Screw Christmas. Summer is the “most wonderful time of the year.” Especially if you spend your summer in Park City.

    Even the most simple act of eating dinner on the patio is enough to literally write home about. With perfect temperatures all summer long, afternoon thunderstorms to make the air smell like the promises made in ads for laundry detergents, and real life woodland creatures milling about, your letter will be on par with Thoreau’s Walden.

    But let’s just say, for argument’s sake, that you want to actually do something this summer.

    You could start by visiting the weekly farmer’s market on Wednesdays at the Canyons Village base area or Park Silly Market(Sundays on Main Street). Or if you want farm-to-table dining without doing the cooking part, get your tickets for Savor the Summit (June 18). During this annual event, local restaurants set up one long table down the center of the street and you get to eat on the actual Main Street.

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    Beyond food, which we all know Park City has plenty of great options, there are concerts galore. Almost every night throughout the summer, you can listen to live music, whether you want a big name or a local band, or if you like to listen inside or outside, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Learn more. [Link to concert series blog.]

    If art is what you’re after, hit up the gallery stroll on Main Street (last Friday of each month). The galleries feature certain artists and give you a chance to wander around downtown, sipping on wine and taking in all of the amazing talent. Usually, the street is a little livelier on these nights and it’s a great excuse for locals to get up to Main Street to see what all the tourists are talking about.

    And while we’re on the topic of wine, mark your calendars for Park City’s Food and Wine Classic (July 7-10). You’ll be able to sample over 500 wines, beers, and spirits throughout the weekend.

    Basically, we’re just trying to debunk the story going around that Utah is a dry state!

    Some other events you won’t want to miss this summer are the Independence Day Celebrations all day on July 4th, the Summit County Fair (August 6-13), the professional road bike race “The Tour of Utah” (August 1-7), and the 47th annual Kimball Arts Festival (August 12-14).

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    And of course, if you’re still looking for something to do, there’s always the outdoors. There’s a pretty good chance the scenery is what enticed you to move to Park City in the first place, so get out and enjoy all of the hundreds of miles of trails, bike parks, mountain peaks, lift rides, and city parks sprinkled throughout the town.

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