Park City Weekend Agenda: April 4-7

Celebrate the end of the season Park City style with everyone’s favorite party, the Annual Pond Skimming Competition at Red Pine Lodge.  Movies, films, and a great line-up of funk, soul, and rock keep the groove going all weekend long throughout town.

By Vanessa Conabee April 2, 2019

Get out the floaties. End of ski season means pond skimming. Park City Mountain hosts the annual event off of Red Pine Gondola this Saturday, April 6. Both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort close Sunday, April 7.

All Weekend Long 

"Tuba to Cuba" Screening

Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m. @ Park City Library

Follow the director of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band to the shores of Cuba as he sets out to fulfill his father’s dream of sourcing the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. According to The New York Times, “This joyous, wide-ranging account of a New Orleans jazz band’s 2015 visit to Cuba is crammed with fascinating facts and toe-tickling tunes.”

Richard Marx

Friday–Saturday, April 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m. @ The Egyptian Theatre

Soft rock enthusiasts can relive some of the best hits of the ’80s with Richard Marx’s Hold on To the Nights,”“Endless Summer Nights,” and “Right Here Waiting For You.” Tickets start at $49.

Park City Museum

Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 @ Park City Museum

Explore Park City’s rich mining history through hands-on and educational exhibits that take you into a mine shaft and old-time jail. Children can complete a “Park City History Detectives” activity, providing the whole family with a way to dig deeper into Park City’s past through interactive exhibits.

Nature’s Ninjas

Wed-Sun @ Swaner EcoCenter 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Discover some of nature’s best defense mechanisms up close and personal with geckoes, porcupines, and their brethren in this traveling exhibit. Swaner’s EcoCenter offers a number of permanent environmentally-inspired exhibits—and don’t miss the climbing wall on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cold Places: Photographs by Sue Flood

10 a.m. daily through April 7 @ Kimball Art Center 

Photographer Sue Flood captures the awe-inspiring grandeur of Earth’s coldest places, Antarctica and the Arctic, bringing viewers rare glimpses of nature in a changing climate.  From penguins to wide stretches of vast wilderness, Flood contemplates the stunning beauty of the far reaches of the earth. Adjacent to the Main Gallery, don’t miss Café Gallery exhibit: “Paul Crow: On Ice.”  

Wasatch Mountain Film Festival

Spectacular outdoor film fills screens at The Leonardo and Park City Library's Jim Santy Auditorium for the fifth year of this mountain-inspired fest. Check out the line up here.

Thursday, April 4

Vintage Skiwear Fashion Show

4:30 p.m. @ Alf Engen Ski Museum Utah Olympic Park

Dust off your Bogner and Descente onesies and head over to the Utah Olympic Park for a live fashion show featuring some of the most incredible skiwear you’ve ever seen.  Industry icon Barbara Alley Simon narrates the showcase of her vintage skiwear collection. You may need sunglasses for all this neon. Free.

Vintage skiwear fashion hits the runway, April 4. 

Friday, April 5

Home Free 

7 p.m. @ DeJoria Center

All vocal country music sensation Home Free brings Nashville standards to the West with a good dose of their quick-witted humor with their TIMELESS World Tour.  Audiences can look forward to new music and stylings plus fan favorite classics. 21+

Park City Institute and National Ability Center team up for an evening of inspiring film, April 5.

"Triumph of Spirit" Screening and Q&A

7 p.m.-9 p.m. @ Eccles Center

This special event features two short-film documentaries about the journeys of athletes Mike Vowels and Robin Gillon.  “Return to Paradise-A Skier’s Journey” is the story of Mike Vowels, a champion freestyle skier who suffered a paralyzing accident and then returned to the sport after a 28-year hiatus. “Sound of Silence: Born Severely Deaf” shares the experience of Robin Gillon, who found happiness and success on skis. Post screening, both athletes will visit with the audience onstage.


8 p.m. @ Park City Live

Hip-hop beatmaker who transitioned to dance, Carnage has collaborated on tracks for A$AP Rocky and G-Easy and spins club music on the side.  Rock out with the master of hit singles “Incredible” and “Toca” live. 21+

Saturday, April 6

23rd Annual Spring Grüv Pond Skimming Contest

Noon @ Red Pine Lodge area at Park City Mountain

Get your grüv on and ring out the season with Park City’s wildest party. Contestants dress in costume (the crazier the better!) to launch themselves across a 100-foot pond on skis or snowboards in what might be one of the best spectator sports ever.  Lift or gondola ticket required.

Big Blue Ox/Spring Concert Series

1 p.m. @ Payday Pad at Park City Mountain

Big Blue Ox brings explosive funk to turn up the weekend.

Live Music Après Ski

3-6 p.m. @ EBS Lounge, Deer Valley Resort

Wait out skier traffic while soaking in the sounds of live music at Snow Park Lodge. If it’s a bluebird day, grab an upper-deck table and soak in the sun and après ambiance.

Brothers Brimm/Spring Concert Series

3 p.m. @ Payday Pad at Park City Mountain

This Utah-based jam band follows in the footsteps of Phish, Umphrey's McGee and Moe.

"The Chronicles of Narnia" Screening

4 p.m. @ Park City Library

The classic tale of four siblings, who find magic and wonder through the portal of an enchanted wardrobe, comes to life on the screen.  Kids of all ages will enjoy this return to Narnia. Free through the Park City Film Series Books 2 Movies program. 

Ballet West II

7 p.m. @ DeJoria Center

Ballet West II performs time honored classics including “Divertimento,” “Don Quixote,” and Swan Lake’s “Pas de Trois.”  An entertaining mix of bold new works and classical routines to romance any audience.

Sunday, April 7

Swaner’s Craft Sunday

11 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Swaner Preserve

Kids of all ages are invited to get crafty with Swaner Preserve and Eco Center staff in a “crafternoon” of nature-themed art.  Free. 

Metal Dogs/Spring Concert Series

1 p.m. @ Canyons Village at Park City Mountain

Utah’s ultimate tribute to ’80s hair metal keeps the party going. Rock out to your favorite tunes from Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Whitesnake.

Superbubble/Spring Concert Series

3 p.m. @ Payday Pad at Park City Mountain

Salt Lake City’s funk collective keeps the groove going with a funk fest of jam, jazz and jive and super-strong instrumentals.


Toast the final day of the season at both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort. Tear...until the lifts start spinning for summer biking and hiking.

For more events and up-to-date happenings around town, check out our event calendar.



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