8 Park City September Events
An event like a solar eclipse is a hard act to follow, but there are lots of Park City September events to keep you on your toes. A long Labor Day weekend gets September started with a bang, including festivals, parades, and, as always in Park City, a race.
Park City Area Showcase of Homes – September 1-4
It’s no secret that Park City boasts some real estate that will literally take your breath away. This year, the tour spans 20 amazing homes throughout the greater Park City area, from Pinebrook to Heber. A number of the participating homes will host cooking demos throughout the weekend so you can check out how top-of-the-line appliances perform. Tickets are only $15 if you buy online, and $18 if you buy at San Francisco Design in-person.
Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival – September 1-4
This family-friendly event acquaints you with the wonderful world of sheepdogs. It includes a an acrobatic canine show, Navajo rug weaving demos, and sheepdog training demos. You can also enjoy the musical stylings of the Salt Lake Scots Bagpipe band, arts and crafts, and an international food court with interesting dishes like Basque chorizo and poutine. Needless to say, there will be plenty of lamb dishes to enjoy. Find tickets for the festival and the AmBank Championship online.
Miner’s Day Parade & Celebration – September 4
This annual Park City festivity starts early at 7:30am with breakfast in City Park, followed by a 5k run. Be sure to arrive by 10:45am for the annual Running of the Balls, wherein around 10,000 yellow golf balls are released down Main Street. Anyone can buy a ball for $5 and the first balls through the chute at the bottom of Main Street will earn prizes, all in the name of raising funds for the PC Rotary Club.
At 11am sharp, the parade kicks off. Look for the Live PC Give PC float—I’ll be there with my whole family to support our local nonprofits. The day continues with barbecue, lots of live music, and a drilling competition as a nod to our town’s industrial heritage. Don’t miss one of the most classic Park City September events in town!
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – September 9
Take a two-mile scenic stroll through Park City to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The walk begins at the Swaner EcoCenter in Kimball Junction. This family-friendly event allows strollers and even well-behaved dogs on leash. Summit Sotheby’s International Realty will be participating in the event. Register, volunteer, and/or donate here.
SK8 to ELIMIN8 Cancer – September 9
Help support the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation by participating in this fun event that includes a figure skating exhibition, 5k races, and a public skate. The Olympic skater’s nonprofit helps fight cancer through research, education, and programs for survivors. A silent auction will help raise additional funds. Donate in advance to register or pay $10 on the day-of. Also a great way to cool off if temperatures remain hot!
DIG In! Dinner in the Garden – September 10
Join Summit County Community Gardens for this afternoon feast showcasing fresh, local foods. You can also meet a couple of friendly goats, get your face painted, or kick it to live music. The event will be held at the gardens themselves on Shadow Mountain Drive in Park City. A raffle will also take place to support the gardens as well as EATS Park City, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting health eating in local schools. Get tickets online in advance.
Tour des Suds – September 17
As far as Park City September events, this annual trail race is a must-do for fun-loving mountain bikers. The course takes riders from City Park up to the top of Guardsman Pass—a 2,700 foot-climb over the course of seven miles. Go hard or ride easy. But whatever pace you set, make sure you wear an awesome costume to rock at the Skullcandy Party Station at the finish line. Back down at City Park, there will be a costume contest, lunch, awards, and more. Register early so you can claim a pair of Tour des Suds socks.
Scarecrow Festival at the McPolin Farm – September 23
Fall is in the air, and this annual scarecrow fest proves it. Bring all your scarecrow-making supplies to the McPolin Barn and assemble while you enjoy enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, games, and cookies. Stuffing and crosses will be available on-site. The scarecrows will remain on display for a month. Get your tickets in advance online.