Fall 2023 Events & Lifestyle

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Summer was short and sweet this year, and it's hard to believe that Labor Day is already here. Yet, we are always glad to embrace the arrival of autumn. Fall in the Wasatch Back is painted not just with the hues of falling leaves, but also the vibrant energy of events like Swiss Days, Miners' Day, and Howl-O-Ween.

While you mark your calendars, remember that dates and details might shift due to weather or unforeseen factors. We have provided links to keep you updated. Hope to see you around at one of these great fall events!

But first, some local news!

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Deer Valley® Resort made a public statement on Thursday, August 24th, revealing that they have reached a long-term operations agreement with Extell Development Company to manage the area that was previously set to be known as Mayflower Mountain Resort. The partnership has the potential to offer skiers access to as many as 5,726 acres of terrain, which is nearly triple the current size of Deer Valley. This is one of the most significant expansions in the history of resort development in North America, as it positions Deer Valley as one of the largest ski areas in the United States.

MAJOR TERRAIN EXPANSION
Here are the new additions:

  • 16 chairlifts
  • 135 ski runs
  • 4 mountains
  • 3,700 acres
  • New Village and Portal
  • Revitalization of Existing Facilities
  • Snow Park Base Transformation
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UPON COMPLETION,
THE RESORT WILL OFFER

  • 37 chairlifts
  • 238 ski runs
  • 10 mountains
  • 5,726 acres


Read the Park Record article here.
Read the Powder article here.

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The two areas will merge under the Deer Valley® brand, offering skiers access to the entire area using a single pass. This includes the Ikon Pass offered by Alterra. At present, Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass Plus users can spend a maximum of seven days skiing at Deer Valley after booking in advance. Alterra's head, Jared Smith, anticipates a comparable setup for the expanded area in the 2025-26 season.

Additionally, it is worth noting that the expanded terrain will be exclusive to skiers. Activities like snowboarding, snow biking, and other winter modes of transportation won't be allowed. This was highlighted by Deer Valley's CEO, Todd Bennett, during the project's launch at Silver Lake Lodge on Thursday. Once this new terrain is fully operational, Deer Valley foresees having 37 lifts that cover 135 slopes over 3,700 acres. As Deer Valley shared, the total vertical will measure at 3,090 feet. This would place it just behind Snowbird's 3,240 feet, making it one of Utah's biggest, and among the top six in the nation.

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Summit County has approved the purchase of approximately 9,000 acres near Jeremy Ranch in East Canyon, representing its most significant open space acquisition to date. The $55 million agreement for the 910 Cattle Ranch includes a four-year option and a monthly lease. Funds will come partly from a $50 million open space bond approved in November 2021.

The parcel's southern boundary connects to the 24-7 Trail and the Flying Dog Loop, potentially enabling spur or connector trails. To the north, it neighbors East Canyon State Park and is close to the Mormon Pioneer Trail. Jess Kirby, the director of the Summit County Lands and Natural Resources Department, expressed, “The property size and its connectivity to other protected lands is truly incredible. This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime property, a legacy for our community.”

Read the full Park Record article here.

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AUTUMN ALOFT  This celebrated annual event has permanently closed. We thank Autumn Aloft for the years of memories they've created for us.

"We are saddened to share that Autumn Aloft will no longer take flight in Park City. Event organizers, pilots, sponsors and volunteers celebrate the thousands of smiles the event brought to the community. Hot air balloon events take flight in many nearby Utah cities and towns. We encourage those who loved Autumn Aloft to experience a hot air balloon in any number of those nearby communities.​"  -  AutumnAloft.com

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MIDWAY SWISS DAYS
Midway Town Square  |  Sept 1st - 2nd

This annual tradition brings thousands of people to this multi-event celebration the whole family will enjoy!

  • Craft Fair
  • 10k Race
  • Swiss Days Parade
  • Live Entertainment
  • Food Booths 

More info here!     Schedule of Events

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PARK CITY MINERS' DAY  Various Locations in Old Town  |  September 4th

Miners' Day has taken over Labor Day in Park City for many years, with celebrations of our rich mining history held from Historic Main Street to City Park. Don't miss out on this spectacular, one-of-a-kind tradition! 

