When it comes to Park City attractions, there is something for everyone. A visit to our city is full of delightful scenery, Park City is one of North America’s top ski and snowboard destinations, and our city is a hub of pop culture and home of the Sundance Film Festival. Park City Utah is also rich in classic culture as evidenced by out city’s year-round classical music festival or concerts, the Park City Chamber Music Society’s Beethoven Festival.
Dating back to 1984 under the festival’s original name, the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival, the first Beethoven Music Festival was held in the summer and was organized by a violinist of Juilliard acclaim, Leslie Blackburn Harlow. The featured musicians of the first incarnation of Park City’s chamber music festival where notable musicians from the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as some of Park City’s own talent.
When Russell Harlow joined the festival in 1987 as co-director, the Beethoven Festival began to evolve and included the Winter Classics Chamber Music Festival, The Summer Classics Chamber Music Festival, The Autumn Classics Chamber Music Festival, The Park City Film Music Festival, and April’s Spring Chamber Music Festival.
The 29th Spring Chamber Music Festival
As Spring arrives in Park City, so does the 29th annual Spring Chamber Music Festival put on by Park City Chamber Music Society. This years concert series takes place on Sunday April 14th, Tuesday April 16th, Friday April 19th, and Sunday April 21st. Tickets for this event can be purchased online.
The Spring Chamber Music Festival is famous for attracting generations of all ages to classical music. Set in laid back and comfortable settings such the Temple Har Shalom, Utah Valley University, and the Park City Community Church taking in any of the Spring Chamber Music Festival Concerts is as comfortable as taking in a live classical concert in the comfort of your own living room.
This year’s event is put on by the Spring Chamber Music Festival in cooperation with Georges S and Dolores Dore’ Eccles Foundation, the Phyllis Egermeirer Trust, the Summit County RAP Tax Fund, the Summit County Restaurant Tax Fund, the Utah Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Park City Chamber of Commerce. With acclaimed soloists coming from the likes of the New York Philharmonic, the 29th Spring Chamber Music Festival is guaranteed to be a must see event.
When it comes to Park City events and all that our city has to offer, Park City Peaks Hotel is the perfect place to stay when experiencing Park City. Our hotel offers all guests a comfortable place to stay with the most accommodating service in Utah. For more information on staying with us at Park City Peaks Hotel, and for advice on all the fun things to do in Park City, contact us.
When it comes to Park City, there are a lot of rather amusing stereotypes which characterize our beautiful city and the surrounding mountainous regions. What makes these stereotypes so humorous? Well, in a lot of cases, the old standard, “It’s funny because it’s true” comes to mind. Whether it’s the oft-spotted Park City “settler” dressed in thermals looking like they’ve spent their entire lives in the chill of Park City’s mountain ranges, or the tourists dressed in their high-end flannel/alpine attire, Park City has its fair share of things to poke fun at.
When it comes to laughing at Park City, no-one laughs harder than we do at our selves. That’s why every year, the Egyptian Theater Company, Park City’s resident theater company, puts on a show explicitly aimed at making light of all things Park City. This April sees the 13th incarnation of Egyptian Theater Company’s production, Park City Follies.
Dating back to the year 2000, Egyptian Theater Company has taken it upon themselves to create a fun and hilarious look at all those who would label themselves a “Parkite”. This years edition of Park City Follies takes place from April 5th-13th and is guaranteed to be a jovial work of hilariousness created by the Follies Creative Team.
The Egyptian Theater Company
Constructed on the site of the old Dewey Theater, a center piece of pop culture and live theater which succumbed to a roof cave-in following heavy snowfall, construction of the Egyptian Theater began in 1922, and the theater opened its doors to audiences on Christmas Eve 1926. With the design of the Egyptian being largely inspired by the then recent discovery of King Tut’s tomb, John Rugar, the owner of the theater, brought in a renowned Egyptologist from Seattle to help create the authentic egyptian feel of the Egyptian.
