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Historic Tours of Park City

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!

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More Summer Concerts!

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.

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More Upcoming Events!

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.