7:30 am - 9:30 am  |  Miners’ Day Breakfast at City Park
8:00 am  |  Miners’ Day Bark City 5k Run at City Park (bring your dog)
10:30 am  |  Running of the Balls on Main Street  (buy balls in advance online!) 
11:00 am  |  Miners’ Day Parade on Main Street
11:30 am - 4:00 pm  |  Food Trucks & Beer/Liquor Garden at City Park
11:45 am - 4:30 pm  |  Music in the Park at City Park Stage
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Kids Games at City Park
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Mining Demonstrations at City Park

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PARK CITY SONG SUMMIT
Various Locations  |  Sept 7th - 9th

The Park City Song Summit combines the singer-songwriter format of an unplugged platform with a MasterClass meets TED-style information exchange. Enjoy intimate conversations and performances by over three dozen artists including Adia Victoria, Grandmaster Flash, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Poltz, Tony Hall, and more!  

ParkCitySongSummit.com

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LIVE PC/GIVE PC   November 3rd  |  More info here!

Live PC Give PC is back for its annual, incredibly generous fundraiser. For the last 13 years, Park City and Summit Counties combine for 24 hours, resulting in millions raised for our local non-profits. Whether you live, work, stay, or play here, you benefit from our nonprofits. Show your love for our community on November 3rd! Live PC Give PC is presented by Park City Community Foundations.

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HATS OFF
FOR COMMUNITY HOUSING
Silver Lake Lodge  |  September 8th

An evening of fun, food, dancing, and fundraising for housing opportunities in the Wasatch Back. Hosted at Silver Lake Lodge from 6 - 10 pm. Info here!

HIKE FOR HUNGER
Park City Mountain  |  September 16th

Hike for Hunger is on a mission to raise awareness of food insecurity in Wasatch and Summit counties. This event takes place on the beautiful trails of Park City. Hike for Hunger not only provides you with access to beautiful trails but fun, food, music, and more for the whole family! 

Info here!

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PEACE HOUSE
MARCH ON MAIN
825 Main Street by the Town Lift
October 8th  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Peace House for March on Main, an annual event held in October during domestic violence awareness month. 
Register in advance.  More info.

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SHOWCASE OF HOMES
Park City Area  |  September 1st - 4th

Beautiful homes will be on display throughout the Park City area and Heber Valley. From traditional mountain homes to contemporary homes, every home sits in harmony with its natural surroundings and features the finest finishes and decor.

Purchase tickets!

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POINT 2 POINT
Park City Area  |  September 2nd

Each year, the nation's most formidable endurance mountain bikers tackle some of the premier trails in Park City. Whether you're a local cyclist or a visitor, this race promises to test your mental resilience, while ensuring you finish with a wide grin.

More info here!

MONSTER DRAWING RALLY
Kimball Art Center  |  September 9th

Monster Drawing Rally is a live art-making event that allows spectators to spy on the creative process, build relationships with local artists, and grow their art collections.

This year’s Monster Draw will take place September 9 from 4 - 7 pm. The event includes live music, food, and a cash bar. 

Learn more here!

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TOUR DES SUDS
City Park to Guardsman  |  Sept 10th

Tour des Suds is back! This is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting at City Park. You can give it everything you've got (and maybe get an award!), or you can treat it as a crazy costume party. Whatever you do, be prepared for the 2,700′ of vertical rise from town straight up to the finish line at the top of Guardsman Pass. 

More info here.

MOUNTAIN BEER FESTIVAL
Deer Valley® Resort  |  Sept 16-17th

Back for its second year, Deer Valley Resort's Mountain Beer Festival features a wide range of beers exclusively from Utah to sip and sample. On top of the sipping, the scenic chairlift is open, and dining, live music, and family-friendly activities will fill the day.  Info here!

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WASATCH ALL-ROAD RACE
Soldier Hollow  |  Sept 16th

Experience Utah Gravel. Not for the faint of legs, this course features gravel’s hardest climb: The Wasatch Wall. To ease your pain there are three routes, great food, libations, awards, and a cash prize purse split evenly between the male and female open categories. You might even spot the Yeti. Come ride!  Info here!

COSTUME SWAP
Park City Library  |  Sept 29th - Oct 1st

You can donate Halloween costumes (kids and adults), and go home with a free, gently used costume for this Halloween. ​​​​Thank you for helping us extend the life of household items!

More info here!

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SCARECROW FESTIVAL
McPolin Farm  |  September 30th

Build your own scarecrow, displayed for everyone to see, at McPolin Farm. The City provides straw for stuffing, a support along the trail. Bring the items to build your scarecrow including a head, clothing, shoes, props, scissors, and any other fun, funky accessories you can think of! You can also build your scarecrow at home.

More info here!

PARK CITY WINE FESTIVAL
Various Locations  |  Oct 5th - 7th

Sip, savor, and explore at the Park City Wine Festival. Offering more than 100 wines from the west coast to France, this is a premier destination event. Join master winemakers, culinary greats, and other distinguished guests to play, wine, and dine with expertly paired lunches, dinners, hikes, and more - all in beautiful Park City. 

