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Happy Birthday to Park City: Park City Celebrates 125th Birthday with Free City-Wide Event

090611-birthday Here's another summer events update from Meisha:

This Saturday, June 13, Park City’s historic Main Street will host its 125th Birthday Bash, complete with a walking parade, family activities such as face-painting and party-hat making, birthday cake, beer gardens, and a long line-up of live music including bluegrass/newgrass artist Sam Bush.  Parkites, friends, and visitors are invited to enjoy free activities all day during this historic celebration of Park City’s past. Officially incorporated as a mining town in 1884, Park City has long prided itself on its diversified heritage and liberated lifestyle, and to celebrate its roots, Park City is putting a modern spin on its historic past during its 125th Birthday Bash.

To commemorate Park City’s rich history, the town will offer free festivities and music all day long on June 13, 2009. Throughout the day, stop by the Beer Gardens on Main Street to sample some of Utah’s favorite brews, enjoy outdoor dining at Main Street restaurants or find great sidewalk-sale deals at Main Street businesses. Enjoy a mix of Park City’s eclectic regional bands and finish the evening with a performance by bluegrass/newgrass artist Sam Bush.

A full schedule of events is as follows:

9:00  am        Breakfast at Your Favorite Main Street Restaurant

11:30 am        Walking Parade down Historic Main Street. Bikes, dogs, people and banners are welcome. No motorized vehicles, please. Meet at the Wasatch Brew Pub parking lot at 11:15am.

12 pm – 4:30 pm Kids activities at Kimball Art Center Patio, including face painting and Mad Hatter birthday hat-making

12 pm – 5:30 pm Live Music and Beer Garden at Miners Plaza (415 Main Street):
        John Boy’s Mule (12pm – 1:30pm)
        Swagger (2pm – 3:30pm)
        Fat Paw (4pm – 5:30pm)

1pm – 3 pm      Historical storytelling by costumed docents of the Park City Museum

1 pm – 4 pm     Share your personal stories of Park City with KPCW and The Park Record.  Interviews will be conducted at the Kimball Art Center

4:00 pm – 9:30 pm       Beer Garden on Lower Main Street

4:30 pm – 9:30 pm       Live Music on Main Stage on Lower Main Street (900 Main Street):
        Park City High School Jazz Band (4:45pm – 5:30pm)
        Tai Chi demonstration (5:45pm – 6:15pm)
        Irish Dance Troupe (6:15pm – 7pm)
        Presentation of Summit County’s Gift to Park City (7 pm – 7:30 pm)
        Presentation and Serving of Birthday Cake (7pm – 7:30pm)
        Sam Bush (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

This weekend marks the beginning of Regular season for summer activities at Park City Mountain Resort. June 12 through September 7 the PayDay Chairlift will operate as follows:

Monday to Thursday: 11:00am to 8:00pm**
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Town Lift will begin daily operation June 12 through September 7.  Hours of operation are as follows:
Monday to Thursday: Noon to 7:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm

This weekend is only the beginning of summer fun in Park City.  Check our events calendar for more details.

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