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The Park City Museum offers historic tours Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. Tours leave from the second floor of the museum, 528 Main St., and cost $5. Patrons are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early, and to wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes. The tutorial begins with a trudge to the top of the street.
Here’s a quick taste of the kind of interesting history you might encounter on the way.
In 1901, when miners and their families were allowed to move into town, Main Street quickly became an epicenter of debauchery and pollution. Silver Creek earned the pejorative Poison Creek because of the mine tailing and other waste it carried from claims. The air was so dirty that housewives somewhat dubiously complained about clothes disintegrating when hung outside to dry.
If you want to learn about the fascinating past of Park City, Main Street is the place to start. It’s also a great place to get acquainted with the Park City of today!
Autumn Classics Music Festival – Classical music festival held the first two weeks of October – during one of Park City’s most beautiful and inviting seasons. Audiences enjoy concerts featuring world-renowned artists performing at indoor venues surrounded by fall scenery.
Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series – The Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents concerts under the stars at Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
Deer Valley Music Festival – Utah’s Symphony and Opera’s Deer Valley Music Festival presents Friday Classical concerts, Saturday Pops concerts, and fully staged operas at Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Chamber concerts are held on Wednesdays and Thursday in the more intimate setting of St. Mary’s Church.
Eccles Center – In 1998, after tremendous fundraising efforts, the theater opened its doors as the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. The Park City Performing Arts Foundation has filled the center with dance, music, theater, comedy, children’s productions and authors every year since then. The Eccles Center is located at 1750 Kearns Boulevard in Park City. Performances start at 7:30 p.m.
Mountain Town Stages – Produces, fosters and supports live music by programming five outdoor venues throughout Summit County; producing indoor concerts from January to March; including “Music Makers” and “The Cow Ballet;” assisting private clubs, restaurants, and non-profit organizations to program live music; and programming resort stages including the Local Summer Concert Series at Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and “the world’s greatest apres ski party” at The Canyons Resort in March and April.
July 5, 12, 19 and 26th — Park Silly Sunday Market 10am – 4pm. See what’s happening this month! Go to: ParkSillySundayMarket.com
July 9 — Art Talk at the Kimball Art Center presents James Swenson, Art History Professor at BYU discusses photo culture and counter culture of the 60′s. Danny Lyon: Bikeriders in the Main Gallery through July 26th. Click here for more information about this and other shows.
July 10 – July 17 — Egyptian Theatre presents “Best Little Whore House in Texas”. Click here for more information.
July 13-17 and 27-31 — Arts-Kids Summer Camp ArtVenture Cost is $150. Call 435-615-7878 or visit arts-kids.org for more information.
June 26 and July 31 — Park City Gallery Association presents the Gallery Stroll art walk. Live music at Miner’s Park on Main Street. Click here for more information.
July 30 and July 31 — Kimball Art Center Gala and Locals’ night at the Kimball Art Center Festival on Main Street. Click here for more information.
Park City Museum offers walking tours of Historic Main Street. Tours leave the museum Monday through Friday at 2pm. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 435-649-7457.
Here are a few of the Arts and Culture activities coming up soon. Check back soon for lots more suggestions!
Benefit Screening for Harry Potter — Support Park City Schools and see the new Harry Potter movie one day before it’s released nationally. The Park City Education Foundation will host the benefit screening of “Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince” Tuesday, July 14th, at the Redstone Cinema 8. Details and tickets online soon at http://www.pcef4kids.org.
2009 Park City and SLC Music Festival — The first week of the music festival summer season begins with Virtuoso Cello Showpieces July 19th, 3pm at Temple Har Shalom in Park City. The festival will run for four weeks with concerts in Park City on July 23rd, 26th and 27th. For more ticket and concert information, visit our website.
LeeAnn Rimes with the Utah Symphony — World-famous LeAnn Rimes joins the Utah Symphony with songs that will have you dancing in the Deer Valley moonlight, stirring your soul and making you fall in love all over again. Known for “Blue”, “You Light Up My Life” and “How Do I Live”. Saturday, July 25th, 7:30pm at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre. For ticket information for this and other Utah Symphony concerts, go to: www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/concerts.
2009 Park City Jazz Festival — 12th annual Park City Jazz Festival presented by Mark Miller Subaru on August 21-23, 2009 at the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. The 2009 PCJF will feature: Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding, Poncho Sanchez, Anna Wilson and many other outstanding artists! Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.parkcityjazz.org or call 435-640-1362.
