Growing up, a trip to the movies would take us to a different world. We’d sit in the cold, dark theater munching on popcorn that was more butter than kernels, talking excitedly until the sound of the opening credits began. From that point on we’d forget the world around us existed, as we lived out the drama unfolding on the screen, and when the lights came up we’d sit there for a moment unwilling to come back to reality. Today, we may not delve as deeply into that fantasy world, but movies are still a favorite way to escape, and when the Sundance Film Festival comes into town, for a week we regress back into those starstruck children we once were.

January 24th through February 3rd in Park City

The Sundance Film Festival Park City was created in 1978 to celebrate independent filmmakers. Today, it is the largest independent film festival in the entire United States. Held every winter right here in Park City, for one week film buffs, actors, and filmmakers find their way to our mountain town, adding another level of glitz to our already sparkling environment. 2019’s festival promises to be even more exciting than previous years, as the talent and offerings grow stronger with each passing year.

The deadline for submitting entries to Sundance Film Festival is still ongoing, so we don’t know what movies will be entered, but we do know they will take us away to that fantasy world we lived in as children. The 10 day event features parties and workshops and opportunities to question the men and women who make the magic on the big screen, and, of course, there are the movies. Shown at a variety of theaters in three towns—Park City, Salt Lake City, and Provo—each day and each theater will show a selection of movies from multiple categories, including documentaries, dramas, and premieres that have never been seen anywhere else before.

Visitors of the Sundance Film Festival Park City are invited to attend and can purchase festival passes, ticket packages, or individual tickets to the movies that sound most interesting. Offering discounts for students and Utah residents, the opportunity to make your Park City vacation a magical movie escape is one that starstruck travelers are always willing to be a part of.

Returning to Reality from the Sundance Film Festival

Unlike the discombobulation you once felt when the lights arose at the matinees, your return to reality will be padded by the luxurious amenities offered to you in your Park City Vacation Rentals escape. No red carpets or movie stars in golden gowns will be found there, but the plush furnishings, high end appliances, and state of the art electronics will make YOU feel like the superstar you always dreamed of becoming. Reserve yours today!

It may feel a little strange talking about New Year’s Eve as the summer is still in full swing, but this event is so popular, you will want to start your planning now so as to avoid missing it altogether! The New Year’s Eve Park City Celebration at Canyons Village, coincidentally held on December 31, will compete with some of the best in the big cities of the world. Lasting all day and offering activities for children and adults, get your fingers ready to start clicking reserve now as you read about all the fun just waiting to be had!

Welcome 2019 the Right Way with a Park City New Year’s Eve

To make a Reservation please call – (435) 615-3336

Dinner at The Cabin

Bidding farewell to 2018! A buffet dinner will be served at The Cabin in the Grand Summit Hotel from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. A great way to end a day spent on the mountain!

$89 for adults, $45 for children 6-12 & children 5 and under are FREE!

 

Kokopelli Ballroom NYE Party Schedule:

Make your way over to the Kokopelli Ballroom at the Grand Summit Hotel at 7 pm for a cash bar, music, dancing and a balloon drop. Fun times to wrap up the year!

All Inclusive $189-Adults & $99 Children 12 & under

7 PM- 1 AM– Bar Service

7:30PM-9:30PM– Dinner

7:30PM-1 AM– DJ~Music & Dancing

12 AM- Balloon Drop

If it’s True What they Say

What you do on New Year’s Eve Park City signifies how you will spend the new year, and a visit to Park City means your 2019 will be the best year ever! The festivities end at 1 AM, but your party can continue in comfort and style in your Park City Vacation Rentals luxury cabin; reserve yours today and start your New Year out the right way!

Some people think that vacations should be a time for laziness—sleeping late, lounging by the pool, lake, or ocean, and doing nothing more strenuous than shopping the stores and boutiques on the main streets of town. Some people, however, make it their mission to visit every sightseeing attraction, theme park, and museum in the region, packing their days so full they fall into an exhausted sleep every night. And then there are those whose vacations are more like athletic events, planning ski trips, hiking expeditions, and bike tours that stretch their muscles to the breaking point while still managing to be fun. If you’re one of the latter types, you should plan on visiting Park City in mid-September and take part in one of the top things to do in Park City, the Tour des Suds!

