President's Day Weekend in Park City traditionally marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of the year. With bluebird skies and sunny days (crossing our fingers for snow), not only does everyone want to get outside and shred the mountain, the après scene becomes smoking hot, with concerts, food, drink, and a whole lot of fun as we get stoked for spring skiing shenanigans.
There's a plethora of activities to fill every second of your President's Day weekend (or week) in town, but here are five of our favorites.
Utah Olympic Park Winter Activities
Tuesdays - Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. @ Utah Olympic Park from February 18th to March 31st
The state-of-the-art facilities at the Utah Olympic Park aren't just for world-class athletes. With park's popular winter activities-- which open this weekend -- you can test your balance, coordination, and strength in the adventure ropes courses, take the thrilling plunge from the 65-foot Drop Tower, and race down the Olympic track in the Winter Comet Bobsled.
Knox Hamilton + Le Voir
Saturday, February 18th @ Canyons Village Stage; 3 p.m. Le Voir & 5 p.m. Knox Hamilton
As always, President's Day weekend in Park City is absolutely littered with musical performances. But if you can make it to only one, we recommend this Saturday afternoon performance at Park City Mountain's Canyons Village. The area surrounding the base of the Red Pine Gondola offers the ideal atmosphere to grab drinks, food, and dance to some sweet tunes as the sun sets behind the mountains. This year's concert will feature punchy bass lines and layered synths from the local songwriter and producer Le Voir and Arkansas's retro dance-rock band Knox Hamilton.
Winter Wetland Excursion
Saturday, February 18th, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ The Swaner EcoCenter
Join the Swaner EcoCenter for a special snowshoeing tour of the local wetlands. This is a perfect family activity and way learn about the natural surroundings that make Park City so amazing. During the tour you'll be able to spot animal tracks of a variety of critters, including coyotes, ermine, and cottontail rabbits as well as a plethora of bird species. Plus at only $10/person ($5 for members), this is the most affordable snowshoeing tour in town (snowshoes are provided by the Swaner EcoCenter)! *You must register for the tour ahead of time - hurry only a few spots left!
Park City Film Series presents Lion
February 17th-19th @ Park City Library, 8 p.m. Fri./Sat., 6 p.m. Sunday
Catch the Oscar-nominated film Lion at the Jim Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library, screening on all three evenings of the long weekend. Beer and wine are available for purchase Friday and Saturday night. Lion tells the story of five-year-old Saroo who gets lost on a train and is carried away thousands of miles from his home in India. After surviving the streets of Calcutta, he is eventually adopted by an Australian coupes. Twenty-five-years later, using a handful of memories, Google Earth, and steely determination, Saroo sets out to find the family he left behind.
3 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th @ Canyons Village & Sunday, February 19th @ Park City Base Area
After a full day of shredding the slopes in Park City, you definitely deserve a s'more. Grab yours on Saturday at the Umbrella Bar in Canyons Village or at the Park City Base Area fire pits. Make sure you arrive at 3 p.m. or shortly thereafter because these complimentary s'mores are first come, first served and supplies are limited!
You better believe this is just the tip of the iceberg of all the things going on in Park City over February's busiest holiday weekend. For a full line-up of this weekend and beyond make sure to check out our Events Calendar!