7 Summer Fun Activities in Park City Utah
Your options for things to do in Park City are limitless, no matter your age. Try your hand at fly-fishing, soar above the mountains in a hot air balloon, explore the mountain on foot, a bike, or horseback, test your balance with stand-up paddleboard yoga, or tackle one of our golf courses. However you choose to explore Park City, it all makes for an unforgettable summer vacation. Let the fun begin.
Summer is a great time to visit Park City. While the summer sun scorches lower elevations, the alpine climate in this mountain retreat can easily be 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the Salt Lake Valley. Add amazing attractions and sumptuous lodging, and you have the makings of an unforgettable summer getaway.
Savor Wine & Cheese at a Free Wednesday Night Deer Valley Concert
There are amazing free concerts on nearly every day of the week each summer. On Wednesday nights, that means an outdoor experience at the Deer Valley Resort Amphitheater. While the music itself is more than enough reason to stop by, the real treat comes in bringing along a picnic basket or cooler full of wine and cheese, or whatever your preference, to accompany your outing. Bringing in your own food and alcohol is completely acceptable.
Brunch or Dinner at Silver Star Café
Locals love Silver Star Café. Stop in on any given day, and you are likely to find a place full of locals and visitors in the know. Offering a surprisingly diverse menu, including a pretty great selection of wood-fired pizzas, the café’s popularity is well-deserved. Brunch and dinner on the patio are the highlights. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, enjoy an intimate live music show to go with your fare. This awesome spot was even featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
Go for a “Last Friday” Gallery Stroll
A collection of Olympic venues perches above the Kimball Junction area of Park City. Built for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, these fantastic facilities are now available for public enjoyment. The bobsled runs even with no snow on the ground. The huge Nordic ski jumps are used for zip lines and unbelievable tubing rides. Ropes courses present a number of challenges for both strength and dexterity. Or, if you aren’t in the mood for athletics of your own, watch everything going on or take in any of the exhibits at the free on-site museums.
Get Silly at the Park Silly Sunday Market
Each weekend, Main Street transforms into a spectacle of food, art, craft goods, performances, and costumes. Tents and stalls line the street, up and down. Everyone goes all out. You will find some of the area’s best art, music, food, and local goods each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the market’s most popular attractions include a killer lobster roll—featuring lobster flown in from the East coast—and some out-of-this-world bloody Marys. There is plenty to keep you entertained the whole afternoon, and the lineup changes frequently.
Bike the Mid-Mountain Trail
One of Park City’s most famous, versatile, and enjoyable trails offers 28 miles of exceptional biking. There are plenty of ways to get into this fantastic trail system. You can pedal up from Park City Mountain, take the PayDay chairlift, or start at the Mid-Mountain Trail over in Deer Valley. Our trails page has more information on ways to enjoy this ride.
Zip and Slide Around Park City
There are plenty of exciting downhill rides all over Park City. Park City Mountain Base Area features an alpine slide and alpine coaster, both of them racing down the hills above the downtown area. Canyons Village is home to an exhilarating zip line.
Thursday Night Newpark Amphitheater
Another of Park City’s free summer concert series, Mountain Town Music at Newpark Amphitheater, has a full schedule of rock, bluegrass, and Americana planned for your Thursday evenings. The performances take place at a charming outdoor amphitheater in the Redstone area of Kimball Junction, right against the Swaner Nature Preserve. Take in the concert, then go for a relaxing nature walk along the preserve.
Park City gives adventure enthusiasts a ton of great choices for outdoor fun in the summer, a fact that is commonly overlooked due to the area's deep winter powder. Summer temperatures are perfect for hiking in the foothills or jumping in one of the many nearby lakes and rivers. There are a bunch unique and unexpected adventures that can be found in Park City, which is why this area is becoming known as one of the best all-around destinations for an active lifestyle.