The leaves on Park City’s maples and aspens are turning vibrant shades of red and golden yellow, and nighttime temperatures are dropping to around freezing. If you have not yet driven the Alpine Loop, the 20-mile scenic byway that spans from American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon, add that to your weekend to-do list before all the bright hues are gone for the year. Mother Nature sure has a way of making the changing seasons magnificent throughout the Wasatch Mountains. There are also some fun happenings to add to your radar.
The Art and Science of Arachnids
If you suffer from arachnophobia you may want to pass on this exhibit. Then again, it just might be the cure for it. Just in time for Halloween, this exhibit is the largest arachnid in the
There may be a chill in the air, but Park City is still the place to be during shoulder season. Many events and activities are going on, both inside and out, so put these on your to-do list for fall.
Park Silly Sunday Market
This will be the last Sunday to enjoy this event! This market is hosted on Main Street and filled with local vendors showcasing their arts, crafts, gourmet foods and antiques, as well as farmers located by the Post Office with locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Historic Main Street September 23, 10:00am- 5:00pm
Local Artist, Patricia Smith, will have her work on display at the Park City Library. Smith is best known for her Olympic banners that are displayed on Main Street. Smith paints in both
Snowbird's 46th Annual Oktoberfest symbolizes the approach of the fall season, and it is one of the largest beer festivals in Utah. This family-friendly event boasts tons of activities for all ages, and with several weekends to enjoy the festivities, you will want to pencil the dates into your calendar now. Snowbird is about a 45 minute drive from Park City, making this a fun and easy excursion.
The history of Oktoberfest dates back to 1810 in Munich, Germany. In Utah, the tradition began in 1972 when a couple of Swiss gentlemen were inspired by the scenery of Snowbird and decided to bring a version of the cultural event to the Rocky Mountains. Traditional lederhosen-clad entertainers will have you dancing in the aisles, while polka bands and
Fall is one of the most magical times of the year in Park City. The crowds have dwindled, and the town truly belongs to the locals again. A favorite event that kicks off the season is the Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Wells Fargo. It returns to Park City for the fifth year, September 15 to16. The event first launched in the former silver mining town more than 30 years ago and was recently resurrected as a way for visitors and residents of all ages to celebrate Park City and embrace autumn.
Spectators view up to 24 hot air balloons inflating and launching from locations throughout Park City. Park City residents and visitors often see hot air balloons from afar, but nothing compares to experiencing the magnitude of the aircraft