Held on September 16th at City Park

There are two different ways to experience fun Park City mountain biking during this 7-mile climb up the mountain; both are exciting, and neither is wrong!

Serious competitors will speed their way to the top, climbing almost 3000 feet up, giving the other riders an idea of what a true competitor is. Crossing the finish line at the Skull Candy Party Station (Guardsman Pass) and hoping that their time is good enough to win a prize, these bikers are business first and party afterwards!

The rest of us, however, see the Tour des Suds for what it is: a costume party on bikes with lots of beer and a free pair of socks for the first 250 registered! Dress in your zaniest costume, take your time getting to the top, and when you reach the finish line, you can laugh exultantly because you know that the fun REALLY begins now!

Lunch and beer after the race will be served at Red Rock Brewery as the festivities amp up to the next gear! Featuring a costume party, raffle drawing, and an awards ceremony to go along with all that beer and food, your Park City vacation will be a memorable one when you take part in all the fun! Registration costs $25 for adults 18 and over, while children 17 and under are free; don’t forget to register if you’re under 18, because you will want your bib, socks, and of course, your prize if you win!

All the Things to Do in Park City Giving You Sore Muscles?

The best part of your day of extreme Park City mountain biking takes place after the last beer is gone and the final prize is awarded: soaking your tired and sore muscles in the hot tub on the deck of your Park City Vacation Rentals luxurious mountain cabin! Drink in the views as the bubbling waters soothe away the pain of the day, then head back inside for a long night of deep sleep in cloud soft beds that allow only happy dreams! Reserve yours today!

The warm months of summer are just around the corner, so it’s time to gear up for an exciting season of festivals in Park City. Park City, Utah knows how to turn up the fun with a variety of exciting festivals that offer food, wine, live music, and so much more. Here are some of the best summer Park City festivals coming up this year in Park City.

Savor the Summit

Get ready for Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party with the Savor the Summit festival returning this summer. Savor the Summit is Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party with a variety of food prepared by local restaurants, drinks, and live music, all while you settle down on Main Street for your feast. The unique talents of local chefs will showcase this event and the delicious food of Park City. This amazing festival will be held on June 16, 2018. A list of the decadent restaurants in attendance can be found at https://parkcityrestaurants.com/savor-the-summit.

Deer Valley Music Festival

Park City is home to those who celebrate the nature of amazing productions and live music. The Deer Valley Music Festival is returning to showcase several fantastic live performances and is the home of Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. Some of the upcoming performances include Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, Rick Springfield with the Utah Symphony, Amos Lee with the Utah Symphony, and so many more. This isn’t your typical music festival, as you purchase individual tickets for every concert you want to see. If the line-up sounds like there are several events you cannot miss, then purchase four or more tickets for a 20% savings! Purchase VIP passes for exclusive seating and playbill recognition. The Deer Valley Music Festival is running from June 30 through August 11 this year, with tickets found at http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/ticket-info/.

Kimball Arts Festival

Every year the Kimball Art Center raises money for art education, after-school art programs, and scholarships for low-income children with the Kimball Arts Festival. This annual event is one of the top ranked art Park City festivals in the United States! 225 artists from over 34 states and Canada have been selected from 995 applications to showcase their amazing work. The Kimball Arts Festival takes place in the middle of historic Main Street, giving the perfect backdrop for this exciting annual event. Food trucks, artisan tasting, and a beer garden will be on hand to enjoy the delicious food of local restaurants. Check out this engaging festival that helps fund much-needed art programs from August 3-5, 2018. Ticket prices range from $15 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased in the near future online at https://parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/.

Book Your Stay

If you want to be close to all of the exclusive events happening in Party City this summer, contact our rental experts to help you find the perfect vacation rental. You will be just a short drive away from all of the exciting festivals going on this summer.

The warm summer days are nearly here, so this is the perfect time to start planning for your summertime visit to Park City. There are so many things to do during the summer, you might find yourself extending your stay. Check out some of the top Park City summer events.

Savor the Summit — June 17

Join Park City’s longest dining table during this tasty event. During Savor the Summit, you’ll be seated at a table running the length of Main Street. You’ll be joined by more than 1,500 diners who are there to celebrate wonderful food, live music, and lively conversation.