The opening of the Egyptian Theater carried a great deal of significance for Park City residents as Park City had always been a hub of pop culture which thrived on live theater. In addition to facilitating Park City’s love of live theater, the new Egyptian Theater offered theater goers the option of taking in a feature film.
Through the years, the Egyptian Theater has undergone a great deal of reconstructive facelifts to preserve the building’s structural integrity. The residents of Park City have always been happy to give to their theater and offer support in times of trouble for this landmark venue located on Park City’s Main Street. Thanks to Park City’s gracious fundraising efforts, the Egyptian Theater, now called the Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theater, is still open to the public and reminds audiences of what Park City is all about.
When it comes to making Park City a jovial laughing stock, and poking fun at the people, environment and lifestyle that makes Park City unique, who better to do it than a theater company whose history with Park City goes all the way back to 1922. Deeply entrenched in Park City culture, the 13th Annual Park City Follies is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting show for all adults who are ready to have a laugh at their own expense. For more information on the 13th Annual Park City Follies, or to find out more about their upcoming shows and reserve tickets, visit the Egyptian Theater website.
A visit to the Egyptian Theater, is just one of the exciting things that awaits you when you visit Park City Utah. When visiting our beautiful city, a stay at Park City Peaks Hotel means you are close to all that Park City is famous for. Contact us now to book your stay. We look forward to having you!
This year, Park City Mountain Resort will be celebrating the very reason why Party City is America’s premier winter play ground with a weeklong festival, Snowasis in the Snow! This event promises to be fun for the entire family. Make sure you book a stay today with Park City Peaks Hotel, and get your family tickets to this exciting event. Come celebrate the snow with Park City Mountain Resort and Park City Peaks Hotel!
Snowasis in the Snow will take place from March 25th through to the evening of March 31st with exciting events planned all week long.
The festivities begin with the cutest of meet and greets as families are invited to meet Park City Mountain Resort’s most adorable team members, their avalanche rescue dogs. These adorable, hard working dogs, are taking a couple of hours out of their busy work day to play with attendees of Snowasis in the Snow. Make sure your family gets a chance to meet these hard working, life saving pooches. They’re looking forward to meeting you too!
The excitement continues on Tuesday with Park City Mountain Resort’s Kid’s Carnival and Parade. Tuesday is guaranteed to be a day of fun for the whole family. The Kid’s Carnival which follows the parade will include face painting and a number of fun, family oriented games.
On Wednesday, families can participate in Park City Mountain Resort’s Songs for the Slopes Karaoke party at the Karaoke Caravan. After you’ve shown off your impressive pipes, spend the afternoon with Park City’s Cowboy Joe. Participants in Songs for the Slopes will be given an opportunity to watch their awesome karaoke performance on the small screen with Cowboy Joe!
On Thursday, all of Snowasis in the Snow attendees are invited to join Park City Mountain Resort for Drum to the Snow Gods. Families will be able to come to the mountain and join in with Park City Mountain Resort’s drum circle to celebrate the winter and all the fun of the snow – with drums!
Friday will be a day of excitement as all of you snowmamas and snowpapas will be invited to partake in Park City Mountain Resort’s Snowmamas and Snowpapas Meet-up. Enjoy some of Park City’s premier skiing on this exciting ski tour. While all the moms and dads are enjoying the slopes, kids will get to participate in a challenging scavenger hunt in Park City Mountain Resort’s Adventure Alleys.
Saturday will be more fun for all the moms and dads as Miller Lite presents the Apres Concert!
Sunday will be an all day Easter Celebration! Kicking off the day will be Park City Mountain Resort’s mountainous Easter egg hunt. The Easter egg hunt will be open to everyone aged six and up. Egg hunters will get to search the entire mountain to find Park City Mountain Resort’s Golden Egg. For attendees of Snowasis in the Snow under the age of six, there will be excitement and a lot of play in the Kid Korral!
