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2019 Summer Events Season Beginning In Park City

Park Silly Market

The Park City High School Class of 2019 graduation kicks off the season this Friday, followed by the Park City Trails Series 5K and the National Ability Center Barn Party, both Saturday, June 1 at Quinn’s Junction.

Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen says while there aren’t many new events peppering the summer calendar, special events staff rearranged events to even out the schedule.

“We have a handful of events that are not returning this year because they were one-time events, and we've also worked to kind of move some events around on the calendar," Diersen said. "Coming up later in the summer, Savor the Summit is no longer the same weekend as Arte Latino or as Ragnar Relay, so just further balancing the calendar as we can.”

Park Silly Market starts Sunday, June 2. The market results in the closure of lower Main Street—from Heber to 9th—from 6 a.m. to around 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market provides bike valet for those wanting to cycle to the event. Diersen says paid parking at China Bridge usually fills up by 11 a.m. and costs $5 per hour, though the first hour is free. Due to construction at Park City High School, Diersen recommends parking for free at the other schools on the Kearns campus and hopping on Park City Transit from there.

"There is some parking right now available at the high school, but I believe there is also a sewer project that will take that parking lot out," Diersen said. "So please, park over at McPolin and Treasure Mountain Middle School, and use the transit stop kind of outside of the Learning Center, if you're coming to the event."

Diersen says for all events, the City, Summit County and the event applicant work together to coordinate transportation options and reduce traffic congestion. She encourages event goers to bike, carpool or use transit—rather than taking a single-occupancy car trip.

“I think one of the best opportunities that we have this year that's new, that we started really with the Sundance Film Festival this year, is the Ecker Hill park and ride," Diersen said. "There are spaces out there, and transit will be running from that area, so if you're coming from Salt Lake or coming from Kimball Junction, that's a great place to park and come into town for any of the events or activities you’re coming in to do.” 

For access to transportation and emergency information during events, text PCEVENTS to 888777.

Emily Means hadn’t intended to be a journalist, but after two years of studying chemistry at the University of Utah, she found her fit in the school’s communication program. Diving headfirst into student media opportunities, Means worked as a host, producer and programming director for K-UTE Radio as well as a news writer and copy editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle.