Park City 4th of July Parade
Don’t you want to spend time with other locals, meet tourists in the air, gaze at the incredible displays of art and music, and grab a tan in the meantime? We think so too! The infamous parade that crowds the streets of Park City brings out tourists and locals alike to celebrate and enjoy spending a few hours collaborating with the local community, waving at the entertainers, viewing the artistic and cool costumes, and really soaking in the beautiful Utah weather.
This infamous parade is on the 4th of July on Historic Main Street and City Park. Make sure you get here a few hours early so you can set up a seat for the parade, prop your feet up on the drinks cooler, and just chill out as you wait for the big show to begin!
The parade is on from 11 am to 5 pm, so we recommend bringing your chairs, grabbing a cooler, and occupying your spot around 10 am to obtain a great vantage point. Make sure you wear sunscreen and bring a hat on this hot summer day!
This fun parade and barbecue not only lets locals really show appreciation for the people who make Park City the amazing city it truly is, but it also puts on a fun 5k run, volleyball game, rugby games, kid-friendly activities for toddlers and teenagers alike, upbeat live music from local musicians, and refreshments — both alcoholic and nonalcoholic alike. Once the parade moves to Park City Mountain, you can head here to enjoy family activities, live music, and songs to get you up to dance, games, and much more!
5k Fun Run
The 5k fun run is a huge event during the 4th of July celebrations every year in Park City, UT! This Park City 4th of July 5k offers a super-fast and flat course that we like for beginners or those who are trying to get a personal best in this 3.2-mile race. This fun event is early in the day, so you can get in your 10,000 steps, feel good about yourself, and then go party all day long!
We recommend signing up early — this cool run usually brings out upwards of 5,000 people for this exciting and fast course that offers beautiful surroundings. This 5k has proceeds that go to the Park City Ski and Snowboard athletes, so you can feel good about helping Park City, organizations, and athletes during your entire run. Or, you can have fun just going for a nice walk on the 5k course to start your day!
Climb to the Top of a Tall Peak or Go for a Relaxing Nature Walk!
You can go hiking and walking all year round, but heading out for an early morning hike in the middle of July is the best way to avoid the triple-digit weather, beat the heat of the mid-day sunshine, and even catch the sunrise for a once in a lifetime opportunity and great photo op! We love going on easy nature walks with younger children, waterfall excursions for a half-day trip outside of the bustling town center, and lung-busting peak hikes with our athletic friends during our stay in Park City.
For beginners, or those who may have limited physical fitness, don’t worry — you can still get out in nature! We love the Glenwild and Stealth Trail at Spring Creek Trailhead. You can go for a walk or run on this naked and well-maintained trail with younger children and older adults during your 4th of July Bash. We love how this trail gets direct sun in the summer months, so you can feel the hot sun on your face during the middle of the summer, feel healthy about yourself, and start the day with a wholesome activity.
For athletes who are a little more comfortable on trails and want to break a sweat, we can’t get enough of The Fink Again Loop. This picturesque and slightly challenging looped trail is well-known for its wildflowers, large trees, and far-reaching views. Although this is relatively easy, the elevation gain of 133 meters is a good test for those who want to break a sweat, increase their cardio fitness, and feel good about a workout to start the day.
Are you an intense hiker? Do you want to break a seat, bring a backpack filled with energy gels, and climb to the top of one of the tallest mountains? If so, we have the hike for you! There are so many trails for you to choose from that you will simply never get bored here. We recommend starting with the Armstrong Trail, which has over 750 feet of elevation gain, incredible views, and rocky terrain.
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