For more information about Snowasis in the Snow, visit Park City Mountain Resort’s website
While attending Snowasis in the Snow, or to take advantage of the slopes Park City is famous for, book a stay with Park City Peaks Hotel today. Comfort, convenience, and great service awaits all guests of our hotel! We look forward to checking you in!
The Beethoven Winter Classics Festival
Through the snowy scenes of the winter season Park City, Utah is a great place to partake of outdoor adventure. It’s also a great place to take in some of the best cultural experiences in Utah including Park City’s annual Beethoven Winter Classics Festival. With opportunities to see classical concerts performed in small and intimate settings, the concert series is an excellent addition to your stay at Park City Peaks.
From your room it’s a quick ride to the concert settings and we’re happy to help with booking your seats. Whether you are an aficionado of the symphony or if this is your first time seeing a Beethoven String Quartet, the concert series has something for everyone from well-known pieces to more obscure works. Affordable tickets mean you can take in several nights or just check out a winter’s evening performance during your stay.
Highlights from the Concerts
As February draws to a close, be sure to make time in your visit to check out three romantic concerts by one of music’s all-time greats. With the highlights to include Beethoven’s String Trio and String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3, The Mozart Clarinet Quintet, and The Halvorsen Duo for Two, the concerts are sure to please any classical music fan.
The festival allows visitors to see intimate chamber music performed by such artists as Becca Moench, Julie Bevan, Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods. You can unite the performances of these and other amazing soloists, all while enjoying the concerts in casual, relaxed settings, surrounded by lots of natural beauty.
This year’s Line-Up
- Friday, February 15 see virtuoso showpieces and beautiful chamber works performed at the Park City Community Church. The show begins at 7:30pm.
- Sunday, February 17 brings us works of Mozart, Beethoven and more at the Temple Har Shalom for an afternoon concert beginning at 3:00pm.
- Friday, February 22 see the infamous Beethoven String Quartet as well as a variety of entertaining duets. This concert will also be held at the Park City Community Church and will begin at 7:30pm.
Get Your Tickets
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Because the venues can only hold smaller audiences, it’s recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Contact us here at Park City Peaks Hotel and we will be glad to direct you to advanced ticket purchases. Be sure to inquire about punch tickets to make the most out of the rich diversity of classical music to be found in Park City.
A project of the Park City Chamber Music Society, the annual Beethoven Winter Classics Festival brings a taste of the old world to the heights of the peaks. The Society is happy to introduce new audiences to classical music and works to provide intimate concerts like these to please the ear. One of Summit County’s oldest arts organizations, the Park City Chamber Music Society is a longstanding organization with connections to acclaimed international musicians as well as many of the most prominent orchestras in the U.S. Now in its 28th season, the Beethoven Winter Classics Series is sure to please audiences of all ages and experiences with the work of this master.
Park City Film Series Opens
One thing we’re known for in Park City is our cinema. Through a community of film buffs and the excitement of the Sundance Film Festival which brings in movie lovers and movie makers from around the world, our little corner of Utah is a world-class destination for those who want to take in innovative cinema. Whether it’s a romantic movie from an up-an-coming director or exposure to locally produced films, no stay at Park City Peaks is complete without a visit to the theatre. We can help you navigate the excellent line-up of films this season.
Just a few moments away from your room, the historical theater where the films are screened makes a wonderful evening at the cinema part of your stay. What better way to experience all that Park City has to offer than by catching up on this year’s Oscar-Nominated films or seeing a movie made by a local director? The Park City Film Series will be an exciting part of your stay at Park City Peaks.
The theatrical excitement of the Sundance Film Festival isn’t the only bit of cinema to get amped up about here in Park City. February welcomes the Park City Film Series. This festival run by a non-profit film society presents a range of films guaranteed to delight any audience. The festival includes everything from documentaries to international comedies and even some locally made drama. This film experience needs to be included in your Park City vacation plans as film is a fundamental part of the culture of Park City and the surrounding areas and is like a window to the world from right here in Utah. It would be remiss of you to miss out on the artistic and cinematic genius of the Park City Film Series.
