What to do in Park City this weekend: Easter and Earth Day activities
This weekend’s slate of events includes plenty of activities for families celebrating Easter and Earth Day. Parkites have opportunities for egg-hunting at Matt Knoop Park Saturday morning, and egg decorating at Kimball Art Center. On Monday, Two different cleanups are organized around town at Prospector Square and at the Swaner EcoCenter. For a full list of special events and weekly community events, visit our online calendar.
Live Music at the Egyptian – Orleans
Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m.
The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street
Tickets starting at $35
Orleans comes to the Egyptian for the first time. This unique pop/rock band is best known for their 1970’s hits “Dance With Me,” “Love Takes Time,” and “Still the One.” For more information and ticket prices head to ParkCityShows.com or call the box office at 435-649-9371.
“A Chinaman’s Chance on Promontory Summit” opening
Friday, April 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd.
The exhibit, by the artist Zhi Lin, looks not only at the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, but also the Chinese immigrant communities that had been established in the American West. The multimedia exhibit will feature a large scale video installation that shows the trains on the Central Pacific line and the Union Pacific railroads meeting at Promontory in 1869.
Colonialism and the Ute People
Friday, April 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
St. Luke’s Church, 4595 N. Silver Springs Dr.
In recognition of Good Friday, the public is invited to a free presentation on the history of the Ute people in Utah and the impacts of colonialism, conquest and subjugation. The presentation will be made by Forrest Cuch, a member and leader of the Ute tribe. Following the presentation, everyone will be invited to participate in a special version of the Stations of the Cross.
Eggciting Art: Easter Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd.
$20 per person, supplies included
Learn to dye eggs using marbling, glitter, wax resist techniques and more. As the eggs dry, kids can hunt for treats and surprises. $20 per person includes materials, instruction, and enough eggs for all. Space is limited.
Basin Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. – noon
Matt Knoop Park, 4056 Shadow Mountain Dr.
Don’t miss one of Basin Recreation’s favorite annual traditions – the Easter Egg Hunt! Kids ages 1-10 are welcome at this free community event. Come find the Golden Egg and win an EGGSTRA special prize!
Earth Day activities
Monday, April 22, 2 – 4 p.m.
1897 Prospector Square
Park City Lodging this earth day for a community clean-up of our beloved Prospector Square. BYOG (gloves) and we will provide trash bags and pickers. Meet at Park City Lodging, 1897 Prospector Square (same building as Freshie’s) and enjoy some drinks/snacks to celebrate our ‘haul’!
Monday, April 22, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1258 Center Drive at Kimball Junction
This year’s celebration will feature EcoCenter collaborations with seven other organizations, such as EATS Park City and the Kimball Art Center. At 4:30, join the Swaner staff to clean up trash that has made its way onto the Preserve over the Winter. Remember to bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, and to dress for the weather.
Recycle Utah Earth Day fundraiser
Monday, April 22, 5 – 8 p.m.
Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main Street
Recycle Utah’s annual Earth Day fundraiser is a celebration of our beautiful Earth and the work we do together to protect it. The 2019 Earth Day Celebration will include food, drinks, live music, and a silent auction. Registration includes dinner and two drink tickets.
Summit County gardeners can purchase local-climate friendly plants and seeds to grow this season