When you come visit Old Town Guest House in the summer, you’ll get to choose between filling up your days and nights with awesome activities or just relaxing and taking it easy. We have so many great options for both kinds of getaways!
Here is a small sampling of what you might get to enjoy when you stay with us:
Park City Food & Wine Classic is going on July 9 – 12 this year. It’s an Epicurean Extravaganza, where master winemakers, culinary greats and distinguished guests gather to play, wine and dine with the beautiful backdrop of Park City’s mountains. Learn more at http://www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com/
If you’re looking for something truly memorable to do while you are here, Hot Air Balloon Rides might be the perfect choice. Early morning rides rides give you the most breathtaking views of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains and the valleys below.
Saturday Summer Concerts are going on at The Canyons, will run from July 18th – August 29th. Free and open to the public. Visit http://www.thecanyons.com for more information.
At the Flying Ace All Stars Freestyle Show, high-flying action abounds as Olympians and national team athletes put on a 25-minute freestyle aerial show for spectators every Saturday during the summer at the Utah Olympic Park! Learn more at http://www.utaholympicpark.com
If Fly Fishing is your favorite warm weather activity, you are in luck! The Provo River is recognized as one of the top blue ribbon fly fishing streams in North America. The river is divided into three sections, upper, middle, lower, all with their own unique personalities and we’ve got the perfect spot for you! There are also plenty of opportunities for guided fishing tours nearby.
Now that it’s warming up and the trees, flowers and summer wildlife are here again, hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy your days at Old Town Guest House!
Park City boasts over 320 miles of hiking trails (as well as a lot of biking trails). From flat, open trails to moderate trails that wander at a relaxed pace through the trees, to the ultimate challenge up the mountain, there is a trail for everyone here! As you get out into the sunshine and inhale the mountain air scented with pine needles and wildflowers, you can look forward to discovering many different species of trees, birds, old mining relics, and many wildlife and photo opportunities waiting around every bend!
Spring is coming but winter isn’t quite over yet… It’s the best of both worlds – some snow left in the mountains to ski on and golf beginning on the greens.Summit County is home to a top-rated public course and a five of the state’s top private courses. And just a few miles away in Wasatch and Salt Lake counties, there are some of the best public courses in the area including Soldier Hollow, the home of the Utah State Amateur Championship.
Come and have some fun, whether it’s in the grass and first flowers of the year, or enjoying the last bit of the best snow on earth!
It’s been snowing like mad here in the past few days and is going strong as I write this! Tons of fluffy new white stuff to play in! So, come spend a few days enjoying the best part of winter before it’s gone for the year!
It’s snowing here again, but there are lots of choices besides hitting the slopes, too. Here are just a few!
The Park City Free Winter Concert Series is featuring The American Hitmen on March 26th 8-10px at HarryO’s on Main Street.
The Canyons Spring Gruv March 27th – April 5th at The Canyons is ten days of huge concerts and events. Come celebrate, compete, watch, ski, ride, Gruv!
On the last Friday of each month, the Park City Gallery Association offer a unique showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. The last Friday Gallery Stroll is a free community event that gives the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while exploring Park City’s exciting art scene.
From the Park City Calendar of Events: Nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, this is the story of the electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality. Reprising their roles from Broadway are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabits the part of Frost. Nixon remained silent for three years after being forced from office. In 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.
The U.S. Ski Team had an incredible season in 2009. Bill Demong won a gold medal in the 2009 World Championships. His team mate Nordic combiner Todd Lodwick returned to the sport this year after a short hiatus to win two World Championship gold medals. Women’s ski jumper Lindsey Van won gold in the first World Championship women’s competition. On the cross-country side, Kikkan Randle won a silver medal in Liberec and Andy Newell took fourth. They are now training and looking forward to the Olympics in Vancouver, heading to Whistler this week for end-of-season training at the Olympic venue.
On Feb. 12, 2010, the opening ceremonies will commence two weeks of competition on the world’s stage from Vancouver, where battles will be won and lost, but everyone will walk away an Olympian. The year-out date will find top U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding athletes competing from Vancouver to Moscow, battling for this year’s World Cup titles, but thinking, too, about Olympic medals 12 months from now. If you can’t wait till then come to Park City and hear about it from some of the athletes themselves, or visit the Olympic Park and revisit some of the moments from the Winter Games in 2002.