4th of July Celebrations

Celebrate this patriotic holiday in a most traditional way. Take in the pancake breakfast, then get caught up in the festive parade. There’s also a 5K run you can take part in. At City Park after the parade, you’ll be regaled with rugby games, live music, food, and beer gardens. The day is topped of by fireworks from the local resorts.

Park City Food and Wine Classic — July 6-9

This annual event is an extravaganza of food and wine. Join master winemakers, culinary masters, and guests as they gather to wine and dine in the beautiful Park City environment.

Kimball Arts Festival — August 4-6

This annual arts festival is one of the top in the country. You can view offerings from more than 200 juried artists, listen to many live bands, and sip wine or beer in the gardens. And the kids will love the Kimball Kid’s Corner, a highlight of the festival.

Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Deer Valley Music Festival – July through August

The Deer Valley Music Festival is truly a spectacular place to enjoy music in the mountains. There will be concerts held at several venues, including Snow Park Amphitheater at Deer Valley. Come out and enjoy the sounds of national and local acts!

Book Early with Park City Rental Properties

When planning your Park City getaway, book your rental accommodations early to enjoy all of these Park City summer events! At Park City Rental Properties, we offer a full array of properties, everything from romantic condos to spacious mansions. We will also take care of any details you need—everything from transportation to grocery shopping. Just ask one of our friendly concierge staff members! Book now to ensure that you have what is sure to become a favorite summer rental in Park City!

In just a few weeks, summer will be here, and warmer, bright days will be upon us. There is so much to do here in Park City, you should be making your reservations right now! What exactly is there to do? Check out some of the great Park City summer activities below!

Go for a Balloon Ride

Get an early start on your day with a balloon ride that will take you high above the city and surrounding mountains. This is a great way to get a very different view of the gorgeous terrain. And of course, these balloon rides come with a champagne toast!

Bike or Hike

There are hundreds of miles of terrain to explore either on foot or on a bike. Pick up a copy of the trails map from the friendly concierge at Park City Rental Properties and start your adventure. We can also help you find the best trails for your experience level.

Try lift-served bike adventures. You and your bike will be whisked up the mountain and then you can experience the exhilarating downhill ride. There are also guide services that can take you on day rides to explore our wonderful area.

Take a Horseback Ride

Schedule a day trip with a guide and see the area from horseback. These wonderful trips can also include a Western style lunch or dinner and are a truly great way to get your cowboy on!

Take in a Concert

Throughout the entire summer, Park City and its surrounding neighbors offer great musical offerings. Whether you love classical music or a favorite pop star, you can probably find something that suits your tastes. There are even great weekly concerts that are free of charge. These are great Park City summer activities and events where you can bring your picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy music in the mountains.

Fun Park City Summer Activities in the Best Summer Lodging

One of the best ways to enjoy a Park City summer is to have the very best in lodging. At Park City Rental Properties, we offer a vast array of different rental options. You can choose from a mountainside condo or a secluded mountain home. And of course, don’t forget our Ultimate Boat Adventure. You’ll have access to a private boat with all the toys such as skis, wakeboards, and more. Call us today to reserve your summer rental today!

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April 1st to 9th — 10th Annual Spring Gruv

This annual event heralds the arrival of spring with a 16-day festival that includes free concerts and fun events. Join the throngs at the two base villages of Park City Mountain Resort to frolic and enjoy the fun. You can enjoy events in Park City such as meeting the resort’s avalanche dogs, cook up tasty s/mores and kids’ activities such as balloon tying and much, more. Of course, don’t miss the annual Pond Skimming Contest, as participants dress in funky costumes and try to cross the pond on skis or snowboards.

April 5th to 7th — Thin Air Innovation Festival

This annual event brings together innovative leaders who will gather to discuss leadership, innovations and more in business leadership. Along with workshops and speakers, there will be great events that highlight the Park City area, all while engaging attendees.

April 8th — Under the Sea Prom, Dejoria Center

Join the National Ability Center for its first annual prom! Designed for ages 16-30 for people with disabilities, this event will be full of dancing, music and light refreshments. Get your escort for this great fundraiser and come out the stunning Dejoria Center in Kamas. Transportation from Park City and Salt Lake City is available to help make the night magical.

