It’s hard to believe that August is among us. Schools across the nation are trickling back in session and will continue to do so over the next several weeks. We tend to think the end of summer and school resuming as correlated in a sense, but here in Park City there is plenty of summer left to enjoy. In fact, in Park City we often think of the year as two seasons: winter and summer. With that school of thought, we still have plenty of summer left to enjoy.
How will you enjoy the second half of summer?
Shop till you drop!
Summer in Park City can be hot. hot. hot. Once we roll into August, the temps start to cool off a little more each day, which makes the days a little more bearable. We also start to see fall and winter fashion fill the boutiques. After a few months of tanks and shorts a cozy sweater, leggings and a pair of boots seems pretty desirable.
The Park City Area Restaurant Association hosts their annual Dine About event October 1 – 15, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until October to dine about. As the crowds thin a little, local restaurants become easier to get a table and often promote specials designed to increase business during the slower months.
We’ve told you before that the Egyptian Theatre on Historic Main Street programs events every weekend of the year.
- John Mayall – Aug 9 -12 For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". Reduced pricing Wednesday & Thursday!
- Broadway Bound! Aug 16-20 Presented by the Neil Simon Festival -the cast of last year's hit 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' returns with the final part of Mr. Simon's autobiographical comedy trilogy.
- Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan Aug 24- 26 One of the great voices of her generation - both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. Trio with Jack Petruzzelli and Jim Boggia - singing her hits as well as songs of Bob Dylan.
- The Grass Roots Sep 1-3 The highly successful rock band from the 60's-70's era takes the stage with hits - "Midnight Confessions" "Let's Live For Today" "Two Divided by Love" and many more.
- Next to Normal Sep 8-17 A powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals. Presented by the Ziegfeld Theatre.
- Thriller - Odyssey Dance Theatre Sep 22- Oct 8 A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid. An annual tradition and always a sell-out!
- Pablo Cruise Oct 12- 14 Formed in 1973, the band released eight studio albums with five singles reaching the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With three original band members - a concert not to miss!
- Mason Jennings Oct 20 - 21 Well known for his simple yet catchy melodies, Mason Jennings is an American folk-pop singer-songwriter with intimate lyrics, literary and historical themes, and distinctive voice. He is touring with his long-awaited new album Wild Dark Metal.
- Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson Oct 26 - 28 Considered the pioneer of country rock, Chris Hillman joins legendary vocalist and all-star instrumentalist Herb Pedersen along with master guitarist John Jorgenson.
Create your own Gallery Stroll. Make a point to visit a few galleries you’ve never visited, or hit your favorites. The great think about galleries is they offer a new experience almost each time you visit. Dream of how you’d adorn your home with the variety of art on the street.
Park Silly Sunday Market — Sundays; Aug. 20, 27; and Sept. 3, 10 and 17.
The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly, open-air market and street festival. The market features regional and local one-of-a-kind finds, gourmet foods and farmers’ market fruits and vegetables. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Classic Car Show August 26
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more than 65 classic cars will be on display on lower
Main Street, between 7th and 9th streets. The Classic Car Show focuses on classic and vintage British and European cars but also welcomes original American classics, but no muscle cars or hot rods.
Miner’s Day – September 4
The Park City Rotary Club will host a day-long celebration of our town’s mining heritage. This is the town’s 119th annual Miner’s Day event! Running of the Balls at 10:45 a.m. and Miner’s Day Parade starts at 11 a.m.
Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival - September 16 - 17
Up, up and away! The Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Park City. Saturday, Sept. 16. 8 - 8:30 p.m. Historic Park City Candlestick – Main Street
2nd Annual Shot-Ski Event October. 14
Beer lovers will line up from the top of Park City’s historic Main Street all the way to Heber Avenue and raise one long ski to take a “shot” of Wasatch Premium Ale as Wasatch Brew Pub tries to set a new record!
Halloween on Main – October 31
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Main Street for fun and safe Trick-or-Treating, compliments of all participating merchants!
What are you looking forward to “On the Street” the next few months?