Spring in the Wasatch is a little bipolar. One minute it’s still snowing and we plot trips to Snowbird to keep winter alive. The next, the sun shines and we declare the onset of summer. We’ve rounded up a combo of fair weather activities and fun things you can do indoors when the white stuff returns. Here are seven Park City May events to add to your calendar.
Cinco de Mayo TACOS! TACOS! TACOS! – May 5, 2017
We love Mindful Cuisine’s enthusiasm for what is one of everyone’s favorite May happenings. Sure, you could go enjoy tacos and margs at any of Park City’s fine Mexican establishments. But why not learn how to make killer tacos yourself? Mindful Cuisine is offering a class from 6-9pm on the holiday itself that will school you on handmade corn tortillas, salsas, and fillings like chipotle shrimp. Sign up here by May 3 to claim your spot.
Stand-Up Comedy at the Egyptian Theatre – May 5-6, 2017
Funnymen Stewart Huff and Greg Warren will headline at one of Park City’s most iconic venues. A Southerner through and through, Stewart Huff is known for his storytelling and clever wit. Originally a corporate sales guy, Greg Warren brands his act as “corporate comedy” that’s appropriate for all audiences. He tours nationally and recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Tickets start at just $15 and can be purchased here.
Derby Day at High West Saloon – May 6, 2017
The best place to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in town is obviously also the best place to drink whiskey in town: High West. Bust out your biggest and most stylin’ hat and get ready to guzzle Mint Juleps made with High West’s inimitable whiskey. You can also look forward to contests, prizes, food, and music to keep the afternoon as lively as the betting at Churchill Downs. The event runs from 2-6pm and tickets are just $15.
4th Annual Chef Wars at Riverhorse on Main – May 7, 2017
Three local chefs go toque to toque for a good cause (Nuzzles & Co.) in what will surely be one of the most exciting Park City May events. Seth and Casey Adams of Riverhorse on Main will play host, while chefs Josh Hobson (Butcher’s, Wine Dive, Boneyard, No Name Saloon), Michael Zachman (Waldorf Astoria), and Shawn Armstrong (Montage) battle it out in the kitchen. Local TV host Jenn Hardman will emcee this entertaining evening. Tickets are $95 per person and include appetizers and beverages.
Mother’s Day – May 14, 2017
Stay tuned for our round-up of Mother’s Day brunches next week!
Hot Tuna at the Egyptian Theatre – May 18-20, 2017
If “White Rabbit” was your jam back in the ’60s, you won’t want to miss this acoustic show at Main Street’s famous theatre. Duo Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are former members of Jefferson Airplane and they’ll be regaling Park City audiences with their blues-rock fusion for three nights. Shows start at 8pm, and you can score great ticket deals on Thursday night.
Running with Ed – May 20, 2017
Take a scenic tour of Park City via this annual relay running race. Running with Ed consists of 38 miles split into 10 legs of one to nine miles. The course is anything but boring–it winds through local trails, pavement, uphill, and downhill. It also cruises by Olympic venues, Main Street, and other sights of Park City like the McPolin Barn. To up the fun factor, coordinate a crazy costume with your team. Registration ends April 28, so unless you just want to witness the action, sign up soon.
Last Friday Gallery Stroll – May 26, 2017
While this event is held on the last Friday of every month, the weather is now inching toward that ideal temperature for long strolls up and down Main Street. Take advantage on May 26, when galleries showcase their wares and offer light refreshments to the public. Take to Main Street anytime from 6-9pm to behold featured artists, limited exhibitions, and other gorgeous work. View dates and more information here.