Park City Weekend Agenda: October 4-6

Celebrate fall with family friendly (and wine) festivals, get-ready-to-ski films, animal exhibits, and more.

By Vanessa Conabee October 1, 2019

Toast fall all weekend long at the Park City Wine Festival.

All Weekend Long

Park City Film Series: Return to Sender

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

Get psyched for ski season with a riveting look inside the lives of four elite freeskiers, captured in biopics configured around each skier’s home turf.  This film takes you on a wild ride in some of the most progressive big and small mountain skiing ever filmed, culminating in an unbelievable heli trip. Featuring: Mark Abma, Karl Fostvedt, Sam Kuch and Logan Pehota. Park City premiere on Friday with great SWAG and athlete appearances! Encore performances Saturday and Sunday. General Admission $8; Students and Seniors $6.


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

Prepare to be mystified and mesmerized by a cast of morbid monsters and maniacs. Always a sell-out, this annual show is a Halloween tradition. Warning: this show uses theatrical haze and strobe lighting, and is recommended for ages 12+.

Park City Museum 

Friday and 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.

Park City Wine Festival

Thursday through Saturday @ various locations throughout Park City

Raise your glass at the Park City Wine Festival, a weekend of food and wine tastings featuring master winemakers and culinary greats. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally made products in the ultimate food and wine extravaganza. Enjoy food and wine tastings, seminars and luncheons, outdoor adventures and more.

The Robot Zoo

Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Swaner EcoCenter

Discover how real animals work by checking out the biomechanics of complex animal robots. Swaner's exhibit (through Jan. 5) reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Explore the robot animals and hands-on activities, which illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult. $6 per person; Admission is free for children 3 and under and members.

Friday, October 4

Small House Strings

7 [email protected] DeJoria Center

From rock, blues, jazz, newgrass/bluegrass, and folk, this acoustic duo has been delighting audiences in Park City and Salt Lake, particularly on their many mandolin and guitar arrangements. Ages 21+ with valid ID required. No cover charge!

Saturday, October 5


Check out the biomechanics of animals at the new exhibit at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter.

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.  $10 per person, $5 locals, free for Swaner members.

10th Annual Harvest Fest 

5k Race at 9 a.m.; Festival 12–5 [email protected] DeJoria Center

Celebrate the season with a family-friendly afternoon of  food, music, crafts, wagon rides and fun. Register for the 5K at Fest details at

Homestead Family Fun Festival

2–6 [email protected] Homestead Resort

Get into the spirit of fall with a Scarecrow Walk and pumpkin patch, live music, BBQ and Farmer’s Market.

Books 2 Movies: How to Train Your Dragon 2

4–5:45 p.m. @ Park City Library

The Park City Library and the Park City Film Series bring a free showing of How to Train Your Dragon 2, with further adventures of Hiccup and Toothless battling to protect the peace.

Sunday, October 6


Get stoked for the ski season with this weekend's Park City Film screening, "Return to Sender."

Swaner’s Craft Sunday

11 a.m.–1 p.m. @  Swaner EcoCenter

Indulge your crafty kids with a nature-themed craft at the EcoCenter. All ages are welcome.

Patrick Ryan

7-10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

Patrick Ryan covers old favorites and new, bringing a great time to every performance. 21+

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

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Special Events

The Robot Zoo

10:00 AM $6 per person | Children 3 and under Free | Members Free Swaner Eco Center

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot ani...