Halloween or Howl-O-Ween

The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. Football season is in full swing. And on top of all that, Halloween is quickly approaching. In Park City, Halloween is sometimes a fall holiday and sometimes a winter holiday…it all depends on the weather served up that day. But no matter what nature hands us, Halloween on Main Street is not to be missed.

Every year the merchants on Main Street open up their doors to ghosts, ghouls, and goblins galore….along with princesses, batmen/girls, teenage mutant ninja turtles, and anything else topping the popular costume lists this year. The street is packed (and closed to cars for the afternoon) with kids and parents trick-or-treating at the local businesses from 3-5. So head on up with your best costumes and join the fun.

And of course it wouldn’t be Park City if the dogs weren’t included in the festivities. Following trick-or-treating is the Howl-O-Ween parade. The parade begins at 5 o’clock on Lower Main Street owners/parents show off their costumed pets as they stroll up Main Street to Heber Avenue. Even if you don’t have a dog, this is fun to watch. I’m never surprised by the creativity people show in their dog costume creation.

Want to ensure accessing Main Street is a treat rather than a trick? We have a ideas:

  1. If you are coming with two-legged creatures take the bus! If you must drive to town park at the Park City School district and hop on public transit there. 
  2. Park at Deer Valley Resort. Our friends at Deer Valley have offered parking at their lower lots to help ease congestion in town. Park at Deer Valley and walk your four legged friends to Main to help release some energy. 
  3. Carpool - Meet up with your friends at home and jump in one car. 
  4. Walk or bike - Have you seen all the new bike racks in Historic Park City? There are plenty of spots to lock up your bike once you arrive and it is downhill when you are leaving. 

Last, but definitely not least, since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, you can expect a lot of the bars and clubs to be open with live music and other events going on. Star Killers are playing at PC Live. Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing at the Egyptian on Friday and Saturday night.

Enjoy….and have a spooktacular night!



Melissa grew up in Indiana and has lived in Park City for more than fifteen years.  She does market research in Salt Lake City.  In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time exploring Park City, attending concerts & festivals, trying new restaurants, snowboarding, and walking around.