April 16th — Easter Bunny Visits Deer Valley

Gather the kiddos and join the Easter Bunning at Deer Valley. The Bunny will be greeting and visiting with guests at the Snow Park Lodge from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring your camera and get photos with the cotton-tailed Easter icon. There are also several Easter services throughout the area.

April 20th to 30th — The Park City Follies

This annual theatrical spectacle is always a great time for locals and visitors alike. The event is a look at Park City through video, photos and narrative. Part fiction, part truth, but always fun, the Follies will bring the audience a humorous and often sarcastic look at Park City. Get your tickets at the Egyptian Theatre for this annual fun and frolicking play!

At Park City Rental Properties, we know there’s so much to do and see in Park City. We are always available to answer any questions about these or any other events and activities. And of course, we are more than happy to help you make arrangements for these events in Park City. Just ask one of our friendly staff members!

The weekend is here! Well, when you’re visiting Park City, the words, “I’m bored” will never be uttered!  There are plenty of Park City activities to keep you busy during your stay in the Wasatch Back – we’ve got something to make everyone smile.

Park City Activities this Weekend

The Basin Recreation Center has just the thing to get you out to enjoy the beautiful spring-like weather we’ve been experiencing. On February 25th, Basin Recreation will host a guided snowshoe hike.  Interested parties should meet at the Park City Community Church and will be snowshoeing their way down Rob’s Trail. Hikes last approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the trail selected.  Basin Recreation asks that you leave the dogs at home for this function.  Snowshoes suggested.  Yak tracks or boots may be sufficient.  Check out www.basinrecreation.org for more information.

The Park City Performing Arts Foundation always brings excellent productions to Park City each season.  This Saturday night, February 25th, at 7:30PM, the Foundation presents Nellie McKay, and her performance entitled, “I want to Live”.   Inspired by the 1958 movie of the same name, “I Want to Live!” combines Ms. McKay’s virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian into a show that is much deeper than its surface might suggest,” writes Stephen Holden for The New York Times. Children under 16 are half price and seniors receive a 20-percent discount. You must visit the box office to receive discounted tickets.  Visit www.ecclescenter.org for further details.

Perhaps the Nellie McKay performance has you wanting to explore your creative side a little more.  Good news!  There is a new gallery on Main Street in Park City.  Nature photographer Willie Holdman has opened up a gallery at 580 Main Street – the previous address for Gallery Mar, who has moved up to 436 Main.  Willie is a Utah native, back country skier and nature enthusiast whose art stunningly showcases the wild places in the Rockies and, to a lesser extent, the Himalayas and other high-elevation locales.  Hand-made frames compliment his photos, some of which span an entire wall. In the past, Willie has sold his work through various interior designers and home décor shops but felt it was time to launch his own gallery.  Visit him on Main Street or view his catalog at www.willieholdman.com.

After indulging in all pf the aforementioned sophistication, you may feel the need to rough things up a bit. Perfect!  The Pioneers hockey team are in town this weekend.  Cheer on the fellas participating in this elite amateur league that is sure to bring you adreniline-filled entertainment! The Pioneers roster is comprised of former professional, collegiate and skilled amateur players from within the intermountain region as well as several who have travelled from various locations within the United States. Check out the action on the ice this Saturday, February 25th at 7:30PM.  You can learn more about the Pioneers by visiting www.pcpioneershockey.com.

About Jim Bizily

I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.

Looking for a reason to celebrate in Park City?  Fat Tuesday hits this week on the 21st, and Park City knows how to revel in this long-standing spring tradition!  Many of the local restaurants will be hosting Fat Tuesday parties – bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Wasatch Back.

Always a favorite for festive Park City events, check out the High West Distillery for your Fat Tuesday merriment.  Beginning at 4:30PM, High West will be offering special small plate options steeped in Louisiana style, and I’m guessing, a little High West Whiskey too!  The distillery will be decked out in Mardi Gras décor to add that extra New Orleans flair.  Visit their website, www.highwest.com for more information.

Visit Easy Street for a True Fat Tuesday Style Party

Another solid option is Easy Street, located in the heart of Park City’s Historic Old Town district.  Easy Street will be throwing a true Fat Tuesday style party, so don your beads and float on over to Easy Street for a sampling of traditional New Orleans fare.  Chef Scott, Easy Street’s Executive Chef, will be preparing Jambalaya, Gumbo, and tasty Beignets for a post-meal treat.  Easy Street will also have live Cajun music in the evening to keep the Mardi Gras spirit going strong. Call (435) 658-2500 for further details.