The Park City Film Series hosts thought-provoking films which are sure to please lovers of art-house cinema all over the world. You’ll also be able to check out some feature films by independent directors and those sure to be catching Oscar buzz. There are even films chosen for Park City’s youngest of audiences making attending the Park City Film Series a perfect activity for the entire family. The Series highlights films made in Utah and all over the world by creative directors with unique perspectives on modern life. With opportunities to experience motion pictures not normally available through commercial outlets in the Summit County area, this is a great addition to any Park City visit.
Located just about a mile from your room at Park City Peaks Hotel, the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library Building is located in a historic building that used to be Park City’s High School. Now, it hosts a range of screenings throughout the year bringing modern and classic films to this beautiful historic building. With an intimate setting equipped to hold 400 guests, the screenings offer a unique way to catch up on Oscar films you might have missed or see a film by a director you wouldn’t have known about otherwise. With plans to upgrade the screen to a digital projector, the Park City Film Series will continue to lead the way in offering beautiful films to the Park City community.
While you’re here, be sure to check out a screening from one of the local films for which the Series is famous. Often, you’ll be able to stick around for a talk with actors, directors and film making teams after the show. It’s a great way to hear the voices of some of today’s freshest filmmakers and see what goes on behind the scenes. Utah is a colorful and creative place so we hope you’re able to see the best our filmmakers have to offer during your stay at Park City Peaks.
This month, Park City visitors get a chance to experience something more than slopes as Sundance Film Festival begins again. Bringing stars together in the beauty of a Utah winter, Sundance is one of the largest independent film festivals in the whole of the United States. A destination for American and international filmmakers, Sundance is known for edgy documentaries, feature-length and short films, and several competition sections. It’s also a chance to see the stars in their best winter gear.
Sundance the Festival
The original festival, held in 1978 shared films we now know as classics: A Streetcar Named Desire, Mean Streets, and Midnight Cowboy, among others. Sundance has grown steadily ever since attracting more cutting-edge filmmakers and catching the attention of international film industry types almost immediately. From your Park City Peaks Hotel suite you’ll be close to the venue and the excitement the festival brings to Park City every year. Your stay puts you in the center of buzzing premiers, photographers traveling with the Hollywood crowd and able to relax at the resort each night. Since its inception, Sundance has continued to bring us innovative storytelling and showcase Oscar-winning films that go on to join a legion of American classics.
Take a break from Park City Peaks Hotel and the world-class winter sporting events this year to check out some of the 200 films selected this year for Sundance 2013’s program. There are documentaries that confront today’s pressing subjects and coming from filmmakers from here in the US and all over the world. Dramatic entries comprise 16 films this year and are sure to bring new creative voices to the screen. You can also check out experimental short films and animated features in 2-D and 3-D.
There are also several events for hard-core movie lovers. Park City at Midnight will entertain movie lovers with horror, unruly storylines ad laugh-out-loud comedies sure to keep you up past your bedtime. There’s an experimental category that will showcase films that push the traditional aesthetics we have come to expect as movie watchers. Digital technologies used for innovative storytelling, classic works of independent filmmakers revisited, and the newest perspectives from around the globe all brought together by Sundance for one magical movie experience.
With a host of other events and dining experiences here at Park City Peaks Hotel along side, Sundance is not to be missed. The venues are spread throughout town so you might catch a glimpse of Oscar winners or your favorite independent director. You’ll certainly catch some excellent films.
Remember to make a reservation to Park City Peaks to enjoy the Sundance Festival this year!
There’s always something amazing happening in Park City because we have a vibrant community of artists, musicians, chefs, entertainers and other talented residents. Although we frequently have great events happening in town, there are some annual occasions which are particularly special and many people plan their vacations around these times. From the Sundance Film Festival to the Celebrity Ski Challenge, here are five must-see events and festivals for your next visit to Park City.
