SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City Hall, 3rd Floor
445 Marsac Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
Special Events & Economic Development Program Manager
Special Events & Facilities Coordinator
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Why do I need a Special Event Permit?
According to Park City Municipal Code 4A-2-1 for Special Events, it is unlawful for any person to conduct a Special Event with or without charge for admission, on public or private property, without first applying for and being granted a Special Event Permit for the specific event and its venue(s). If interested in putting on a Special Event within Park City limits, please contact the Special Event Department listed above.
The Special Events Department is part of the Sustainability and Economic Development Department within the City of Park City. We create a place to work, live, and play that strengthens the character and vibrancy of our community. Our goal is to create a balanced and viable mountain resort community. The Special Events Department permits events within Park City limits and coordinates impacts of events with community partners, neighborhoods, and surrounding city, county, and state jurisdictions.
Events are an important part of our community both culturally and economically. From arts and recreation, sun to snow, and international to local - Park City has a diverse event calendar that offers something for everyone. The Special Events Department continues to work to both facilitate events and mitigate their impacts, including efficiently managing events taking place in the Park City area. Staff focus is in balancing between positive economic and cultural outcomes and the community impacts that events cause.
As we recover from the pandemic, major Special Events are anticipated to return in the winter of 2021 and through 2022. We want to make sure our community and visitors gather safely. For a list of all upcoming events and activities in the Park City, please visit the Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau website at visitparkcity.com.
Park City & Event History
Long before Park City, Utah became a world class ski destination and popular event location, it was a booming silver mining town. Founded by prospectors in 1868, Park City continued to mine silver until the 1970s and at one point was considered a ghost town of the Wild West. Park City is now home to two world class resorts, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, and permits nearly 80 events per year, including the Sundance Film Festival which brings over 71,000 visitors to Park City within a ten day period.
Special Events help define who we are as a mountain town and is an integral part of our community. From sporting to cultural events, to outdoor concerts and internationally renowned festivals, here are some examples of the wide range of events held in Park City.
Fun Facts about Park City
- Men's Journal voted Park City, Utah as the #1 Mountain Town in America in 2018.
- Park City's "Howl-O-Ween on Main" is listed as one of the top Halloween destinations in the country by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
- The Miner’s Day Celebration, held every year on Labor Day, has been running for over 120 years and features the "Running of the Balls", where nearly 10,000 balls roll down historic Main Street.
- Over 25,000 volunteers from all over the world came to Utah for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and helped make Salt Lake City and Park City one of the most welcoming and successful Olympic venues in history.