More info here!

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SCHUTZENSKI FESTIVAL
Soldier Hollow  |  Oct 12th - 15th

Schutzenski Festival returns to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center this October. Join for a long weekend of Biathlon and XC races with top athletes from around the country. All spectators and locals are invited to get in on the action with a 5K and 10K Trail Race on Saturday, October 14th, and festival offerings throughout the weekend.  

Info here!

SWANER PRESERVE &
ECO-CENTER EVENTS

The Swaner Preserve and Eco-center sits on 1200 acres and boasts a 10,000 square foot LEED Platinum building, offering interactive displays. Whether you want to go on a nature tour, attend a lecture, or help with pollinator garden or Beaver Dam cleanups, the center has lots to offer! 

More info here!

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7th ANNUAL SHOTSKI
Main Street Park City  |  October 21st

​​Raise your glasses for Park City’s 7th annual Shot Ski event, hosted by Park City Sunrise Rotary Club and High West Distillery. Participants will line Park City’s Historic Main Street to throw one back on Saturday, October 21st at 2 pm. It's always a rivalry with Breckenridge, CO - so come help Park City earn the title!

More info.

HEBER VALLEY WESTERN MUSIC & COWBOY POETRY
CANCELLED FOR 2023


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering will not be held this year. Plans are being made for the future of this event, so please visit the website to sign up for event updates.

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SNOWBIRD OKTOBERFEST
Snowbird  |  Sat & Sun Thru Oct 15th

Oktoberfest at Snowbird is a family-friendly affair with activities, food, and, of course, brews for days - weeks actually. Snowbird’s Oktoberfest attracts thousands of visitors each year, making it one of the largest festivals in Utah.


Learn more.

PARK CITY FILM SERIES
Venues: 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. 

Asteroid City | September 8 - 10
Past Lives  |  September 15 - 17
Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire  |  September 21
The Miracle Club  |  September 22 - 24
Theater Camp  |  Sep 29 - October 1
Oppenheimer  |  October 6 - 8
Who She Is |  October 12
Scrapper  |  October 13 - 15
In The Heights  |  October 14
Land of Giants  |  October 27 - 29
Ernest & Celestine: Trip to Gibberitia |  November 4
Omoiyari |  November 17 - 19
Hola Cine! |  December 9


More info here.

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PARK CITY
FARMERS MARKET

Canyons Village   |  
Wednesdays thru Oct

Each Wednesday, Park City Resort hosts the Park City Farmers' Market, offering food trucks, fresh produce, freshly baked bread, and arts and crafts from local vendors. The Farmers' Market runs into mid-late October, depending on the weather and growing season. More info.

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EGYPTIAN THEATRE  
328 Main Street  |  Park City


Nine - The Musical  |  Sept 1 - 10
Evening with Leo Kottke  |  Sept 14 - 16
The Steeldrivers  | Sept 21 - 24

Hunchback of Notre Dame  |  Sept 29 - Oct 8
The Guess Who  |  Oct 12 - 15
Evening with Pat Metheny  |  Oct 18 - 21
Southside Johnny & Asbury Dukes  |  Oct 27 - 29
Young Frankenstein  |  Nov 3 - 19
Colin Mochrie's HYPROV  |  Nov 24 - 26
Squirrel Nut Zippers  |  Nov 30 - Dec 3


Info & tickets!

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PUMPKIN TRAIN   Heber Valley Railroad  |  October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

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 the Pumpkin Patch! Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase at the depot. More info here.

PUMPKIN PATCHES & FUN

Francis Family Farm  |  Midway
Also has a Kiddie Corn Maze!

Park City Gardens  |  Park City
Pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take fall photos amongst colorful leaves and fall blooms, and visit the Haunted Forest.

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HOWL-O-WEEN ON HISTORIC MAIN STREET
Park City  |  October 31st  |  3 - 6 pm

Tricks aside, Halloween on Historic Park City's Main Street was named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine, and for good reason! When you combine two and four-legged costumed creatures with gourmet treats and maybe a few tricks, you have a one-of-a-kind celebration. Little ghosts and goblins and their canine companions are invited to Main Street for fun and safe Trick-or-Treating, compliments of participating merchants!

Info here!

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Hope to see you out and about this fall enjoying some of the many upcoming events around town. We will keep you posted as the season progresses - keep an eye out for our spooktacular Halloween Newsletter coming in a few weeks!

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