, and open air market and festival.
The market is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and features crafts, food vendors, farm stands, entertainment, and kid’s activities. Make a day of it and ride your bike to the market and take advantage of the bike valet. You can rent cruiser bikes, with kid trailers if needed, from Canyons Mountain Sports in the Resort Village.
Don’t miss a truly unique to Park City. Watch athletes slide down steep inclines at speeds up to 35 miles an hour, then launch up to 60 feet into the air before landing in the 750,000 gallon, state of the art pool below. The Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show starts 1:00 pm at the Utah Olympic Park, a venue of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
A complete list of events in Park City may be found on the PC Chamber’s Website.