The Kimball Arts Festival (August 2-4):
This three day event is now in its 44th year making it one of the oldest and largest in America. It offers a multi-sensory artistic experience including live music, art exhibitions, food tasting, art film screenings and the Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction. Close to 58, 000 people attend the festival and it is reasonably priced at only $10 for an adult weekend pass and $5 for children/students aged 18 to six.
Park City Wine and Food Classic (July 10-14):
Master winemakers, culinary experts and renowned entertainers gather at this premier event in Park City. More than 100 products are on display and with tastings, cooking seminars and product demonstrations there will definitely be something to whet your appetite.
Deer Valley Celebrity Ski Challenge (December 8-9):
At this free event, you can see Olympic athletes and celebrities engage in various events and activities as they raise money for the Waterkeeper Alliance. This charity is dedicated to protecting over 100,000 miles of rivers and coastlines around the world so it’s definitely for a good cause.
Sundance Film Festival: (Jan 17-27): As the world’s most famous film festival and Park City’s iconic event, Sundance provides an excellent opportunity to see amazing movies and engage in some celebrity spotting. Close to 50,000 people attend and there a variety of stellar events for both hardcore and casual film fans.
U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix (Feb 25 – March 2):
The Canyon’s Resort is hosting the world’s best snowcross athletes as they compete head to head. Sure to be a thrilling competition, the event is free if you are watching from the finish line.
Choose Park City Peaks as your Accommodation for Park City Activities
From the lavish Park City Peaks hotel, it is only a brief stroll to the mountains for all of your favourite winter activities. You can also catch the free shuttle and explore our delightful resort town. During the warmer months, our friendly staff will help you find hiking trails, golfing facilities, and other delightful activities. Park City Peaks has 125 welcoming guest rooms and six luxurious suites, which create a genuine resort atmosphere that is highly acclaimed. Browse our photo gallery for a teaser of what to expect when you book a fantastic vacation with Park City Peaks.
Park City, Utah might be known for its ski season, but there are also many great activities during the warmer months. Downtown park city is a buzzing centre of culture, music, art and food. There are plenty of festivals and attractions which tourists and locals flock to every year, so why not come enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery?
July 1- September 23 – Visit the Silly Market while on your Park City vacation
This child-friendly market starts up again in July and has food, entertainment and more. It’s free to visit (located on Historic Main Street) and is 100% waste free. This Park City event is fun for the whole family, with different stalls every week.
July 5-8 – Park City Wine and Food Classic
More than 100 food artisans, wineries and locally made products are available at this gourmet food and wine festival. From wine tasting to cooking demonstrations, this is an event for everyone. It is the eighth annual wine and food classic and tickets sell quickly so make sure to purchase yours as early as possible.
The excellent Utah symphony is in its ninth season of providing classical, opera, and pop offerings in the park city area. These classically trained musicians perform over several months during the Deer Valley Music Festival and shouldn’t be missed. The music of Michael Jackson concert will be held at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre and is just one of the many events being held in July. All of MJ’s classic hits from albums such as Thriller will be performed.
Bring a picnic and watch a great movie while sitting in the grass with friends at this event. The July 26 showing is Filly Brown, a drama about a Mexican girl who rises to musical fame as she copes with the incarceration of her mother.
Enjoy your Park City Vacation at Park City Peaks Hotel
Park City is a beautiful resort town and Park City Peaks Hotel is a great place to stay while you enjoy it. With over 100 rooms and amenities such as the “swim in, swim out” heated pool and nearby hiking trails, it’s the perfect summer destination. The Park City Peaks Hotel location is also very convenient. Many of the July attractions are close by so if you’re thinking about staying in the area next month, why not give us a call? Be sure to also check out the Park City Peaks Hotel specials to get the best deal possible.
