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Fabulous and Free Summer Activities and Adventures in Park City

Updated: Jun 19, 2023


 

There’s plenty to do in Park City all summer long and you might be surprised at everything you can do and enjoy in and around town for free. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Fabulous and Free Activities for you and your family to enjoy while vacationing in Park City this Summer.

 

Outdoor Concerts

Park City is one of those places where you can get lost in a music concert any night of the

week. It's one of the many reasons locals say they came for

the winter but stayed for the summer.

Mountain Town Music is Park City’s go-to for free summer jambs. Every production supports local musicians, music venues, and our community, with great music, in beautiful settings. With concerts at City Park, Canyons Village, Park City Library Patio, Quarry Village, Silly Market, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect location to sit back, relax and enjoy the music. Check out the Summer Music Line up at Mountain Town Music HERE


 


Farmers Market

On Wednesdays starting in June, you’ll find locals and visitors strolling through the Park City Farmers Market located at the Cabriolet parking lot at Canyons Village. As a summer staple in Park City, you’ll find the freshest produce, meats, and baked goods as well as unique crafts all from local farmers and vendors. The market is held every Wednesday from 11 am – 5 pm, starting JUNE 7, 2023, and ending OCTOBER 18, 2023. More details HERE

 

Park Silly

Sunday Market

Get a little Silly on Sundays on Main! The Park City Silly Sunday Market is back on Main Street for its 17th year! On various Sundays throughout the summer and fall you’ll find over 110 stalls where local vendors present a variety of goods, crafts, and food for sale. Walk your way down Main Street to see if there is anything that catches your eye.


If you come up empty-handed, you can finish

the walk with a dance party at the bottom of Main where you’ll find local musicians presented by Mountain Town Music. Feel free to dance or just relax in the shade and take it all in. Park Silly is a FREE eco-friendly open-air artist market, street festival, and community forum. Be sure to check out the schedule HERE


 

Olympic Park Museum

You don’t need to pay or be an Olympian to experience this Winter Olympic Venue and stroll through the Alf Engen Ski, and Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.

Ski Jump Simulator at the Alf Engen Ski Museum

This interactive museum will introduce you to the highlights and history of a variety of skiing disciplines in the intermountain region through interactive touchscreen displays, videos, a virtual reality ski theater, games, and topographical maps. You’ll experience the glory of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games through a gallery of visual highlights and artifacts from the 2002 games.








The museum is free to enjoy and stopping for a photo-op in a bobsled and trying your hand at the ski jump simulator shouldn’t be missed. When you’re done at the museum, pop outside to watch athletes training on the pool ski jumps, you might even be lucky enough to catch an Olympic athlete in training. More information HERE




 

Silver Lake Express Scenic Lift Ride


Looking for Scenic Lift Ride without buying a lift pass? We’ve got a local hack that will have you enjoying a leisurely ride on the Silver Lake Express from the Silver Lake Village down to the Snow Park Base. Instead of paying to ride the lift up the mountain, you can take the free Park City Bus or High Valley Micro Transit right to Silver Lake Village. Once there hang out at the summer version of Ski Beach and play a round of bean bag toss while watching the Mountain Bikers fly down the hillside! When you’re ready, hop on the Silver Lake Express for a free scenic ride back down the mountain. On your way back down to the Snow Park Base you'll be treated with views of the mountain and valley below. Once you arrive at the base grab a bus back to town or wander over to Pebble Beach and relax on the shores of Park City’s biggest little lake!


 

Park City Library

The library is a forgotten resource of free fun for everyone. You don’t need to have a local library card to take advantage of local programs or unique item check-out!




Stop in and check out a giant yard game that you can borrow for 4-hour intervals. You don’t need to go far to enjoy your checked-out yard games, just hop outside and start playing croquet, spike ball, or lawn darts on the lawn of Library Field. If active games in the Library yard are not your thing, or you need a rainy-day activity, they offer kids craft kits to go. Head over to the library and pick up a craft pack to take back and enjoy at your rental. More information HERE






 

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

You can’t miss the Swaner Preserve & Eco Center as you make your way from Kimball Junction into Old Town. If you drive past at night, you’ll likely see what appears to be lighted Christmas Deer Decorations, these are reflective silhouettes placed to help remind drivers to slow down for our wildlife. The Swaner Preserve is a 1,200-acre nature Preserve accompanied by a 10,000-square-foot interactive exhibit hall. Visiting the exhibit hall is free for the entire family where you can learn more about the area's wetland ecosystem and explore more than 10 miles of trails. Visitors can take part in free upcycled nature-themed crafts on Sundays and on Fridays, everyone can learn about neat nature topics with hands-on learning opportunities with the Swaner Shorts education series. Learn more or view the activities calendar Here


 

Hiking

With more than 400 miles of public trails Park City is an ideal location for enjoying the outdoors. Of course, the hiking trails are free to use and Mountain Trails Foundations is a great resource for finding the perfect trail and planning your route.


For some fun routes check out the trails listed below that will take you on an Adventure Discovering Park City’s Silver Mining history. Daly Canyon Trail, Montage Mining Trail, Bonanza Mine Trail, and Armstrong Trail. To Find routes and trailhead information go to Mountain Trails Foundation summer trail map HERE













 

Kimball Art Center

Kimball Arts Center Exhibit - Between Life and Land: Identity

Do you speak art? Each year artists and art lovers descend on Park City for the Kimball Arts Festival. It’s a great time to share your love of art in the glow of majestic mountain peaks but when the art festival is not happening the Kimball Art Center is still making art accessible for everyone. With rotating exhibits year-round visitors can stop in and view current exhibits for free. To see what current exhibits are on view check out the exhibit calendar HERE. If the Kimball Art Center leaves you yearning for more art the galleries on Main Street are welcoming to those wishing to browse.



 

Main Street Trolley


As far as people movers go, you can’t get a better ride up and down Main Street than the Main Street Trolley. A fun and accessible way to see Main Street and share in a memorable photo-op. You can catch the free Main Street Trolley at designated stops along Main Street and enjoy the ride for as long as you like.






 

Transit

Skip the rental car and Ubers and save your money for dinner out on Main St. Getting around Park City is not only easy but all public transit options are 100% free of charge!


There are two transit options that serve Park City and the surrounding areas. Park City Transit and High Valley

Transit. Both offer bus services and easy-to-use apps for finding routes and schedules. High Valley Transit also offers micro-transit, a door-to-door car service through their app to many areas in and around Park City. Download apps at the links below to schedule your ride or plan your routes around town. Park City Transit Route Planning HERE, High Valley Transit Route Planning HERE

High Valley Micro-Transit














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