March in Park City is always a festive time of year for me. I rejoice in the last solid month of ski season, welcome the beginning of spring, and celebrate my own birthday. And for the Guinness lovers amongst us, the middle of the month presents an excellent opportunity to drink a pint or two. What do you have planned for March in Park City? Here are some suggestions to help you get your ski, spring, and St. Patty’s Day on this month.
Red White & Snow – March 1-3
Not only is this annual gala one of the most fun events of the year, but it also supports one of my favorite local organizations: The National Ability Center. This organization helps people of all ability levels access the recreational sports that make Park City tick. Red White & Snow is not actually one event, but a series of happenings stretched across the first weekend in March. From the Uncorked wine tasting at the Stein Eriksen and a series of vintner dinners, to the main gala on Saturday night, this epic fundraiser is always a good time in the name of a good cause.
St. Patrick’s Day at Flanagan’s on Main – March 17
Park City’s only true Irish bar has a permanent countdown to St. Patty’s Day on its website, in case you, too, wish to count down the days. At Flanagan’s, you can enjoy some Bangers ‘n’ Mash with a pint of Guinness, then head downstairs for some live Irish tunes and sips of Jameson.
Paint a Forest – March 17
“May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus, too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you,” goes an old Irish blessing. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in an unconventional way: by painting a forest of green like the one that saying brings to mind with The Paint Mixer. Its “Teal Orchard” class will be held from 7-9pm on Saturday night. Enjoy local beer, wine, and spirits as you create. And if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you can use a promo code for 25% off!
Spring Gruv at Park City Mountain – March 24-April 8
For over two weeks leading up to closing day, Park City Mountain will be bringing the groove to both of its base areas. The 11th annual Spring Gruv means regular concerts at the Park City Mountain Village and on the Payday Deck throughout the latter part of March and early April, all leading up to the annual pond skimming competition. Get those festive onesies out and enjoy spring skiing at its finest.
Spring Celebration – March 17-April 1
Deer Valley will also be creating celebratory vibes for spring skiing and the end of the season. Starting on St. Patrick’s Day, the mountain will offer free cookies and hot cocoa on weekends from 1-2:30pm at the Snow Park Plaza and Silver Lake Beach. Adults will also dig the live music playing at the EBS lounge in the Snow Park Lodge from 2-5:30pm. One of the first acts is the talented local Alicia Stockman, who’s in the band Bonanza Town and crushes acoustic covers.