June is a busy time in the Park City hotel area with lots of visitors flocking to our city to take advantage of our great summer weather, as well as the many fun Park City events that we host during the warmer months. In June, Park City will host a slow food weekend, a music film festival, our 19th Annual Children’s fair as well as a Sunday market, to name a few. Park City is a great place to visit during the summer to take advantage of our many great outdoor activities like hiking, and biking, and to see that we’re not just about skiing!
Park City Events in June
June 1st – 3rd – Taking place at the Jim Santy Auditorium Slow Food Park City’s Food & Film Weekend will kick off with a showing of Julie and Julia, on Friday at 8pm followed by Big Night on Saturday at the same time and Chocolat on Sunday at 6pm. The film series is meant to draw attention to the “slow food” movement, where people are striving to preserve traditional and regional cuisine as an alternative to fast food, and encouraging the farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of local ecosystems.
June 1st – 3rd – The Park City Film Music Festival will be taking place for the 9th consecutive year in 2012 from June 1st to 3rd and will screen over 200 independent films for audiences throughout the festival. Tickets are no on sale for the screenings. In addition, the festival will also showcase: free concerts, round tables, seminars and receptions at various venues throughout the city.
June 3rd – The 19th Annual Park City Children’s Fair is a Park City tradition held in City Park each year and featuring activities for children of all ages including: games, food, live music, prizes, magic shows, pony rides, a bouncy house and much more. The event will run from 10:30 am until 3pm.
June 10th – September 23rd – Every Sunday from 10am until 5pm, Park City’s Historic Main Street will be home to the Park Silly Sunday Market, Utah’s zero waste street festival and open air market. Vendors, artisans, activities for children and adults, delicious food and performers will be present at the market and it is free and open for all to attend.
Park City Events in June near the Park City Peaks hotel
The Park City Peaks hotel is situated nearbe all of the great events in Park City this June, as well as most of the town’s most popular attractions including Historic Main Street. If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Park City this spring give our Park City hotel staff a call!
May is a popular time to visit Park City, because we have many great spring and summer events that keep our city fun for tourists. From our beautiful weather, and lovely mountains to the great culture and atmosphere in Park City in the hotter months, we have everything you need for the perfect spring getaway.
Park City Events in May – Spring is Just Around the Corner!
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo Community Celebrations are taking place on May 5th (of course) at The Yard in Park City. Hosted by the Holy Cross Ministries, Rowland Hall and The People’s Health Clinic, the celebrations will include food, dancing, drinks (a cash bar), live music as well as a silent auction. Admission is 15 cans of food or $15.00 for adults, and 5 cans of food or $5.00 for children under 12. All proceeds from the event will go towards helping support Park City families through the Holy Cross Ministries and St. Mary’s Foodbank. This even is not just a fun way to swing into spring, but it’s also a great way to show some support and help out a good cause.
May 19th – Education is a wonderful thing, and this May 19th you’ll get the opportunity to support the Park City Education Foundation by taking part in a 41 mile relay race through Park City. Registration ends soon so make sure you stop by the website to sign up! If you don’t want to register, this is still a great Park City event for spectators and we highly recommend coming out and cheering for the competitors.
May 25th – June 3rd – The Park City Film Music Festival is an independent film festival which showcases film music for both indie and sponsored films. This will be the 9th year that the event is held and it is sure to be another success! Tickets went on sale April 15th so make sure you take a look to decide which events you want to attend before they sell out!
May 30th – October 17th – The Annual Park City Farmer’s Market returns this May at Canyon’s Resort. The market takes place every Wednesday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm from May until October, and offers a great selection of local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts. This is one of the best annual Park City events and is a sure to please any visitors coming to town in May.
Coming to Park City this Spring? Stay at our Park City Peaks Hotel Nearby all the Major Park City Events
The Park City Peaks hotel is conveniently located near all of the great events in Park City going on this May and our experienced staff has the insider’s scoop on how to take advantage of them! If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Park City this spring give our Park City hotel staff a call!