Park City Weekend Agenda: May 31–June 2

Giddyup for trail runs (for all ages), the NAC's Barn Party, live music, the first Silly Market of the season, and much more.

By Vanessa Conabee May 29, 2019

Kick off the weekend with an evening of art at the Park City Gallery Association’s Last Friday Gallery Stroll. Then, hit the trails for a 5K or kids’ run (or 400-meter, nearly vertical sprint), before dusting of your boots and hat for some good old-fashioned Western fun at the National Ability Center’s Annual Barn Party—or bring your lucky horse and try your hand at the DeJoria Center’s Poker Ride. And that's not all...  

"The White Crow" screens at the Jim Santy Auditorium this weekend.

All Weekend Long

Spotlight on Fireflies Exhibit

Wed–Sun @ Swaner EcoCenter10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit the EcoCenter to learn all about Utah’s flashiest insects—fireflies! Entomologist Christy Bills from the Natural History Museum has put together a fascinating exhibit that might just inspire you to do some nighttime research in your own backyard. And, as always, check out the climbing wall on Saturday and Sunday, open from 1–3 p.m. 

"The White Crow" Park City Film screening

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. @ Park City Library 

Ralph Fiennes intense ballet biopic presents a portrait of brilliant and difficult Russian dancer Rudolph Nureyev through his hand-to-mouth childhood, artistic prominence, and eventual defection from the Soviet Union.

Singin’ In the Rain

Thursday–Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. @ The Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre delivers the classic  and beloved musical, known for its biting wit, familiar score, and, most notably, delightful rain-storm-on-stage number. Expect hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade of Hollywood standards from the golden age of musicals.

Utah Olympic Park Summer Attractions

From learning about the Utah Olympic Park’s unique sporting heritage in the free museum to taking a ride-of-a-lifetime on the summer bobsled experience, Utah Olympic Park offers activities for all. The park’s summer experiences include the extreme zip line, zip line tour, alpine slide, drop tower, adventure courses and scenic chairlift rides (of note: not all activities are open early season). Early season hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily. The Flying Ace All-Star Freestyle shows start June 22.

Park City Mountain Resort Summer Activties (Early Season Hours)

Check out a variety of adventures for guests of virtually any age. Hold on for the drops and turns of the alpine coaster, discover the mountain’s hiking and biking trails (albeit, many of the trails are still too muddy and snowy to ride), or watch your family reach new heights in the Adventure Park. Early season hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.

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 interactive and educational exhibits that take you into a mine shaft and old-time jail. Children can complete a “Park City History Detectives” activity, digging deeper into the past.

Friday, May 31

Last Friday Gallery Stroll

 6-9 p.m. @ Main St. Park City

Explore Park City’s vibrant art scene while strolling historic Main St. Participating galleries open their doors to highlight various artists and special exhibits, providing light refreshments and incredible art instillations.

Tito Kennedy

 10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

 Start the weekend right with the best funk and soul straight from Salt Lake City.

Saturday, June 1

Moose on the Loose Kids Trail Run

8:45 a.m. @ Millennium Trail near Skullcandy HQ (start)

Kids hot-foot it (or jog) through lower Utah Olympic Park trail system for a fun run, beginning on the Millennium Trail near Skullcandy HQ. Runners, ages three to 13, are divided into age categories with distances ranging from half a mile to three miles of mostly single-track adventure. Register in advance.

Park City Trail Series 5K

8 a.m. @ Quinn’s Junction Trailhead

Hit the trail for the first (and shortest) race in a four-run series held in Round Valley’s undulating trail system. Of note: Runners are allowed to run with leashed dogs, but their start time is delayed by two minutes. Register online.

Red Bull 400

9 a.m. @ Utah Olympic Park

Test your mettle (or watch others do so) in a grueling 400-meter sprint up the lofty Nordic ski jump.

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

8:30-10 a.m. @ Swaner EcoCenter

Discover the Swaner Preserve with a guided nature tour, navigating the wetlands while learning about the diverse plant and animal species found in its grasses and waters.  Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of birds, elk, and perhaps a nesting sandhill crane. Free for Swaner members; fee for non-members. 

Rhodes Valley Outfitters Poker Ride

9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ DeJoria Center

Saddle up your pony for some 5 Card Stud—riders stop at 5 stations along a designated trail, drawing one card at each station to build their hand, with food trucks and live music throughout the day.  Registration from 9 a.m.–noon; food truck, noon–5; live music from 3–5 p.m.

Grab your cowboy hat and bring the entire clan to the NAC's Barn Party this Saturday, June 1.

Annual Barn Party

5:30–10 p.m. @ The National Ability Center

Polish up your Western gear and join the NAC for an exciting evening of BBQ, live music, kids’ activities, and live and silent auctions to benefit the NAC’s Equestrian Program. Adults $55, Youth $25, Kids 5 and under Free. Family Package (2 Adults, 3 Kids $150)

Whiskey Rebellion

10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

High energy blues, rock and soul will get you on your feet.

Sunday, June 2

Park Silly Sunday Market

10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Historic Main Street

The 13th annual eco-friendly Silly Market kicks off this weekend with the festival-like shenanigans, including artisans, eats, entertainment, farmers’ goods, beer garden, kids’ activities, and more. 

Summit Land Conservancy Hops Hunters Hike

9:30 a.m. @ Empire Canyon

Explore Empire Canyon, soak in a little local history, and seek out wild-growing hops while hiking roughly two hours through conserved lands. Ultimately, the harvested hops will be brewed into a land-conservancy themed beer, thanks to a partnership with Wasatch Brewery. Sign up online or contact Summit Land Conservancy.

Patrick Ryan

 7-10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

Enjoy the acoustic artistry of standout performer Patrick Ryan, singing old favorites and new. 21+

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

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