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Silly Market, Car-Free Sundays, and Lacrosse Return to Park City This Weekend

Historic Park City Alliance

The Silly Market and Car-Free Sunday events on Park City’s Main Street, as well as a traditional lacrosse tournament, will be returning for the summer this weekend.


Even though as far as the calendar is concerned, summer does not start until June 20th, Park City will be stepping into its summer events schedule starting this weekend.


After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the iconic Silly Market will return on Sunday, as well as last summer’s successful Car-Free Sundays on Main Street.


This weekend also marks the return of sporting events with the Park City Ski Town Shootout Lacrosse Tournament and The Park City Trail Series.


Park City Special Events Program Manager Jenny Diersen said although events are coming back after last summer’s cancellations, many are returning with decreased sizes and continued safety protocols to further mitigate ongoing COVID-19 risks.


For example, Diersen said Silly Market will have a reduced number of vendors this weekend and will not offer some of their traditional attractions until at least later this summer.


“They have reduced 50 booths within their footprint to make sure that there is more room for social distancing,” Diersen said. “I do believe they are not currently going to bring back bouncy houses and things like that. I think most people want to maybe wait on some of those things until we see how things go later in July or something like that.”


Both the Silly Market and Car-Free Sundays will run weekly until September 26th. The market will not run August 1st, 8th or 15th, and August 8th won't be a Car Free Sunday either.


Silly Market will be from 10am-5pm and Car-Free Sunday will be all day long from 7am-10pm.


Diersen said the city is working closely with the local business community, including the Historic Park City Alliance, on the best schedule for Main Street going forward and is open to adjusting opening and closing times as the summer progresses.


“Working very closely with the HPCA, we’re always welcome to take that feedback,” said Diersen. “As of now, it does go until 10pm. Of course, if HPCA or the merchants come back to the city and request some other things, we can always make adjustments, but for now it’s great, you can come all day long to breakfast, lunch, or dinner and do some local shopping and if you have family or friends in town, come up and support our local merchants.”


For people interested in checking out Main Street on Sunday, access to the China Bridge parking garage will be from Marsac Avenue only. Parking will also be available at Park City High School and the red and yellow line busses will take parkers to the Old Town Transit Center.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.