Park City is the place to be if you are interested in some of the most beautiful winter weather scenery in the country. When planning a trip to Park City, make sure that you have an itinerary that has something fun for everyone. The following are three upcoming Park City events and festivals to attend while you are visiting Park City.
Sundance Film Festival, January 2019
The well-known and ever-popular Sundance Film Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Park City. Thousands of people travel from all over to enjoy this 10-day festival that includes a thorough exploration of film of all genres. This festival has been a staple in Park City since 1978 and continues to be highly sought after by those that enjoy film. Come see the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in 2019 before everyone else! During the Sundance Film Festival, the whole city gets in on the excitement with film events throughout the city and off-site performances and events.
2019 Slamdance: Anarchy in Utah, January 2019
Slamdance Festival is the antithesis to the popular Sundance Film Festival. This festival was formed over 25 years ago when a group of filmmakers weren’t accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. They decided to make their own festival showcasing innovative filmmakers. If you are looking to experience a well-rounded film experience while visiting Park City, why not also take a look at Slamdance. In addition to the festival, the organization also includes Slamdance Studios and the Screenplay Competition. They even have their own traveling theatrical showcase Slamdance On The Road where they bring unique and innovative film and theater to various audiences throughout the United States.
Deer Valley Music Festival, June 28-August 10
This summer festival is one that you definitely want to be a part of, especially if you are a music lover. Get ready to enjoy an eclectic group of artists in the Snow Park Amphitheater. This eight-week music festival has hosted some of the most popular names in music such as Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Earth, Wind & Fire and more. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains all while listening to great music.
If you would like to plan a trip to Park City for upcoming Park City events, let Park City Vacation Rentals help you. We provide the best vocation rentals in the area. Just let us know where you would like to stay and which amenities you desire, and we’ll make sure you get a vacation rental to suit your needs. For more information on booking your vacation rental in Park City, contact us at (435) 571-0024.
Another fabulous Sundance Film Festival has come to a close. This year’s festival again brought thousands of visitors to our area, and of course, plenty of fantastic films. This is the time of year when the glitterati, celebrities, and others come to our little town to revel in the atmosphere that surrounds the independent film world.
During this year’s festival, we saw plenty of activism come to the forefront. The Respect Rally gathered participants in City Park on January 20. This event was a follow-up to the Women’s March on Main that during the 2017 festival, which brought thousands of marchers to Main Street. While the city was experiencing a heavy snowstorm, it didn’t stop participants from gathering. The rally saw speakers such as Jane Fonda and Gloria Allred fire up the crowds to show support for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and to protest certain Trump policies.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
While many movie stars and celebrities strolled the streets, another type of noteworthy attendance was made: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made an appearance at the festival and touched on her experiences with sexual misconduct and her feelings about the #MeToo movement. Her appearance at the festival was in conjunction of the premiere of “RBG,” a CNN-produced documentary about her life.
And Then There Are the Awards…
The festival awards ceremony is the highly anticipated pinnacle of the festival, as the winners of several categories are announced. There are actually four competition categories, and this year, each category’s directing prize went to a woman. The Grand Jury Prizes-Sundance Film Festival‘s highest honors-went to the following films:
” Desiree Akhavan’s “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (US Dramatic)
” Derek Doneen’s “Kailash” (U.S. Documentary)
” Tolga Karaçelik’s “Butterflies” (World Cinema Dramatic)
” Talal Derki’s “Of Fathers and Sons” (World Cinema Documentary)
Other award winners included:
” U.S. Dramatic Directing Award: Sara Colangelo, “The Kindergarten Teacher”s
” U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting: Benjamin Dickey, “Blaze”
” U.S. Documentary Directing Award: Alexandria Bombach, “On Her Shoulders”
As we celebrate another fantastic festival experience, we invite you to come out and visit Park City. There’s the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday, which is a wonderful time to visit with the projected new snow and plenty of events and happenings!
Check out our specials for this great time of year, and of course, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our vacation rental properties! We look forward to seeing you soon!