Park City and Summit County offer an array of non-recreational activities during the summer
Although Park City summers offer an abundance of hiking, biking, fly fishing, boating and other warm-season activities, the mountain town also has many non-recreational offerings. Visitors and residents can enjoy end-of-the-month gallery strolls, visits to the Park City Museum and the Alf Engen Ski Museum, outdoor concerts and movies, and more.
The following is a list of local organizations that help make Park City a vibrant and unique mountain town destination.
Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Pkwy.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Established in 1989, the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation’s mission is to preserve the skiing history in the Intermountain region. To do this, the museum continues to showcase the contributions of local athletes, winter sports icons and others who have made their marks in the development, competition, safety, innovation and teaching methods in winter sports.
The museum also features a hall of fame wall, historic equipment and a room dedicated to the 2002 Olympics.
328 Main St.
Although the Egyptian Theatre, which is on a mission to enrich lives through performing arts, has been a staple on Main Street since the late 1800s. Most recent performers have included Los Lobos, Dennis Quaid, Dar Williams and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Upcoming concerts will include
Ana Popovic, Blitzen Trapper and The Jayhawks.
Kimball Art Center
1401 Kearns Boulevard
The Kimball Art Center, known locally as KAC, provides free, international quality art exhibitions and educational opportunities for visitors and local residents. KAC inspires and connects people through art by introducing visitors to the creative process educational programs, including art classes
and artist presentations. The center’s newest exhibit, “More Than a Thousand Words,” features the work of 10 artists from Oakland’s Creative
Growth Art Center, will be showing through Aug. 14.
Park City Film
Park City Film is a nonprofit art-house film organization that screens the best of independent feature, documentary world and local filmmakers. Its mission is to create community through film, and offers an array of screenings. Summertime usually sees Park City Film presenting outdoor screenings through partnerships with different local organizations.
Park City Gallery Association
The Park City Gallery Association offers the Last Friday Gallery Stroll on the last Friday of each month. The strolls, which feature 19 participating visual-art galleries, usually run from 6-9 p.m., and are free and open to the public.
Park City Institute
Park City Institute, formerly known as the Park City Performing Arts Foundation, is a nonprofit that produces world-class performances and innovative ideas to the community. Founded in 1998, PCI introduces emerging and established performers in music, dance and theater. It also provides outreach programs by these artists to local students.
Park City Library
1255 Park Ave.
The Park City Library offers a schedule of literacy-inspired programming including book clubs, toddler-and-parent classes, outdoor yoga and live music on the patio. It recently opened The Sustainability Resource Center that includes a rotating display of books and information that focuses on different sustainability themes for teens and adults, an EcoPower bike, which generates electricity that goes back into the grid, a green wall filled with plants that purify the air, an indoor herb and vegetable garden that is used to promote healthy eating and feeds the library’s resident guinea pigs, and a seed library, where the members of the public can fill out a form and take home up to six seed packets at a time to plant in their gardens at home.
Park City Museum
528 Main St.
The Park City Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting Park City’s history and culturally significant historic sites. It does this through permanent exhibits that follow the town from its Wild West mining days to becoming an international winter-sports mecca. The museum also hosts activities that tie into local history, brings in traveling exhibits to its Tozer Gallery, and presents lectures about Park City’s history.
Summit County Library
Kimball Junction Branch
1885 W. Ute Blvd.
The Summit County Library Kimball Junction Branch is one of three Summit County Library branches in the area. The other two are located at
82 N. 50 East in Coaville and 110 N. Main St. in Kamas. The Summit County Library branches are offering “Oceans of Possibilities” activities that include summer reading challenges, kick-off parties, story times and more, this summer.
Check out the complete Adventure Guide Summer 2022– here!
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