PARK CITY, Utah — After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Park City Miners’ Day returns on Labor Day, Monday, September 6 for its 125th edition.
“We’re so glad to be back,” said Miners’ Day Director Corrie Forsling. “The heritage of Miners’ Day is part of the fabric of our community. Our thanks go to the City of Park City for its cooperation in helping us bring back Miners’ Day for our town.”
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Miners’ Day is put on annually by the Park City Rotary Club. Proceeds from the event go towards local nonprofits and scholarships.
The heritage of the celebration stretches back to the 19th-century mining boom in Park City. During its mining industry prime, Park City was one of the world’s leading producers of silver.
Below is the full schedule of events on Monday, September 6:
7:30-9:30 a.m. – Miners’ Day Breakfast, City Park
8:00 a.m. – Miners’ Day Bark City 5k Run, City Park (bring your dog)
10:30 a.m. – Running of the Balls, Main Street (get there early to buy balls)
11:00 a.m. – Miners’ Day Parade, Main Street
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Food Trucks, City Park
11:45-1:30 p.m. – Music in the Park – The Wyld, City Park Stage
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Kids Games, City Park
12:30-3:00 p.m. – Mining Demonstrations, City Park (across from the library on Park Ave.)
2:30-4:00 p.m. – Music in the Park – Fuse N’ Rock, City Park Stage
3:00 p.m. – Dedication of Rich Martinez sculpture, Treasure Hill Trailhead
Closures — On Monday from 6 am to 1 pm, vehicles and parking will be removed from Main Street, Swede Alley, Swede Alley Surface Lots, Heber Avenue, and Park Avenue (9th Street to 14th). Traffic will be restricted throughout the event. There will be no parking available at the South End of City Park, the Library, or on Sullivan Road.
- Ecker Hill Park-and-Ride: free parking with free transit.
- Sandridge Lots: free parking access via Marsac Avenue. Expected to fill quickly.
- Park City School District (Kearns Blvd.): free parking with free transit to/from Old Town
- China Bridge: $10 from 8 am to 1 pm. Free parking from 1 pm to 5 pm. After 5 pm, standard rates apply ($3/hour, maximum of $18, first hour is free).
- Main Street and Swede Alley Surface Parking Lots: closed 6 am to 1 pm, after 1 pm standard rates apply.
- Private parking lots are available throughout Old Town, with varying regulations, pay structures, and costs.
Parking permit holders
Pass holders can park in the North Marsac (access via Marsac Avenue) or the Gateway Center upper lots (access via Heber Avenue). Parking may be available in China Bridge if North Marsac and Gateway are full.
A drop-and-load taxi staging area will be available in the South Marsac Lot.
The City is recommending Miners’ Day participants take the bus, bike, or walk, and plan ahead to help reduce congestion.
You can learn more about the logistics of the event here.
You can find out more about the entire event here.