After the revelry of Fat Tuesday is behind you, Park City has a few other worthwhile happenings this week.  Did you miss out on the Film Festival this year?  Lucky for you, the Park City Film series is showing “Revenge of the Electric Car” from 2/24-2/26 at the Jim Santy auditorium.  Film run times are Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 6PM.  This 2006 film touches on the troubled history of General Motor’s EV1 electric car that disappeared from the market under mysterious circumstances.  For more information regarding the film and upcoming film series offerings, visit www.parkcityfilmseries.com .

Spring Concerts at Canyons Resort

A favorite of locals and visitors alike are the free spring concerts at Canyons resort.  The Showdown Spring Concert Series always brings local, regional and national musical act favorites to the ski town masses in Canyons resort village center.  This week, on the 25th at 3PM, Ogden’s own “Shaky Trade” will be rocking the stage with their own blend of rock and funk.  Visit www.thecanyons.com for show information.

Keeping in line with the concert theme, Silver Star Café will be presenting Park City Limits featuring Rick D’ aigle from 8PM-11PM on 2/24.  Rick is known for his gypsy-jazz guitar stylings.  While you enjoy the show, make sure to indulge in some of Silver Star’s self-titled “American Roots Cuisine” like the Mushroom Stroganoff or the Pan Roasted Niman Ranch Pork Loin.  You can find Silver Stars menus as well as event calendar at www.silverstarcafe.com .

Finally, if the above isn’t enough to keep you busy, and you’re looking for something a little more highbrow, there is always the Park City School of Wine.  Classes are offered Friday and Saturday nights (except holidays) from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at the Silver Baron Lodge in lower Deer Valley. Class is $25 per person with a maximum of 20 people. Classes do sell out so sign up early! For more information or to register, head to www.foxschoolofwine.com.

About Jim Bizily

I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.

The holiday season is here and the Park City holidays are truly a special time of year for visitors and locals alike. While you might be running around doing that last minute shopping and preparation, there are plenty of events that can help you ring in the cheer!

Learn All About These Amazing Park City Holiday Events

Dec 13 — Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
On December 13, Park City Mountain Resort hosts Santa as he comes down the Town Lift. Guests can enjoy hot cocoa and snacks starting at around 5 p.m., with Santa and his reindeer arriving at the Town Lift Plaza around 6:15 p.m.

December 18-20, 8 p.m. – Egyptian Theatre Park City’s Holiday Spectacular and Sing-a-long
Park City’s Holiday Spectacular is the perfect family activity and features several of Park City’s best performers in a holiday variety show to lead you into the spirit of the season. Sing-a-long to your favorite holiday songs and enjoy a variety of local performers to create a magical celebration.

Dec. 18 – Lighting of the Grand Menorah
Celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the Grand Menorah at the Kimball Art Center at 5:30 p.m. After the lighting, enjoy dreidels, donuts, Chanukah gelt and a prize drawing

Dec. 19 – 21, 5-7 p.m. — Carolers on Main Street
Enjoy the traditional songs of the holidays from carolers on Park City’s Historic Main Street. You’ll be greeted by the sounds of the season from various groups as you stroll Main Street.

Dec. 24-25 — Santa on the Slopes
Santa will ski the slopes of Canyons Resort, delivering candy and treats to all the good boys and girls. Look for Santa in the Resort Village or on the Ski Beach, or even on the slopes.

Dec. 24 – Santa Claus Visits Deer Valley Resort
Visit with Santa at the Snow Park Lodge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. You can also see him at the Silver Lake Lodge from noon until 1:30. Bring your camera to capture a photo with Santa!

Traditional Torchlight Parade and Christmas Eve Celebration at PCMR

Santa will be on the mountain all day, and you can come out to Park City Mountain Resort at 5:30 and enjoy holiday songs, hot chocolate and cookies on the Park City Mountain Resort Plaza before seeing Park City Mountain Resort’s Ski & Snowboard School snake down the PayDay trail during this traditional torchlight parade.

Park City is a winter wonderland during the holidays, so come out and enjoy all these wonderful events and activities.

About Jim Bizily

I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.